Jack Fry's

4.8
1307 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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SheriS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An iconic place to visit. You should go there for very nice evening. Loved the jazz piano player.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

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AmyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, very nice staff. Definitely recommend for a nice meal.

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Carey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and environment. Service was quick and curious.

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elizabethanne53
Austin
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beloved, delicious, charming, classic~ one of the favorite restaurants of our lives, every visit has been a sentimental joy, so deep grateful.

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vipBryanH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthdays!

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary on 9/17 at Jack Fry’s. From the moment we walked in we were greeted with a warm welcome and everyone wished us a happy anniversary! The service is IMPECCABLE. The food is AMAZING. It was an evening to remember! Thank you for the best first experience ever!!!
- The Coy’s

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PhillyGirl
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was highly recommended and it did not disappoint. The wait staff is fabulous and the food worth every penny. Would definitely dine again, whenever I get back to Louisville.

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CorneliaToddH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulously delicious. Atmosphere was romantic and elegant. Service was spectacular.

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ShannonR
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place , intimate setting. Excellent food and service.

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maryb
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Frye's never disappoints. The service, food, and drinks are always outstanding. The fried oysters on grits are out of this world good. I have never had anything that wasn't superb and I have eaten there several times

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KUISHINBO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coming from San Francisco to take care of family affair, I chose to enjoy the best of the culinary fare in Louisville. Jack Fry's delivered it's high rating in spades with great ambiance of historic photos covering all of the walls to stellar service and devine food.
We were there for lunch and we had Shrimp and Grits for my initiation to Southern Cuisine and their daily specials of Short Ribs.
Had to try the local Bourbon Flight that was very satisfying.
Will was our server and he deserves a special mention for how much service affects our culinary experience with providing such cordial and professional experience.

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jorge
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

My favorite restaurant in Louisville for over 40+ years. Have been here 50 times. From Louisville but live in Laguna Beach now. First time I have ever been seated in back. Did not enjoy the experience. Took away from the dinner.

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EmilyH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, excellent service & great ambience.

Jack Fry's
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thank you so much for your kind words. We hope to see you again soon.

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vipSarahbethL
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience1

My salmon and risotto with spinach was delicious! My husband got the steak and Mac n cheese with pork on top......he said it was dry and tasted old. A couple hours later and my husband was seriously sick for a few hrs. We won't be back

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MPllou
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed dining at Jack Frys with a reservation right when they first opened. The food was delicious (we had a burger and lamb chops and the caramel creme!) and definitely worth waiting for! That may be our only complaint was that while Ll of the service people were super nice and friendly, they were a little slow. We were enjoying ourselves so didn’t mind, but if you want a quick dinner, this may not be the time to visit.
It was loud in the restaurant but we enjoyed the piano player and choices of music. Overall a good anniversary dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie is a model of restaurant business owner that we need in our community. She goes beyond the normal expectation as an owner for her customers and staff.

I appreciate the personal attention that she gives her customers to make them feel at home at Jack Fry’s

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful anniversary meal. Everything was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Food flavor was good. The problem was the only hot dish that came was the the pork chop. Everything else; the steak, the ratatouille, and the mac and cheese were all pretty cold. Substantially colder than than the pork chop. The ratatouille was pretty much chopped veggies in store bought tomato sauce. Honestly, pretty disappointed in the food. The people and servers were great though.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Jack Frys to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. Loved the pianist. He played for two hours straight without a break. Only wished we could’ve heard him a little bit better but the place was full and there was lots of conversations going on. Highly recommend Jack Fry’s! Fabulous evening!

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vipBobA
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food. First time in 15 years we have been back . It was great then and great now.

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NatalieW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place does not disappoint! The ambience is incredible (live pianist, walls covered with historic photographs, sophisticated yet with a rustic patina) and the food is absolutely delicious. Have been here for lunch, date night, and family dinner and always leave sated in every way!

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KristenC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner at Jack Frys. The salmon, short ribs, mac and cheese and cornbread were delicious. Nicole our waitress was an added treat. We'll definitely return.

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John
Cincinnati
21 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was perfectly cooked and delicious. The portions are huge. Our waiter Lee was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as always!

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SandraL
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was very loud, I couldn't really hear my husband talk, and he was setting across from me. We loved everything else.

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vipBruceE
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server Ashley was the best! Food was delicious. We will go back.

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STLS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love everything about Jack Fry’s!

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Bart
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine dining with outstanding food, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Will for sure be back for every special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Every damn time!

For my recent birthday dinner and I had it all. The scallops were incredible. Seared, soft, spicy parsnip purée, crunchy quinoa. I cannot say enough. I will be ordering this as an entree next time- did you know you can get this app as an entree if you want. They add an extra scallop or two!

I then had the catch of the day. Sea bass with artichokes, asparagus, with some broth. Crispy skin was on the fish. So delicious.

And of course some dessert: cobbler, toasted marshmallow ice cream with caramel! Yummy!

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bamatravels
Panama
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vanessa was just lovely. Great food and ambiance. Highly recommend the Manhattan...lights out!

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Funch
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Traveled from Chicago fir a concert in Louisville. The service was nice; amicable, attentive waiters. We needed to be out in around 70 minutes and they made it happen. The menu had a diversity of options. The food was attractive and well prepared.

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vipDavidB
Louisville
42 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Did not think restaurant was on A-game. Ordered a Brie salad. Very disappointed. I found only one piece of Brie in entire salad. The service was very good. Meal was not the best that I have had there.

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BarryW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry's is the quintessential Louisville restaurant. Reliably good. Great food. Impeccable service. What more do you need?

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25anniversary
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service.

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vipTMerc
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great dining at Jack Fry's! It's simply one of my favorites. Vanessa always does a tremendous job! She is attentive and remembered my favorite drink. Just a special dining experience for lunch or dinner. Quality food and high end service. I highly recommend making Jack Fry's part of your dining experience in Louisville.

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MikeT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Oysters and Grits appetizer was fantastic. Salmon was really good also.

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AndrewH
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal and great service.
Our waiter was excellent, we'll be back.

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vipErinB
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience and pictures on the wall. The old jazz music in the background was perfect and set the mood. Nicolle was an awesome server. She was so sweet and made great recommendations. Food and steak was cooked to perfection We will definitely be back!!!

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 1307 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.