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80/20 at Kaelin's, Louisville, KY

80/20 at Kaelin's

4.7
4.7
925 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 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Regional American (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.

  • Neighbourhood

    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 925 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Child-Friendly

  • Central Kentucky

    Group Bookings

  • Central Kentucky

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Child-Friendly

  • Louisville

    Group Bookings

  • Louisville

    Healthy

  • Louisville

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. BF

    BeverlyF

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made reservations for us and some out of town friends. The food and service was superb! The burgers are always great but the sides are terrific! You can be gluten-free too.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 4 grandchildren and I enjoyed everything about our dinner!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A great neighborhood bar but with a great menu and
  4. MB

    MelissaB

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Sat in the malt shop, would have preferred main dining room.
  5. MP

    MelissaP

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a great place to meet friends we had good food and we had great service.. The only downside is that noise level. It was a Friday night so it was understandably busy.. We just found it hard to have a conversation without shouting at each other
  6. TW

    TeamWord

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. Kaelin’s has become our “go to” spot. Service is always on point. Nice atmosphere. We prefer the bar area. The classic burger and fries, fried cauliflower, the caramel apple and big Lebowski shakes are sooooooo good. This visit we also tried the wings (dry rub)🔥🔥🔥for the first time and oh my goodness…they were seasoned and perfectly fried!!!!
  7. CS

    ChrisS

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was really good, everything was brought out quickly and the milkshakes were amazing!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My grandchildren and I go to Kaelin’s regularly. The service is great and the kids love their food there. From appetizers to milkshakes, we love it!
  9. HH

    HollyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time coming and it’s literally one of the best burgers I’ve ever had! Great outdoor seating, service, and ambiance. Would be here weekly if we lived closer!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As a party of 12 we equally enjoyed the food, service, and overall experience. I kinda wish they would have acknowledged our special event as it was our wedding day. Anyway, great place to eat & drink.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, got 80/20 burger, one of best burgers I have had. Enjoyed the outdoor seating, only complaint bar this Saturday night was slow & took awhile to get a beer.
  12. BB

    BrianB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool. I think burgers a bit overpriced but in todays climate I'd say on par with others. This was a meet up w old friends. Might suggest Han cut fresh fries tho. Seemed as if the fries were pre packed frozen.
  13. AB

    AbagailB

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thoroughly enjoyed my visit at 80/20 Kaelin's. Affordable prices while providing great service and food. 10/10
  14. KE

    KEVINT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good was great. Evelyn, our server, was excellent. Mixed drinks were so-so but ok. Very busy, but the staff handled it well. Nice place for date night. Will be back.
  15. DD

    DustinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took the kids here and we all enjoyed it. Pretzel w/cheese and the fish sandwich was the highlights. Malts and shakes were great too, just a little pricey. Overall it was well worth it!
  16. M

    Mary

    Louisville

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening for patio dining.
  17. KR

    KellyR

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was amazing! Service was great, staff very friendly, totally accomodating when I needed to push our reservation back by 45 minutes. Best friend pickles I've ever had, cheeseburger was perfect. Can't wait to go back and try other menu items.
  18. J

    Jeff

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic. Server was spot on, timely, friendly and knowledgeable of about food selection. Attention to detail towards food truly stood out.
  19. f

    foodman

    Louisville

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Itvis the place for great Hamburgers in Louisville I like the double burger and a dark beer
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food is always good, unfortunately on this occasion, the kitchen did not incorrectly identified a dish as vegetarian when there was meat in it. They were very apologetic and tried to make it right, but it was a very disappointing experience. We'll probably go back, but it will be a while.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great meals!! We had a party of 12 and Daniel did a wonderful job as our server. Wish we would’ve known ahead of time that they do not except outside food since we were celebrating a birthday. I will say the general manager was very nice and did give the birthday person a choice of dessert. Overall we had a great time and great food.
  22. MO

    MiriamO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    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!
  23. J

    Joseph

    Pittsburgh

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

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

    DebbieN

    Louisville

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 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.
  25. MM

    MichaelM

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service!
  26. l

    lynnb

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 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.
  27. 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!
  28. 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.
  29. TW

    TeamWord

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 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!
  30. KR

    KyRoamer

    Louisville

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. RK

    RoseK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great milkshakes were great. Outdoor seating was great
  34. 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!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Dating the wife
  36. 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.
  37. TW

    TeamWord

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 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.
  38. TW

    TeamWord

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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

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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 925 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 p.m.


Booked 6 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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, Regional American (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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