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Hammerheads

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Germantown
American, International
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Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 365-1112
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 138
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Adventure Dinner in Louisville!

Decided to get adventurous while in Louisville, KY on business so we checked out the best places on TripAdvisor. Hammerheads was highly recommended so we gave it a shot. We are staying downtown so the 2 mile ride was nothing in a taxi. Granted it is not terribly fancy on the outside...the food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Tony J
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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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Carmel, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Decided to get adventurous while in Louisville, KY on business so we checked out the best places on TripAdvisor. Hammerheads was highly recommended so we gave it a shot. We are staying downtown so the 2 mile ride was nothing in a taxi. Granted it is not terribly fancy on the outside...the food there is AMAZING!! Try their brisket tacos... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Definitely go early! If you get there any time after six (or sometimes even before) you will definitely need to wait up to an hour. On the plus side, while you're waiting you can hang out outside on the sidewalk with a drink from the bar. At first glance this place comes off as a hole in the wall, but... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

GREAT food, and prices are right...very busy, so be patient, its worth it. Good selection of beers...when in doubt, get the half rack of baby ribs, macncheese balls, and sweet potatoe fries! You will not be dissapointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Great food! Favorite by far were the truffle fries. The baby back ribs were the best I've ever had, as was the Mac & cheese. Definitely worth the calories!!! Baked beans were awesome too! 👍

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Louisville, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great food and great variety. A little pricey, but worth it if you can spare an extra couple bucks for a great meal.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I went to this "dive" on a weekday in May 2015. I was told by a local that this place was a dive but had great food. It is in a very residential part of Louisville, KY and if you didn't actually search for it, you would never find it! It is located in an old style garage that you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I stop in everytime i come to Louisville. Literally can not make a bad choice. Tonight i had the baby back ribs for the first time and they were potentially the best i have ever had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

If you go on a weekend night expect a wait but the food is worth it. My husband and I split a full slab of ribs and brought a third of it home. They were smoked to perfection with a very good sauce. I highly recommend the truffle fries. A good selection of beer, others in my party enjoyed several.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This place was so good... we sat at the bar because there are only like 40 people who fit in the actual "restaurant" area, and we went on a Saturday night, knowing we'd have a wait. We ordered the Venison and Elk burgers, and split them - I liked the Elk burger better but both were pretty fantastic. We also... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Looks like a little dive bar but the food is excellent. Service is fun and efficient. The seating is sparse and it's often crowded but always worth the wait!! The ambiance/atmosphere is unique and fun.

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Additional Information about Hammerheads

Address: Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204
Phone Number: (502) 365-1112
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Germantown
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisine: American, International

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Germantown
  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Phone Number: (502) 365-1112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, International
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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