Jack Fry's

4.8
492 reviews
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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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Naples
2 reviews
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great! Fun had by all!

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TM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Held reservation, stayed after closing to complete our meal and we did not even know, what service.
This is a do not miss in Louisville. We had already been told that but WOW everyone was right...oh and the food was excellent!

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always try to squeeze in a dinner at Jack Fry’s when I am in town on business. I have never been disappointed. A great place to absorb the Louisville vibe.

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L
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We love the piano player!

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Nashville
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. Excellent late night option, sat down at almost 11pm and didn’t feel rushed. Will definitely go again

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Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a friend for her birthday. Great evening!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance!

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KJ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Our server did nothing to make the experience memorable. He did the basics, but never went beyond in providing us with a memorable experience.

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JG
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

Food was really terrible, beginner mistakes throughout the meal. The snails were down right disgusting and poorly prepared. My salmon was just tasteless, and the vegetable and sauce was bland. Even though we got there early, we had to yell on a table of 7 to hear one another. Would never go again, which is a bummer considering the buzz this "joynt" produces - all is unwarranted.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food - all around stellar.

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SB
Louisville
50 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always superb!

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P
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!!

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BF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the shrimp & grits. My friends said the old fashion was excellent. My gin & tonic was pretty special too.

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NP
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meals and outstanding service. We will return.

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LC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

food and ambiance have great potential. but were packed in the restaurat. no kidding, my chair was less than 6 inches from the guy behind me. not a pleasant way to have a nice private dining experience.

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JP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we travel through Louisville, we always have dinner here. Ambiance is great, every meal has been excellent (and we are from Chicago). Don’t miss this place!

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Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and Liz the server is Superb!

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Waitstaff was excellent.

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JC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my wife's favorite restaurant in Louisville. She likes to hear Steve Crews on the Piano, with the renovation we request to sit in the back instead of the bar area, not nearly as noisy. After 10:00PM the noise usually resides. The only slight negative was you were out of Salmon. She did enjoy her Risotto which she has never tried. You might add a few Vegetarian items in the future.

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Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited Jack Fry’s for our wedding anniversary. The service was top notch and we loved the piano player. We enjoyed the shrimp and grits, Brie salads, salmon, and gnocchi carbonara. The cocktails were delicious. We highly recommend for a special occasion.

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London
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There’s a reason this place is #1 on TripAdvisor!

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C
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional! We wanted to eat at the BEST restaurant in Louisville during our short visit. We read the reviews in several websites and Jack Fry’s kept coming up. We had to settle for an early dinner because it was sold out the night we were visiting, but we’re glad we did it, because Jack Fry’s did not only NOT disappoint, it was one of our best restaurant experiences in recent years.

Food, service and ambience, outstanding!

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LM
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience at Jack Fry's. The service was great. The wait staff was very attentive. We had the chicken dish and the shrimp and grits and both were delicious. We were early for our reservation and was able to be seated immediately. The only problem was the noise level. It was very noisy and we had a hard time having a conversation. The parking is very limited to so go early as you may have to park and walk. Overall we enjoyed our experience at Jack Fry's.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Came down from Carmel for one night in Louisville during a trip with friends to the Bourbon Trail. We chose this restaurant based on local guide reviews and proximity to our Airbnb on Bardstown Rd.

The overall atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. The wait staff was great and offered good suggestions. The brie and spring salads were excellent. The gnocchi carbonara was also excellent. However our two scallop appetizers were extremely salty and had to be sent back. We waited another 20 -30 minutes for the chef to remake them. The dishes were like two different recipes! The first were over salted, overdone scallops and almost blackened. The second were done to perfection. This makes me question quality control when the look, texture, and taste were such extremes. I’m disappointed in both the chef and in the wait staff for bringing the first scallops to the table at all. I probably wouldn’t return or recommend, which is unfortunate.

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TB
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Shrimp and Grits and Sweet Corn Bisque were delicious, and the service crew is attentive without being overbearing. I couldn't have asked for a better birthday lunch.

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AB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vanessa does an excellent job. She makes the meal and service very pleasant

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D
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local favorite. Reasonably priced business lunch menu with a nice selection of entrees. Service is always spectacular. Highly recommend.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only complaint... there was a fancy gnocchi dish on the menu (peas, mushrooms & bechamel). My child asked if he could order just gnocchi with butter, which they did accommodate. However, they still charged the $34 pricetag of the full entree. We did not take issue at the time, but since you asked :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. Thanks for an incredible night.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All dishes exceptional, attention to detail is key!

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ZS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food from beginning to end. Excellent service and ambiance, too.

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GM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been visiting Jack Fry’s for nearly 15 years and continue to be impressed by the level of service and quality of food. I constantly tell friends and family that the best Filet on the planet resides on the Jack Fry’s menu. My wife and I just celebrated our 32nd Anniversary at the restaurant, which was a very memorable experience. Our server, Ashley, was phenomenal and would recommend her to anyone. Jack Fry’s is the ultimate get away for a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience!

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SF
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal dining experience from start to finish. Deliciously well-constructed cuisine. The salad was a masterful collection of flavors and textures, while the entrees left us delightfully satisfied. Service was attentive, but not intrusive. The ambiance was cozy and the decor was rich in local nostalgia. We’ll be going back!

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FD
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner, first date and engagement night destination. One of our favorite restaurants!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food.

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m
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Usually like food but Halibut left me with stomach issues the next day. Portions not very big for the price - could add more veggies or something, not necessarily bigger entree. Service fantastic!

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BM
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional. Food, service & ambiance. Will be back soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. I loved the atmosphere, the piano player, the food...everything was excellent!

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