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Jack Fry's, Louisville, KY

Jack Fry's

4.8
4.8
1790 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

7:00 PM


Booked 47 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 452-9244

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Duncan Williams

  • 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, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,790 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Best Overall

  • Louisville

    Best Food

  • Louisville

    Best Service

  • Louisville

    Best Ambiance

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. LW

    LawrenceWeis

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Our first meal at the restaurant. We are out of town visitors but will make Jack Fry’s a stop not to be missed on all future visits.
  2. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a classic, a place that could only be in a great city, a place where you go to feel part of that city, and yet feel cozy and comfortable. The staff is first class, and the piano man ain’t bad.
  3. A

    Andrew

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very noisy, but the food was good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Jack Fry’s but most certainly not our last! Superior service, exquisite food, and great ambiance.
  5. BE

    BruceE

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday. Food was very good but not great - au gratin potatoes only fair. Lamb outstanding but expensive Shrimp and grits to die for. Marshmallow ice cream disappointing.
  6. e

    ewbrown

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Atmosphere and food were excellent!
  7. TW

    TrevorW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Great environment. The pork chop was the best I have ever had!
  8. RE

    RaeannE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always. Service was great!
  9. K

    Karenb

    Nashville

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the red snapper special and it was absolutely delicious! The beurre blanc sauce was divine, the grain (farro I think) was prepared to perfection, and the squash was the perfect complement. I was celebrating a birthday and finished the meal with lemon blueberry cheesecake and coffee. I would have to say this is the best meal I have enjoyed in a long time. Perfection!
  10. B

    Brodie

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing night. Had a blast with exceptional service. Steak was a little salty but everything else was so good. Definitely would come back.
  11. AR

    AaronR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Louisville’s best restaurant and my favorite. Great environment, food, and service.
  12. E

    Eater

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service in the city!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Never disappoints!
  14. DF

    DavisFoodLover

    Sacramento

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, Accommodating and Delicious.
  15. C

    Carin

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal and service every time!
  16. CC

    ChaunaC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Jack Fry's. The food was so delicious and service was amazing.
  17. AL

    AshleyL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary at Jack Fry's. Service was outstanding and our food was exceptional.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great time! Just perfect lunch and cool atmosphere !
  19. EW

    EvanW

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack Fry's is a Louisville treasure. What an amazing, classic atmosphere. Some creativity is creeping back into the menu alongside many of the standby favorites, and execution was fantastic. Almost everywhere else I eat a similarly pricey dinner elsewhere in town, I just wish I'd gone to Jack Fry's instead. My only critique is that not all the cocktails live up to my admittedly very high standards.
  20. J

    Joseph

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with a retro vibe. Food was excellent!
  21. MV

    MVH8

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was great. So nostalgic of what it used to be in it's former days. They've done a wonderful job preserving the charm and history of this restaurant. Food was delicious and service was great. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Louisville!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, service and food!
  23. RH

    RossH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner as always. Never disappoints!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my birthday. We hadn’t been in many years. It was delicious. We definitely won’t wait so long between visits next time.
  25. JO

    JillO

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our night at Jack Fry’s - the food (ribeye and halibut) were amazing. Service was excellent. One of our favorite restaurants- always a great experience.
  26. RS

    RonS

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great service. Wonderful ambiance. Highly recommended
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic meal, service was a little slow could have been out 45 min earlier had they been more attentive. However, we enjoyed everything.
  28. RS

    ReginaS

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals and steaks I’ve had in a long time. Loved the ambiance and piano player and all around vibe. Highly recommend!
  29. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal. The service was excellent. There was always someone around the table to serve us. A 5 star dining for sure.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Professional service & great food as always.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, fantastic food! Loved the piano playing while we ate. It was a great evening and I love this restaurant!
  32. JH

    JaredH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food enhanced by the great ambiance. Such a pleasure when we are used to being overcharged for average.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the pork chop and veal. Everything was delicious and service was impeccable. Great experience!
  34. CC

    CarolynC

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was sooo good! Drinks, service, food cooked to perfection. I will definitely be coming back next time I am in Louisville.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our evening celebrating a family member and introducing a special out of town person to Jack Fry’s. The food was very good. Our server was handling several parties and was stretched a bit. It was a nice evening.
  36. KY

    KYBrian

    Western KY

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack Fry's never disappoints. Service is always impeccable. Food is superb and creative. The brussel sprouts are amazing, as are the oysters. If you want to experience a culinary delight, Jack Fry's will provide it.
  37. KS

    KaylaS

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, inviting atmosphere!
  38. A

    Angelwings

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE Jack Fry's food, service, ambiance, and history but not the noise level. Actually, the piano music, though delightful, heightens it. Not only is the music quite loud, it causes patrons to talk louder. We have taken many guests to Jack Fry's and every single one enjoyed it, but each complained about the noise level which invariably interferes with dinner conversation. Music is lovely, but it should not cause diners to raise their voices to talk, especially at Jack Fry's' where dinner conversation resounds 'from' the historic tin ceiling.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Perfection…..
  40. NS

    NikkiS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my birthday dinner with my husband and some family from out of town and it was everything we hoped for and more! The ambience, the incredible piano player (who played unbelievably non-stop), the service and of course the food...OUTSTANDING! We cannot wait to come back. Thank you!!

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 1790 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 47 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–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, 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

    Duncan Williams

  • Entertainment

    LIVE JAZZ Monday through Saturday, 7 - 11 pm

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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