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American, Bar, Pub
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921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204-1809
+1 502-365-1112
17:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Wilmette, Illinois
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here while spending the night in Louisville. The place was as advertised in TripAdvisor. It should be on Diner, Drive-in and Dives. The place is very small and you should get there early. They open at 5:00 we got there at 5:30 and we had a 20 min wait. The waiter said they had been packed since... More 

Thank ghayesfam
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place. Long wait though. It's worth the wait if you have the time. Great pork tacos. Good beet selections.

Thank drlunroe
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bad part of town, a little sketchy. The food and staff made it all worth it. The duck is great. Try the fries fried in duck fat. Ribs were good also.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Abilene, Texas
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80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The shuttle driver at the Seelbach recommended this place and it's on the money. It's in an older neighborhood about 10-15 minutes from downtown, in the lower level of a converted shotgun house. The main signage is a large hammerhead shark above the door. When you walk in the delicious smell of smoked meats hits you. There's a bar, a... More 

Thank mamahahn98
Louisville, KY
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks like a whole in the basement. But very cool establishment. The fries cooked in duck fat are really really good. And probably very bad for you. Oh well!

Thank gaham
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96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped by on a road trip and left full and happy. It is literally located in a lower level of a house in a residential neighborhood. I had the elk burger and fries and would highly recommend it. It was packed, we had to wait for a table at 8pm on a Wednesday night so you can tell it... More 

Thank bopicasso
Columbia, Missouri
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I had my heart set on ribs but by the time we got there they were out. They were featuring grits and shrimp so I tried the special. It was very good. We also sampled several different beers which were good. An interesting place and worth a try.

Thank chowardjones
Charleston, West Virginia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation from a local. We are so glad we did! It is located in an out of the way residential neighborhood and if you didn't know what to look for you would never find it. But, please, go find it!! It is a DIVE....but, OH, what a dive it is! Believe all the other reviewers... More 

Thank aimeeroscoe
Owatonna, Minnesota
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, awesome service, and a great atmosphere. Wish there were ckoser to downtown, but our taxi driver delivered us just fine! One if the must visit restaurants when in the area!

Thank R G
Owatonna, Minnesota
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A group in our party was told she had to visit Hammerheads while in Louisville. It is in a neighborhood and you wouldn't think it was anything special except for the hammerhead above the door and outdoor seating. The seating is cozy close but has a friendly vibe. The menu is interesting and the food delicious. I had the ribs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Germantown
  • Neighbourhood: Germantown
  • Phone Number: +1 502-365-1112

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?