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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night

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  • 129
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Great recommendation from a client

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Keith F
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Methuen, Massachusetts
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Methuen, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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
26 helpful votes 26 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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Union
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My co-workers and I visited on a very snowy night and were fortunate enough to be seated right away. We didn't have a bad bite among the 4 of us. Our server wasn't the most friendly, but it didn't ruin our visit. We ate the Brie burger, ribs, elk burger, and chicken and waffles. We would all recommend each of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We thought we were in the wrong spot...since this is completely in a residential area and in the basement of what looked to be someone's house! The Shrimp and Grits was really good - just an overall cool experience! s

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Cincinnati
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Best food in Louisville by far! Their duck tacos are amazing. It is small but that's what makes the place so unique and special. Just look for the shark and your there!

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Caledonia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This eclectic home-basement restaurant has a unique vibe. It's popularity speaks volumes about what is great about this spot. The food is amazing. If you cant make up your mind go with the server's recommendations.They know best and are 100% right with their suggestions. This was the 1st time we have found restaurant ribs that are better than what my... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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352 reviews 352 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We loved this place - we will return there everytime we go to Louisville. One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Worthy of a Food Network visit. The staff seems eclectic and they really hustle. Our server was really really really good - nice, fast and attentive. I wish I could remember her name. She did... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We chose Hammerheads off the Internet and as we navigated towards the restaurant we began to think we had entered the wrong address. No way could a great restaurant be on the street we were on but then we saw the stuffed shark over the door. We were still skeptical but when we were told that it would be a... More 

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Allen, Michigan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I've noticed this place a couple years ago when I came down to Louisville, but have never been able to convince the person with the car to come here, many favoring the glitzier establishments downtown. This time I was in luck and am very pleased that I made it here. The food is amazing. We started off with the Mac... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?