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Jack Fry's, Louisville, KY

Jack Fry's

4.8
4.8
1865 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 50 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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 1,865 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Best Overall

  • Louisville

    Best Food

  • Louisville

    Best Service

  • Louisville

    Best Ambience

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. FD

    FineDiningGuru

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Celebration
  2. J

    Joanna

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening
  3. F

    Fancies

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack Fry’s is always the best for our special occasions!
  4. KS

    KevinS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The service was very good with the exception that we waited probably 30 minutes after finishing appetizers and salads before receiving our main course. the food was great.
  5. SJ

    SteveJ

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Celebrated our anniversary for lunch. First class all the way/
  6. m

    mds14

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite of my family. Service was wonderful, food was perfect! Great atmosphere. Truly a Louisville feel!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Intimate ambiance! Live piano music! Wonderful experience!
  8. EH

    EdnaH

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience
  9. CS

    ChandlerS

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time as always!!
  10. MS

    MarilynS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and wonderful food. Enjoyed an early afternoon lunch in this great atmosphere!
  11. k

    keithg

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fist time eating there and was not disappointed. Will be going back.
  12. CB

    CocoBG

    Western KY

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack Fry’s is always extraordinary. Impeccable service, amazing food, and a cozy, inviting atmosphere. I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday dinner.
  13. S

    Steve

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was fantastic as usual. A bit pricey but our night was great.
  14. DB

    DBMwino

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The standard in Louisville. Always has been. Always will be. Thank you!
  15. TF

    TomF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Jack fries deserved its outstanding reputation. Taxi dropped us off and I wondered if we were in the wrong place. Looks like the takeout side door but that’s just the stealth vibe of this place. Once inside the room was lovely and the waiters gracious; tables nicely set. Food was amazing. For my starter I had the foie gras with a lovely rosé from Provence France. Both were excellent although curiously they did not serve it with any toasts, but quickly brought some when I asked – good for them! My dinner partner and I agreed to share entrées with each other and my entrée was so fantastic. I didn’t really want to share it. It was their braised short ribs dish. Slightly sweet and well carmelized, cut-with-a-fork tender. They were spectacular. My dinner partner got the duck cassoulet, which was very good as well. I ordered the salad with blue cheese, which was tasty. However, the lettuce was a bit limp. Prices were not cheap but then what restaurant is? At least the food was superb and worth the price. Highly recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Always beautiful and food spot on terrific! Best restaurant in Louisville
  17. A

    Alfie

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack Fry's is one of the best restaurants in Louisville. the food and service are just incredible!!!
  18. r

    ricks

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack’s is the best. You won’t have a better time in Louisville. Okay, I’m not qualified to say that cause I was visiting from out of town and haven’t been to too many places in Louisville. But holy smokes was it great. Amazing staff. Best pork chop I’ve ever had. Old fashioneds were just okay. Piano player was a cool touch.
  19. S

    Squatch

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overrated. The appetizers were good. The main courses were OK. Atmosphere is noisy and tight. Service is professional but fairly pompous.
  20. SV

    ScottV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Jack Fry’s Team was excellent as usual! Ashley was cruising behind the bar, making sure everyone was taken care of! When I’m in town, I’m always stopping here!
  21. BJ

    BethJ

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here on a recommendation from our son. I love that boy, as his recommendations are always spot on, as was the case at Jack Fry's. The four of us ate completely different items all the way through dinner and it was all phenomenal. The service was incredible. Our table was not cluttered with used items at any time, water always full, bread refilled, orders delivered promptly (while not being rushed at all), and everyone was so friendly. We will definitely be back and will be telling all of our friends.
  22. GL

    GailL

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding meal with attentive service by Kerry!
  23. s

    scottk

    Louisville

    60 reviews

    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The menu was excellent, service was spotty and the food items were very slow. The restaurant was busy but not packed. So a very slow kitchen was unacceptable, at these price points. I am not likely to return for awhile.
  24. LW

    LanceW

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at Jack Fry’s is always enjoyable and refreshing. The management and staff are well acquainted with me and accommodating to my schedule. This allows me the flexibility to bring family and friends as well as recommend them to this establishment. In fact, If I have a problem at any time, it will be addressed and rectified before I leave the establishment .
  25. AC

    AudreyC

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner on a weeknight. Service was spot on from start to finish. The escargot appetizer was delicious. Served with rustic bread. We both ordered the beef short rib entree, soooo good. Too full for dessert, we gave in and had the toasted marshmallow, salted caramel ice cream. So glad we did! It was a perfect finish to a wonderful dinner. An interesting wine list offered selections that worked for us.
  26. D

    Dinersor

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Still one of the best dining experiences in Louisville. Dining at Jack Fry’s always feels special regardless of the occasion. The food and the service continues to be outstanding. We had friends from Lexington who came to Louisville just to dine with us at Jack Fry’s.
  27. BS

    BenjaminS

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was fine but the service was extremely slow. We waited over an hour for our food to arrive after ordering.
  28. JJ

    JanetJ

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Server didn’t seem to know wine list very well and honestly visited the table way too often for a business dinner. Food was solid and as expected.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Old World Steep in Today / Mindful & Thoughtful
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Fantastic food but there was a table in the rear that was SOOOO loud and disruptive. Mgt would not speak to them. We could not hear ourselv3s talk at our table, and our server had problems hearing us.. ALot of money for a not good experience.
  32. PD

    PatrickD

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! From start to finish it was a great way to celebrate our anniversary.
  33. TD

    TDch

    Cincinnati

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always start with the appetizer, Shrimp & Grits and this was good as expected. On to the Ceasar salad, spinach salad and the Blue Cheese Salad. The favorite salad was the Stilton salad that is no longer a menu item, but the Blue Cheese salad comes close. Main courses were the filet (med rare) and fixed to perfection, the Duck Cassoulet which was very nice and a burger with cheddar cheese and fried egg. First time for the burger and it is definitely worth a try. We were celebrating a birthday and our waiter, I think Kerry, pickup on that and brought a warm, small Bundt cake for the birthday guest. A nice touch. We also shared the Opera cake which was good as well. Our waiter, Kerry, and the staff were very attentive, but not overly so, and all did a fantastic job. Overall, a nice evening.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Party of 6, everyone was thrilled with the food. W
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter was excepted into a travel volleyball team for KIVA after 3 days of tryouts.
  36. WG

    WandG

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Later reservation than we would have liked but we’ll worth the wait! Shrimp and grits appetizer was delicious as well as all of our entrees. Great waiter!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun and great atmosphere!
  38. O

    jenniferO

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Booth not very comfortable. Our friend sent back a steak and the second one was much worse. Great servers. Great staff. Food was good but not great.
  39. MK

    MarkK

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jack Fryes is our absolute favorite spot for fine dining. We went for our 27 th wedding anniversary.The food ,wait staff ,ambiance, was amazing.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 1865 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 p.m.


Booked 50 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

  • Neighbourhood

    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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