Jack Fry's

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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch

C
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and great service!!!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was fine. Our waiter could have been a little more attentive with water glass refills. But, all in all; was a very nice experience. Food was very good.

M
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to jack Fry's on a weeknight to celebrate our 25 year wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was wonderful. The piano player was delightful to listen to. The cocktails were excellent. The waiter was very professional. And the food was out of this world. It was just a fabulous way to spend the evening. We will definitely be back for both special occasions and just to have a great evening out.

GA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was excellent. The waiter knew the menu and was very prompt in doing anything for us. The food was five star, I had the best pork chop I have ever eaten. My wife had a fillet and one other person had lamb chops. We all argued at which was the best. I know why they have been around since the 30’s. We were from out of the state yet we were treated like we ate there every week.
Well worth a trip to Louisville.

MJ
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at Jack Fry's! 8pm on Saturday. Steve, our server, was excellent! Our table had the shrimp & grits, the oysters and the duck croquettes. All were good but the shrimp & grits were outstanding! Everyone loved their entrees. My pork chop, while very good, was cooked more than I like. I wasn't asked nor did I say how I wanted it prepared. I would suggest no more than medium on such a delicious cut of pork. Dessert was outstanding. I've been to JFs many times and it's been fairly loud every time. That just tells me that everyone is enjoying their meal. Get a reservation well in advance to make sure you get a table!

KK
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Jack Fry’s! Took my dad for the first time and he loved it!!! Noise level a little high but staff accommodated our requests to move to more quite table! Excellent service!!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wiped our plates clean! Everything was amazing the food, the wine, our waitress. Definitely worth it.

KY
Louisville
65 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been dining at Jack Fry's for more than 20 years and it is always both reliable and astonishing because it always delivers the old, reliable dishes exceptionally well AND it always offers specials and entree modifications that surprise and delight. I know, I'm gushing. And I really don't mean to. But I'm vegetarian AND gluten free and none of my friends are any of those things. So for Jack Fry's to make all of us happy all of the time... well, who does that? No one.

JG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Great service, and food delicious. JF never fails to impress.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and there was live piano playing.

b
Cincinnati
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of the way gem. Steakhouse vibe but with a Southern influence. Awesome Duck Confit Croquettes!

BP
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service just a really neat place to spend time. Even the bathrooms were nice! Well worth the money!!!

DM
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time. I was very happy with the experience overall. Our waiter I believe was Will. was very attentive and pleasant.

MC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Had the trout, it was overcooked and not tasty. I don't like the room where the entry door is. I feel like I'm relegated to coach class.

CF
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Overall pretty good. Nothing exceptional. Service a bit lax, just that half step beyond being permissive of leisurely camaraderie with table mates that results in an utter inability to focus on the conversation in order to wonder when the server will arrive again, with bread, with drinks, with the steak knife, with the entrees, and so forth.

OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom, three children and son and daughters in law to my annual Fall Kick Off Dinner ( because the Fall through Christmas is the best time of the year !) this year we chose Jack Fry's, a Louisville staple! I had not been there in years but all is still good!

There were 9 of us and we all just about had something different. Son and son in law said the Lamb Chops were the best they'd had, daughters had steak, I had salmon. No complaints from anyone. If you haven't been and love nostalgia along with great dinners, stop by.

The dining room was a little tight with the tables but manageable! Teresa was our server and was on top of her game!

SH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. The food is to die for. Especially the pork chop. Great place to celebrate an anniversary or birthday. Highly recommend.

LW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience and the food never disappoints!!! The warm Brie salad with toasted sliced almonds is my favorite way to begin a meal at Jack Fry’s! Every entrée I have every gotten has been wonderful and the service and friendliness is top notch!!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Well prepared meal; nice wine list;!attentive service; interesting decor. Only complaint was noise level that limits conversation enjoyment.

JR
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic upscale roadhouse restaurant and bar with lively ambiance, knowledgeable staff and solid, straightforward cuisine. Transports you back to days gone by.

R
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the restaurant where Louisvillians enjoy fine dining but in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. The service is superb, as is the cuisine. The setting is beautifully executed. This is a white table cloth restaurant with no sense of pretension or stuffiness.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The drinks I wish our server would have described the dish better. Overall, it was a good meal but my advice is to be careful of what you order & ask questions!! My previous experience was phenomenal!!

KS
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We love jack fry, but service was tough. He broke and spilt an entire glass of water in my mom who had to sit in cold water the rest of her meal. There was no apology or recognition that she was discomforted. She is 84 and was very cold. I was disappointed in response.

DS
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The salmon was amazing. It is a very nice restaurant with lots going on there.

AS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school perfection. We went there for a guys night out to celebrate my son’s 24th birthday. Everything was exquisite.

DS
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved Jack Fry`s. Absolutely everything was perfect in our experience. Beginning with the hostess that had our reservation upon our arrival, all the staff was incredible. Our waiter was so nice. He explained the special of the day, asked if everything was going fine and all the timed that he come to our table was very friendly. The ambiance is perfect for a romantic dinner. And of course the food is so incredible. I strongly recommend the Salmon, that was delicious. It worth every penny.

WK
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. Best Restaurant in the city.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was fine. No as good as I remembered.

CP
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, service was amazing, the live piano playing during the meal was lovely. Great wine list and menu, I can see why it’s a town staple!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Don’t miss out on this timeless dinning experience.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy this restaurant for special occasions! Wonderful service and food

BL
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the piano player was great! My trout was perfect and the beet salad and crab cakes got rave reviews from my dining companions.

E
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the wine list was large enough to offer good options.

EW
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and so were the drinks. But the tables are way too close. They charged us $12 for children's pasta. Sorry it was plain pasta with just butter, and it was so al dente that my kid didn't touch it. The server was good.

W
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed Jacks a ton, however I wouldn’t put it As the best place in Louisville. It was very good and awesome, but I think the food could have had a slight umph on flavor. 9/10 for me.

RE
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Apparently a Louisville institution. Good but not great. SUPER loud! 🤯 App came out fast, then forever for entree. Went little before 6:30. Not sure what all the hype is about. Definitely would not bother going back. Oh... horrible parking situation. Not much for private & then on Street but hardly any & we went on a Thursday night.

M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall, Jack Fry's didn't impressed us. We went there for a quick lunch and had Shrimp and grits and scallops. They were good but not amazing.

f
Las Vegas
39 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The server was excellent and the food was very good. Our table was close to the musicians and there were a couple large groups of customers so it was pretty noisy and hard to converse at our table. We would have stayed for more cocktails but the noise became intolerable.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed my dining evening food excellent service excellent atmosphere pleasurable music pleasant and enjoyable customers noise level a bit on the loud side due to size of restaurant but we will be back and we all enjoyed our dining experience