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J Grahams Cafe

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335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
+1 502-583-1234
Today
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
HOT BROWN

The home of the famous Kentucky Hot Brown was worth the wait. I learned of the Hot Brown when I moved here 20 years ago, but just made my pilgrimage to the Brown. Bucket list item checked off.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Blake H
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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113 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The home of the famous Kentucky Hot Brown was worth the wait. I learned of the Hot Brown when I moved here 20 years ago, but just made my pilgrimage to the Brown. Bucket list item checked off.

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Fair Oaks, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I went for the history and ordered the famous Hot Brown lunch. My server, Lindsey, was delighted when I really enjoyed the sandwich. Frankly, I had become bored with turkey so I was surprised when this turkey turned out to be so moist and tasty. What really delighted me, however, was Lindsey's concern about my enjoyment. I reported to George,... More 

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Owensboro, KY
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116 reviews 116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Our group ate here prior to leaving the Brown Hotel. They offered a nice lunch buffet but we each opted for menu service. They had many lighter options in addition to the traditional hot brown sandwich.

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I ate at j Grahams twice during my stay at the Brown Hotel. Prices are reasonable and the food was quite good and well presented. The breakfast buffet was especially good with all the normal foods and a couple surprises.

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Mansfield, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We eat breakfast here everyday during our stay. the Huevos Rancheros ROCK! Though if you are new to Louisville be sure you try the Hot Brown, a dish created in the 1920s for the late night guests at the Brown. The service was exceptional

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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband is from Louisville, and though we live out of state, we try always to stop in at J. Graham's for a Hot Brown when we're in town. We actually ordered them for brunch two days in a row on a recent visit! Ask to split an order, as the portion sizes are enormous. They were perfect, as usual... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

In the Brown Hotel, J Graham's Cafe in Louisville is a great place for breakfast or lunch. The food is first-rate....the best ingredients, dishes, etc. The buffet at lunch is superb. Salads, soups, entrees, desserts. If you can exercise some self-control, you can eat really well and healthy at the same time. The healthy options are most viable and delicious.... More 

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St. Louis MO
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103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Wasn't really sure about getting this but glad I did. If you stay at the Brown hotel, which I did, you most certainly must get the "hot brown" a Louisville tradition. Available all day long, this crazy concoction has various components. I got mine with two eggs over easy-which was recommended. Nice place in the hotel; highly recommend.

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Orlando, Florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We arrived in Lousiville Sunday morning and our first stop was J Grahams Cafe to try to the Hot Brown. Luckily the brunch buffet included the Hot Brown as well as all of the other breakfast fixings you can imagine along with a raft of desserts. If I had not been in town for business I might not have shelled... More 

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McHenry, Illinois
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Got to try for the first time the famous Hot Brown Sandwich. Wow, what a delicious treat! Was with my sister and we asked our server if one order would feed both of us and he said most definitely. They were even kind enough to cook them in separate baking dishes so we didn't have to split the dish ourselves.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-583-1234
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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