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Hammerheads

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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 124
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
Best Burger I've Ever Had

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Chris T
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Late Night
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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336 reviews 336 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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louisville
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Finally checked this place out. Got there 10 minutes before opening. Already a pretty good line had formed in the cold. Informed they can seat 49 people total in this basement. If you are expecting atmosphere or good service, this is NOT the place. Once 49 are seated, they allow about 10 people to wait inside and then rest must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

French fries cooked in duck fat were cooked perfectly, Sat at the bar and had pork belly tacos that were phenomenal, my wife had the babyback ribs that I helped eat. Ribs were MEATY and had a wonderful somke to them! I can't wait to go back and try the other items on the menu!

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I went here because of the good reviews it had and I was not disappointed. Had the mac and cheese balls were great but a bit pricey at 8 bucks for 3. The ribs made up for it though and they were great. Will return.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

First off, yes it is in the basement of a rundown looking house with a shark over the door. DON'T LET THAT STOP YOU. The food is absolutely worth it. It may be the best food I've ever had. The Mac and Cheese balls are amazing. The duck sliders are great. The truffle fries cannot be beat. Their burgers and... More 

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Newburgh, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We are staying in Louisville for a extended stay and this restaurant was recommended. When driving there we were a little confused on the area, did not expect to have a restaurant in the residential area close to downtown. We decided to give it a try and went in. It is in the basement of the building, it is a... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Whenever someone asks where to go to dinner around Louisville, the answer that consistently comes up is Hammerheads...and after eating here, I know why. Came here with a group of friends for a birthday celebration, and even though we had a large party (nine people) we were still sat in under 20 minutes. The menu has lots of options for... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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, Hamburgers, Eclectic, International
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?