The Village Anchor

4.6
1852 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Expect the unexpected | A village-focused European “roost” where a lively Parisian Bistro greets the more traditional English Pub. Feels like home, yet with an art gallery on the ceiling. A must-do in LOU.
“This unique and ornate eatery marries southern comfort flavors to decor quirks nodding to a lively historic ship experience.” - via OpenTable editorial, 2017
-Myra's Fried Chicken
-Kevin's Meatloaf Burger
-Charity Host Nights (10% of attendees meals goes to select local charity), "Celebrity Host Night", every Sunday and Monday.
-Red Velvet Pancakes
-Mom's Banana Pudding
-Sweet Potato Fries with Bourbon Marshmallow dipping sauce
-$10-Buck-Tuesdays

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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant in Louisville

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Friendly staff, great vibe. Food was excellent! The CAB Filet was a very tender cut of meat. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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VI
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about it as always. Scallops were to die for!

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L
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was a bit slow. We sat for quite a while before the waiter acknowledged us and took our drink order. Ordered the green chili wontons, and they were only lukewarm when they arrived. My husband had mussels, which were great. I ordered the fried chicken, and was disappointed. The chicken was moist and well-cooked, but there was way too much breading. It was like a hard shell on the chicken. I also had the collard greens, which had good smoky flavor, but were very salty.

We love this place and will go back, but the food was not as great as it usually is.

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TL
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was outstanding, the service was fantastic. Oh by the way, the food was terrific.

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m
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Something upset my tummy badly, perhaps it was me or the food. I’ll give it another try!

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SW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, excellent service from Erin, specialty mimosas were awesome.

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GN
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

The tables were way too close together. Wish they did a better job of spreading the tables so they were not side by side. It was hard to not hear other's conversations, when desiring a quiet and intimate setting.

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent, and service spot on, however ambiance needs some work. We were seated what appeared to be an outside dining area surrounded by a tent. The tables were very close together, and it was loud. There was a breeze coming in and our table was brightened by a huge ray of sunshine that couldn't be blocked. They did have heaters going in this area, but our table was right up against a cold brick wall.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was outstanding!

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C
Toledo
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints.

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e
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I’m a fan of The Village Anchor. The food quality is high, but the menu is starting to feel dated and a bit heavy. I would love to see newer, lighter offerings, and also more gluten and dairy free choices. Love the lively, fun atmosphere and the service is always great.

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GH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall good, but disappointed with the noise level and food. Big portions, but lots of fat on the ribs and fish special had lots of bones.

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JH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

The patio was hot and cold during our entire meal. Tables were too close together and could hear everything at next table but couldn’t hear person sitting next to you. Don’t know what solution would be. Still enjoy visiting.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place never dissapoints, it's always a great meal and the atmosphere makes it such a great experience every time. Village Anchor is our favorite spot!

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OT
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just a casual lunch. The food was outstanding as usual. The service could have been a tad bit better. I had to remind our waitress a couple of times that we needed a water refill before it happened. But really no big deal, they looked quite busy. Overall we really enjoyed the meal. The elk chili and the Cuban sandwich were both wonderful.

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TA
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten lunch there and love all their salad options! This was dinner and we had the salmon as well as shrimp and grits. Both were outstanding. Portion size was perfect. Wine was wonderful. Desert was shared and amazing. Our server was great - very observant and helpful with a easy going personality. We will definitely be back - for both lunch and dinner!

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C
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and drink served promptly in a nice surroundings.

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OT
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening there was wonderful. We asked to be relocated by the fire and they accommodated us. John was our server who was excellent. He was entertaining but not overbearing. He was very knowledgeable about food choices. I had the hotter brown which was excellent and my sister had the shrimp and grits which also was excellent. We opted for the banana pudding for desert (which John suggested not his favorite). He was right. Too much meringue. We should have chosen the fried derby pie which our neighbors had. Looked marvelous. All in all a great night out with my sister. We will be back!

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l
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places!! Brussel sprouts are amazing as a meal!!!!!!

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SV
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Loved the food, wait staff very good, noise level a bitmuch. Enclosed patio was rather chilly even with the heaters.
Overall we enjoyed our brief dinner... but too cold to sit and enjoy another glass of wine😢

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JO
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great Service

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was great, food was amazing. Great way to celebrate a birthday!

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OT
Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great restuarant. We eat here a lot.

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R
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

They put this baby in the corner. Well technically on the enclosed porch area and it was really cold.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. The atmosphere was very unique and cozy. The only thing I didn’t care for was the tables are very close together and to keep the covered patio warm, the heat was turned up a little high (but it was better than being cold.) I’ve heard about Village Anchor for years and so glad we finally made it. It is a beautiful restaurant with delicious food.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good food and service. It's a happenin' place so consider this if you're needing a quiet locale to conduct business or catch up with your spouse. A gem of a location nestled in Anchorage KY

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SN
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We have eaten at The Village Anchor many times but this visit was not very good. We waited over an hour for our food, only to be told a children's party was taking priority.
Food was good but was cold..

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D
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!

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BW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate inside by the fireplace. What an interesting chilling; all framed pictures! The foos was delicious and the Blackberry Old Fashion is now my favorite signature drink.

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SY
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have been there on a number of occasions and while the service was good, the food was not. Two people ordered the Salmon and one piece had several bones in it. The other plate was very poorly dressed. Not served as described and was barely warm. Additionally, one of the guests order fish tacos and they were not as described. We did sub grilled fish for blackened, and it was flavorless and cold.

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G
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best. John gave us top notch service as usual

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m
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 4

The heating situation on the patio is a huge mess. It was either blowing hot or extremely cold drafts on my neck when heat was off. Very uncomfortable dining experience. I was hot or freezing - no in between

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BH
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our food,server Savvanah and over all experience! Thank You!!!

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K
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food! Small and loud venue.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

we went for my sisters birthday dinner and the food was amazing as always, and the service was very good. i highly recommend for any occasion.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food the delicious and our server was very nice!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was amazing. The only issue was that we were seated in an isle where everyone had to pass as they left. Our table was literally four inches away from the next table. This made very hard to have a private conversation. We will go back maybe next time we will ask for different seating

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L
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and beautiful decor-perfect for a cozy date night. My husband and I enjoyed the hot brown (him) and meatloaf burger with side of sweet potato fries (me). We finished with warm banana pudding. Everything was wonderful from start to finish.

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RS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Craved this place and it always lives up to the expectation!

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