Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

4.6
708 Reviews
$30 and under
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 serves fresh 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 708 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipFritzB
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantast owner,service,food and ambiance

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vipWishbone
Louisville
47 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our server was very good, very attentive. The food was delicious. The fish of the day was excellent.

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Local
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, tough parking, trains across the street.

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JillD
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

We had reservations for 4 celebrating 3 birthdays. Our guest got there at 7:15 sharp waited 10-15 minutes no one ever came to the table. We got there and still no one waited on us. We had to grab a waiter that was waiting on the other side of the room. The service is usually pretty good, that night it was terrible.

JD
JillD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here at least 3 time a month maybe more!! Love it !!

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot good food nice location for a dinner date

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Marthav
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Love their bacon and biscuits & gravy!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable!!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a cool rainy day so we had to dine inside. Totally different experience from the garden😢. Waiter was friendly and prompt. However, he didn’t advise that the steak special was a surf and turf. Only mentioned the ribeye. Also, we would have enjoyed bread or rolls. I thought maybe it was no longer provided but toward the end of our meal, I overheard another waitress offering bread. Calamari was delicious as usual. My daughter’s stuffed shrimp and my husbands shrimp pasta were excellent. Two of us had the chicken parmigiana. It was good but needed more sauce. Will definitely visit again as Selena’s is a favorite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch place!!

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vipJames40241
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate early 4:45, great service. We were indoors but the outside dining looked inviting too. Always good Cajun food, they'll tone down the spices if you ask. Domestic $2.50 other beers $6.00. Look for them on Groupon.

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DrALG
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for a business lunch. The outdoor seating was very comfortable and eye appealing. The food was delicious and the service was good as well. Definitely will return!

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Jerseygirl731
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The only things that worked at Selena's last Wednesday night was that we were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation and our server was excellent. The noise in the entire place was deafening; none of us in our party could understand nor hear the server's description of the specials; the tables on either side of us were clearly not socially distanced; and the food was AWFUL (stuffed shrimp overcooked and couldn't find a shrimp in the breading, etc.) It was overpriced and absolutely not worth it. We will not be returning and forwarded our displeasure to the two vintage car clubs that we belong to - don't even think about having a dinner as a club here.

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CherylF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The fried brussels sprouts were amazing and Brian provided great service!

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Diane
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Have eaten at Selena’s many times and always a favorite. Had never gone for buffet at Selena’s. So many choices which made it wonderful and well worth the price.

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vipCharlesB
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It's ALWAYS a great experience here! We're long time customers who'd hoped to sit out on the patio but Mother Nature said it was "too cold" for me...we ate inside at a nice booth.

THANKS ONCE AGAIN!

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LouFoodie
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Selena's menu is priced above what we pay for a really nice dish at Varanese in Louisville. The quality of the food we ordered was mediocre at best. Not bad but definitely not on par with some of the best in Louisville. For the money, I would go elsewhere until someone in our party requests Selena's.

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Loer
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place to get some really good News Orleans food. I couldn't decide what to get... It, all sounded great. I got the New Orleans Medley it was awesome. We will definitely be back!

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KimB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had the grilled salmon on top of the 1979 salad and it was delicious. I also got a bowl of the gumbo to go so I could have it for lunch the next day. It was very good too. My friend’s order however wasn’t right and the server never came back to our table to check on us. We had to flag down another server to send her back to us.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor seating. The trains do create a noise issue. We had 3 go by during our dinner, but it is hard to blame Selena’s. We look forward to our next visit.

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OkayNow
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each experience has been great. That’s why we continue to return!

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rose
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Disappointed in our night out...didnt order alcohol and waitress seemed to forget us ...no bread til our dinner was finished

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Bad service, she was ready to leave because she had to come back in a hour to do a double shift!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Experience was just ok. We were a party of 6 and all of us thought our entrees were just MEH.... what saved the evening were the appetizers and the dessert. Service was average - manager was a little brusque for my personal taste, not very friendly. Best part of the night was the bread pudding we had for dessert. Honestly, I probably will not go back.

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vipTedC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place to have a very affordable and good dinner. Very safe

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Mlene
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selena’s at Willow Lake Tavern is absolutely the best in Louisville. The food is always consistently good, service impeccable, quaint atmosphere and Alan, Ray, JR and Kyle are fantastic!

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Ivonne
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It took 20 minutes before someone came and attend us .

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Selena’s is becoming one of our favorite restaurants to dine

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vipMichelleP
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great
Love Corinne excellent waitstaff!

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BelindaL
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch and outstanding friendly service. Our glasses never got close to empty and the food was perfection.

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sophiam
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I liked the atmosphere, it is older brick style and aesthetically pleasing. Food is good. Waited 25 mins for someone to approach us for beverages. All of the tables surrounding us were receiving service. Not the greatest impression with this being my first visit. They did compensate us. That was appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was exceptional

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cherf
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very hot and fresh food for everyone at our table and plated visually appealing. I loved the lightly fried oyster dinner at lunch pricing

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vipClassyLady
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

Asked for salad dressing on the side. First nothing but lettuce in chefs salad. The got salad drenched in dressing . Could not eat it. Surly waitress topped it off! Not a good experience.

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KenG
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time celebrating a birthday. The bread pudding for the birthday lady was excellent. Thanks for a great afternoon.

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DrALG
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The menu had items beyond the typical fare which was what drew us to try Selena’s. The food was served hot and was delicious. The service was a bit slow, however we came at the change of shift.

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MaryW
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Waitress was great!! Had reservations and had to wait! Hostess had an attitude!! Not good for a first impression when you walk in!!!

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Indykelley62
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great and safe atmosphere to share with good friends!

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vipPc1029
Louisville
419 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband got the huge bowl of red beans and rice & loved it, & I got the tavern salad with the fruit in it & a piece of blackened mahi on it. Delicious! We also shared the appetizer fried oysters which had a great batter & were yummy!

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BonnieB
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a comfortable setting. Eating outdoors is always a pleasure and the new landscaping is very inviting. If you like Cajun food you need to pay them a visit. One good thing is that they take reservations. No waiting!!!!!!!!

FAQs

Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 245-9004.

Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 708 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.