The Village Anchor

4.7
2518 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Due to the bulk of our available seating being outdoor, reservations are weather dependent. In the event of rain, we are unable to guarantee a spot on the covered patio or inside, as seating is limited. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Currently open for CARRYOUT - order online at https://www.toasttab.com/the-village-anchor/v2/online-order#!/

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
-Mom's Banana Pudding
-Sweet Potato Fries with Bourbon Marshmallow dipping sauce

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What 2518 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Absolutely freezing. Everyone was complaining. Ruined the entire experience.

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Andrea
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a great brunch under difficult rainy conditions. Food was hot and very tasty.

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vipChrisR
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy the atmosphere and food/service. Good stuff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was very personable! We had a great evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal before the shut down!! Service was excellent

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
30 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank again Shannon!!!
Will miss our usual table...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good and the service was outstanding!

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WiDe
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Dined downstairs. Sat next to door. People would be waiting for the Hostess and hold the door open. The Hostess was always gone. One couple actually asked us what to do when they got there...was waiting forever. We were trying to eat. Should be a more welcoming environment.

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Big shout out and more to Shannon!!!
She makes our week amazing !!!
Thank you!!!

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Becky
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly my favorite restaurant in Louisville. I bring visitors to town here as well as choosing it as my special celebration location.

It was my four year "cancerversary" and of course I chose to celebrate good results at the Village Anchor.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not amazing food or value for a $50+ lunch.

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FredM
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I met a customer here for lunch & I will be back. There was a nice selection of food. I went for the egg sandwich and was thoroughly impressed. Our server (sorry, forgot her name) was very attentive without being annoying.

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Nancy
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful day so we sat outside. Our waitress was super friendly and attentive.
We started with a Bloody Mary which was delicious. When then ordered an appetizer and our brunch choice.
She made sure the appetizer and our main course was brought out with enough time in between to enjoy them both separately.
Wonderful experience all around. We will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Cool place, staff was helpful and attentive. Food was alright. Pretty average but when you factor with the price it’s not worth it. It’s just expensive pub food. The higher end items like the steak (which I ordered) was below my expectations for the price and others food arrived cold.

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon is always amazing!!!
We love to see her each week and immensely enjoy her awesome beverages!!!

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downtowndiner54
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I’ve dined at Village Anchor 4 times prior to this. Each time was an excellent experience. This last time didn’t live up to the previous ones. I ordered a fillet with Brussels sprout side — it didn’t turn out well. The filet was somewhat mangled. THe Brussel sprouts could have stayed in the oven a little bit longer to make them more crispy and carmelized. I must’ve stopped there on an off night. The waitress was fantastic... very attentive and positive in her attitude.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Server in Alan, food was great and fantastic environment

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Drew
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Love the new receipt payment option!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food, service was great. Restaurant was chilly, like to be warm when iwe eat. We love the Village Anchor

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vipJill
Birmingham
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great night at the Village Anchor! The food was great! Our server was the best! Always a great date spot!

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Jjo7399
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have ever been to - everything was out of this world delicious. Don’t miss the fried Brussels sprouts salad. Absolutely divine.

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vipPc1029
Louisville
411 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed dinner with friends. I had 2 fish tacos with avocado & delicious sauce & homemade chips & my husband had fish & chips. Both very good! Wine was good too!!

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vipJames
Louisville
31 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food: helpful, none invasion service. Only real complaint was the main fireplace room was a bit on the cold side for me. Could be the roaring fire drawing heat out of the room. Fires are awesome for ambiance, yet can be detrimental to HVAC system balance for room heat.

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Becca
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love it here . The server was great. The heaters helped keep us warm

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful and the food was amazing! 10/10 will definitely be back

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vipJenniferH
Western KY
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our server Kenny was fantastic and really allowed ou to enjoy our brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic evening at the Village Anchor. I highly recommend the Brown Sugar Old Fashioned, it gets things headed in the right direction. My wife closed the evening with their version of derby pie, which was excellent. Of course, everything in between was great as well, and the staff were highly attentive the entire time.

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vipmarkK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Way over priced. Fish special was $50
And cold with little taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was exquisite! The patio was perfect for a rainy fall night. The food was absolutely delicious! It was so nice to catch up with a friend while enjoying a few cocktails and a wonderful meal. Definitely going back!

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vipPatriciaF
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love The Village Anchor for lunch. The pick three option is great. Mix that with great company and a beautiful Autumn day ...perfectiin!

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vipChris
Las Vegas
60 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch we had on the patio was exceptional. The Reubens, the chili, and egg and pancetta sandwich were the favorites

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vipMerilynC
Louisville
16 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

I would like add that Village Anchor fries very hard to follow the safety guidelines for the pandemic.

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MichaelG
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to place for great, refined casual dining—be it dinner for two, brunch for the family, and everything in between.

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AnnaC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! I will definitely return. The fish tacos, salmon and mushroom risotto were the best I have ever had!

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JenniferN
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Family in town

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JessicaH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a wonderful anniversary celebration with friends. food was fabulous as always. Service was great. precautions for covid were perfect.

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Saras
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Overall we had a wonderful dining experience. The food and service were excellent. Our only complaint is that we made reservations in advance and noted that we were celebrating our anniversary, however we were seated downstairs on the patio not in the main restaurant. Technically the downstairs is a different, more casual restaurant called the Sea Hag although they have the same menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Fiancé & I were celebrating our engagement and everything was great! Great food & great customer service!

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Helen
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was attentive but not intrusive. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch celebrating friends' 50th anniversary. They were very excited because they had never eaten at the Village Anchor. They said that they would definitely go back.

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vipDanC
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was very good, but Service was extremely slow (not the server’s fault). Music was too loud. Space heater too hot. Not a pleasant experience.

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You can order delivery directly from The Village Anchor using the Order Online button. The Village Anchor also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 708-1850.

The Village Anchor is rated 4.7 stars by 2518 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.

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