The Village Anchor

4.7
2569 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: if you do not see availability to meet your dining needs on OpenTable please call the restaurant directly.

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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vipSheliaW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Our waiter was exceptional! We had salmon, shrimp and grits and fried chicken as entree’s for our party of three. All were excellent. The appetizers were phenomenal also! The goat cheese gateau and fried bologna sandwich were so good! Banana pudding for dessert was also outstanding!

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SLStout
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was most enjoyable. Great food, shared with special friends in a warm cozy setting and quiet enough that we could talk to each other easily. Will definitely be going back. We had the fish tacos, fish and chips and salmon and of course, sweet potato fries. Always get them!!

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PaulT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit. Not the first and won’t be last!

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72mortons
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great experience to dine in one of their igloos.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was average. Price was unreasonable. $160, with tip, for four people, two drinks, water for everyone else, one appetizer and one person just got a salad with chicken.

JM
JoanM
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my sister-in-law's birthday brunch. I ordered the hotter brown and French toast (kid's size). Both yum and delicious! Their coffee is on the light roast side, which is fine. But I personally love dark coffee. My SIL got eggs benedict and she said it was delicious. We will definitely be back here for brunch and I will order the same thing!

MR
MichelleR
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent! The food was delicious as usual. We will go back soon!

MM
MichaelM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great night out.

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Eater
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

I suppose they are doing their best during COVID, but the table was essentially outside, and we were seated near cleaning supplies and dish tubs. The plastic and heaters did very little to make it comfortable (it was freezing, and a strong breeze blew in under the plastic). Overall a really bad experience. We've eaten there so many times before, but I doubt we will ever return. Glaring issues.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was too cold. They put us downstairs. The plastic was not completely covering the air. Only had one heater . That was not enough. I made reservations 2 weeks before. Would have preferred to sit inside. Didn’t know at the time or I would have requested.

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ToniD
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Would highly recommend service , food , atmosphere

CC
vipCarolynC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, as usual. Love this restaurant! :)

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johnr
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these times of Covid it is nice to find a location that respects the ban but helps you feel normal. The service was exceptional beyond expectations. The food was excellent and the banana pudding with meringue was beyond description. The presentation was divine and more than generous. The tab was perhaps more than I planned on, but worth every cent. The bourbon selection was first rate and the house cocktails were interesting, though not sampled.

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LloydG
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, great apps, great food! There isn't one bad thing on the menu. Be sure to try the sweet potato fries with cinnamon marshmallow cream!

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AbeP
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner. Server was excellent and friendly.

CB
vipCharlesB
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

It would be nice if (on OPEN TABLE), you'd KNOW that you'd be seated outside on a "heated" patio instead of INSIDE by a warm fireplace IN JAN. when the temps. outside are around 30 degrees. Just INFORM your diners....thanks!

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Shannon!!! You always make our evening perfect!!!

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Katlink
Louisville
26 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were there for a bday celebration and everything was nice but they knew it was a bday party but never offered or sent a dessert over. Almost all restarants do that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Red Snapper and Mussels special last night. Seen it on email feed and had to make reservations. We went early, it was quiet. The safety protocol was excellent.

Thanks for a wonderful night out.
Big serving, it was wonderful.

BD
BrynnD
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Tuesday special and it exceeded expectations!

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LaurenR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great but we were seated outside in 35° and they ran out of propane for the heaters so it was freezing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Was sat in the bar area next to the restrooms for a date night. Seemed to be an auxiliary table. Also let in WAY too many customers in at the end of the night who were drunk and loitered around our table.(the bar was supposed to be no seating). Food was great and so was our waitress. More upset with management and how they handled COVID regulations. Kind of ruined an otherwise great date

KA
KimA
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Love the Anchor but they need to space the heaters out better. Past a certain point you could not feel any heat.

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Juniper
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. So cozy by the fire and with the twinkle lights, atmosphere was romantic! We had the hotter brown and a surf and turf special, along with a creme brûlée for dessert. All was divine!

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went and had brunch on New Year’s Day. What a great way to start the new year. The food was very delicious, service was top notch, and the atmosphere was nice. We were seated by the fire place so it felt like we were at home but way better. Definitely will be coming back again for brunch and for dinner.

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GwenR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch! Lots of options and the generous mimosa options make me coming back!

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vipshauns
Louisville
54 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always our pleasure to dine at the Village Anchor - excellent food and even better food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Katie was fantastic! 👌🏽

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TerriS
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is always good, due to the building and patio area. The service was excellent, and the food was outstanding!

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vipshauns
Louisville
54 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our expectations are high and the Village Anchor team always exceeds them. We enjoy this experience with all our friends. Bravo to the team!

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TamaraB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The eggs benedict were amazing, our server was bright, bubbly and fun, the bloody marys and mimosas were awesome! We’ll be back!!

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ScottW
Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was phenomenal! Shrimp and grits.....yummy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious . The Brussel sprout salad was one of the best salads I have had . The atmosphere was very nice. Loved the decor.

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DianeS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience2

The food and service was great. Unfortunately we sat on the enclosed porch on Xmas Eve and it was so frigid that we could not enjoy our evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was amazing experience the waitress was very nice. My pork chop was excellent as well as the asparagus that came with it. Then the yams they were solid would definitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great time and fast service. Waiters were very friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This is my favorite restaurant. I love dining here!

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JamesT68
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food for a reasonable price! We had a reservation, but unfortunately put downstairs where it was a bit cold despite the minimal heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was wonderful! Food was yummy! Heaters kept us warm!

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
34 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Shannon !!!

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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 2569 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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