Jack Fry's

4.8
537 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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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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.

z
Hawaii
67 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very noisy. Too loud for a conversation.

NL
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LV
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

EC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time coming here, the first time was with 6 friends, this time with 10. Service was a little slow but it was super busy and we had 10, so very forgivable. Server was wonderfully cheery, kind and knowledgeable. We will definitely be back the next time we’re in Louisville

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding. The tables were tight and the noise level was high, but it’s part of he ambiance. The food is terrific. I had the escargot and my husband had the Stilton salad. Both were super tasty. Our entrees were super tasty, although the sides could use some upgrading. Overall, an amazing dining experience.

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

Couples date needing a night away

S
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our very favorite restaurants! Always delivers the best service and quality food. Love the owner and Manager.

LG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding! Possibly the best pork chop I have ever eaten!

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Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We tried booking a spot for dinner for a special occasion too late, but it turned out that lunch was a great time to come -- both for the value and the smaller crowd. The salmon was the very best salmon my husband has EVER had. (And he's had a lot of salmon at fine restaurants over the years!) This was one of the few meals we've had where EVERY course was exemplary -- both complimentary breads, the warm brie salad, salmon, shrimp and grits, and dessert. Fabulous. We live a few hours away and are already scheming a time to return. :)

AB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The food is always a great. I made a reservation but the girl at the front was rude and said I didn’t make it for 6 but 4. My table was already seated. I pulled up the reservation and it was in fact 6. The noise level was hard to have a conversation with 6 people and the air vent was dropping water on one of my friends. Honestly, parking sucks, staff is rude and the venue is a dump. Only good thing, the food. Sorry but being honest.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were superb!!

GP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Speak-Easy feel of this Louisville gem. It is THE place to go for special occassions. The food and service never disappoints.

TM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liz was a great server for the night. Food and service outstanding.

OT
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal! Had the lamb it was just wonderful.

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

Never disappointed! Our food was wonderful, our server Vanessa was perfect allowed us time to visit and took great care of us. The gazpacho was fantastic.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing

M
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were top notch. Really enjoyed the overall experience.

K
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jack Fry's remains my favorite restaurant in Louisville. I can't recommend it strongly enough. There's no other place in town like it, and there's a reason it's been held in such high esteem for so many decades.

NW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance, food, beverages, service, and wonderful music!! The waitstaff is superb! Every dish cooked impeccably perfect!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service!!! Was birthday celebration and made everything very special. Very accommodating to handle a special last minute request. Perfection.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming atmosphere, impeccable service, and every morsel from appetizers to entrees to desserts was a gastronomic delight. I would plan another trip to Louisville simply to dine again at Jack Fry's.

OT
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatest place in town.

BC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only word to describe is amazing. Food, service, facility, everything was amazing.

HN
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here and we really enjoyed ourselves. The piano player was fantastic, too. The history of this restaurant dates back to the 1930’s so it was like walking back in time with all the cool photos. Will be back the next time we are in town.

E
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance. Love it! We will be back!

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

Loved the food. Lamb was amazing. Is a little loud. Sat next to bar.

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

Always absolutely fabulous !
The best restaurant in Louisville !

RH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious with our party ordering steak, pork chop, and salmon. Service was good and ambiance nice.

DS
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say that a thousand people haven't said before? Who cares, I'll say it anyway. Stephanie and her team continue to deliver the most civilized and satisfying dining experience in the city. The cliché is that Jack Fry's is "quintessentially Louisville" but the truth is that it would be just as special anyplace else. Long may it reign.

A
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was scrumptious. The service was outstanding. The only complaint I have was a lady at another table complained the music was too loud, which my table absolutely didn’t agree w/that. They turned the music down immediately so we had to listen to her table talk instead of getting to enjoy any music for our 1st visit.

D
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed everything! Perfect

F
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch and dinner. Awesome food and service.

LD
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Our favorite place to go when we visit Louisville. It our go to celebration destination.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Beef Filet was ordered medium rare and arrived at the table at the perfect temperature. Halibut was amazing. I don’t usually order fish at any restaurant, but glad I did. Well worth the price.

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