The Village Anchor

4.7
2642 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.

Expect the unexpected | A village-focused European “roost” where a lively Parisian Bistro greets the more traditional English Pub. 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

Note: Beginning January 1, 2021, you will notice a $2-per-guest Safety Service Fee that covers a small portion of the expenses we incur to keep you, our employees, and our environments safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, love the Brussel Sprouts and Goat cheese appetizers!

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IrishDiner
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to for a date night; we always have a great experience.

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DebbyW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was pleasant and the food was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience5

Pretty bummed out our experience because this is a favorite restaurant of ours. We saw our server 3 times. Once to take our order, to bring the food, and receive our check. We ordered an appetizer, salad, and entree to share along with with some drinks. Appetizer: fried green tomatoes were way over cooked, near burnt; Salad: supposed to have an over easy egg on top which ended up with a hard center, and the brussel sprouts were burnt. Entree: shrimp and grits were fine, but grits were clumpy.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful as always. This is our favorite spot!

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vipDonnieS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Meeting friends

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vipJenniferC
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alan was our server, and he is truly outstanding!!!

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Roro
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I came from Indianapolis to take our mother to lunch along with 2 dear friends of hers. Everyone enjoyed their lunch. It was delicious and the service was fantastic.

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice way to commemorate Easter!
Good food and nice ambiance!

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DebbieB
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Excellent food! And atmosphere! Manager and chef was very accommodating! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter Dinner
Staff was friendly. Food was good. My husband got the scallops, he loved them ( pricey tho). I got the salmon (moist)with asparagus( done just right).

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BrendaC
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our time at Village Anchor. We especially enjoyed it for Easter brunch this year. The protein bowl topped with grilled chicken was delish. My husband enjoyed his red velvet pancakes. Look forward to our next dining experience there!

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GMW09
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! We will certainly go back to the Village Anchor. A bit pricey but the food and ambiance were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific as always!

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RemyK
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food! We loved the atmosphere. First time dining in. I loved the filet and my fiance loved his pork chop! Great drinks too.

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David
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a delicious meal and enjoyed our experience.

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vipEvanZ
Louisville
54 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down our favorite restaurant in Louisville! Excellent food, service and prices! The wontons, shrimp and grits, goat cheese salad and hot brown were excellent! Drinks were delicious. Must try the fried derby pie next time.

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
43 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best night of our week is at the Village with Shannon!!!

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KapaunerL
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was good. It is always good quality.

I have been going to the Village Anchor for years because I live in Anchorage and it is the neighborhood hangout.

My only complaint is that the menu has not changed in years. I know what I am going to order before I get there. Vary the menu or add more nightly specials.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It’s time to have the drink specials congruent through the bottom and top level, I.e the mimosas that are served downstairs should also be offered upstairs! I heard several tables ask for the same thing!!!! ITs TIME.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I really like their food; however, I got a bad order of shrimp and grits.

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SandraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food at the Anchor. It is definitely one of my favorite places to go eat.

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

Everything was wonderful as always. We had asked to sit in the covered patio area, once we were seated it was a little too noisy so we asked if we could move inside and the staff was happy to accommodate our request. Can’t wait for some warmer weather to enjoy the patio!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Wonderful waiter! I love the Brussel Sprout Salad and my two friends got the Shrimp and Grits. It was all amazing as usual!

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and yumtastic!!! Shannon makes our week great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, service and experience!

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vipGaryS
Maldives
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Love the location. Needs a coffee shop for mornings.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Little slow on the drink orders
It’s was fine but dining out now is such a treat so it needs to be really good!

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SandraS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. Sam (female) was our server and very attentive. The food was excellent and I had the Bourbon Brown Sugar Mimosa which was so good, I said I have to go back next weekend just to have another! So we made a reservation for Saturday since we are both fully vacinnated we feel safe going out. Their precautions also added to my comfort.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING!!! Brunch was probably the best I have ever had. The setting and interior were quirky, fun, historic. Service was beyond expectations. One word... GO!!

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vipGGWW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place to hang out with my daughter. The food is always great, but it’s the customer service that’s bar to none.

Thank you for such a sweet experience!

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vipOnyx
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sitting by the cozy indoor fireplace! Both of our lunch salads were amazing!

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
44 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an awesome evening, and more so when Shannon makes everything so special !!! Thank You!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alan did an awesome job. Really enjoyed the evening

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Jchris
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rock star experience as always! Food, service, ambience were on point and made our day wonderful!

JM
vipJandMSims
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local Restaurant owners!

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Shelly
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service & ambience were all outstanding. All 4 of us had a steak meal & all were cooked to perfection.

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Polly
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a table booked for 2:30pm. As soon as we arrived, the server told us that the kitchen was closing in 15 minutes. We had to then call someone over to take our order. We were there less than 1 hour when the server interrupted our food to give us the bill and to tell us it had to be paid right away.
I like this place and the food but this was not the relaxing lunch I was looking forward to. Don’t understand why they make a table available at that time if they are not set up to cater to it. I was very very disappointed.

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DarienS
Western KY
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was ok but the service wasn’t the greatest

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vipSteve
Louisville
46 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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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 2642 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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