Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

4.6
746 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 746 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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PierreG
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We took some out of town family members that were visiting fir Derby weekend. I will start off with, we love Selena’s, and I have never had a bad meal until this day, I ordered the Chicken piccata and it was very bland. And also the garlic toast for oysters appetizer was cold. Outside of that, everything was great! We did eat outside, nice afternoon for outdoor dining.

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TomR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the hash brown casserole. You won't be sad you did.

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AmyM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating at Selena's is always the best! This is your go-to for a new tucked away spot with great food - and don't leave without trying the bread pudding.

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vipShellieH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selena’s is the best in town!
People, staff, atmosphere, food, drinks, service, owners!
Way to go!

EJ
ElizabethJ
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selena's is always wonderful! My favorite is eating outside, but it was raining on my last visit and we had a very nice quiet table indoors, excellent service and the food, as always,
delicious!

MR
vipMichelleR
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was AMAZING!! I couldn't decide what to have for dinner and put it all into his hands....he surprised me and it was incredible!

DH
DeniseH
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Zack was outstanding. He made a suggestion for my dinner that I could enjoy 2 items by having an appetizers of shrimp & grits and a bowl of shrimp & crawfish etouffee.

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BeverlyH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I did not expect our meal to cost over $100. Have had similar, just as good and even better meals for less at several restaurants in Louisville.

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vip2picky
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the brunch as usual. Good food for the value.

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TanyaP
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots for Brunch/Lunch/Dinner. Food is always tasty and service is tops.

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vipFrankG
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and ambiance. Will go there again soon.

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GordonS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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vipAlDiner
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is always good. Being short staffed left the service element a little lacking. Ready to get past pandemic status

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rose
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love selenas! Great calamari for an appetizer and pasta special was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fantastic

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vipFritzB
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantast owner,service,food and ambiance

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BobC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We invited new neighbors to join us for dinner; turns out it was their anniversary!

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vipWishbone
Louisville
48 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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Local
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JD
JillD
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
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 on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChrisP
Louisville
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
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Love their bacon and biscuits & gravy!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
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
Nashville
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Brunch place!!

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vipJames40241
Louisville
16 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
5 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
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Diane
Louisville
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
10 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
3 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
Indiana
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!

KB
KimB
Louisville
3 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
Louisville
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
4 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!

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 746 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.