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Hillbilly Tea

120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202
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Ranked #86 of 1,508 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The server was very helpful when picking our food,the food was so good and the atmosphere was amazing.Will highly recommend this to others.

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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I had the rabbit and my husband had the smoked fish. Both were delicious. Good service was excellent. You have to try this restaurant.

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Andover, MA
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very much enjoyed our visit! Came for lunch and had the "tea plate" which was a little personal buffet of items from the menu. The décor is cool, mismatched furniture and mason jars. The food will please most people, with fresh local ingredients and Kentucky/southern food - think pulled pork, catfish, Benedictine. The iced teas were great. Only wish I'd... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I stopped by this cute tea cafe during a weekend visit to Louisville, KY and I am so glad that I did. The decor alone makes me want to take some of my friends and mom the next time I visit. All of the staff from host, to waitstaff, to food runners were excellent. My wait person was Brittni P.... More

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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