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Hillbilly Tea

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American, Bar, Eclectic, Tea Room
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120 S 1st Street, Louisville, KY 40202 (Main & Market)
502-587-7350
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, 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.
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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Funky ambience, variable service, good food

We've only been here once, for Sunday brunch, but were impressed with the quality of the food. They have their own unique spin on classic items like bacon and sausage, for example (they make their own) and everything is well prepared. The location can be hard to find, tucked away on First Street... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Thedogesl
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

But it's gone now. Closed up the in May 2015. They have a smaller venue on Bardstown Road though apparently.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The hillbilly charm and menu are mostly gone. The things that made it different have disappeared. The trout salad had lovely arugula that was delicious. Sadly. the trout, if ever smoked, was rare and a stringy mess. That was the salad. It was sad at any price and it was rather pricey for arugula and dressing. I hate going to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Horrible service! Host did not talk to us and did not listen to us. The waitress did not listen to our orders. Our entrees arrived at the same time as our beverages and salad. Had to ask for salt and pepper. Food was mediocre at best and way over priced. Beef brisket was fatty so lost half of it. The... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We've only been here once, for Sunday brunch, but were impressed with the quality of the food. They have their own unique spin on classic items like bacon and sausage, for example (they make their own) and everything is well prepared. The location can be hard to find, tucked away on First Street, but it's worth it. The decor is... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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111 reviews 111 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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 

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Helena, AR
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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!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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Illinois
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35 reviews 35 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 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?