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J Grahams Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Central Business District
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335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
+1 502-583-1234
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Franklin, Tennessee
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had the original Hot Brown and glad I did. It was very good but service was even better. I would recommend if you want less formal then other two Brown Hotel restaurants.

Thank B D
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You simply must try the original hot brown! It is made with freshly roasted turkey, a perfect mornay sauce and delicious bacon. We enjoyed everything we got and the attentive service enhanced our experience. This is a historic gem that you don't want to miss.

Thank LeanneBizTraveler
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They really do a great job here in the food and service department. You get greeted by this extremely high energy hostess-manager named Sue, who is very close to the customers, as she checks on many of the tables. Hard to have anything but a great experience. Good servers and very good food too.

Thank robertakoven567
Branson West, Missouri
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is amazing. We stopped on a hot Saturday afternoon to see what the hot brown was all about. It was my wife's birthday and we were between a historic mansion tour and a river cruise. We are so glad we stopped. We told the waiter that we would like to share the hot brown and ordered a Cobb... More 

Thank Garen818
Montgomery, Alabama
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119 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is located in the Brown Hotel. If you want to remember what gracious dining used to be, have lunch here. No blaring music, and there is enough sound absorption that a pleasant conversation was possible. The Hot Brown sandwich was invented here, so that's what we had. Every bite was worth its $17. There are more things on... More 

Thank Talu2008
Durango, Colorado
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When in Louisville, one must stop at the Brown Hotel and have the Hot Brown. AMAZING! The service was impeccable and the atmosphere was beautiful and ornate. This is a must do in Louisville.

Thank StacyW970
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food was delicious and the wait staff was excellent. The hostess was so friendly and welcoming. Great place to have lunch and enjoy the historical Brown Hotel.

Thank drobin6028
Lake Mary, Florida
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends of ours who use to live in Louisville and our in laws who go to the Kentucky Derby each year said we had to get a Hot Brown while Louisville. We decided to go to were the Hot Brown was invented. We went to the J Grahams Cafe for lunch. What a total disappointment !!!!! The service was awful,... More 

Thank Bandaidfam
Davis, CA
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325 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cafe has a lunch buffet that includes salads, soup, two entrees, veggies, and dessert. The salads were excellent. The veggies overcooked. The entress wer cat fish in a cream sayce and chicken with artichokes. The bread pudding with a carmel bourbon sauce was excellent. The staff is extremely friendly.

Thank Chiili
Huntsville, Alabama
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed two breakfast while staying at The Brown Hotel. We had the french toast and omelet the first morning. Wonderful! The omelet stayed warm to the very last bite. Next day we had the famous Hot Brown! Wow! and the Saturday buffet was enjoyed by my husband which had a wonderful selection.

Thank 281larryg

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 502-583-1234

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