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“Yowza!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hammerheads

Hammerheads
Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204 (Germantown)
(502) 365-1112
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Ranked #14 of 1,517 Restaurants in Louisville
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Eclectic, International
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Germantown
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Yowza!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Crazy small place in the basement of a small house in a random neighborhood and hands down the best burger we've ever had. Pork belly and local cheddar to boot. Duck tacos to die for! Show up early! It's first come first serve ;) just go - you're welcome. ;)

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“splendid food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We tried it recently after reading much good press and good words from friends. Its all they said. The food is delicious. Service is good. We tried various things to get a good feel of their food. All was good. We look forward to going back. My wife now judges all others' ribs by theirs.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brooklyn, New York
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123 reviews 123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Amazing Food!! Must give this place a try.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

This place is everything you've read on here about and MORE. The food is absolutely amazing and prepared just right. It is the way it should be done! Despite being a small place (and usually busy), the service was impressively good and personal. There is also a great, large beer selection. Whether you live in Louisville or are just visiting, you HAVE to try Hammerheads -- you will not be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Monroe, Louisiana, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Keeping Louisville Weird!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We read the reviews and HAD to try this place. We wanted something different, highly rated on TA, but not pretentious nor "fancy." Hammerheads hit the spot!

It sits in the middle of a residential neighborhood in essentially the walk-out basement of a house. You descend a few steps down to the entrance -- past a smiley-faced drain cover -- and are greeted by an equally-smiling hostess who asked for a *first* name and told us 20 minute wait. Ten minutes later we were called and escorted to our table.

The place is loud, small, and some might feel "closed in." But once seated, the low ceiling isn't bothersome. (I'm 6-4) Our server was very friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and really seemed to enjoy the place. (We did too)

We had mac & cheese balls appetizer. Nothing special there. I had the duck tacos. Delish! Untraditional beyond just the duck. Check the menu. My wife had the grits with crispy shrimp. Also yummy! Again, read the menu and ask questions so you 'll know what to expect. Bacon brownie for dessert, and we loved it all!

If you want a unique, delicious meal in a cool quirky place you won't soon forget, make a trip to Hammerheads.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sellersburg, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“It's a place that Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives would love.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Burgers were excellent. But the pretzel roll( for an extra $1.00) made the better burger. The French fries (grippos) were quite tasty. Not a place for dieters.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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