We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hillbilly Tea

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Bar, Eclectic, Tea Room
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (Main & Market)
502-587-7350
Website
Today
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Hillbilly tea is an appalachian inspired restaurant & tea house focused on...
Hillbilly tea is an appalachian inspired restaurant & tea house focused on local, house made ingredients & tea hooch - house made tea infused alcohol.
read more
Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 201 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fits to a "T"

The theme of this year's trip to Louisville was "quirky". This simple word fits Hillbilly Tea, a neat little restaurant not far from the Yum Center, to a t. The place was only moderately busy the evening we went for dinner, possibly a result of road construction and a concurrent concert. But I got... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Darin N
,
Omaha, Nebraska
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
Add Photo Write a Review

201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were really looking forward to trying Hillbilly Tea. We've heard good buzz about it. It's a great location and neat interiors, but everything else was a disappointment. Very difficult to find a substantial meal on the menu that didn't contain some version of pork. Our waiter seemed to disappear for long stretches and came back quite disoriented. He got... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helena, AR
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Perfect place... for brunch! Had the.... Crawdad grit fritters w comeback billy sauce  and buscuit w musnroom gravy. Then, Fish & grits (Cast iron seared red trout, weisenberger bourbon cheese grits, poached egg, arugula and pickeled fennel.) And delicious Bloody mary and Holy Basil tea : ) Our Waiter super nice!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Omaha, Nebraska
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The theme of this year's trip to Louisville was "quirky". This simple word fits Hillbilly Tea, a neat little restaurant not far from the Yum Center, to a t. The place was only moderately busy the evening we went for dinner, possibly a result of road construction and a concurrent concert. But I got the feeling that even if it... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Illinois
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The best thing about this dining experience is the unique offerings for meals. If you have no taste for out-of-the-ordinary, do not come here. The teas are good. The worst thing about Hillbilly Tea is the excruciatingly slow service. Our group was not in a rush, but we waited an inordinate amount of time to even get water and then... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dedham
Senior Contributor
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stuart, Florida
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
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😞

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knoxville, TN
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hillbilly Tea also viewed

 

Been to Hillbilly Tea? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    (Main & Market)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: 502-587-7350

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Eclectic, Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Hillbilly tea is an appalachian inspired restaurant & tea house focused on local, house made ingredients & tea hooch - house made tea infused alcohol.
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hillbilly Tea staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?