Jack Fry's

4.8
1042 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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pappaw273273
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exceeded my expectations, which were very high to begin with. Atmosphere was one cozy the food was Amazing!!!

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vipmary
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service

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BarbaraE
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for an awesome experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience !

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vipcallen5000
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic....every time! Excellent service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Louisville. Amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service at Jack Fry’s was great — everyone was so kind and helpful. The food was absolutely delicious and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience!

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ShannonG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always excellent! Still my favorite restaurant in Louisville

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VRope
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place. Great food. Great history. A must when visiting Louisville.

JP
vipJulieP
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for going the extra mile to squeeze me in when you were so busy for lunch yesterday.
(Last minute call 😀)

You guys are the best of the best.
Not only the best food and service in town ,but also the best people.

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RobertJ
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a terrific experience. The service and food were unmatched in our recent trip to Louisville. The service was attentive but not overbearing. We felt very comfortable there and had an exceptional meal. All dishes were prepared as ordered and delicious. We will be back the next time we are in Louisville. Thanks

JM
JohnM
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Arguably the best restaurant in Louisville. Very well composed dishes without trying too hard to be distinctive. Perfect place for any special occasion or just a weeknight dinner out.

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vipFoodie
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry's was fantastic! We thoroughly enjoyed the food, service, and ambiance!

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Kanyonm
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I loved it the waiters suggestions where on point and he was very respectful and we'll versed in the menu

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're lucky to have wonderful customers like yourself, and we hope you'll visit us again soon!

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RalphGr
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant restaurant with top notch service and an impeccable menu.

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you, Ralph! We appreciate your support and hope to see you again soon!

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KarenHughesM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. Service friendly but a bit slow. Good Birthday dinner.

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Sara
Cleveland
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Amazing food

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thanks, Sara! We look forward to your return!

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SueD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry’s- food outstanding, noise level very high.

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Hitekfred
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Saturday night was very special as we were celebrating my husbands big 70th birthday. I know he loved eating at Fry’s but we hadn’t been there in years. So this was a very special outing for and a huge surprise for my husband.. we ordered a few drinks, which were marvelous. Our waiter was superb and ma
De some excellent recommendations. My husband ordered lamb chops and I had the steaks. My husband ordered the chops rare and I wanted my filet medium well. Unfortunately when the dinner came my steak was bloody and my husbands chop dry. We asked the waiter to redo both meals which he apologetically took care of immediately. Round 2: The steaks came back charred but still bloody on the inside. I sent them back and ended up nibbling on my husbands lamb chops which were still a little overdone. In the restaurants defense, they did try to make up for the misstep by redoing both meals, but by the time the new meals arrived we were already disappointed. My husband did enjoy the lamb but I more or less was done with the restaurant. So sad this happened at a restaurant with such a stellar reputation. I don’t think we’ll be going back.

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 31, 2021

We are so sorry to have missed the mark on your husband's birthday. In spite of our efforts to rectify the situation, we were utterly embarrassed by our errors during your visit. Your feedback is appreciated, and we hope you'll give us another chance in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I’ve been to Jack’s maybe 8-10 times over the last few years, decided to bring my father since he’s never been. Staff was great, appetizer was great, main entree was fantastic, drinks were on-point.

Unfortunately, desert was a huge swing and a miss. The cheesecake was absolutely terrible. Hard as a rock and broke like chalk when trying to slice through it, bitter cocoa (not in a good way), and and a hard, dry, unpleasant texture.

What is also unfortunate, is that I ordered the cheesecake to avoid their ice cream. I love ice cream, don’t we all? My last experience with their ice cream was that it was the cheap, icy texture, instead of the smooth, thicker texture from higher quality ice creams.

In my opinion, what separates great restaurants from good ones are how likely I will order desert. My next visit to Jack’s, I’ll pass on desert.

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Deaneau
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoy Jack Fry's! It seems as though the chef changed up the Shrimp and grits appetizer. Unfortunately, it was not as good as I remembered. The steak was great! We also had the cornbread shareable side which everyone enjoyed.

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your honesty and are happy that you enjoyed your dinner with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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KathyM
Memphis/West TN
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Loved the ambiance of the old building and the decor. Waitress was helpful, and anticipated our every need or question. Great place - like going back into simpler times - only better!

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DavidK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Perfect portions.No need for doggy bag.Pride taken in preparation.Staff very friendly and knowledgeable.Just a bit to dark,I accidentally put the desert garnish in my mouth.Only other minor issue was the very small parking lot.

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We hope you'll visit us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites and they ALWAYS deliver above and beyond.

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thanks for your support and kind words!

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KimD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry's never disappoints! We made an impromptu late reservation on a Sunday night (our fav night there) and ordered all of our favorites, which were even better on this night. The spicy oysters and grits were hot, crispy and amazing!

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you for your support and kind words, Kim! We hope you'll visit us again soon!

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Wonderful food, service and ambience. I can’t wait to visit the next time we’re in Louisville.

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

We're so happy you enjoyed your dinner with us, and we hope you'll visit again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and great overall experience. Fantastic service and unique cocktails. I’m still fairly new to the area but this is my favorite restaurant in Louisville so far.

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thanks for your support! We look forward to seeing you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely as usual. Service was excellent. We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. Food was above average.

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and support! We hope you'll visit us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We read that this establishment was a “must see” while in Louisville.. However, the food was just ok- nothing to write home about. My daughter had the burger, she said it was very good- but the Caesar salad and Brie salad were “meh”-quite underdressed.. This comes from a person who does not like too much dressing on a salad! The filet was mediocre at best.. The only dish that dazzled us was the shrimp and grits appetizer..

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SusanL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Jack Frys has always been a tried and true favorite. Fish was hard and over cooked. Vegetarian cassoulet was dry and flavorless. Our waiter did not check back with us after meal. Huge disappointment

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WilliamD
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, Steve was an amazing server. A wealth of information.

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thanks, William! Steve is one of our best, and he's very appreciative of your kind words. We hope to see you again soon!

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ChasenR
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our dinner at Jack Fry's. Service was exceptional. We would recommend this restaurant to others in the area.

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thanks for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

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vip312foodie
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I felt like this place missed the mark on a few key things.

I had the pork chop which was outstanding. My husband had the fish of the day which was dry and unfavorable.

I had a cocktail which was very good, my husband’s wine was just okay.

The service was less then stellar. When we mentioned the wine tasted off, our waiter argued with us about what it should taste like. Unacceptable.

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KathleenJ
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous. Especially for a special birthday

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you, Kathleen! We appreciate your support, and we hope to see you again soon!

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ElizabethF
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be here (took us 3 weeks to get reservations)! My husband had the herbed encrusted center pork chop, and I had the fried chicken breast with pimento smashed red potatoes! Both were perfect! Can’t wait to come back!

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you so much! We're happy you were able to join us, and we hope to see you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it - always delicious and decadent

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thank you for your support!

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Sandy
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in town. We go there twice a week. Lunch and dinner terrific.

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thanks for all your support! We'll see you next time ;)

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cool place, good food & drinks but very slow service...took 2.5 hours for dinner.

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vipLvfoodie
Louisville
32 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our experience at Jack Fry’s was excellent. The entire staff were very good. The food burger and chicken sandwich are a can’t miss.

Jack Fry's
Responded on March 28, 2021

Thanks for your kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

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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 1042 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.