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.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 20, 2019

Ends: May 21, 2118

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

What 227 People Are Saying
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HK
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy Brunch at Selena's. It's one of my favorite places to go.

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u
Louisville
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful day to sit outside on the patio. A great setting to relax and enjoy good food with good friends.
I had the fish special with Parmesan Brussel sprouts & baked potato. The fish was flaky and flavorful. The brussel sprouts were some of the best I ever tasted (wish I had the recipe). My wife had the salmon with a salad ($3 uncharged) & baked potato. She said the salmon was cooked to perfection. Prices were a bit high, but the atmosphere, food & service made up for it.

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WE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service, and ambience were all excellent. We choose indoor seating but had a wonderful view of the beautiful outdoor patio. One of the few restaurants quiet enough for my liking- very quiet.

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OT
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Festive girl’s night out

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BA
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved my experience here at Selenas. The food was great as usual and it was my wedding anniversary so the staff took care of us in a special way

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JB
Louisville
25 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had great service and a nice time. Food was pretty good.

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JH
Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! We took a chance and sat outside even though rain was possible, but it was lovely!

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A
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall good. Atmosphere nice. Food average. Very very loud, however.

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a
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. Took our friends and it was their first time. They enjoyed it!

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k
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I normally love Selena’s, but the service was not great today. It was a Wednesday night and the restaurant was busy. I arrived about 10 minutes before my 7pm reservation at was sat at a table right away at 6:49. My 2 friends arrived a few minutes after 7. At 7:08 we still had no server, no water and no one had been to the table since the hostess who originally sat me. We had to ask some one that was bringing out food to another table to get a server for us. They guy that came over was fine, but he also seemed busy. After taking our drink order, the server that had been waiting on the 2 tables beside me the entire time, finally asked if we had been served as she just noticed us. Keep in mind she had been to the 2 tables beside us 4 or 5 times in the 20 minutes I sat there and there was no way she missed the table. The food was great, and I understand being busy, but it takes no time to acknowledge guests seated in your area and say I’ll be with you in a minute versus completely ignoring them. It will be a while until I go back. Too bad the service had to ruin what should have been a great dining experience.

On a side note the food is always amazing and IMO has the best Shrimp & Grits in Louisville!

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J
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time dining at this restaurant. Enjoyed the chicken piccata and Bananas Foster.

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JF
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I want to thank our waiter, Brett and chef Clayton for making this spontaneous dinner feel like a planned event. Can't wait to return.

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MT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Outdoor seating on a beautiful night made for a delightful evening of good food and excellent service

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CW
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Selena’s is a wonderful local restaurant. Everyone except myself enjoyed their meal. I had the chicken parm. It was dry and tasteless. Needs more salt, Italian spices. Other than my meal, it was delicious and a great place to have a nice dinner.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevan, our waiter, was personable as well as knowledgeable. He was very upbeat. Our food was excellent and we really enjoyed the whole experience. Parking is limited but there were attendants in the lot to direct traffic which was much needed when we arrived (12:45).

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EO
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always great. Love the beignets !!! 😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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IS
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Selena's and we will definitely return. The atmosphere was wonderful, the service was superior thanks to Kevan and the food was delicious. The only negative was the table of ladies sitting next to us. It seems they left their noise filters and manners at home. I am amazed at how some people can be so oblivious to their obnoxiousness. With that being said, we'll chalk it up to a one time experience and will definitely be back.

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They never disappoint. Steak always cooked to perfection. Service was awesome

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Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The ambiance was spectacular as usual. It it was very busy today. The food took awhile and the service was a bit slow. All in all a good lunch but not as good as past meals here.

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NT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The restaurant has made no effort to accommodate people with disabilities. There is no ramp in the rear, and to access the front door, you have to hope there's an open spot because there is no designated handicapped spot. Access from the parking lot requires moving through gravel, and again, no ramps or paved surface for someone using a walker. Had it not been for the stress of getting our grandmother inside, I think we all would have enjoyed the meal more. The food was pretty good.

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J
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very noisy. People just don’t seem to use their inside voices. Really took away from the whole experience.

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DC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch. Our favorite! Bloody Mary’s the best!

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Selena’s is one of my favorite places. The food is always delicious and I love their patio.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited for Brunch. The outside area has lots of tables in the shade with beautiful surroundings. We had Beignets to start which were amazing. The Eggs Benedict is my favorite. Love the Creole Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, and Peach Bellinis. Great value!

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was bland. Cocktails were poorly mixed. If you’re looking for a place that is a step above Golden Corral, well step right up.

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KY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place

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

Brunch was delicious.
We did find it a little odd that other lunch items could be ordered on Saturday while brunch was going on, but those same items could not be ordered on Sunday. We will definitely be going back to try other menu items.
Portions are very large and even the biggest eaters in our group ended up taking something home for leftovers. Often leftovers are just left in the fridge, but not this time!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Selena's was great, our server gave us great suggestions for both Brunch and Lunch. Everything was very good and the atmosphere paired with the meal was great for a Saturday afternoon.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everyone was nice and helpful. The patio is very nice when the weather cooperates.

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H
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, coming from Los Angeles and finding a spot like this is heaven. Love this place. Will I return? You betcha.

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P
Louisville
377 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had trout for the first time in a very long while & were happy with our choice. We also got stuffed mushroom caps for an appetizer. The trout was served with 2 sides & we chose slaw & red beans and rice. The combination was very good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Food was great.
Excellent place for a enjoyable dinner with Friends

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M
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Selena’s the best restaurant in Louisville both for food quality and value. The service is great here. We go to Selena’s at least weekly and sometimes more. Management is great.

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DS
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a meal. The medley was awesome! Drinks were good.

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OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a good experience. Chicken added to large salad was dried out and looked burnt - otherwise all good.

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great crawfish & atmosphere! We’ll be back to try the brunch.

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

Everything was very good with the exception of the multiple dirty plates with chunks of food on the bottom. Even when we pointed it out they kept bringing more dirty ones out.

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

It was an awesome day so the patio was perfect. Food was good and staff was friendly.

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RS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

On a typical day, Selena's is great. However, because I went during Derby weekend (and the restaurant also appeared to be prepping for a private event) food options were limited to a special Derby menu with fewer options and inflated pricing. The overall food quality on this particular visit was "just okay" and did not match the expense. Including tip, our bill was close to double what we initially expected based on the standard menu. Otherwise, the wait staff was friendly and, as always, the outside dining area provided a great atmosphere.

Fortunately, I know the pitfalls of our meal were unusual and I will visit Selena's again... but only if there isn't anything extenuating going on. And I would recommend anyone interested in dining here, especially for the first time, to do the same for the best experience!

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

Great food and atmosphere! The beignets alone were AMAZING!

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