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John E's Restaurant & Lounge - CLOSED

3708 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40218 (South Side)
(502) 456-1111
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Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: South Side
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: South Side

29 reviews from our community

55% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Went there for years in January while in Louisville for a business convention and loved it - sorry to see it gone!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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77 reviews 77 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

This was a great place to eat they had music during the evening hours which was wonderful and the food was awesome.

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Lexington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Loved this place and was sorry to hear it closed. Hit bar area for dinner and offered good music.Food was delicious and clientele was good. Was a little far out from town but worth it.

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Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We visited for lunch and had a filet mignon with our grandson. It was great as always. The place has been here forever and is a little dated. I absolutely love their steaks. By the way, our grandson is 13 and it was his first filet, so he is hooked now. He said that's the best steak he has ever... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Attended a Christmas party here in 2011. Food was good, service was good, just the building and decor was outdated.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Had a very average meal here that was made worse by inatentive and poorly organized service. The fried chicken is great, but most else we had was disappointing. Too expensive for the quality and experience.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

On December 13th 2012 our Bunco group of ladies had our Christmas dinner at John E,s Resturant. The service we had was very good, but the food served was not to be desired. I have never wrote a complaint before, I,m very easy to please, but my dinning experience was runied by the quilty of food. I ordered the filet... More

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Louisville
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Recently ate here with several friends for our "Holiday Get-Together." I hadn't been to John E's in years, but the last time I had eaten here, the food was fabulous and the service was great. Upon arriving in the parking lot, I immediately realized that things had changed. The parking area was full of pot-holes and - on a rainy... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012 via mobile

Chicken,pork,pasta and more. Always a good time, great place for work function lunch. Only bad thing, wait in line and no sweet table as part of the buffet. Would return and bring others with me. Everyone likes the place and it has become one of the go to places to eat when i am in town.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Great food! And the atmosphere...amazing. It is kinda dated but in a good way. They had an orchestra entertaining in the back room. Cozy, and on the upscale side.

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