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Jack Fry's, Louisville, KY

Jack Fry's

4.8
4.8
1781 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Jack Fry's serves up southern fare in a setting that's been a part of Louisville, Kentucky since around 1933. Visitors can step inside for lunch, dinner or cocktails, all to the soothing notes of live jazz. Once a hangout for local sports enthusiasts, Jack Fry's is now known for its fine dining and family-friendly atmosphere.



The executive chef prepares southern specialties and adds a bit of French influence to create local favorites like shrimp & grits, lamb chops and Jack's burger. Jack Fry's provides a friendly atmosphere and live jazz , ensuring the entire group will find something to enjoy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 452-9244

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Duncan Williams

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross street

    Near the intersection of Bardstown Road, Baxter Avenue, and Highland Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street and parking lot parking

  • Entertainment

    LIVE JAZZ Monday through Saturday, 7 - 11 pm

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,781 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Best Overall

  • Louisville

    Best Food

  • Louisville

    Best Service

  • Louisville

    Best Ambiance

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. B

    Brodie

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing night. Had a blast with exceptional service. Steak was a little salty but everything else was so good. Definitely would come back.
  2. AR

    AaronR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Louisville’s best restaurant and my favorite. Great environment, food, and service.
  3. E

    Eater

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service in the city!
  4. DF

    DavisFoodLover

    Sacramento

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, Accommodating and Delicious.
  5. C

    Carin

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal and service every time!
  6. CC

    ChaunaC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Jack Fry's. The food was so delicious and service was amazing.
  7. AL

    AshleyL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary at Jack Fry's. Service was outstanding and our food was exceptional.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great time! Just perfect lunch and cool atmosphere !
  9. EW

    EvanW

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack Fry's is a Louisville treasure. What an amazing, classic atmosphere. Some creativity is creeping back into the menu alongside many of the standby favorites, and execution was fantastic. Almost everywhere else I eat a similarly pricey dinner elsewhere in town, I just wish I'd gone to Jack Fry's instead. My only critique is that not all the cocktails live up to my admittedly very high standards.
  10. J

    Joseph

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere with a retro vibe. Food was excellent!
  11. MV

    MVH8

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience was great. So nostalgic of what it used to be in it's former days. They've done a wonderful job preserving the charm and history of this restaurant. Food was delicious and service was great. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Louisville!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing atmosphere, service and food!
  13. RH

    RossH

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner as always. Never disappoints!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my birthday. We hadn’t been in many years. It was delicious. We definitely won’t wait so long between visits next time.
  15. JO

    JillO

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our night at Jack Fry’s - the food (ribeye and halibut) were amazing. Service was excellent. One of our favorite restaurants- always a great experience.
  16. RS

    RonS

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great service. Wonderful ambiance. Highly recommended
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic meal, service was a little slow could have been out 45 min earlier had they been more attentive. However, we enjoyed everything.
  18. RS

    ReginaS

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals and steaks I’ve had in a long time. Loved the ambiance and piano player and all around vibe. Highly recommend!
  19. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal. The service was excellent. There was always someone around the table to serve us. A 5 star dining for sure.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Professional service & great food as always.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, fantastic food! Loved the piano playing while we ate. It was a great evening and I love this restaurant!
  22. JH

    JaredH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food enhanced by the great ambiance. Such a pleasure when we are used to being overcharged for average.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the pork chop and veal. Everything was delicious and service was impeccable. Great experience!
  24. CC

    CarolynC

    Kansas City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was sooo good! Drinks, service, food cooked to perfection. I will definitely be coming back next time I am in Louisville.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our evening celebrating a family member and introducing a special out of town person to Jack Fry’s. The food was very good. Our server was handling several parties and was stretched a bit. It was a nice evening.
  26. KY

    KYBrian

    Western KY

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack Fry's never disappoints. Service is always impeccable. Food is superb and creative. The brussel sprouts are amazing, as are the oysters. If you want to experience a culinary delight, Jack Fry's will provide it.
  27. KS

    KaylaS

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, inviting atmosphere!
  28. A

    Angelwings

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE Jack Fry's food, service, ambiance, and history but not the noise level. Actually, the piano music, though delightful, heightens it. Not only is the music quite loud, it causes patrons to talk louder. We have taken many guests to Jack Fry's and every single one enjoyed it, but each complained about the noise level which invariably interferes with dinner conversation. Music is lovely, but it should not cause diners to raise their voices to talk, especially at Jack Fry's' where dinner conversation resounds 'from' the historic tin ceiling.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Perfection…..
  30. NS

    NikkiS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for my birthday dinner with my husband and some family from out of town and it was everything we hoped for and more! The ambience, the incredible piano player (who played unbelievably non-stop), the service and of course the food...OUTSTANDING! We cannot wait to come back. Thank you!!
  31. CA

    CAYO

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack Fry's never disappoints. Truly a Louisville best and classic. We loved every bit of our meal and the atmosphere has such a great vibe. Love that they have not altered the appearance and decor over the years.
  32. DB

    DennyB

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jack's never ceases to provide a great dining experience. My wife had the Grouper and I had the short ribs and both were magnificent. I was given a steak knife for the short ribs but they were so tender I could separate the meat with my fork. The wine that was paired was very good also. Our server, Loren, was very good and was very responsive when we needed anything. The only reason I gave the ambience 4 stars instead of 5 was that we always prefer to eat in the bar area and this time we were in the area adjacent to the entrance. That was my fault since I did not request that when I made the reservation and will be sure to request that in the future. The only other thing I would mention is that you need to book several weeks ahead if you are looking for a specific time. We booked a couple of weeks ago and the only time we could get was 5:30 and that is a little earlier than I like to dine. Regardless, the dinner and the service was fantastic, as it has been for the past few decades that we have been dining at Jack's.
  33. CM

    CarolM

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful restaurant! Never disappointed with the food, service and overall experience!
  34. JS

    JuanS

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place. The service was on point the drinks were delicious and the food was even better.
  35. MS

    MelissaS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food, service in atmosphere was wonderful.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience3
    Waitress was poor
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brilliant! Perfect!
  38. J

    John

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Very busy and very slow. Food was fine but nothing special.
  39. T

    Thor

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in Lo
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic dinner with my team last night as always they over delivered

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Jack Fry's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 452-9244.

Jack Fry's is rated 4.8 stars by 1781 OpenTable diners.

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 57 times today
Google Map for Jack Fry's

1007 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1317

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Near the intersection of Bardstown Road, Baxter Avenue, and Highland Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street and parking lot parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Duncan Williams

  • Entertainment

    LIVE JAZZ Monday through Saturday, 7 - 11 pm

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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