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Hillbilly Tea

120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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Ranked #89 of 1,505 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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159 reviews 159 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

the décor here is unique the food here is really good but the portions are definitely not "country" sized. we had the smoked catfish and chicken salad which were delicious but we were hungry by the time we got home. the corn pone was very good, it reminded me of my mom's hoe cakes (which are the best in the... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had heard a lot about this place but never stopped in. It's located downtown and I'm hardly in the area. However there was a groupon so I decided to try it out. The decor rocks it's very country. My party was seated at a large round table with old chairs. Our menus were on burlap! I am not very... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was originally not thrilled that this was chosen as our dinner place on a recent work trip ("I don't want tea for dinner, guys"), but I was pleasantly surprised! The beef cheek dinner was probably one of my top 10 favorite meals of all time. The beef fell apart with a touch of my fork, and the charred broccoli... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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