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Hammerheads

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Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 365-1112
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 166
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
When is Louisville, Hammerheads is a MUST!!!

Hammerheads is trucked away in a Louisville neighborhood....a little of a challenge to find but so worth the search. Hammerheads is located in the basement of a home and only has 11 tables and a long bar....note only beer is offered. Are went on a Friday evening around 7:30 and the wait was 40... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
DaytonDave1113
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Kettering, Ohio
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Kettering, Ohio
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hammerheads is trucked away in a Louisville neighborhood....a little of a challenge to find but so worth the search. Hammerheads is located in the basement of a home and only has 11 tables and a long bar....note only beer is offered. Are went on a Friday evening around 7:30 and the wait was 40 minutes. I would have waited 2... More 

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Thank DaytonDave1113
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in because of the reviews and so glad I did. I got the half rack of baby back ribs... fell off the bone goodness! I also got the fries rolled in truffle oil cooked in duck fat. So awesome. If I ever come back to Louisville I'm definitely stopping here!!

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Thank Dan H
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a unique dining experience. While I can't say I loved the ambiance/atmosphere (I left smelling strongly of hot grease), our service and food were excellent and unexpected! A very eclectic menu that would be worth checking out before visiting. Our group of 15 got several orders of different types of fries to share with the table and each ordered... More 

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Thank Kelsey M
Rushville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town for the ata show and found this place. My wife and I were floored by the food and the service. It was above and beyond top notch. I had the lamb ribs and they were falling off the bone literally. We also had the mushroom sampler and they too were amazing. Our waitress suggested a beer... More 

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Thank Louis M
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

This review just supports all the other stellar reviews. The kind of place you would not stop at driving by.....were not disappointed by food, drink, or service. Call out to our server, Castle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

My gf and I visited for the first time on Jan 2. We had the mushroom medley as an app and the baby back ribs and elk burger for our entrees. All was excellent!! The bartender (Brian) was fantastic. We loved the atmosphere! They also have a very extensive beer selection. We will definitely be back when in town again!

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Thank MUfan1279
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

My husband and I had the pleasure of eating dinner at this restaurant last Friday night. The waiter was a informative, polite, speedy fellow that was eager to make sure our meal was a pleasure. We started with fried grits, a first for both of us, a delicious dish. HW had an Elk burger with truffle fries and I had... More 

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Thank Lacy1994
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I've dined here many time but didn't want to review it. I just didn't want anymore people showing up making the line longer. It's hard to sum this one up as it is an original effort. Located in the basement of a house in an old blue collar residential neighborhood on Swan street, its predecessor was called the Swan Dive.... More 

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Thank B D
Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Funny thing............why is this place called 'Hammerheads?" Well, there is a plastic shark on the front of this neighborhood establishment. But, it looks more like a Sailfish or Razor Shark and it is definitely not a hammerhead. But, once you get past the weird entrance ( down a step or two and into the combined former basements of two homes... More 

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Thank FrankJ569
Evansville, Indiana
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189 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

This was second time I've eaten at Hammerheads. It's a carnivores heaven. We had duck and pork belly sliders to start. Ordered full rack of ribs and also basket of truffle fries and baked beans We were in heaven with the flavors. This place is one of a kind!!! Come early if you want chance at a table

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Germantown
  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Phone Number: (502) 365-1112

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?