Jack Fry's

4.8
1172 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MontreL
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place! The food portions are alittle on the smaller side for the price but overall I love and would spend my money here again !!

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Inday
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended , food absolutely delicious, great staff, been here 3x so far with family. Will come back again for sure.

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KJCJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had the Shrimp & Grits appetizer, both had the Salmon entree and shared the banana cheesecake. Everything was very good. Disappointed that there were only three small shrimp for the price of the appetizer. There should be three jumbo or five of the smaller shrimp. Service was exceptional. Unfortunately we had a large table of adults with younger children next to us that should have been told to use their inside voice. They were way too loud in a nice restaurant.

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vipDavidR
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & food

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Mandyandscott
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Louisville for a week. The food was excellent the wait staff was tops.
We have made reservations for another night to

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VinceS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always! We had the filet, pork chop, and grouper with shrimp and grits and spicy fried oysters to start. All were delicious!

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StephenW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere at Jack Fry’s is consistently superb

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Butcher
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The pork chop, lamb chops, and salmon are fantastic not to mention the wonderful old-school feel of this restaurant! 5 Stars!

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RossB
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jack Fry’s is an institution. One of, if not the best places for this type of food in Louisville. One can NEVER go wrong by making a decision to go. Easily a top 3 spot for my all time in Louisville. Get a reservation. Go. Enjoy all of it.

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vipSandraSP
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we sat down until we left, the service was extraordinary. And the food was just amazing. We wish we could have ordered one of everything! The scallops were perfectly seared and the parsnip purée with it was a joy. The tenderloin was also cooked to perfection, and fork tender. We enjoyed every minute of our meal and the experience of dining at Jack Fry’s. We highly recommend it and will be back next time we find ourselves in Louisville. A special shout out to the host who ordered us a taxi and when they didn’t come, she ordered an Uber for us, service that was over and above! We love you Jack Fry’s!

Jack Fry's
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Sandra! It was a pleasure to have you join us, and we look forward to your return :)

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briand
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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KrisB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience! The food was good, a little pricey but what made the meal was the best banana cheesecake I’ve ever had! Thank you!

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KaMu
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal! Highly recommend the escargot, scallops, and lamb. Everything tasted great. Service was great as well. Will be coming back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, service, and food!

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EvanW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Unpretentious but elegant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I forgot to ask for a booth and that makes a difference in the experience for me, but the food and service were outstanding!

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MsWimsey
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Food, service and ambiance is always the best. My favorite restaurant in Louisville.

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CarmanG
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great ambiance and wonderful service!

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BrandonH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nothing bad on the menu! Loved the burgers and chicken salad this time!

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Barold
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Handle a group of eight with ease, and it was a wonderful experience.

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vipKwozz
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Steak and salmon were truly excellent, as was service. Acoustics, particularly high ceiling, make sound level higher than normal but it is tolerable considering overall experience.

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KyleH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great meal! A reservation is a must since it is a bit small. The small size does create a noisy atmosphere. This is what I took off a Star on ambieance. The food and service were magnificent. It should be for the price. This is not a place for the kids and I am willing to pay extra for that fact. Thanks Jack Fry's for a GREAT anniversary dinner.

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RickyW
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location, delicious food, knowledgeable staff on wine selections!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, JF’s never disappoints. Can’t say enough for the quality of the food and service. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you

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CarolB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The Bananas Foster cheesecake was out of this world!

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BenARod
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly is there a better restaurant in Louisville?

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vipJasonV
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a family lunch that was unfortunately cut-short because of a family member’s illness. However, the staff handled it with aplomb. They quickly packaged up our food and allowed us to leave at all possible haste. The food travelled well and it was delicious.

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LindsayE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food, great atmosphere, open when other places are closed. 10/10 would recommend!

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vipVickiK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, as usual! Jack Fry’s never disappoints.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a wonderful meal at Jack Fry's. The food was cooked to perfection and came at just the right temperature. Our party ordered the pork chop, the salmon and the catch of the day. Each entree was served in a very flavorful way. We also enjoyed the cornbread side! Great meal and great service overall. We will be back!

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vipTimothy
Baton Rouge
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Interesting setup. Nice menu. My pork chop was dry, but service was good.

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LanneB13
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, impeccable service, amazing food, wonderful ambiance.

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vipWhitney
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good experience. However, the Manhattan has gone downhill since last year we dined at Jack Frys. They no longer use high quality vermouth and use cheap cherries (no longer Luxardo). The filet was very good, but not excellent. We ordered medium rare and got medium. Also, the price of the steak had recently significantly increased.

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NathanA
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The food was ok. After eating there for so many years and always being happy with the food I would like to see the menu updated and changed a bit. There isn’t a lot to choose from so it’s not difficult to have eaten you’re way through the entire menu after a few visits. Little over priced, especially for the appetizers. 17$ for shrimp and grits that only had 3 U20 shrimp in it? With the entree you can either get a 60+$ filet, or 52$ seafood option, both seem over priced. Other than that it’s not a lot to choose from. The pork chop I had was cooked perfectly and very good. But it was topped with bacon and made an already salty sauce even saltier. Still would recommend, it’s a Louisville landmark and the service is always exceptional. I would just like to see some new and improved food out of the kitchen.

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TravisR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town in Louisville for only a few nights and wanted to find someplace a little more neighborhood-y than the big restaurants in the downtown hotels. Hosts were able to move our reservation up and got us a great table. Cocktails were great. The fried oysters were delicious. The service was completely on point and friendly as well. Cozy spot that felt very romantic.

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vipWilliamS
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The Hamburgers were not cooked as we would have liked, Otherwise all was good.

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maryk
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Jack Fry's did not disappoint! Excellent food and great atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice lunch for two. Food excellent as usual

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TaraS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends bday

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usual!

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 1172 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.