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“Hidden gem”

Mussel & Burger Bar
Ranked #14 of 1,801 Restaurants in Louisville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 9, 2013

My wife and I ate here for my birthday on July 8th. From the outside, I didn't know what to expect since it was hidden and really did not look like much to brag about. Upon entering, I know we were in for a rare treat! Once inside the atmosphere and decor is wonderful! We ate in the bar area (great place to come and have a drink). Our waitress and super friendly and gave us some suggestions like the pork nachos (they were out of this world and bursting with favor). It's rare that the topping on nachos out weigh the chips. For dinner we split some mussells and the breakfast burger. Living in Jtown, this will be one of our more visited restaurants in town! Great job M&BB!

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Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Loved it. About an hour wait on a Saturday night at 6 pm which was 2 hours when we left. The short rib nachos were amazing. Each person at the table got a different burger and each person raved about their burger. Even the fries were great and never care about fries. A must eat in Louisville. A tad hard to find but so worth it.

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Thank BrentKY
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

It gets harder and harder to find really excellent restaurants where the staff don't pitch a fit when we bring our 1-year old with us. Sorry, we're military and stationed away from friends and family...he comes with us. The staff at Mussel & Burger Bar couldn't have been more welcoming or accommodating. We visited on a Saturday afternoon, after the lunch crowd but before dinner. We were shown a table that put us a little bit out of the way with our little one (something I appreciate greatly) and were introduced to our server, Ian. He made some excellent suggestions, one of which was the breakfast burger (which my husband ordered) and the other was the Mediterranean burger (which I got). We also decided to have the mussels in bleu cheese, since this was a mussels AND burger place.

The appetizer was delicious. The mussels were perfectly cooked, not at all chewy or rubbery. And the bleu cheese was the perfect compliment. The burgers were also perfectly cooked. Ian had suggested that because the Mediterranean burger is actually lamb, that, if I'm OK with it, to have it cooked medium rare, otherwise it will get tough. I agreed and that was the BEST way to have it. It had feta on it, which sometimes overpowers a burger, but the fig offset the pungency of the feta and I almost forgot I was eating feta. My husband also loved his breakfast burger, admitting that it is a LOT of protein in one meal. We were about to bust but decided to take some bacon beignets home with us to warm up for breakfast on Sunday morning. Ian told us how to best prepare them and they were DIVINE! Although I've heard their brunch menu is definitely worth returning for. We were also very happy with the price. Although we didn't get alcohol, we got an appetizer, 2 entrees, 2 drinks and a dessert for around $40.

From the decor (understated steak house with slate gray on the walls and bright white accents with butcher paper on the tables) to the friendly and helpful staff to the fabulous meal in a relaxed atmosphere, Mussel & Burger Bar gets 5 stars all the way across. I'm so glad I found this gem tucked in the back of a strip mall. It doesn't look like much from the outside but once you get in, it's heaven on a bun!

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Thank Gymgirltravels
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Reviewed June 23, 2013 via mobile

Right off of Taylorsville road by SixMile Lane. You don't see it from the road. I had the Argentinian burger, my wife had the short rib sandwich. They were excellent! Lots of flavor. Lively atmosphere, loud. Going back to try the mussells

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Reviewed June 22, 2013

My suggestion is to bring a group so you can share! I had the Southern burger with fried green tomatoes and pimento cheese...oh dear, it was sinfully good. We also enjoyed the lemongrass mussels. That broth is amazing! Every restaurant this couple owns is outstanding.

Thank LLindaC
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