Jack Fry's

4.8
1154 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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BrandonH
Louisville
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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Barold
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKwozz
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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vipOpenTable Diner
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!

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LindaK
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Very disappointing!! Caesar salad limpy and tasteless. Pork chop dry and overly salty and cooked, salmon dry and tasteless, chicken tough. Used to love going there but won’t go back anymore.

Jack Fry's
Responded on May 26, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback, and we are sorry to have left you disappointed. We strive for perfection and anytime we miss that mark we take it very seriously. We will be sure to pass along your comments to our Chef so that we can determine how these mistakes can be avoided going forward. We do hope that you may give us another chance in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It may have been bad luck, but there was a large table in the main dining room by the bar that was so ridiculously loud it was annoying. The service was pretty slow overall and the food was nothing special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Driving thru Louisville. Returning from Daughter’s Law school graduation in Boston.

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Mark
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Anniversary dinner. Thanks Jack Fry’s for making it special as always.

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SpencerP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I had wonderful service from everyone at Jack Fry’s, especially from our server. It did not go unnoticed, even for a place as prestigious as Jack Fry’s. My wife and I always get the filets, just hard to beat, and they were just as good (if not a little better) as usual. But then.... came time for dessert. Usually we pass because nothing really jumps out at us. However, this was different, ALL of them looked so good and then ones we ordered were especially great!

The only negative for the evening was the noise level, there was one table that was especially loud and borderline obnoxious as the drinks kept flowing. This made me appreciate the piano that used to play and set the calm tone for a nice meal, rather than an all expensed paid rowdy outing.

To end on a positive note, it was great to meet the head chef and see the excitement and honor he had in his profession. Makes me want to go back as soon as the menu rotates for the next season! Not sure if I can for go that proprietary ice cream they have made for them.

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ErinW
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere!! Iconic Louisville dining experience! Highly recommend!!

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vipDownthesquare
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All in our group loved their entrees- service excellent and perfect timing for course delivery. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar food and service as usual from the team.

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vipMichelle
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch

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ecsleeper
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner, food and service were wonderful.

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Leinad1979
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was truly exceptional. My girlfriend and I both enjoyed our food very much.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good atmosphere! A little noisy due to a large group reservation at the time, but enjoyable to celebrate an anniversary.

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Neilsk
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with great service, a solid cocktail/wine selection and just a classic Louisville dining experience.

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CourtneyW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and absolutely amazing service! We were celebrating our engagement anniversary (a few months late), and couldn’t have asked for a better place to celebrate!

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vipMaryR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The waitress was lovely - however the hostess who greeted us was rude and demeaning. She was wearing a pink jacket

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Dinette
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Small Brie salad was a bit short of the Brie. Fish sandwich was delicious as always. Dessert options were not especially tempting. Two companions were disappointed with salmon croquettes and one found the shrimp and grits different from what they remembered and not as tasty.

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telefred61
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Jack fries for almost 50 years. It's always great.

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EmilyF
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cocktail prices were higher than most restaurants. Food was very good. Noise levelwas too high. Booths were too small for 4 people.

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 1154 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.