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Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

4.6
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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 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 584 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The food was old tasting and the service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful service

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RobertT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch and great service. Have recommended to everyone I know.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely patio. Food was great and very large portions. Service was good but not outstanding.

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AnthonyW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We ate outside of course, we were celebrating my wife’s birthday,everything was fine. I made the mistake of ordering a ribeye steak that was highlighted as the special. I should’ve inquired as to the thickness of the Steak especially since I was ordering it medium, when it came it was about a quarter inch thick, similar to what we used to get at waffle house and it was well done. I would never recommend ordering a steak at Selinas they Have other food that is much better! Especially for a $32 steak!

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DeeDeeM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew, our waiter, was awesome! Food was super good. First time for brunch there and i will definitely come back. I’ve eaten dinners there and always no complaints at all.

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KristieP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday just myself and my husband. Had a very enjoyable evening.

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KurtJ
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was wonderful to enjoy the evening meal on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the rib eye special and 2 others had the pasta special. The 4th person has the meatballs. All were wonderful. Service was great and it was so nice to be able to be seated in the lovely outside seating area.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only issue was with sitting on the patio. There were so many flies constantly flying around our table and in our faces. Had some flies drop into our drinks and food, had to take time to order more. They had fans but we’re trash-bagged for some reason so we were forced to use menus as fans to keep flies away. Other than that it was good dining experience!

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vipBandA
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We have been once before back in January 2020. Wonderful food and experience. This time Stuffed shrimp was overcooked--maybe oil was too hot? New server that had a hard time with our cocktail order and service was a bit slow. Had to go to the bar myself to get something after waiting a period of time for him to return. Understand everyone is new but someone should have been shadowing him.

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KelleyH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere on the patio was really nice and our server was great. The food was OK but a bit overpriced.

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selena's is our favorite restaurant for date night. We love the atmosphere! The food and service are always outstanding!

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vipchuckR
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good but service was slow and had to repeat request. Not horrible but really would like to fine tune service.

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vipCourtneyR
Cincinnati
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

While normally I would give it a 5 star, they were slammed and our waitress had too many tables and one was a party of what seemed 6-7 people, so not her fault. It took a long time for our food and to get things.

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PatriciaP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Socially distanced properly and delicious food and excellent service!

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vipjulesd
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and great atmosphere. Best patio dining in Louisville

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was excellent

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vipBrittanyM
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic service! Can't wait to go back!

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Guerns77
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

They were double parking cars in the parking lot. They have tables that were not appropriately social distancing. The waitress was almost never at our table and another waiter took our drink order. The place was a zoo. It was very loud and packed. Additionally the AC vents were condensing water and dripping on the customers. We got sat next to the door leading to the patio, and it was VERY hot. The door was the main walk way for the waiters so it was a bit too busy for us to enjoy our meal. The food was good but the over all experiences as terrible. Will most likely not return

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DanielC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our Brunch. Service was great and the food for also great.

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TomC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance, the waitress was very nice but seemed new and it took a little long to get a second cocktail and it came after our food arrived. It was our first time there and we’ll definitely go there again!

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vipShereeR
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute of our experience!

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Haptrav
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made a reservation to celebrate our 31st wedding anniversary. Dinner was wonderful and our service was great. I was a little disappointed that nobody recognized our anniversary. Their reservations form specifically asked if we were celebrating anything. Other than that it was fantastic. And save room for desert! The chocolate lava cake and bananas foster were incredible.

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BelindaS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server "Lakin" was wonderful. One thing I would like to suggestion to Chef - can you change up the menu on the cheese potatoes and have a variety of either plain potatoes or hashbrowns? It's getting a bit boring with those cheesy potatoes. thank you

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous experience. The food was completely delicious, LOVED the outdoor seating, and had great service. Enjoyed it so much I went back over the weekend with my sister. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Made a reservation through open table and were seated immediately. Food and service was amazing, and always a nice relaxing atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch - service, food and atmosphere! Safe & socially distanced on the beautiful patio! Our fav!!

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vipKtygal
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I don't think you followed cdc regulations

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PaulS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food at fair price. Will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipSamanthaM
Indiana
29 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the patio and Koi pond. The service is excellent and the food is always great !
One of my favorite dining spots

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Liv502
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful first experience. We were celebrating my Mothers birthday and everything was perfect. Kevan gave great service as well our drinks and food were amazing. We will for sure be returning.

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Katie
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to Selena’s. Always great service and nothing can beat sitting outside on their patio!

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vipTinaS
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding! And our food was delicious!

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vipRobbie7
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice place food was ok

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JennD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was our first time there and we were celebrating our anniversary. You get a lot of food so I would suggest sharing a meal.

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Mynthia
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. They took all of the COVID-19 precautions and we sat on the patio. It was not overcrowded, and the whole patio was shaded. Will be going back at least twice a month for brunch. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful covid friendly dining experience food was great as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really nice dinner on the patio. The stuffed trout special was very good, but honestly the salads and the sides were phenomenal. Get the 1769 salad! The patio is very pleasant and shaded, perfect for a summer night.

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 584 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.