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Hillbilly Tea

120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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Ranked #84 of 1,509 restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, Bar, Tea Room
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main & Market
Description: Hillbilly tea is an appalachian inspired restaurant & tea house focused on local, house made ingredients & tea hooch - house made tea infused alcohol.
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81% Recommend
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English first
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Food was very surprisingly good. Coffee was a great value. Daily iced tea hit the spot. I would recommend this place if you like a hipster feel.

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Shanghai, China
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Be open minded and try this place- we lived in Shanghai and LOVED their location (only 2 Shanghai and Louisville)....unfortunately the Shanghai location closed...so when we returned to our hometown of Louisville we tried that location. Food is good, take your time and enjoy the unique surroundings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The server was very helpful when picking our food,the food was so good and the atmosphere was amazing.Will highly recommend this to others.

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Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I had the rabbit and my husband had the smoked fish. Both were delicious. Good service was excellent. You have to try this restaurant.

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Andover, MA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very much enjoyed our visit! Came for lunch and had the "tea plate" which was a little personal buffet of items from the menu. The décor is cool, mismatched furniture and mason jars. The food will please most people, with fresh local ingredients and Kentucky/southern food - think pulled pork, catfish, Benedictine. The iced teas were great. Only wish I'd... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I stopped by this cute tea cafe during a weekend visit to Louisville, KY and I am so glad that I did. The decor alone makes me want to take some of my friends and mom the next time I visit. All of the staff from host, to waitstaff, to food runners were excellent. My wait person was Brittni P.... More

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The restaurant is really a beautiful and romantic place to go. it is carefully decorated and very cute. the atmosphere is super nice. the service is also very good, and they have very nice drinks. The food is also very nice. But they have different menu for lunch and dinner so don't rely on photos on yelp. actually the waiters... More

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Plano, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We went there for breakfast and the food was top notch. I am impressed with how fresh everything was. I would absolutely go back there again, if I ever make it back to Kentucky.

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Lexington, Kentucky
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went here on a Friday night date night and was very disappointed. I saw this place on a list of top restaurants in Louisville. It must have been based on appearances alone, the restaurant was clean and nicely decorated. The food, atrocious. We ordered the frog legs and tofu appetizers and stopped there. It was tasteless and the frog legs... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I ordered the duck burger with broccoli. The presentation was very cute served on a tree slice plate, however the execution wasn't thought out. Burger was burnt and served on a cornbread bun that fell apart when you picked it up. Also the plate was very small and my food was all over the table. The tea is worth going... More

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