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Hammerheads

Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204 (Central Business District)
(502) 365-1112
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Ranked #8 of 1,510 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Eclectic, International
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Central Business District
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Frankfort, Kentucky
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A little off the beaten path, but well worth seeking out! From the Mac and Cheese Balls appetizer to the brisket sandwich, tacos, Angus burger and pulled pork sandwich, everything our party had was delicious. Especially enjoyed the Truffle oil French fries - golden crisp and very flavorful. A friend told us after our visit that the pork belly sandwich... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The three crispy mac & cheese balls are so awesome. I wish we lived near this place but we are in Michigan. We found this on a whim during a long weekend. Its a typical old suburban home where you eat in the basement. The wait was about 45 minutes but worth it. We had the crab tacos and the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We've been a fan for years (see earlier rave review) but things have certainly dropped during our last two visits. Tonight we had a pulled pork sandwich that was literally dripping with grease and later caused indigestion. Both tonight and two weeks ago, the sweet potato fries were soggy and horrible. The Angus burger on the pretzel bun was so... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We are Louisville locals & had been hearing about this place for some time, so we finally decided to try it out. We had been told by friends to get there early - around 4:30, so we did. We were the second couple to get there. Around 4:45, the host came out and started taking names of who was there... More

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San Pedro, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's in a basement in an out of the way corner of town, but is well worth looking for. It manages to blend a hipster vibe with the feel of a friendly neighborhood haunt. My group was two adults and two kids, and we found it to be quite enjoyable. Low ceilings mean that the place is very loud -... More

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Clifton, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place is hard to find like others have said but worth it. The atmosphere is fun and different in the basement. Our waitress was great and gave us good recommendations as well as the previous reviews. We ate both kind of fries - Grippo and truffle oil. We loved the truffle oil. The ribs were dry and sweet -... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

When people queue up for a restaurant the chances are it's going to be good and this place was excellent. From the outside it looks like a regular house, than a restaurant but don't let that put you off and when your table is ready you're taken into the basement room which is pretty cool. The menu is fab, we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

As we drove up to Hammerheads we were surprised when the GPS said we had arrived. In front of us appeared to be a restaurant in a basement and that is most certainly what it was. Tall people be careful... low overhead clearance for sure. Do not let the building deter you.. The food and service is amazing. After waiting... More

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

If you want a unique experience with unique good food then this is the place for you to go! Be prepared to wait outside and it is in a residential community. The restaurant is in the basement of a house. Once you get inside it is very loud but the service is really good even though they are very busy.... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place was such a pleasant surprise. The cab drivers didn't want to take us there, because they claimed it was a bad neighborhood. I really didn't get that vibe when we got there, but it is very residential. The place is a bit hipster, in the basement of with a residence above. You don't go for the decor, you... More

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