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Hammerheads

Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204 (Central Business District)
(502) 365-1112
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Ranked #8 of 1,502 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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
Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is a great little restaurant in an unexpected location. You will likely have to wait in line, but its worth the wait. The duck sliders are a great appetizer to start with along with the Mac and Cheese Balls. We ordered the Vegetarian Tacos and the Ribs. Both were excellent. I highly recommend the Grippo and Sweet Potato Fries.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My son and I were looking for a decent non-fast food place for dinner. This is a very small place, so small that as soon as any part of your meal is ready it is brought to you. The food was absolutely some of the most fantastic food we have ever had. Organic and not overly cooked, just perfect. Only... More

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Kentucky
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I finally made it to Hammerheads after years of reading great reviews about this place - it should not have taken this long! But, better late than never, and Hammerheads did not disappoint. It's an interesting kind of set up, pretty much a dive in the middle of a neighborhood, but they have a great niche and great food. We... More

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A little off the beaten path, but well worth seeking out! From the Mac and Cheese Balls appetizer to the brisket sandwich, tacos, Angus burger and pulled pork sandwich, everything our party had was delicious. Especially enjoyed the Truffle oil French fries - golden crisp and very flavorful. A friend told us after our visit that the pork belly sandwich... More

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Detroit, Michigan
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The three crispy mac & cheese balls are so awesome. I wish we lived near this place but we are in Michigan. We found this on a whim during a long weekend. Its a typical old suburban home where you eat in the basement. The wait was about 45 minutes but worth it. We had the crab tacos and the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We've been a fan for years (see earlier rave review) but things have certainly dropped during our last two visits. Tonight we had a pulled pork sandwich that was literally dripping with grease and later caused indigestion. Both tonight and two weeks ago, the sweet potato fries were soggy and horrible. The Angus burger on the pretzel bun was so... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We are Louisville locals & had been hearing about this place for some time, so we finally decided to try it out. We had been told by friends to get there early - around 4:30, so we did. We were the second couple to get there. Around 4:45, the host came out and started taking names of who was there... More

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San Pedro, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's in a basement in an out of the way corner of town, but is well worth looking for. It manages to blend a hipster vibe with the feel of a friendly neighborhood haunt. My group was two adults and two kids, and we found it to be quite enjoyable. Low ceilings mean that the place is very loud -... More

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Clifton, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This place is hard to find like others have said but worth it. The atmosphere is fun and different in the basement. Our waitress was great and gave us good recommendations as well as the previous reviews. We ate both kind of fries - Grippo and truffle oil. We loved the truffle oil. The ribs were dry and sweet -... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

When people queue up for a restaurant the chances are it's going to be good and this place was excellent. From the outside it looks like a regular house, than a restaurant but don't let that put you off and when your table is ready you're taken into the basement room which is pretty cool. The menu is fab, we... More

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