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Jack Fry's, Louisville, KY

Jack Fry's

4.8
4.8
1671 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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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 452-9244

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Steve Gustafson

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross street

    Near the intersection of Bardstown Road, Baxter Avenue, and Highland Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street and parking lot parking

  • Entertainment

    LIVE JAZZ Monday through Saturday, 7 - 11 pm

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,671 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Best Overall

  • Louisville

    Best Food

  • Louisville

    Best Service

  • Louisville

    Best Ambiance

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Hot Spot

  • Louisville

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food was very good. Our party had to pork chop, salmon, veal, and short rib we would recommend all dishes. Service was a little slow.
  2. LG

    LoveGoodFood

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places.
  3. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great place for a special meal- celebrating 25th anniversary. Had lunch of shared fried oysters appetizer and blue cheese salad with crispy salmon. All were exceptional! Booth in back was quaint and comfortable. Service was great and manager stopped to check in on us and had a great visit. Very impressed with the whole experience. Thank you Jack Fry’s for making our anniversary a special occasion!
  4. P

    Pamela

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love it Consistently excellent
  5. GB

    GoodBistro

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Totally informed. Fast and friendly. All food products were top quality. Overall good experience. That's why we are regulars at Jack Fry's!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful all around. Expensive but we had three courses and drinks, so it was expected. Perfect for a special occasion but would also come for a normal dinner sometime. Great experience!
  7. AH

    AlexH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding food and service. Favorite restaurant in Louisville.
  8. JH

    JohnH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were excellent as always. The atmosphere was classic and refined.
  9. SS

    StephenS

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  10. MO

    MarcO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Our server was so kind and attentive and the cocktails were on point. Would definitely return.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff and amazing food.
  12. JM

    JMercer

    Atlanta

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter and I just concluded a five state road trip, and this restaurant was our favorite place! You must visit if you're in Louisville, but be sure to make reservations!
  13. T

    Tamsin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OMG! Appetizers to die for and a terrific suggestion for the entree. When in L’ville it’s the best of many great restaurants.
  14. M

    Miguel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack Fry’s has become the place we can depend on for exceptional service and world-class food. From the perfectly mixed cocktails, to the exquisite entrees and delicious desserts…everything is sublime!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I had the pork chop because it has such good reviews. I ordered it medium and it was heavily crusted in the outside and dry in the middle. It was heavily lacking flavor and texture. We had the ricotta cheese balls as an appetizer and they also had little to no flavor. I asked the server how the lemon cheesecake was and he said it was very lemony, it was indeed NOT very lemony, again lacking flavor. My boyfriends filet was good and so was the watermelon mule. I had such high hopes for this restaurant and it fell short.
  16. FD

    FineDiningGuru

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, ambiance!
  17. MF

    MartinaFranca

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We absolutely loved the ambiance here—we experienced a hint of old Louisville that was both fascinating and refreshing. As for the food, we were delighted with the classic shrimp and grits and the Caesar salad, but when the pimiento cheese arancini arrived, they were neither hot nor crispy. The flavor was truly delicious, but the overall impact of the dish was diminished by its execution. Our server was attentive, professional and knowledgeable.
  18. CW

    ClaudeW

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The usual excellent experience with outstanding service from Vanessa.
  19. M

    Moreles

    San Antonio

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You have to try the chicken salad Oh my
  20. RP

    RobertP

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb service. We split the spicy fried oysters over grist appetizer - perfectly seasoned. Warmed brie salad was as good as I had remembered. Usually I have steak - but stepped out of my comfort zone and had the chicken saltimbocca - absolutely delicious! Perfect meal finished with the cherry cobbler!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Impeccable and attentive service and unforgettable ambiance. Filet mignon, burger and salad were very good but did not match the ambiance or impeccable quality of the service.
  22. JB

    JimB

    New Mexico

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the evening was excellent! Service, drinks and food were outstanding!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, delicious drinks, fantastic food!
  24. DS

    DebbieS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite of ours for many years-don’t Miss any opportunity to enjoy fine dining at Jack Fry’s
  25. BW

    BarbW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Chicken and Cobb salad was excellent. However, what ranks this restaurant above others is the service.
  26. BG

    BillG

    Orlando

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Appetizers and service were excellent. Two out of four diners ordered pork chop. The two arrived well overcooked. Not the least bit of pink nor the least bit of juice on cutting open.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was as always good. We wondered if there was a different chef. What we had tasted different than usually does
  28. AB

    ArchieB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always impeccable, reliable and delicious. A wonderful night out.
  29. MK

    MarkK

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoy Jack Fry's it is our go to place for birthdays and anniversaries. The service was excellent and the food exceptional.
  30. DD

    DianeD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and delicious food! Truly outstanding in all ways.
  31. m

    mary

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous love it
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Closing for client I am a realtor
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My client was coming from Lexington and wanted to visit Jack Fry’s.
  34. GD

    GiuseppeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, everything tasted amazing. Fun atmosphere with live music from piano player, not too loud, still able to have a comfortable conversation. Our favorite restaurant in town.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always
  36. AM

    AraceliM

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waitress was awesome!
  37. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bone-in ribeye was the best steak that I have had out in a long time.
  38. DK

    DeithK

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    First time in Louisville, birthday celebration
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect Oyster appetizer Halibut special Peach cobbler
  40. r

    rtraveler

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a business meeting and delicious food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 1671 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Jack Fry's

1007 Bardstown Rd Louisville, KY 40204-1317

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Near the intersection of Bardstown Road, Baxter Avenue, and Highland Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street and parking lot parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Steve Gustafson

  • Entertainment

    LIVE JAZZ Monday through Saturday, 7 - 11 pm

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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