Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

4.6
837 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 837 people are saying
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TimothyM
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The server was great. The hostess however not so much. We were seated and she failed to let our server know we were seated in her area after getting eye rolls from her when we asked to be seated outside. This is the same hostess who failed to let us k ow our table was ready last week. I had to go to ask if our table was ready 20 min after our reservation time when she asked us to wait in the bar. The table was obviously ready. Small annoyance but had to deal with it two weeks in a row.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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JohnJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My guest and I have dined at this restaurant before and we have always been pleased with the food, the service and the reasonable prices. We would certainly recommend it to thers, as well as plan to return there in the future.

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MamaJ
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Too loud, bench seats uncomfortable should do individual chairs and take out benches. Food orders were wrong but good

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NancyB
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food always

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JimM
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a joy each time we visit. From the first contact with the host thru to the necessary paying of the bill. It is a delicious home away from home where you don't have to do the dishes!

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NatoschaH
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

My friends and I booked a lunch here three weeks ago for 12:30. We arrived on time and checked in. I asked for outdoor seating and was told it wouldn’t be a problem. We waited in the lobby for a HALF HOUR while other tables were sat outside. I once again asked about our table and was told it would be a few more minutes. When the hostess did finally seat us she tried to take us to an indoor table when there were plenty of outdoor options available. Once again I reminded her I asked for outdoor. Once again I was told it would be a few minutes. When we finally did get sat it was another half hour before a server took pity on us as two other servers passed by us several times. Just to be clear, it took one full hour for us to get water. The server who took us on was wonderful. She did everything she could to make up for the experience we had up until greeting us. However, between the pitiful service (up until her) and barely warm soup, I doubt I’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary. It was my first time there. Everything was fabulous. It’s definitely a keeper.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Server was very busy but efficient. Very pleasant experience.

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ShelleyH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time for us out of towners and I will definitely come back.

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MelanieE
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have an amazing experience dining at Selena’s. We have chosen Selena’s to celebrate many different special occasions. Every single time, we have had great service, incredible food and an overall great experience. The gumbo is the best I have ever had and the stuffed shrimp I order every time with a side of cheese grits. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a great experience and delicious meal. Just when we thought the meal couldn’t be any better, we decided to take home part of our meals and save room for dessert. We ordered the bread pudding with bourbon Carmel sauce. It was soooo good! Definitely would go back just for this dessert and coffee!

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DavidB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the fish dishes. Last night the blackened red fish was great; both the texture and taste were excellent. Our server was very efficient and pleasant. For dessert we enjoyed the bread pudding. We always enjoy dining at Selena's.

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vipSherri
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love your brunch menu.
The beignets are delicious! And I can’t get past the Steak & Eggs, it’s SO GOOD!

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TerriM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipsusanp
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipEvanZ
Louisville
64 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
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
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Steven
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Melissa
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
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 on July 23, 2021
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 on July 22, 2021
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
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCatgirl
Indiana
24 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
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
79 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
35 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
24 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
29 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.

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 837 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.