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Lilly's

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1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301 (Patterson)
+1 502-451-0447
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome Food!

I live in the neighborhood and love bringing my guests to Lillys! The owner (Kathy) is awesome! The food is unique and there is always a nice selection of choices. I highly recommend it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Rhonda P
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Louisville, Kentucky
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I live in the neighborhood and love bringing my guests to Lillys! The owner (Kathy) is awesome! The food is unique and there is always a nice selection of choices. I highly recommend it!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I had the opportunity to try the classic Lilly's last weekend and it didn't disappoint. Although this might be more appealing to the older crowd, don't be scared to be trilled with an amazing menu. The food was amazing and the summer old fashion was the bomb! The waiter was very nice and make sure our meal was completely GF... More 

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New Orleans
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64 reviews 64 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We love everything about Lilly's! It was quiet and relaxing. The staff was very friendly and efficient. We went there for dinner with another couple for our first visit. Every dish was delicious! We had the Kentucky Rose Salad, the Strawberry Bibb Salad, the Caesar Salad and Tomatillo Avocado Soup. Three of us ordered the Caramelized Jumbo Scallops with lemon... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I went to lunch with a group of 10 to Lilly's and experience restaurant nirvana! EVERYTHING was first rate, from the service, to the décor to the food. And oh, what wonderful food! The group devoured the pate' appetizer and the crab cake appetizers! Lunch entrees were exquisite yet reasonably priced-- fried oysters and grits; nicoise salad; lamb-burgers; hamburgers and... More 

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent food, great service. Impressive, well-priced wine list. Excellent cocktails. Try the Caesar salad with grit croutons. Warm, fresh bread served with good olive oil.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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110 reviews 110 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We visited Lilly's on a Saturday night after watching American Pharoah win the Belmont Stakes and Triple Crown from a suite at Churchill Downs. Most highly rated restaurants in town were fully booked when we planned our weekend in Louisville, so we took a chance on this neighborhood spot in The Highlands. The women started with a salad, and both... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

First time eating at Lilly's back in May on a Saturday for a late lunch. The mago tea was SO good. I could have drank a gallon of it. I had the fried oysters and wisenburger grits. It was so good. I cleaned my plate and wasn't ashamed. My guest had the burger and he noted this was one of... More 

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New York City, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

An excellent meal that celebrates local ingredients. The fried oysters and the pork belly pastrami were outstanding. The mains we had were the centre cut ribeye and the veal and both were also very good.

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Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I want to tell you.... no, I am compelled to tell you that we had a most exquisitely delightful meal at Lilly's last evening. First, I want to thank Brennon the bartender for his professional and friendly service. He clearly knows his craft and his selections. If you're visiting soon, ask for a Spring Old Fashioned. And if you're of... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here during a short trip to Louisville. We really enjoyed the appetizer sampler and burger, fried oysters and caramel cake were good not great. Very friendly and superb bourbon selection.

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Additional Information about Lilly's

Address: 1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301
Phone Number: +1 502-451-0447
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: French, American, Bistro, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1147 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204-1301
    (Patterson)
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Highlands
  • Neighborhood: Highlands
  • Phone Number: +1 502-451-0447

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, American, Bistro, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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?