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Historic Frankfort Avenue

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Address: Louisville, KY 40206

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nice walk

we had a nice stroll in the evening looking at shops and having a drink in a bar/restaurant and whether you want quiet or busy you will find something there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we had a nice stroll in the evening looking at shops and having a drink in a bar/restaurant and whether you want quiet or busy you will find something there.

Thank nonameavailablehere
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Currently this place is a real mess. The roads are torn up and there are detours all over. I didn't see enough shops to make it worth going and fighting the progress.

Thank Danainfranklin
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

attended the trolly hop that they do the last Friday of every month. plenty of good local restaurants on Frankfort Ave, with some galleries, coffee shops, bars, shopping and a comfy cow ice cream shop.

Thank William S
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've always loved Frankfort Avenue, so many local stores to choose from. If you want something unique check out Frankfort Avenue shops. Frankfort Ave also has restaurants that are not mass chain ones. Clifton Pizza is good. Don't forget F.A.T Friday which is the final Friday each month which trolleys run from 6-10pm.

Thank K G
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a clean, tree lined neighborhood. There are a few shops and restaurants, but they are spaced pretty far apart. You may want to drive, park, walk a little and repeat unless you are looking for a quite walk. This is not a place to walk 4 steps and see a new store - it's much more space out... More 

1 Thank teachmuzic
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful for local shopping and dining. Really a lovely place to walk. I recommend the North End Cafe, Silver Dollar or F.A.B.D (Frankfort Ave. Beer Depot)....which btw has an AMAZING Brisket at a great price. Be sure to check out Carmichaels and A Reader's Corner bookstores for all you bookworms out there!

Thank Clancy W
Anchorage, Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I decided to spend the weekend, in Louisville Kentucky, arrived in a sunny Saturday Morning June 4th to be exact to my surprise the whole walking tour of the historic village, was lonely and most of the stores where closed, the tour bus that is supposed to drive by never did, overall there is nothing exiting about this place you... More 

2 Thank LissetteAM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

If you go to Frankfort Ave you won't find much...Its a historical area but doesn't have anything to offer. Total waste of time...Worst Barbecue EVER from FABD. Plain no taste..Burnt Brisket...Coleslaw and greenbacks were great. Won't ever visit this area of the city again. NOTHING..The previous reviews are not honest

1 Thank Stacious T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Nice/funky shops and good food. Beautiful walk on a nice day. Plenty of places to park. Try the Trolly Hop

Thank Joyce E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the shops and restaurants on Frankfort Ave. It is quite a long stretch of shops/restaurants, so I would recommend stopping in at a shop and getting a map. There is a long distance between some of the shops, so we moved our car a couple of times. We particularly enjoyed the shop Surroundings and the Hand Made Market... More 

Thank MamaPenguin18

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