Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

4.6
783 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 783 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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CindyF
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday Dinner was wonderful food is always great here.

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Letseat
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have dined here for brunch several times and have never been disappointed. The food is very good and the service is excellent. The restaurant is so popular that parking can be a challenge when at full capacity.

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MandyE
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waiter forgot our bread and husbands baked potato

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BenRigor
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the same waitress the last time I came- too bad I’m awful with names but she is WONDERFUL. Both times I had her. Outside of that, every other time I come, the service is always great, and the food is always better. I’m happy the patio is open now too.

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MikeB
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. The atmosphere is fantastic. We had brunch and the food was suburb. Their Beignets were as good as the French Quarter in New Orleans We plan on returning for a lunch and dinner.

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ToddT
Louisville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant
Service and food were both top notch.

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DanielleR
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food & service was excellent.

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72mortons
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice evening outdoors with friends. Needed 13 more characters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stopped at the first time at Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern. It is a very charming place. The menu was quite varied and prices were reasonable. The service was very good, even though the restaurant is a bit short of servers at the moment, what with COVID and all. We had the chicken salad sandwich with fries. Two thumbs up. We will definitely go back and try other items on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was my first time here but it won't be the last! The service and food was good!!

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vipTastebud
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience1

VERY loud and crowded, no simple courtesy. Wait staff was great, food was tasty but atmosphere was not near the quality we have come to expect. Felt very out of control.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining here ! Staffing is short so please be patient with the hard working staff and remember to tip them well ! They show up work hard with a smile and are working extra hard during these difficult times when no one wants to work !

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JackB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, nice atmosphere, service was a little slow, but it was a busy night. Friendly staff. Had a nice anniversary celebration!

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LarryH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy during lunch however with a reservation didn’t wait at all go my table. Server was very polite and attentive without hovering. Meal was delicious, fish and chips were perfectly prepared and the gumbo was the best I’ve ever had. Will definitely be revisiting Selena’s again.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We have been patrons for many years and were anxious to return after being off the restaurant circuit for a year. The food was as delicious as always. Unfortunately, they seem to be struggling with staff (not surprising). The service was not up to the standard that we have experienced in the past.

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KenG
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good dinner.

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Shonny
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Everything we had was delicious from appetizer to dessert! It’s a small area so it’s tight if they are busy, but they have a lot of outdoor seating as well. We will definitely be back!

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LoraZ
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!! The fridge was wonderful and the service was great. It's my got to place for a girls lunch or brunch.

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DebH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall it was very good. Crab Rolls and the Mushrooms were awesome. I also had the shrimp and grits, not a fan. The grits were very "pasty" as if they were left over from breakfast, the bacon wrapped on the shrimp was not cooked enough. Service was good but it was a bit dark inside. Still would definitely recommend it if you're looking for great cajun food.

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Gingerella
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful New Orleans style food, went for an anniversary luncheon,
We were able to sit outside and it was perfect weather. Service was very good, a little slow initially taking our drink orders, but the starter and food came quickly and was hot.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Liv502
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience today! Great food and great drinks. Always a nice time for Sunday brunch.

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JimM
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selena's is our absolute favorite place to eat in all of the Louisville area. It's always great food, with good service. It is a special treat when the weather permits to eat outside!

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vipcarey
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always ask to be in Brian's section...he is fantastic!

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vipEvanZ
Louisville
59 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

W
ow--what an excellent restaurant! Great food in huge portions and great service!!! Reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place, love the ambiance. Celebrated our 15 year anniversary. The food was delicious and the service was excellent!

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vipBegees
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food, outstanding price. Possibly my new favorite place in Louisville.

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vipheatherb
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful weather, sat outside an enjoyed an awesome dinner

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vippeterc
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was wonderful but service was way too fast. Ordered Drinks, appetizers and main course as other server requested. Appetizers came almost immediately. After several minutes the drinks and mai course arrived almost simultaneously.
Very good meal Babur not an enjoyable experience.

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DennisS
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to eat. Will wait for warmer weather so we can eat outside next time.

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ThursdayDiner
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our pasta lunch on the front patio. The back patio is especially beautiful; it has a waterfall and koi pond with huge fish. Very relaxing. Food was delish and service was terrific.

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betsyS
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Charming setting, food choices are varied and three entrees we tried were well prepared and tasty. This restaurant , feels like a rural neighborhood place to meet friends and share a meal with good value.

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MaryL
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Park across the street in MidCity Mall. Very easy!

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ClaireS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my blackened salmon meal. It was delicious.

JS
JennieS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service....great food....great atmosphere.

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PierreG
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
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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vipSherri
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Food is excellent. Selena’s is my favorite brunch in Louisville. The Service is usually 5⭐️top notch- but this day I cam only rate a 2 ⭐️

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ArthurJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome service and food! Great at accommodating my friends and I.

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TomR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DanaMH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Selena's is our go-to place because the food NEVER disappoints and the staff are amazing. No matter the season, the ambiance and atmosphere are wonderful. The food always comes out out, delicious and satisfying. Love, Selena's!

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AmyM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
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.

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 783 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.