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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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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 129
    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
Don't judge a book by its cover

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
NormalfamilyNormalIL
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Normal IL
Good for:
  • Late Night
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Normal IL
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 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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340 reviews 340 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
42 helpful votes 42 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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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

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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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?