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Hammerheads

Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204 (Central Business District)
(502) 365-1112
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Ranked #6 of 1,508 restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Cleveland, Tennessee
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 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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Louisville, Kentucky
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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Hammerhead's food is good, but doesn't meet the hype. The restaurant is cramped, uncomfortable and loud. If you are with people you don't want to take with, then this would be OK. The service is good and friendly enough, but doesn't really standout. They were out of duck (which didn't bother anyone in our party) and brisket (which was disappointing).... More

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Hodgenville, Kentucky
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My daughter, husband and I enjoyed eating at Hammerheads. The food was excellent, we didnt wait too long as the place was packed. I highly recommend you try this out.

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Louisville, KY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I know that the main focus of this restaurant should probably be their burgers, but I am more smitten by their French fries coated in Grippo seasoning. For anyone that's been hiding under a rock for their entire life, Grippo's BBQ chips might be the best BBQ chips on the planet. Just the right amount of spicy, sweet, and salty.... More

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Louisville, KY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Thankfully this place is so close to home. I really love the mac-n-cheese and their brisket is wonderful. Get here early if you hope to get a seat in this small place.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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99 reviews 99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We celebrated 2 birthdays on a Friday night for dinner. The wait wasn't too bad... 25 minutes for our party of 4 at 6:30. There were some outside tables for waiting, and you could bring out a drink from the bar. The food and service was definitely worth the wait. We'll return for the macaroni & cheese balls (HUGE and... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had heard about Hammerheads for years and finally went there with a friend from out of town. She was impressed and gave me lots of props for picking it. The smell of smoked meat inside is awesome -- makes your mouth water. Truffle oil fries -- Wow! Just be aware that the portion is large -- you definitely need only... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Decided to go to Hammerheads with a good friend after hearing so many great things about it. I was shocked when we first pulled up because of the size of the restaruant. But I quickly found out that this place is amazing. We did have to wait approximatley 30 minutes but were encouraged to grab a drink and sit outside.... More

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Coupeville, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Always our first restaurant stop. Best of everything. Be aware they shut down the first week in June. Call first.

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