Jack Fry's

4.8
1100 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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4.8
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElizabethH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. It was so nice to see our favorite server again post Covid. Food was delicious. We love Jack Fry's!

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KerraG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were six in our party and our meal was amazing! I would suggest this restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal-every time! Never a disappointment.

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LisaM
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Thank you so much for helping my niece have a special birthday dinner.

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Deano
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I’m not usually critical but there are several issues about JF deserving comment. It was very difficult to hear across a small two person table. The waitstaff were polite and attentive but did not remove crumbs from the table and did not offer to box up leftovers (they just delivered the boxes to the table). I feel $5 to split a plate is high, and most menu items were very expensive (I.e. over $32 for a pasta dish). On the plus side - the food and drinks were excellent (though over-priced) and the decor is nice.

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vipmadeleinem
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and a wonderful place to meet friends for a meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has been our favorite meal in Louisville. We came with high expectations, and this place did not disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing pork chop and chicken. Service was second to none. Must visit if in Louisville

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MarcusS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A little pricy for what you get. Plates could be dressed up better.

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JoniB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry's is a must do. The entire experience was lovely, food, drinks,
service and atmosphere.

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Richard
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephanie Meek, the owner of Jack Fry’s, is the quintessential restaurateur! She makes this wonderful restaurant hum. Wonderful. Consistent. Great bar service. Outstanding food.

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vippeterk
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great atmosphere!!

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CaptainCuisine
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Classic elegance for a special occasion. The food was very good albeit relatively small portions for the price charged. The service was very good. Our waiter even recommended an excellent spot (besides his own bar) to enjoy an expresso martini as we were ready for a change of scenery.

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Tom54
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visit Louisville about one day each year and most of the time we dine at Jack Fry's. The food is reliably excellent, the service is flawless and the ambiance is inviting. We will keep coming back.

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TiffanyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good! Nice ambiance and the food was really delicious!

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Ruth
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The noise from the traffic on the street was distracting so next time we will request to set away from the window. Food and service was wonderful!

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MarkR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friends and I noticed good reviews from a few sources for Jack Fry's. The good reviews were not wrong. The pork chop was one of the best I've ever had and we all really enjoyed what we ordered. Small place that is worth checking out while in Louisville. We will return if in the area again.

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FreddieH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was great as always

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scottk
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The shrimp and grits appetizer was excellent as usual. The entree red snapper was a a little off. I would not recommend it.

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RichW
Savannah
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday. She had never been there before even though I had once with work. She loved her dinner and the atmosphere.

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StacyF
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic! I just moved from Chicago and the filet at Jack's was the best I've ever had!

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KathieM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack’s Burger is the best hamburger around! I had a side of spinach with it, cooked and seasoned to perfection as well. Highly recommend Jack Fry’s for the food and historical ambience!

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Love21c
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was as expected from a fantastic restaurant.

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NicoleG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an overall excellent experience! Jack Fry gets everything right. It was a real treat to dine in an old school establishment with a classic menu with just the right amount of modern updates and sustainably sourced, local ingredients. Highly recommend for a night out in Louisville.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The bartender who was also my server was on point. It was my first time at Jack Fry’s and I admit I was impressed. The lamb chops was awesome and cooked to my preferred temperature. Good Job to this place.

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hughW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food was ordinary. Service was slow from the kitchen. Over an hour between 2nd and 3rd course. The restaurant was highly appreciated but failed us.

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bawg
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry's has been our favorite lunch spot for years. Not another place in the area can match it for the four musts in good dining: ambience, cuisine, service, value.

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vipLvfoodie
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I consistently get a great meal with excellent service at Jack Fry's. The wait staff is very attentive without being intrusive. This restaurant remains high on my list.

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SusanD
Cincinnati
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a Louisville native and have had many great meals, experiences at Jack Fry’. Have lived away for several years and while visiting had another great experience, food, and service.

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ZacharyC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The beef and lamb were delicious! We also tried the fruit cobbler for dessert and it was excellent as well. Overall a wonderful experience, and great value.

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GailL
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can always count on Jack Fry's to deliver an exceptional dining experience! Their dishes are prepared with great care and served in a perfectly curated space with historical photos and congenial atmosphere. Everything was absolutely delicious, including my craft cocktail, called Diamonds & Pearls. It was ice-cold, fresh and tart, served in a martini glass. Very special!

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ValueHunter
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place just works! Classic dishes executed to near perfection with top tier ingredients.
If you an idealized experience of dining in another time like it was in a movie, then this is the place.

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vipChristopherM
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the fried oysters and grits... delicious. Entrees were on time and prepared perfectly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry’s is a MUST when in Louisville. The service, atmosphere, food nor drink will disappoint. Last night we had requested a table that was not in the middle of the room, Jesse was amazing in making sure that happened for us. He went above and beyond by calling us an hour or so before the reservation time to let us know our request would be difficult since patrons were staying longer than expected. We were fine with that, but the call was great. When we arrived, things had changed and we were seated as requested. The cocktails.....my goodness. We had the Parkside Gimlet and the Bazooka Finale. Beautifully presented and perfectly balanced. Steve, our server, was fantastic. Just the right amount of attention, never letting is wait but not rushing. The food....escargot were tender and juicy and the toasted baguette was perfect for mopping up the luscious butter. I had perfectly medium rare lamb as requested, and the jus was seasoned just right. The gratin of provolone potatoes was something I will dream about. My fiancé had the pork chop, which although huge was cooked perfectly and cut like butter. We chose the seasonal cobbler to share for dessert. It was apple cinnamon with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Wonderful. Thanks so much for the great dinner, and experience. We will definitely be back next trip!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Louisville for a weekend trip to bourbon trail. Made reservations for Friday night at Jack Fry’s (party of 5), and it was the best decision we made! Table was ready right away, service was prompt, our servers were so polite, and the food was 1000/10. Highly recommend - we will most certainly be back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Probably the best in the city!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down best shrimp and grits ever. Dessert was over the top delish.

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vipBarbaraC
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early for our reservation and were quickly and graciously accommodated. Our server was knowledgable and friendly. The food was absolutely outstanding! Have never had a better steak ANYWHERE in all our travels. Cannot say enough good things about this establishment. This makes us wish we lived in Louisville!

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viptdbsed
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening!!!

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KennethT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite steak in Louisville. The service is always amazing and the Ambiance is always fantastic.

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 1100 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.