Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

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$30 and under
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Sicilian
Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern, located in Louisville, Kentucky, in Anchorage’s legendary Willow Lake Tavern building, serves a delicious fusion of authentic Creole and Sicilian cuisines The restaurant is known for its New Orleans-style atmosphere, outdoor patio and fresh, local ingredients. Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern serves seafood which is flown in daily.

Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern offers daily happy hour specials as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy our Chef's ever changing Pasta and Fresh Seafood daily specials. Or choose from menu items like po'boys, seafood platters, pastas, salads, soups and more. Try the restaurant's famous crab rolls to start out your meal and to end your meal, try one of the menu's homemade desserts.

Enjoy a glass of wine by the warm fire, watch the big game with new friends, dine on our Outdoor Courtyard on a Spring evening, or share a warm beignet with someone special; relax and get comfortable. You're family here.

Specials

Happiest Hours!

Enjoy your favorite beverages with your friends at discounted prices. $5 House wines, $4 Well drinks, $2 Select Domestic Bottles and $1 off Select Drafts.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 20, 2019

Ends: May 21, 2118

Availability: Daily 2:00PM-6:00PM

What 350 People Are Saying
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Louisville
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I went for the shrimp etouffee. But the etouffee had no flour in it..so I sent it back. It was much closer to gumbo.

LN
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little loud for conversation but great service and food. Kids meals are very good sized and yummy too.

KN
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time when we meet friends to dine and catch up at Selena’s! The food is always scrumptious and everyone that works there makes you feel so welcomed and provide impeccable service!

OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening. It was our 27th anniversary as I stated in my reservations. Would have been a nice gesture to get get a congrats from server. Food was good. Our table was very nice. A waiter at another table talked so loud that it was a bit annoying. We like Selena’s and will come back.

SR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Selena’s is always busy but we still always have great service and food.

OT
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great time, service was good. Celebrated Birthdays of three friends. It is always a nice meal. The new Chicken and waffles got really good reviews from the members of our group who had them. The chef choice omelet wasn’t as good as it’s been in past.

OT
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The chef came and talked to my table which was really nice, and gave me high hopes for the food experience. Unfortunately, the food was mediocre and definitely not worth the price.

L
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been to Selena’s many times, this time we were there for an impromptu celebration party. Great ambiance, great service. I always get the clam chowder and have never been disappointed. This time DH got the steak special and was disappointed because it was a fairly fatty cut of meat, especially considering the price. Otherwise we had a great time

AH
New Orleans
41 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a business friend from out of town visit. He was staying in the area, and we hadn’t been to Selena’s in awhile. We are so happy we dined there this week. The stuffed salmon was amazing. Red beans and rice perfect as always, and our friend raved “this is my kind of place.” Service was great. Parking really easy even though the place was full. I’m so glad I live near this gem. We need to come more often. And I wish my husband would like to eat outdoors because the patio was really beautiful that night.

LC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love sitting outside, great ambiance, food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere and good food. What more could you want.

EH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Selena’s was recommended to me by a friend and it was absolutely wonderful. The food was amazing and the customer service was great. I went to Selena’s on a Saturday so you have the option of brunch or lunch , they give you a variety of different things to choose from . The $2.00 mimosas hit the spot as a nice breakfast cocktail...you definitely won’t leave disappointed.

DG
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first dinner at Selena’s. (We have had brunch there a number of times.) We were seated on the outdoor patio, as we requested. Our server was very helpful with menu suggestions, especially for the smaller appetites on our group. I had the New Orleans Medley - red beans and rice, jambalaya, and etouffee, all of which were delicious. Ext time I will get just the etouffee - it was my favorite.

GH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic ! The service was great. The best restaurant experience I've had since the last time I was here !

R
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ate on the patio on a perfect day with great food and excellent friendly service.

P
Louisville
395 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Beautiful evening to sit outside. Very friendly & attentive waiter. We shared the chicken pot pie soup & then I had the 1929 salad & my husband had the salmon, slaw & broccoli. He said it was some of the best salmon he’s ever had. I meant to ask for the Tavern salad, but this one was good too!

MP
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite place for outdoor Sunday brunch on a pleasant morning...
Great food and mimosas!

W
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eggs Sardou, need we say more?

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the chef's special which was a crab cake, but was really completely crab, no filler to speak of. Absolutely delicious! Sat outside and it was a beautiful evening.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Asked for a table on side was placed in middle of the room, there were open tables around room. Could not hear, AC was out and was hot. Food was missing items, server never came back to table to take care of drinks, had to go look for her twice.

Was a poor outing.

RH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and were large portions. I had leftovers for lunch the next day. Server was nice and very attentive.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Steak and blackened grouper were over cooked, the dressing on the salad with hot bacon dressing was cold, and the cole slaw was subpar. One member of our party had the grouper that wasn’t blackened, and she thought it was delicious. Two members of our party were very disappointed with their cocktails. The server did bring a complimentary dessert to our table because of the steak being overdone. Disappointing experience overall because we love the outdoor seating area.

C
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter was excellent. Noise level allowed us to speak comfortably among our table members. Lighting was not harsh which I often find with overhead lighting, so ambiance nice. We all enjoyed our food, but I will try something other than the chicken piccata next time. Will definitely return.

KS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Love Selena's. Have never gotten anything I didn't like. Love the outdoor area!

PA
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Selena’s several times and love it!

P
Louisville
395 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a family group of 8 & food & service was going great until one person didn’t get his meal (one of the specials of the day). So he just told the waiter to forget it & take it off the bill. The manager offered to bring him something else or make up for it somehow, but he said no. Not sure why it didn’t come out with the rest, but even though the manager offered, it would have probably helped if he would have sent a drink or dessert anyway. Other than that, everything was very nice.

A
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very attentive

GH
Louisville
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made brunch reservations last Sunday and enjoyed what I believe is the best brunch available in Louisville! The offerings at Selena’s are incredible. Three of us had omelette and he fourth a country ham breakfast. My Cajun Omelette was light, fluffy and full of flavor, especially the creole sauce that was sweet and succulent. My wife had a chef special turkey omelette that she continues to rave over.
Selena’s has always been a favorite stop for us eating both inside and out on the patio. They never disappoint!

GT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Seated right next to the patio door that needed WD-40 bad!! Servers kept going in and out. The door should have just been left open to avoid a strong draft and noise! Food was decent.

F
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great evening with friends celebrating an 18 year old’s birthday. He loved trying some new foods. The seafood dishes were beyond excellent . Beautiful evening to dine outside. Very casual - like eating at home , except you had a private chef.

BH
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite place! The outside dining is so nice! The food was delicious! Would definitely recommend.

AS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was simply terrible. No attention to details...we constantly looked for the server to correct things (like no dishes for the appetizer, no water refill, cold nasty coffee, etc.) There's too many good restaurants around who care about us to bother returning here.

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

Great brunch in a relaxing environment

LM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We’ve enjoyed Selena’s over the years, but the last 2 times we’ve been in the last month service has been down and this past visit on Sunday the parking situation was horrendous. The 2 valet boys were doing their best but definitely need some guidance from someone who knows how to park and direct vehicles in and out of the parking lot. It took us nearly 30 minutes to get cars removed and stopped to get out of the parking lot. There needs to be some evaluation of this problem.

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

Great food and service, only improvement would be to get rid of the ants on the patio. While certainly understandable it was a bit distracting to fend them off the whole time.

JH
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was great! We were seated right next to the outside patio door which was so disruptive. Honestly that space shouldn’t be utilized at all during the summer when that door has such heavy traffic. It is incredibly loud in the restaurant, it isn’t fun to have to scream to communicate with your party.

KY
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great lunch with friend in shade. Great salad and service.

GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful patio dining with great food and timely service. Big fans were loud and unnecessary but were turned down after several complaints.

ND
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Food and service was very good. We were seated on a patio which is normally very nice, but this visit we were bothered by swarms of tiny bees.

JP
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Girl’s night

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