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Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204 (Germantown)
(502) 365-1112
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Ranked #13 of 1,525 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Eclectic, International
Neighborhood: Germantown
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a hopping place right now, in the basement of a building in Germantown. A family recommended it to us and raved about the BBQ Lamb Ribs. We had to wait outside for 30 minutes to get in.. a bit chilly in January. They do not serve wine, but their beer selection is impressive. What a menu! We had... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were recently in Louisville and were searching for a place to eat. This was on the Tripadvisor list. So we decided to give it a try. The food is awesome. I had the Venison Burger it came out as ordered and the flavor was delicious. My friend had the BBQ Lamb Ribs they were just as good. We ordered... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This restaurant is literally in a tiny basement. When you go expect a wait and don't go with more than 4 people. The best truffle fries in town. They have some amazing beer choices - if you don't drink beer, they do not have liquor, but do have a cider choice. I usually get the pork tacos, but everything I've... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A great place to hang at the bar or dine at the table. The Lamb ribs are very good and an unusual addition to smoked fare, the Sliders, are so good! The Chicken and sweet potato waffles...eh. The waffle is pasty (sweet potatos are very dense ) and the chicken was good. The dish ahd too much going on for... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Well worth the wait, the ribs will grab your attention with their wonderful aroma but if there are still duck tacos left order one. Wonderful and unique flavor, all without the greasiness duck is known for.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My team arrived in Louisville and wanted some down home BBQ. We followed our gps to this spot. We were in a little neighborhood where you never would have expected to find a restaurant at all! We walk in and it smells smokey and delicious. We shared lots of things, but crowd favorites were the fried macaroni and cheese balls,... More 

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Chesterfield, Missouri
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96 reviews 96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I was warned when this place was recommended that it was not anything fancy. It was in the basement of a house, I had to duck walking through the restaurant because of low beams. It is a very small place, I'm sure you often have to wait. They have televisions which is great for watching ballgames. The mac and cheese... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We went on a Friday evening around 6:00. Arrive early or you will have to wait. Small restaurant with seating at the bar also. As another review stated, do not let the looks fool you. If it gets too busy, you may have to wait outside. We decided on a burger since that is what was recommended by a friend.... More 

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New Hampshire
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178 reviews 178 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went here in November 2014 with some friends. This place is in the middle of what appears to be a residential neighborhood and, quite frankly, is a dumpy-looking bar. That being said, it was the perfect place to hang out and grab some beers and pub type food. As far as the beer goes, they have a really good selection... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Found this place on a weekend trip to Louisville. The location and setting reminded me of some of the hidden foodie gems we have in Cincinnati and it lived up to comparison! Wait was about an hour for 2 on a Saturday at 615. Food was delicious and very large portions. The elk burger and truffle fries were both top... More 

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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, Hamburgers, Eclectic, International

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