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120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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Ranked #86 of 1,517 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 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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Knoxville, TN
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6 reviews 6 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Stayed downtown hotel on recent trip and happened across Hillbilly Tea for brunch. So fat, it is the highlight of our trip! I had the Ham and Hash (sweet potatoes) and my husband had the Duck Biscuit Burger. We will definitely be back! Be sure to ask for Cora- the perfect waitress. Great suggestions and conversation!

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Louisville, Kentucky
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I loved the atmosphere, however the food was not very good. The bar area is very small but quaint, the drinks were good. I would go back for a night out with a girlfriend for a drink but that's all.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Hillbilly Tea is EXACTLY the kind of restaurant that warrants a 5-star rating and review. Simply put, my dining experience here with my wife was the best I have had in years. - The decor is delightful. Loved the ambiance. - The details, such as the menu printed on burlap, were lovely. - Service was out of this world (THANK... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What a cool place! In the heart of downtown Louisville, this little restaurant is one of a kind! It would be a good place for a younger person hang out, or even a date. Staff was very friendly and seemed excited about their job. On Saturdays, they only serve brunch. The menu is far from the norm, which I enjoyed,... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a great little local place. They have a great brunch menu on Sunday. The Bourbon Bread Pudding is insane! Enough for two people to share, comes with eggs and bacon (which is great to dip into the caramel sauce!) I would recommend the hell-belly sauce for your scrambled eggs.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I want staying with friends nearby, and we were looking for a great place for brunch! I am so glad we found hillbilly tea! The decor is rustic and charming and the food was wonderful!

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Ventura, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I enjoyed a wonderful lunch consisting of pumpkin salad, hunter's stew, and iced, green tea! Delicious food and unique, rustic restaurant!

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Louisville, KY
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164 reviews 164 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

and Hillbilly Tea did not. We came in for lunch to use our Groupon and had it clearly displayed on the table immediately after sitting down. At the end of the meal, the waitress brought our bill and informed us the Groupon could only be used at dinner. I should have challenged her, but I did not. I was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I found this place more by luck than anything. Once I set out on foot to find it, I almost walked right past it since it is on a quiet side street. Not well lit on the outside. Makes it immediately seem like you are stumbling across a hidden local gem. The staff was exceptionally nice and after hearing my... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We made a reservation for brunch at 10am, when they open, before we left town. There was actually a line when they opened the doors at 10am. Small place in a building from the 1800's. Our waiter said it use to be a printing office. Very interesting surroundings and different type of foods. Ours was very good. Lots of different... More 

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Additional Information about Hillbilly Tea

Address: 120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Phone Number: 502-587-7350
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Eclectic, Bar, Tea Room

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