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80/20 at Kaelin's, Louisville, KY

80/20 at Kaelin's

4.7
4.7
904 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to 80/20 @ Kaelins. A new take on the classic restaurant where the cheeseburger was created. A neighborhood spot where anyone is welcome. Bring your family and friends and join us. A great place to watch a game or enjoy some family time. Featuring burgers and classic comfort food and drinks. Try out the 80/20 Malt Shoppe for some house made ice cream or a shake with your burger. Maybe relax on a porch swing for a bit. Grab a bourbon or local brew to enjoy at the indoor/outdoor bar. Have an evening relaxing on our large patio. Maybe throw a party in one of our private dining areas where we can offer custom menus from casual to upscale.
We would love for you to join us. And we look forward to taking care of you.
Thanks,
80/20 @ Kaelins

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 200-8020

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matt Staggs

  • Catering

    Catering options available. Ice cream cart available serving House made Ice Cream from the 80/20 Malt Shoppe.

  • Private party facilities

    We have two Private Party rooms available. Custom menus available. No room fees. From children's birthday parties to rehearsal dinners. Sit down or buffet. Casual to upscale. We will make your event one to remember.

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross street

    Speed Avenue

  • Parking details

    Large private parking lot behind restaurant. Street parking available as well.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 904 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Kid Friendly

  • Central Kentucky

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. MO

    MiriamO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around, we had a reservation our table was ready and waiting when we got there. The food was served in a timely manner, nice and hot, tasted wonderful. Our server was very attentive and efficient. Excellent experience!
  2. J

    Joseph

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Unfortunately, food was very average… especially the burgers for which this restaurant is known. Atmosphere was annoyingly loud.
  3. DN

    DebbieN

    Louisville

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I had the bacon and Benedictine sandwich on TX toast. It was ok - but not enough Benedictine. It was basically used as a spread like mayo. I was wanting more of a Benedictine sandwich verses a bacon sandwich.
  4. MM

    MichaelM

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service!
  5. l

    lynnb

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From one of our guests, posted to her FB page: Had a wonderful experience tonight at Kaelin’s Restaurant in Louisville, KY. Asked waiter, William, about onion free items and he pulled out a worn list and said, “ we have a list of allergens including alliums!” It included all the sauces and other items and they were labeled so you knew what was in each item. Very impressed! Great burger and the Brussels sprouts were awesome.
  6. LC

    LisaC

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family in town and others and we loved it. Daniel our server was fabulous!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great burgers. I’m gluten free so I appreciate gluten free buns - but the bun is pretty crumbly the moment you bite into it. Atmosphere was pretty good outside. Waiter felt like he was rushing us out.
  8. TW

    TeamWord

    Louisville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kaelin’s has become our go to restaurant…the quality and variety of food, service, and ambiance has been the same on each visit. The shrimp scampi was good. The fried cauliflower- I can eat that all day with that amazing white sauce!!! The classic cheeseburger was delicious. I switched up and ordered the onion rings instead of the fries. I won’t do that again. You have to try the big Lebowski!
  9. KR

    KyRoamer

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Good kid’s menu. Coating on chicken tenders was not good. Adult cheeseburger was good. Brisket was excellent. Fried chicken wasn’t good. Same coating as was on the tenders. Brussel sprouts was good. Gravy that came with fried chicken wasn’t much. Suggestion. Stay with the cheeseburgers and fries or try the brisket. Service was good. Prices were a bit high for what you got.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was great, menu items were good and meal was great.
  11. DJ

    DustinJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I cannot believe how good this place was! Kaelin’s knocked it out of ballpark. Great parking, nice area, we asked for social distanced table for 6- we got it . Food amazing , service bear I’ve ever had. Everyone is group complicated the choice and food.
  12. RK

    RoseK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great milkshakes were great. Outdoor seating was great
  13. MH

    MarthaH

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great service, a wonderful table and everyone had a wonderful time! Bravo!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dating the wife
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It took a very long time to get the food. But I’m sure it was due to the labor shortage.
  16. TW

    TeamWord

    Louisville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had to go back for the short rib because it was a limited time menu item. It was served with popcorn rice and broccoli. Once again, Kaelin’s didn’t disappoint. We had the fried cauliflower for an appetizer and it’s one of the best I’ve had. The white Alabama sauce was delicious. It a had just enough kick to where you still enjoyed the cauliflower. The cauliflower wasn’t greasy, you could still taste the freshness, and the crust was perfect! A must try.
  17. TW

    TeamWord

    Louisville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our second visit and it did not disappoint. My husband ordered the ribeye burger/medium and I had the classic cheeseburger/well. My husband was concerned that his burger may come out pink. It wasn’t. He said it was perfectly cooked as was mine. Be warned-the ribeye burger is messy…make sure to get extra napkins. The fries were good too. We ordered the big Lebowski and Betty White. Both are alcoholic beverages and they were fantastic! Can’t wait to go back. I’m getting the big Lebowski for myself next time!
  18. O

    Oneaveragejoe1

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good burgers (and some other things). Nice beer selection. Was good get together place for our family gathering of ten.
  19. ZH

    ZacharyH

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and the service. Great little spot for the family.
  20. t

    tommya

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was “okay”. Not even as good as Culver’s. Prefer other burger joints for the price
  21. CC

    ChrisC

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Found restaurant online. Great fried pickles and 80/20 burger was great. Good fries. Good beer selection.
  22. JH

    JenelH

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service T 80/20 is really friendly and the food is great. We eat here often and love it.
  23. DS

    DonS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    They are as they bill themselves to be. Good stop for a burger and beer.
  24. K

    Kayla

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Had a great experience eating here for dinner. Noise level was very high but service and food made it worth it.
  25. D

    Drew

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place is awesome and the food is even better. Cannot wait until the next time we go. Have told numerous other people to go as well who haven't heard of it
  26. C

    Charport

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! We loved that they take reservations. It was great for our out of town guests.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. Ice cream wast the bomb! I am picky about my ice cream and it was amazing! Great menu and burgers were tasty. Would definitely recommend it!
  28. TD

    TaylorD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food & shakes! Family friendly, will definitely be back.
  29. CC

    ChrisC

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food!
  30. PC

    PamelaC

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Went there for burger week. BEST burger I have ever had and the appetizers and sides were wonderful as well. We finished the meal with some ice cream which was oh so yummy. The service was prompt and attentive. My only complaint were the chairs. If you have any size on you, the chairs are going to be uncomfortable. Parking was crazy too, but that's just because their food is so darn good.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We've been here a few times, and it's always a good time. I feel that some items are reasonably priced, but others are a bit high for what you get. We'll be back!
  32. JT

    JillT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! The service was great! Thank you!
  33. MH

    MarkH

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a good experience for all 6 of us. Food was great and so were the drinks.
  34. RD

    RachelD

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meatloaf is amazing! I have it every time and it is always good. The device is good and it is wonderful to sit outside.
  35. MR

    MaryR

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and patio seating. Wonderful
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was good!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience per usual!
  38. m

    mark

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    So cold on main floor couldn't enjoy food. Started to ask for outside, but suprise.....full.
  39. EJ

    EliseJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual Kaelin’s was fabulous! We met our photographer (Stephen Harmon) and was there for hours & everything was perfect! I will return!
  40. K

    Ksully

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Would go back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from 80/20 at Kaelin's using the Order Online button. 80/20 at Kaelin's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 200-8020.

80/20 at Kaelin's is rated 4.7 stars by 904 OpenTable diners.

80/20 at Kaelin's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for 80/20 at Kaelin's

1801 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Speed Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large private parking lot behind restaurant. Street parking available as well.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Staggs

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 200-8020

  • Catering

    Catering options available. Ice cream cart available serving House made Ice Cream from the 80/20 Malt Shoppe.

  • Private party facilities

    We have two Private Party rooms available. Custom menus available. No room fees. From children's birthday parties to rehearsal dinners. Sit down or buffet. Casual to upscale. We will make your event one to remember.

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