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Hammerheads

Certificate of Excellence
Germantown
American, International, Hamburgers, Eclectic
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Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 365-1112
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 133
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  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Such a neat place! Just expect a wait if you go on a weekend

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
TerraVaughn
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Louisville, Kentucky
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

So much fun! great ribs and catfish and the best baked beans on the planet! Very fun and casual with cool music…it's very small-actually it's the first floor of a house! Don't miss it….we can't wait to go back! Did I mention their great selection of beer…cheap!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was expecting great things from reviews and was sorely disappointed. Ordered truffle fries, cheeseburger and salad. The burger was tender but had no superior taste. Fries seems overcooked and greasy. Salad good. Extensive beer menu, which I liked as well as the dive type atmosphere. Staff friendly. Interesting, different menu, including duck sliders and duck tacos. Maybe should have... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Don't let the outside of this place decieve you. And you better get there early. The food is outstanding. My wife, daughter, and I all got different types of burgers and we shared. They were all great. I think the price is a little higher than some burger joints, but prices are reasonable. The place was very crowded, but the... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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162 reviews 162 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Based solely on all of the raving reviews on Yelp, I had to come to this place while in town. I am sure glad that I did. The only problem with this place is deciding what to order. All of the items are very appealing. I went with the tacos; one duck and one pork belly. My buddy went with... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

When I first heard about this place from my coworkers, I couldn't wait to try it out. The first time I went I took my friend who was visiting from out of town along with me. Since his family is from Germany and I know he has a love for burgers and beers, I thought this would be a good... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

ON a recent business trip to Louisville, my client highly recommended the place and by his description of the atmosphere being a cool neighborhood joint where a couple of guys turned their basement into a restaurant and bar, I had to check it out. As other reviewers have said...you might walk or drive by and not think twice about keep... More 

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CHICAGO
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Believe me when I say we are not picky, critical people. (Look at my other reviews.) We went here based on the recommendation of a local and we were very disappointed. The atmosphere was a cool, hipster place but the food was not good at all. Our group of 4 ordered the mushroom appetizer which was so salty/heavily breaded it... More 

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Normal IL
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We were first leary to try Hammerheads as it looks more like a bar for the locals. In fact when we walked in our 16 year old said this is a bar not a resturant. So glad we stayed. We arrived before 6:30 and got the last table. Be prepared to wait to be seated if you come much after... More 

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Restaurant Details

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, Hamburgers, Eclectic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?