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120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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Ranked #107 of 1,524 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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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

I, along with 3 companions, had an extremely disappointing dining experience recently at Hillbilly Tea. I had eaten lunch at this quirky gourmet hillbilly restaurant shortly after it opened and was impressed with the quality of the food as well as the "countrified" atmosphere. When my companions, who had driven from Frankfort to attend a play at Actors Theatre, invited... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Reviewed online menu before we went to the restaurant, they just happened to have new chef and winter menu today. My husband enjoyed his quail for brunch. I was hoping for their pancakes, didnt have anymore nor waffles, french toast, muffins or anything sweet. For a picky eater IHOP or something else may be a better choice. I ended up... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The place is small and the counter space was full, but we were offered a side room with a large round table which worked out very well.for the four of us (daughter, son-in-law,Hubby and self.). The service was excellent and the food was tasty. Presentation was 'cool', as 'plates' were presented on a 'slice' of tree!We had a pot of... More 

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Stuart, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is an adorable, funky, hipster-ish restaurant in an old brick building right off Whiskey Row in downtown Louisville. We were led upstairs to a rustic loft with eclectic decorations; I love restaurants with a good ambiance and the place had a cozy feel. My husband, friend and I were there for brunch - I ordered the Bourbon Breakfast, my... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Great find. Terrific food. Service was excellent.couldn't give 5 stars because a drink refill did not arrive till the meal was complete😞

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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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Miami Beach, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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