Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

4.6
825 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 825 people are saying
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TerriM
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing as well as the food . We’ll definitely return!!

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susanp
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Selena's and loved everything about it
Highly recommend

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vipEvanZ
Louisville
64 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time here--the food was excellent and the service was on point. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect morning! Our server was fantastic and food was great for the price!

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Steven
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious breakfast in a beautiful setting. Service was excellent!

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Melissa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Selena's was a lovely choice to celebrate my parent's 69th anniversary under a big, bright full moon! They absolutely loved the food, the ambiance and the warmth of the staff. While the food was a big hit (Fried oysters, clam chowder, shrimp & grits and fried green tomatoes), they really appreciated the time the general manager took to greet and chat with them. As decades-long business owners themselves, they were impressed by his hospitality. For me, I can't wait to go back with a group of friends to enjoy cocktails on the patio by the waterfall. As a vegan, I didn't have many (or any) options aside from salad and pasta, so the food won't necessarily be the return draw for me. But at least I know that my seafood eating friends will be well pleased.

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vipJaneB
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Our service was terrific and the patio was just perfect. The food is high quality. Very well prepared and fresh.

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PhilH
Louisville
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice surroundings. Good food and drink. Very friendly, efficient staff, especially parking attendants, who kept the crowd from being problematic.

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ScottS
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great experience at Selena's - food, service and atmosphere

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vipCatgirl
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time visit for a table of 4 from out of state. The ambience was great, food wonderful. Ordered 7 appetizers to share for a dinner meal. Only item we did not care for was the meatballs. All else was fabulous. Parking was a bit tricky, but we enjoyed so much. We will be back when back to Louisville. Cocktails were very good.

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BernardH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a cup of gumbo which was overflowing and a little spicy, I like that. My entree was the New Orleans trio, jambalaya, red beans and rice and crawfish etouffe. All were excellent.

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GGWW
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I had heard a great deal about this restaurant. But the food was “so-so” and the other folk working there was just wonderful. My young lady who helped me….not so much.

Maybe this was just an “off day.”

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vipTomcat88
Louisville
76 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great brunch with friends Sunday morning. Started brunch with the delicious beniquets followed by spicy Bloody Mary’s for all.
Entrees included a combination of eggs Benedict, chicken & waffles and house omelette. A couple cups of gumbo finished off our brunch.
What a super brunch!!! Give it a try soon.

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Sgray
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selena’s has multiple food genre’s. Seafood, creole, Italian and combinations. I recommend clam chowder (Friday’s), any of the Italian dinners, and finish with bread pudding. Scrumptious.

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Slgas2121
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Inside dining was very loud making it difficult to carry on a conversation

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VivekM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was ok. Ambience was good. The waiter was in a rush. Seems he wanted to get in and out in the least possible time. Was rushing. There is a lot I want to try but don’t think would be back

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vipTrdqs
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is always super friendly from the hostess, waiters to the general manager, Ray and owner, Alan.

Food is always consistently outstanding. Live the vibe of the entire place!

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JAFF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Selena's and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food! It was really noisy inside though due to some other customers. Other than that though, everything was great!

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vipTawnyaB
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brian made our experience memorable. Very friendly and informative with history of restaurant and its menu. Our first time here and Brian let the owner now and he came over to welcome us and introduce himself. Our food was very tasty and great prices. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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johns
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Pouring rain so we missed the ambiance of the outdoor space we desired. Will definitely return. Very good meals but the veggies were over cooked. Great value and extensive menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
33 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dinner with a friend! The food was delicious as always.

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LeanneD
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably outstanding food and excellent friendly service made for a wonderful evening out with 3 generations of my family.

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CarlaC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have celebrated several birthdays here and always enjoy the experience. Excellent food, great atmosphere

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vipAlDiner
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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JohannaW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and amazing service!! Recommend for sure

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viplife
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere but really noisy. Food excellent and service right on

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always good. And today was no exception.

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SJI66
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious our waitress Laken was very attentive. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the patio!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
54 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We are excited to get back to Selena’s now that they had fully reopened…. However, we wish we didn’t go. The service was horrible — our server didn’t show up to our table for 15 minutes and got mad at another server for taking our drink order. It never improved and he vanished for 25 minutes after our food was delivered…. The food did not come out correctly, items were left off the plates, getting additional drinks was impossible due to the missing server. As we paid our bill snd left our server and another one were in the booths rolling silverware in the entry way.

We will not be back.

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JulieL
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful patio and I appreciate how busy our server was except he dint necessarily apologize for slowness as much as begrudge any asks for more water or checks, etc. I know we tipped him nicely but his attitude about if he could do things was a bit unsettling. But we love the place and will return. I hope you can hire more servers soon.

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RxRide
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

More Gluten free options, please. Or be able to modify to be GF. Thanks.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner with friends to celebrate a birthday. Patio was not open due to weather but booth was nice and food was delicious. Even received a free bread pudding for the birthday girl. Will definitely go back on a sunny day to enjoy the outdoor dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We came for Father’s Day and to our surprise everything was buffet style, serve yourself with the same serving spoons everyone else touches. The food was subpar and not worth the $30 per person price tag. The eggs were even powdered. We would have much rather ordered off the regular menu or been informed it wouldn’t be available. Disappointing experience to say the least.

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mbf417
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with co workers

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Slgas2121
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It seemed that they were understaffed. I’m sure they are having the same problem that other restaurants are getting staff

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MimiK
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner with friends. Enjoyed the patio and koi pond.

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Sharon
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I got the chicken parm and it was ok. Definitely had better. The chicken was overcooked and not enough sauce for all the noodles.

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CindyF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday Dinner was wonderful food is always great here.

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 825 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.