Jack Fry's

4.8
1249 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Jack Fry's serves up southern fare in a setting that's been a part of Louisville, Kentucky since around 1933. Visitors can step inside for lunch, dinner or cocktails, all to the soothing notes of live jazz. Once a hangout for local sports enthusiasts, Jack Fry's is now known for its fine dining and family-friendly atmosphere.



The executive chef prepares southern specialties and adds a bit of French influence to create local favorites like shrimp & grits, lamb chops and Jack's burger. Jack Fry's provides a friendly atmosphere and live jazz , ensuring the entire group will find something to enjoy.
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4.8
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Franzi1234
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely without a doubt the best eatery in Louisville. Always impeccable - everyone and everything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was very pricy and the food was just ok. I went here based on Trip Advisor reviews but wasn’t impressed. I got the chicken, it didn’t have much flavor. The broccoli and cauliflower had a strange spice. I did enjoy the blue cheese salad. We got banana cheesecake which was also very good. We hAd great service I just felt like it was over priced.

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Sara
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Brie Salad is outstanding. The scallops were a little too salty. The pork chop was good but the sauce was also a bit salty. Won’t keep us from coming back. We love this restaurant.

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CocoBG
Western KY
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are not enough stars for this experience. My best friend was in town from NYC and I wanted to give her an amazing culinary experience. Jack Fry’s did not disappoint! The food was amazing and the service was excellent. We couldn’t have asked for a better atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going to this restaurant I had heard great things. They were all true! We will definitely be going back, one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Great service and atmosphere.

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BourBud2
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here. It was fabulous! Outstanding staff and exceptional food. Top notch dining experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Server was rude and booth was too small for four adults. We requested a table as it was a business meeting and were told no. There were 2 open tables next to us. If this happens again I will no longer schedule business meetings at Jack Frys.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Good food and service as always. Unfortunately there was a very noisy table with young kids who were crying and fussing, so it was hard to have a good conversation.

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Theikes27
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Asked to be cooked Medium, received Done. Caramelized onions forgotten on burger

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TimR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got the scallops appetizer. It was delicious but there were (2) scallops for $19. All the entrees were also delicious. Waiter was great.

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DebbieR
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Jack Fry's, always a great dining experience!

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vipLuv2eat
Louisville
125 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an impromptu lunch date at Jack Fry’s.It was wonderful, as always! I’ve never had the hamburger, and it didn’t disappoint! Love the brioche bun! My husband had the cod fish sandwich! Delicious, as well!!! Vanessa is always lovely and with a smile!!! Thank you! 🤗

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SamC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server. Wonderful food. Ambience is awesome.

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vippaulab
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere!!! Interesting dishes were great

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ShaMekaM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for my birthday and enjoyed great food and service

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TariH
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great spot for birthday dinner! The piano player was spectacular! Thoroughly enjoyed to evening.

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vipAmbiancenCocktails
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, excellent food. Fun waitstaff willing to give recommendations about the area. Great first night dinner!

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vipScottB
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic place that always seems to get it right!

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JamieD
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic restaurant. Very in-demand, so service can feel a little rushed. But food quality is top-notch, great wine and cocktail menu. Fun, energetic, retro ambience. A great evening.

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RobinB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited from Michigan. Three generations! Mother, daughter, grandson. Booked a reservation as a special night out. Did not disappoint. Thank you for amazing food, service and experience!

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DanielleH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious, everyone at the table was really happy with their selections and would love to go back. Definitely a special occasion meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So happy to be back at one of our favorite restaurants. Everything was wonderful!

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MahF
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food is outstanding. This is my favorite restaurant.

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TomF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry’s is our favorite dinner restaurant in Louisville. We have been many times and have always had a great experience. The staff is friendly and attentive without being overly familiar and cloying. The food is great (the lamb chops are my personal favorite, although the steaks are also great). We make it a point to go here every time we visit Louisville.

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CAVO
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! Would like to suggest a few more selections of wines by the glass.

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TomH
Louisville
37 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were delighted to be seated in the front barroom for dinner. Plus, we were seated in the NW corner booth. Being a Tuesday night, there was no live music. Recorded music was appropriately low. We arrived at 5:45 pm. Sound overall was low, at first, but unfortunately progressed to moderate-to-high as the room filled in and a group of six were seated next to us in the open area.

Bourbon drinks were excellent, especially the Malachi Manhattan. Catch of the Day and Pork Chop were delicious and generous, allowing for take-homes. Service was impeccable, especially by the gentleman who kept the water glasses filled and used dishes cleared...fast, efficient and very attentive! Though complimentary desserts for birthdays are no longer offered, our ordered ice cream was served by our waiter with a lit candle!A generous tip was hopefully shared with all.

Among the best dinner experiences we've had in Louisville. Will try a jazz night next time!

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Langston
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It is a very nice place to eat. I loved the old feel.

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vipJose
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry’s is our go to place in Louisville. Amazing food, service and the team is super nice and welcoming. Not a bad meal to be had there. I highly recommend Jack Fry’s!

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DonW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Probably needs something other than hard surface walls and ceiling to moderate the noise.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We come here every year for our anniversary and this time I’m disappointed. The service is an easy 5/5 stars but the filet has gotten worse and the price has gone up. I ordered my filet rare, the cook was fine but the flavor wasn’t there and the potatoes and asparagus were bland and boring. Maybe it was just an off night idk

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Tejas
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish everything was amazing!!

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upforagoodmeal
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extraordinary!

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Myrtle
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cobb salad had traditional ingredients compiled into a ring mold with sliced grilled chicken on the side. Lovely presentation and salad very tasty but portion was more the size of an appetizer salad than an entree.

Chicken salad very good but you could break a tooth on the accompanying toasted cranberry bread. Ask them not to toast the bread to make it edible. Side of french fries was sublime.

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vipEngaged
Raleigh
81 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were very happy to be here. It felt like old-time Louisville and was full of mostly locals -- business groups, couples, groups of friends. The food was very good, the atmosphere energentic, and the vibe fun. We were very happy this was one of our choices on our short trip to Louisville.

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vipOwlsie
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The salmon was a favorite, plus the creme caramel and ice cream for dessert. We were just behind the entry stand and the noise level is fairly high (not super romantic). Very good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took out of town guests here for dinner last night. Awesome service and food. We each had different entrées. All excellent. Wait staff very attentive and helpful Loved the Creme Caramel for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always. Our favorite place to eat in Louisville

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Rainbow
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to get back to Jack Fry's after the last several months.
Alex, our waiter, was fabulous.
Food was exactly how I remembered it.
Perfect experience.

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JenniferG
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for our wedding anniversary and the food/drinks did not disappoint. The service was fast even though it was a busy night. Would definitely recommend!

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vipLiosticks
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous as it has Always been ‼️

FAQs

Jack Fry's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 452-9244.

Jack Fry's is rated 4.8 stars by 1249 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.