The Village Anchor

4.7
2827 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 and quirky decor, 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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Offers

  • Wine Down Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Celebrate Wine Down Wednesday at The Village Anchor, where you can get the whole bottle for only half the price with any food purchase, dine-in or carryout! Available all day, every Wednesday.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
What 2827 people are saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndyK
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Reserved outdoors but they put us on the bottom patio where it felt like a cave. There were open seats outside up top. Otherwise it was all good.

The Village Anchor
Responded 18 hours ago

Hi Andy, I am sorry to hear you didn't enjoy the ambiance on our first floor, though I am glad you enjoyed everything else. Next time we will be sure to seat you on our second floor patio.

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
55 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shannon is always the best!!!
The ribeye special was amazing!!!

The Village Anchor
Responded 2 days ago

We think Shannon is the best, too! Did you know the Farmer Bob's Ribeye special was named after the local farmer who supplies the produce in it? Chef is a big fan, too!

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Cc183
Louisville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside under the trees. Food was very good, service was excellent. Portions are more than a petite person would require. If inclined, you might consider splitting. I recommend.

The Village Anchor
Responded 2 days ago

We're glad you enjoyed your meal with us! Hope to see you again soon.

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SusanC
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we want a quick, reliably delicious, well-priced week-night meal, the Village Anchor is always our first choice. Unfortunately, everyone else knows about it, too, so it's sometimes difficult to get a table, especially on short notice. Decide on Sunday if you might eat out that week, and you can make a reservation online easily!

Cannot say enough good things about the place!

The Village Anchor
Responded 2 days ago

Susan, thank you for the great review! We love to hear that we've become a staple restaurant for you. See you soon!

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CherylW
Louisville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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mkp49
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food was superb. Our server made wonderful recommendations. Only downside - We sat in the covered patio and although there were fans we were swatting flies all throughout our meal :( gross.

The Village Anchor
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the kind words. We are working on a system at the moment to address the flies, which should certainly make things a bit more enjoyable.

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tinap
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

had a business meeting. good place to meet. Food was very good.

The Village Anchor
Responded 2 days ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed your meeting! Hope to see you sometime for dinner.

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christied
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a special occasion or just went you want to feel special.

The Village Anchor
Responded 2 days ago

Christie, Thank you for the kind words! We love to know that you feel as special as special as we think you are when you choose to dine with us.

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vipRKS612
Louisville
132 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner, and Alan was a fantastic server. The restaurant was short-staffed, and he remained friendly, professional, funny and made sure we had everything we needed for our birthday celebration. Food was fresh and delicious, especially the ahi tuna salad, shrimp & grits, pork chop, and salmon. Great appetizers to share - chili wontons, goat cheese and sweet potato fries! Don’t skip dessert!!! Carrot cheesecake and fried Derby Pie. Outdoor patio was lovely, covered and breezy.

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ChristopherJ
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Our waitress Ashley was so much fun and provided great service. The food was excellent as always. The only thing was we were seated outdoors to an area that was probably only 25% full, but were put over in an area in the corner, away from the outdoor fan. There were plenty of other tables available that would have made things more comfortable considering the hot, stagnant air and flies we had to deal with. Sitting nearer to the fan would have solved both problems.

The Village Anchor
Responded 2 days ago

Christopher, I'm glad to hear you had a great meal with Ashley! We are working to address the Lanai's fan set up at the moment; hopefully your next visit will be more comfortable.

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vipValerieA
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding! I loved the ahi tuna salad, and my husband really enjoyed the wedge salad and salmon entree.

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vipBobR
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service as always! Thank you!

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StephanieR
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The appetizer and salad was absolutely delicious! The main courses however, were well below par. My husband and K couldn’t enjoy our main courses at all, but the other food was amazing!

The Village Anchor
Responded 7 days ago

Stephanie - thank you for your feedback! I am happy to hear you enjoyed your salads. Hopefully we will see you again soon so we can WOW you with the main courses.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect outdoor patio for a date night!

The Village Anchor
Responded 2 days ago

A warm summer night paired with a nice glass of wine on our patio is definitely a winning date night combo! Thank you for the review!

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SouthernLady
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute gem! A wonderful setting and lovely surroundings. Unique restaurant that’s a true treat to visit. Food is fabulous. Drinks were expertly prepared. A restaurant to have on your “go to” list. Comfy casual with great service.

The Village Anchor
Responded 7 days ago

Comfy is one of our favorite ways to describe it, here! We're so glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon!

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CindyN
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Our server was wonderful..our food delicious ❤️. We sat on the patio…it was perfect!

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vipGGWW
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother/Daughter brunch and it was just great. We keep coming back because the customer service is always spectacular and the food was wonderful.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 20, 2021

We're glad you've picked us for your mother/daughter brunches. See you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason did a great job and made our dinner such a fun night!!

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 20, 2021

Jason is definitely great. Thanks for having dinner with us!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at the Village Anchor

The Village Anchor
Responded 7 days ago

Always great to have you!

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ROBERTL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We frequent for brunch on the weekends or a date night. Food and atmosphere is great.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 20, 2021

Robert, Thanks for choosing The Anchor for your brunches & date nights! See you soon!

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vipJoey
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pork chop was excellent and John was fantastic as our server.

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Goodexperience
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 49th Anniversary

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 20, 2021

A 49th wedding anniversary - wow! Congratulations, & thank you for celebrating such a special day with us!

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vipAlisonT
Louisville
56 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Shannon!!!

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MichelleC
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We take our grandchildren to lunch,to new places, they had never been there. They loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

It’s been awhile since we’ve been, but our favorite dishes have changed recipes and not for the better.
The Bloody Mary was not garnished in any way.
The Green Chili Wontons were clearly not made fresh. The wedge salad was overloaded with too many mismatched toppings. And the shrimp and grits were drowning in a yellow sauce that I’ve never seen before. The sausage was not of the same quality.
We always liked how our check came tucked away in an old penny novel. That small touch was missed.
However our servers were excellent and to be commended.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 14, 2021

I am so sorry to hear you had a less than excellent meal with us. We really pride ourselves on providing one of a kind experiences accompanied by some of the best food in Louisville. It seems like we dropped the ball here. Could you possibly reach out to me directly at brae.cunliffe@bellenoblecom so that we can make this up to you?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! We were a little hurried by the server because it was getting close to close?m, but I don’t want that to get in the way of a great meal

The Village Anchor
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for letting us know. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, but are sorry to hear about the service. We always want The Village Anchor to feel like a convival retreat, & home away from home - a place to relax & be free of rush.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

It’s was extremely humid outside where they sat us with over a 2 week reservation I wasn’t impressed by the heat and it was extremely loud. I order filet steak and it wasn’t.

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JennD
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we lucked into the manager filling in for an employee and was able to meet and talk with him. He gave us a free dessert for coming to celebrate there. The food was great and huge portions for your money. I had the fried chicken and it came with the biggest mound of yummy mashed potatoes and my spouse had the fish and chips.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amanda was amazing as always

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Kristen
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

The food and atmosphere was perfect!

However the receipt prices didn’t reflect the menu prices. We had pork chop entree, shrimp & grits and each had a drink. The total was $200–way more than expected.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 7, 2021

Kristen, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. I am concerned that your receipt did not match the menu. Would it be possible for you to reach out to me directly at brae.cunliffe@bellenoble.cm? I would love to get this rectified for you.

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debbiet
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was extremely hot, but they had fans everywhere so it was comfortable eating outside. Our server was very good, and the food was excellent. My only complaint was I ordered the scallops ($44, one of the most expensive items on the menu), and they would not substitute grits for the risotto that sits under the scallops. They have shrimp & grits, so they did have the grits. Maybe thats picky, but I think for that price for 4 scallops, they could have been more accommodating. This is not a chain restaurant !

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JonM
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! It was a great atmosphere for my birthday.

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Diner
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner. Sat on the patio in the shade. Though a bit humid, we were comfortable. Meals tasted great and the service was prompt and attentive without being overbearing. Would recommend.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 7, 2021

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us! We hope to see you again soon.

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vipBobR
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & great food - as always! Thanks!!!

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 7, 2021

Bob, we're happy to see you had a five star dining experience with us! Thank you for choosing to return to the Village Anchor.

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KathyW
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful venue. Porch and patio seating are quiet and shaded.
Menu was extensive with many delights. Service was excellent.
Be sure to check out the bar.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 7, 2021

Kathy, Thank you for choosing the Village Anchor! We're so happy to see you enjoyed your time with us, & hope to see you again soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
20 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I went for a date night. I always have the scallops and they did not disappoint. My husband had the fish special and was not a huge fan. It had way too much rosemary and he likes rosemary just fine. We were shocked to discover it was 50.00. He wishes he had stuck with his usual shrimp and grits. Other than that we had a lovely evening and will be back again.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 7, 2021

Thanks for choosing the Anchor for your date night! We're sorry your husband didn't enjoy the special, but we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Service was fair, celebrating a birthday. We ordered the birthday dessert but it never came.

The Village Anchor
Responded on July 7, 2021

We're sorry to hear your birthday dessert never came. Please let us know & we will rectify this upon your return.

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Angela
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Wonderful service and food as always. It can be extremely noisy. Particularly on the porch.

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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 2827 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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