Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

4.7
967 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 967 people are saying
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ChrisW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Selena's and it was a very enjoyable experience. The food and service were great. The views inside looking out to the rolling creek was beautiful. We had a reservation for 5pm, we were seated at the first table by the entrance, behind the plexiglass where patrons enter. There were no other patrons in the entire restaurant at that time. I was disappointed and asked to be moved to a table with a view, and we quickly relocated to a lovely table. Cannot understand why the least desirable table in the entire restaurant was not saved until the restaurant was at full capacity.

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vipsmwraw
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Brunch, lunch or dinner

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous girls lunch celebrating a friend’s birthday. The $2/$4 mimosas were a fun way to start! The dining room had a cozy fire in the fire space on that cold January day. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. The only bummer thing to note is that the lunch menu isn’t available on Sunday until after 2:30PM. Not much of a “breakfast menu” gal, but was glad I could at least get a Tavern Salad. The rest room was a little messy, but it was a busy Sunday @Selena’s - not enough to lose a star. Will be back again soon.

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ShaneD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could have I would have given 6 stars. Incredible experience beginning to end!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Ladies Brunch was amazing this weekend due to the Beignets and Bloody Marie’s from this Selena’s - it seems we can’t get those things duplicated properly here in Louisville but Selena’s has pulled it off perfectly!!! Thanks and we will be baaaack!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, and the food was fantastic. 10/10 highly recommend.

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vipRaymondL
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good. We will be back. Great for brunch. Try the beigneits.

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BrandonG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Good food, really fast service. Almost too fast on a date night. Perfect for a family meal. Not the best parking situation.

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JennieS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding for lunch. Our office group were all happy with the food and service. Nice menu for lunch...attentive wait staff. Will definately go back whenever we can. The Tavern Salad is delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service!

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KathyB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for lunch and seating next to the fireplace was outstanding! Food was delicious. First time there and will be back!

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Letseatout
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall5food5service2ambience4

I have eaten brunch at Selena's several times. The quality of food and value is five star, just don't get Jack as a server. He acted like he didn't want to be there.

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momofmo
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service outstanding. Very loud once the dinner crowd arrived. Food average.

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HeleJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Waitress was fantastic. We were seated by the windows looking out overlooking the patio but it was still pleasantly warm. Only complaint was the pasta could have used a bit more sauce but the shrimp were cooked perfectly and flavor was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great place for lunch or dinner. My go to place in Louisville.

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ColleenM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selena’s is always a great place for lunch or dinner!

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GilH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What's not to like ? The perfect place for a date.

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RichardM
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Excellent! From the Brie and Salad to my perfectly cooked steak all was to notch. Maria was one of the best servers I have had in years.

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AlexisB
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service. Our server was wonderful and I’m so sad that I can’t remember her name to give her proper credit. The hash brown casserole is unbeatable. The ONLY thing that this restaurant could improve would be the brunch drink menu. Mimosas and bloody Mary’s are the most common brunch drinks but a wider variety to choose from would be great.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Great prices for brunch

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FrankK
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything at Selena's from the food to the ambience was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

New Year’s Eve

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LilyannaC
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive. The food was good, but it didn’t blow me away. The restaurant is very cute and had the perfect noise level. I’ll definitely be back and I look forward to trying the brunch one day too.

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DebbieA
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a go to place to celebrate everything from a birthday to just good time together. Selena’s is consistently good. A place we can always count on for being excellent in all categories

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JeriP
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this out of the way place. Excellent food.

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LvilleDiner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Cocktails and food were not good. Much better experience and value at lunch.

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LS5000
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! I'd never been there before, but it looked good and I was able to make reservations for the day after Christmas for Brunch. Service was excellent, the interior was very nice, and the food was great and fast! Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a very nice family dinner. The food was very good and the service was excellent. We did get a little chilly by the door to the patio. We had eaten here several times and wanted to take our children there who were visiting for the holidays.

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KapaunerL
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The only issue was that the table where we were seated was sticky and unclean. However, when we pointed that out, the server was very pleasant and took care of it right away.

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vipMarkW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mid afternoon early dinner - was quiet overall, service good, food good and reliable.

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JimC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The place is nice and service was fair but the quality of food was laking. Why would any place use popcorn shrimp in their signature dishes (jambalaya and etouffee).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had the best service ever from our waitress even though the place was packed!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Glad we made reservation. The restaurant was packed and there was barely any room to move. Our server was great and the food was good. We didn't stay long because the noise level was unbearable. Parking was a nightmare

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ElaineO
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! Outstanding service from Brian also. Lovely atmosphere

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DinaM
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious, staff is friendly. A table of folks here and there can be loud, but still worth the trip.

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Jane
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Food and service were very good. Noise level was deafening. Will return when outdoor seating is available. Would recommend anyone who doesn't mind the noise.

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Claire
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are fans of Selena's. I have not tried everything as I am the kind that reorders 2 or 3 of the same dishes at a restaurant. My husband is the fan of the shrimp & grits, while I love the fried green tomatoes. We both enjoy the spinach/artichoke dip very much,

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LindaV
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely evening! Great Food, Fabulous Service, all-around wonderful experience.

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JeanneC
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Selena's is our go-to!

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RickHoward
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food, good selection, excellent staff. Loved it as always.

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 4.7 stars by 967 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.