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Hillbilly Tea

120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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Ranked #89 of 1,508 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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80% Recommend
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English first
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
46 helpful votes 46 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Bloomington, Indiana
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119 reviews 119 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had brunch here with a couple of friends on a Sunday morning. What a unique place! The décor is old industrial factory, funky menus printed on rough fabric with equally unique culinary offerings. We started by sharing the frog legs. Very interesting! Like chicken as they say, but a little tougher. My friends loved the beet fritters. Three of... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had brunch here and it was a very fun place and I loved the concept. It was a little on the expensive side ($3 for an extra egg - just one egg over medium), but the food was pretty good. I loved the scones. The staff was wonderful and very friendly.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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71 reviews 71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

If you are into earthy food and neat tea flavors, this is worth a stop. We had a very filling lunch, but we couldn't resist the bread pudding. Portions are generous. The tea was unique and the employees were really helpful with explaining their various teas. Also, I am a big fan of their labels for their teas.

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