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American, Bar, Pub
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921 Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 365-1112
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There is almost always a wait at Hammerheads in the smallish basement in between Germantown and the Highlands, but it is well worth the wait. The chef's take on good BBQ and MEAT! Grad a beer, get the special, and enjoy! The pork belly is all that.

Thank rolando506
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Hammerheads has great ribs, smoked meat tacos, duck fat fries, but my favorite are the fried mushrooms. Lightly battered, not greasy- they are delicious . If you go, it's a small place, usually there is a wait. It's totally worth it. They have a good beer selection. Relax and prepare to enjoy.

Thank tennisrn
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a Friday night, service was great and my pork belly tacos were fantastic. I started with crispy shrimp which came with a tasty homemade sweet chili sauce. Parking is what you'd expect for a restaurant that used to be a house in a neighborhood - anywhere you can find it.

Thank James B
Prospect, Ky
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hammerheads is "hole in the wall" that has really unique food selection. You get there and there is a wait, your go downstairs to a very small seating space with really, really good food, get the PLT (Pork belly, lettuce, and fried green tomato) or Chicken and Waffles!!

Thank jlhr416
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is a real dive. But the service is always friendly and the food is delicious! Duck fat fried truffle fries are a must! The mushroom appetizer is truly fabulous. But the Elk burger is surpassed only by the lamb ribs! Not a large selection of ale but always some new ones to try. If you can ignore the... More 

Thank Michael O
Shelbyville, Kentucky
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to try some place different and this was a winner! Hubby got the venison burger with smoked mac n cheese, I got the smoked duck tacos and truffle fries. And the fried mushroom app was amazing!!!

Thank katiepryor
Greenville, South Carolina
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104 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nothing is more pleasing than being in a busy restaurant. The only downside to this unique place was that they were too busy to seat us in the 30-40 minutes they shared. It took us about an hour and 15 minutes to get a seat, and if it wasn't 100 degrees out we might not be bothered by it. They... More 

Thank Donnertal
Louisville, Kentucky
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Everything I've ever had here has been amazing (entrees, apps, sides). Ribs are some of the best I've ever eaten!! On par with Pappys in St Louis. Just great

Thank nierengarten09
United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I should have reviewed Hammerheads a few months ago after my first visit because it instantly became my favorite restaurant in the Louisville area. I have been back many times since then and everything I've tried has been amazing. Angus burger with brie cheese is maybe the best burger I've ever had. Fries with aioli, mac and cheese balls, asparagus,... More 

Thank perdidocats
Caledonia, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Read previous reviews . So we decided to try it. It did not disappoint. The food was nice and fresh. We had the pork belly sandwich,chorizo sandwich, brisket taco and a basket of truffle fries. They were all good and filling. Took 2 teenagers and they gave it 2 thumbs up .

Thank sam6927

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Germantown
  • Neighborhood: Germantown
  • Phone Number: (502) 365-1112

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?