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Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern, Louisville, KY

Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

4.6
4.6
1231 Reviews
$30 and under
Sicilian
Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern, located in Louisville, Kentucky, in Anchorage’s legendary Willow Lake Tavern building, serves a delicious fusion of authentic Creole and Sicilian cuisines The restaurant is known for its New Orleans-style atmosphere, outdoor patio and fresh, local ingredients. Selena's serves fresh seafood, which is flown in daily.

Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern offers daily happy hour specials as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy our Chef's ever changing Pasta and Fresh Seafood daily specials. Or choose from menu items like po'boys, seafood platters, pastas, salads, soups and more. Try the restaurant's famous crab rolls to start out your meal and to end your meal, try one of the menu's homemade desserts.

Enjoy a glass of wine by the warm fire, watch the big game with new friends, dine on our Outdoor Courtyard on a Spring evening, or share a warm beignet with someone special; relax and get comfortable. You're family here.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sicilian, Creole, American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 2:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 245-9004

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Selena’s can cater your event at any location in the area.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it’s a wedding reception or business gathering, Selena’s can make the event beautiful and delicious. Selena’s event team will work closely with you to create just the right menu and will be there with attentive service every step of the way.

  • Neighborhood

    Anchorage

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,231 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for Brunch

  • Central Kentucky

    Outdoor Dining

  • Louisville

    Great for Brunch

  • Louisville

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. NM

    NicoleM

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always! :) Love the "little bit everything" on the brunch menu. Perfect amount of food and everything cooked perfectly!
  2. JM

    JeffM

    Nashville

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Selena’s. My wife and I enjoyed Sunday brunch! Our server, DeRon, was excellent and on top of everything! My wife had the Mediterranean omelette and I had the half and half. Both were excellent. Also shared the beignets. We arrived at 10am and the placed was packed by 10:30. Will definitely return!
  3. SK

    ScottK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night out on the patio. Ashley did a great job in taking care of our party. As always, the food was great!
  4. CB

    CarolB

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with friends who always share our entrees. We had Lemon Caper Linguine and the Gumbo with rice. We also had house salads and Caesar salads. Everything was delicious! We topped off the dinner with the best Bananas Foster outside of New Orleans! We will definitely do that again soon!
  5. T

    Tampa

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch. Service excellent … every time I am town I visit Selena’s
  6. GB

    GinaB

    Western KY

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as usual. Denise was our server and she did a fantastic job of taking care of us. We will definitely be back again!
  7. LL

    LovinLouavul

    Louisville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sunday brunch at Selena’s never disappoints. Great food and service in a cool place.
  8. CY

    CherylY

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Service was very slow, it took over 20 minutes to take our order. Food was average. The table behind us set their own table and took their orders to the bar and kitchen. It was an odd experience
  9. E

    Ellen

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite places for brunch with the ladies.
  10. c

    cards

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and outside dining is very nice with woods like atmosphere
  11. T

    Techgirl

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    It was not a busy Friday night. After 10 minutes we had to flag down a server and ask if anyone had our table. After we got to the third sever, things went very well. Prices have gone up significantly. Given they use frozen fish, it’s not worth it.
  12. LM

    LoriM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner. Had the Mahi-mahi. Always love their fish entrees.
  13. GJ

    GeorgeJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Food is always exceptional - The service this time was poor. waited 1/2 hour to order, then another hour to get the food. Granted there was a large group, however there was no communication from our waiter or anyone as to what was happening. Our waiter had a table outside and then inside - one meal was delivered a full half hour before the other! I am sure that the large group slowed the kitchen, but no excuse for poor service on drinks while waiting or as I stated there was no communication at all. Even after the meal no words of "sorry you had to wait" or something. This was bad enough to be offered a dessert!!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Gumbo is fantastic. Red beans and rice is as well. Sit on the patio, great spot to enjoy the day.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was thoughtful and efficient.
  16. s

    sbhj

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable server. He made our dining experience terrific.
  17. SM

    SaraM

    Louisville

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    DeRon is a great waiter and food was great as well
  18. LT

    LaurenT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I treated my mom and grandma to a late lunch at Selena’s today. The fried green tomatoes (FGT’s) were delicious; it was all delicious. I had an appetizer size portion of shrimp and grits with sweet potato fries. Grandma had the fried oysters and fries. My momma had blackened chicken, red beans and rice and coleslaw. Grandma and I ordered dessert. She had the amazing bread pudding with bourbon sauce. I had the Bananas Foster. Yummy! I’m ready to go back.
  19. JC

    JonathanC

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was great and came fast to the table. Waiters seemed to be a little under staffed but overall would definitely go back.
  20. DF

    DudleyFan

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Love the outdoor patio and water.
  21. J

    Jeffrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Reason for my dining experience at Selena’s was for a business meeting and the outdoor patio was a great vibe. Our server’s name was Jordan. She was amazing!!!!! Extremely attentive, brought great energy and was a delight.
  22. BM

    BarbaraM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Cajun and Italian options. Large portions enough to share.
  23. L

    Liv502

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic visit to one of the local favorites. Great food, drinks and service!
  24. g

    golfmarshall

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Overpriced for what it is
  25. TC

    TonyC

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    Our reservation was at 4:00pm. There was only a hand full of customers at the restaurant. I went to the front desk to check in. The receptionist put us at a very small booth even though there were many bigger booths available. I asked why we were put in such a small booth? I got no answer. I told her that we were going to order a lot of food and this small booth with a small table was not good enough. I requested a bigger booth and she finally decided to move us there. After sitting at our bigger booth for 15 minutes. I went back to the receptionist to ask if she could get us a waitress or waiter to get us our drinks and take our order. A waiter came and he did a good job. He gave great customer service unlike the girl at the front desk that check our reservation. Our bill totaled over $90. The food was great but the receptionist originally putting us at a small booth when bigger booths were available just ruined our mood. I will not be back!
  26. R

    djRizzle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was great, service was fantastic, setting was nice.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place; had outdoor dining in patio. Great experience and the food was outstanding. The entire staff were all really good at their job and pleasant. We will be back!
  28. D

    Dilbretta

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience and wonderful selection of dishes to choose from. They do offer few gluten-free dishes.
  29. KJ

    KurtJ

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful sitting outside and enjoying a lunch.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved my recommendation
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience… Especially love our server. I don’t remember her name but we were sitting by the fish pond
  32. CS

    ClareS

    London

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    It was very busy and took 15 minutes for us to get a drink order in, although they did offer a free appetiser in compensation. Food was ok but nothing amazing
  33. b

    buddyw

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was Our first time and we had an outside table. The food was better than expected and the service was very good.
  34. E

    Eric

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places to eat in Louisville and this town has a lot of great restaurants!
  35. VM

    VanessaM

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service from the hostess to the bar to the server!
  36. T

    Tomcat88

    Louisville

    103 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our 4-person party greatly enjoyed the food and service at our recent lunch. Seated at an outside table was pleasant and service was attentive. We enjoyed lunch of gumbo, catfish and shrimp Po-Boy sandwiches, plus salads. The food was fresh and tasty, especially the hot seafood and gumbo. Brian was an excellent server and his recommended Bloody Mary’s were terrific! Will be back soon for weekend brunch.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Service was pretty slow. Food was mediocre. First time dining here and wouldn’t recommend and don’t feel the need to come back. Sat on some tiny table in a dark section of the restaurant next to one of the patio doors. Server was confused and took a long time. Overall just okay of a restaurant.
  38. LC

    LeahC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our experience and will be back soon. Music would be really fun.
  39. JM

    JohnM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brain our waiter is one of the best waiters I’ve experienced. He made an awesome experience for our brunch. Full of positive energy that made my day. Now I must return to Sarasota, Florida. Visits sometime!
  40. ST

    StacyT

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The Gumbo is fantastic, just like our waiter mentioned. The food was good as well and the service was outstanding.

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
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 245-9004.

Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1231 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 23 times today
Google Map for Selena's at Willow Lake Tavern

10609 La Grange Rd, Louisville, KY 40223-2418

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Anchorage

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 2:30 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sicilian, Creole, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 245-9004

  • Catering

    Selena’s can cater your event at any location in the area.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether it’s a wedding reception or business gathering, Selena’s can make the event beautiful and delicious. Selena’s event team will work closely with you to create just the right menu and will be there with attentive service every step of the way.

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