Jack Fry's

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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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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DG
Tahoe
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended by friends. Our waiter Jamie was excellent. His recommendation of the special was spot on. We heard so much about the pork chop and it was excellent.

WO
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience; excellent food and service

A
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Jack Fry's is a go to for my family, whether it's Tuesday evening or a special occasional I can count on the food quality and service to be superb. They missed the mark this week. My pasta dish was not up to par, it was salty lacked flavor and so hot due to the inordinate amount of hot peppers atop the dish. The waiter never mentioned the heat the "special" of the evening would offer. When I mentioned my entree was too hot, he smiled, nodded, and walked away. My husband's steak was perfect as was my son's burger. The warm brie salad never disappoints. Will I return? Yes. Will I request my typical waiter? Yes. I expect a certain level of food and service. Hopeful that our next visit will be better.

AG
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going away dinner

ML
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was amazing! Our server offered great food choices and everyone was pleased.

OT
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Acoustics are not the best. Very loud vibrant scene. Food was really great. We all loved our meals. And coming from NY, we are tough critics. A must for anyone heading to town!!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my very favorites. We always have wonderful and amazing service!!

G
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seeing as how I began by buying booze underage from Jack Fry, it’s a little more than a walk down memory lane for some of us. Nice to see Sue Seiller’s original classy conceptualization of a NY Bistro in Kentucky is still fully in extant and even improved upon. It’s a sheer joy to come back to “the scene of the crime”, and tuck into superbly prepared food with expertly delivered service. A Louisville treasure.

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!!!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Road trip. Passing through. Trip Advisor said it was sweet so we went. The burger and chicken Sammie’s were legit. Regret not getting dessert..

FF
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When asking every person we met in Louisville where to eat JACK FRY'S! was the consistent #1 answer. Therefore we HAD to try it. It definitely lived up to expectations. The darkly furnished interior was cozy and inviting reminiscent of an old townhouse decor. The staff was attentive and the food absolutely delicious. The chef artfully combined ingredients and created a wonderful balance of flavors in each of our dishes. Would definitely recommend!

WK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant; would definitely reserve there again.

P
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lunch...welcomed on entry.
Not busy so low noise level, ate in bar.
Fried green tomatoes were over cooked, and tomato lacked flavor. Server did not inquire about appetizer.

Everyone selected from menu and all enjoyed each entree selected. Somewhat high priced for lunch but very satisfied.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food & service was exceptional!

c
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in town or any other city I have been. Always on point.

RM
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Favorite spot.

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KW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend told us about Jack Fry’s and said if you’re ever in Louisville it’s a must. We made our reservation before leaving home to make sure we could get in. We absolutely loved everything about the place. From the moment we walked in we were glad we came. Service and food were fabulous!

PS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always great. The cocktails are always perfect. The food is delicious and the atmosphere feels like a NY bistro. It's not cheap but it's worth the price. The only mild complaint I have is the small menu. There aren't LOTS of choices. But what choices they do offer are varied enough so that everyone could find something they enjoy.

MM
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific lunch with great service. The homemade bourbon barbecue potato chips were a special treat!

E
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in town!

NN
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They did a fabulous job of handling my food allergies. Great meal, service and ambience. Loved the piano and bass

LP
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch in every aspect. We can't compliment the staff enough, very professional and gracious. The food was outstanding in flavor and presentation. Definitely demands a return visit.

GG
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best escargot in the city. Filet was excellent and the salmon was the best I’ve EVER had. I’ll be craving it until I eat there again. Which will be soon. Thanks for an amazing birthday dinner.

OT
Memphis
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Incredible food yet noisy and dark atmosphere.

w
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Drinks were good. Shrimp and grits was awesome! I didn’t like my chicken dish. My husband had the pork chop special. Flavor was ok but very gristly. Dessert was ok.

HK
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i had the burger and it was amazing, easily top 3 burgers i’ve ever had

JP
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loooooove Jack Frys. Everyone's Louisville favorite. The food and the staff is the best in town.
Crazy about the Jack Frys crew. Thanks for all you do to make our meals so special.

JB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my date here late night to have lava cake and chat. Overstayed closing and the staff were gracious and pleasant about gently bringing us back to reality. Lovely piano music and quiet atmosphere made this a real closer of a dream first date. Thanks, Jack, we'll be back.

BE
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the clubby feel and the food is always excellent. Never disappoints!

T
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack Fry’s never disappoints!! The cocktails are amazing, the food is great and the service is spot on.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack Fry’s is always top drawer and one of my favorite place in town. You just can’t beat it. ❤️ Five Star all the way!

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I had two guests. One ordered the hamburger and fries. The hamburger was very small and not too good and the fries were actually hard. My guest did not reveal that until the end of of the meal. He told the waiter and didn’t really want anything more. So unusual for Jack Fry my favorite restaurant. Thought you would want to know. Paula Hale

S
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

I got the steak special (medium), the flavor was okay, however the steak was very tough, to the point, it was not eatable. My wife got the fillet. It was very tasty and tinder. So we shared the fillet. Service was wonderful. We had drinks and appetizers that was also wonderful.

LA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful place for special occasions but extremely limited handicap access. It was extremely noisy

z
Hawaii
69 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack Frys never fails to impress. The food is always amazing and so are the drinks. The atmosphere is perfect.
Always a must when in Louisville.

FP
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is quiet and conducive to great conversation, the service is attentive, and the shrimp and grits are delicious!

W
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very noisy. Too loud for a conversation.

NL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought two clients to Jack Fry's for a business dinner, and they were very impressed. The food was excellent, and they said over and over how they enjoyed themselves.

SC
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kerry was a great server accommodating our family with our 7 month old baby!

LV
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely celebration of my 7th decade. Good scotch, yummy food, loving company.

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