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Hillbilly Tea

120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202
502-587-7350
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Ranked #61 of 1,480 restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although the service was excellent as well as the ambiance. The food left something to be desired. An acceptable lunch spot if you are in the area, but not worth making a special trip.

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Grove City, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We were planning our annual trip to Louisville for our wedding anniversary celebration. We have gotten into the habit of checking out 'Groupon' before traveling, not only to defray costs but to try new places. We called to make reservations and got an answering machine message which stated if we left our number someone would call. Called at 10:00 a.m.,... More

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Louisville, KY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We chose H.T. this morning for monthly brunch with the besties. We weren't able to call ahead so just showed up early and were able to be seated (6 of us) in short order. Our server was friendly and informative (we had lots of questions), and never rushed us. Although I thought the tea prices were steep (pun intended), it... More

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Atlanta
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Saturday brunch got expensive when I chose a special mountain tea($7.50) to go with the overrated eb&g( eggs, biscuit & gravy.) Loved the bread pudding with a kind of meringue on top. Want to come back to try the road kill stew. Imaginative renovated old brick building convenient to Actors Theater and Yum Center.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I've eaten here several times over the past few years while attending the Human Play Festival and last week's visits will be my last. The place has little to recommend it: a long wait both times, an ambiance that made me wonder if it was just ambiance or dirt and food that one imagined might be innovative and interesting but... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was a great change from the typical restaurant. I had the trout with sweet potatoes and broccoli. The broccoli had so much flavor! The sweet potatoes are very good with the tomato jam. I was pleasantly surprised! Although the portions are small, the flavor definitely makes up for it. Our waiter was very helpful on what type of tea... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Excellent food. Very original. Limited menu. May not be kid friendly for most kids. Took ours anyway. They tried some new things but didn't care for most. We'll get them something more later. Husband had pork. I had chicken salad. Both were wonderful. We had the beet fritter appetizers. Very good, also. Been here before. Just passing thru Louisville and... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I had lunch with guests on Saturday - first time visit. I had heard a lot of buzz and wanted to find out how it was. This really is a tea place that serves some food, rather than a restaurant with lots of choices for food. Service and ambiance was exceptional. Menu was pretty narrow. I got eggs & bacon.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

First impression was made when we arrived no more than 5 minutes early for dinner (4:55 pm) and with an air of condescension we were told that we would have to wait to be seated. By the time we used the facilities and spoke with some restaurant personnel who lacked the ability to make small talk (as if he was... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is original. A big variety of teas. And the food is good. You can find soup with rabbit meat or an entre.For dessert "bourbon bread budding" it's gooood!

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