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Hillbilly Tea

120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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Ranked #89 of 1,509 restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
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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  • English first
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW 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
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
2 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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Wilmington, Delaware
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If they still offer them, get the mint julep lamb. There are no words, only delicious memories! The cornbread was on point, not too crumbly-not too moist. Their bourbon cocktails were beautifully hand fashioned with house made mixers and syrups. I recommend the one with the lemon ginger simple syrup, mmm. The service was attentive without being overbearing and the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

First I will start with the positives. The decor is interesting sort of hillbilly chic. There is a huge hot tea selection but it is hard to know what is good. When I asked the server she said all of it was good. It was a Hot day do I wanted to start with a cold drink. My husband ordered... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I had the ham and sweet potato hash brunch and it was outstanding. The individually brewed coffee was strong and hot. Our waiter was extremely attentive. Our experience could not have been better!

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