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921 Swan Street, Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 365-1112
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had mentioned at work I love duck and will usually order that if duck is on the menu at a restaurant.. and a friend immediately said "Oh, then you have to try Hammerheads!" I had read up about it on TA and how there is often a wait - so I decided we had better get there early on... More 

Thank Jeffrey W
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service was very good. I highly recommend the mushrooms! I was a little disappointed of the beer choices. I was not aware that this was strictly a craft brew restaurant. The only domestic beer choice was Pabst Blue Ribbon. However; I was only there once so far and since then they may have added more since we... More 

Thank Rio488
Round Rock, Texas
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This one falls into the "Don't Judge a Book by its Cover" category. The location is odd, the restaurant looks more like a dive bar inside, the staff is very laid back, but the food is AMAZING. I had the lamb ribs - they were INCREDIBLE. Fall off the bone tender, spiced perfectly, and just an all around amazing dish... More 

Thank Caltex77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place. Great beer selections. Truffle fries and the Mac and cheese balls are the best appetizers ever. Duck tacos and the ribs are the best entree. You can't come here enough. Love the service and the folks that work here b

Thank Branson B
Louisville, Kentucky
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?