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921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204
+1 502-365-1112
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“duck tacos” (47 reviews)
“elk burger” (58 reviews)
“truffle fries” (62 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What a great place! I ordered the crispy Mac & Cheese balls (which are amazing), Grippo fries (spicy) and the ribs (awesome rub, slow cooked and fell off the bone). Made by people who love food! The Hammerhead has tables for about 20 people and...More

Thank Erik D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Small, cramped, low ceilings and good food. Good variety for meats - elk, venison - in the burgers. Lamb BBQ ribs. Fires cooked in duck oil and seasoned with truffle oil. Lots of good things you don't get in more common places.

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 5 days ago

we got here 40 minutes before they opened and we are glad we did because 10 minutes after they officially opened you had to wait for a table and we found out why. the food that came out of the kitchen was top notch and...More

Thank cbrun0
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was told to go to Hammerheads while I was visiting Louisville as it would not disappoint. Hammerheads is definitely an uber ride away from Louisville and has a very long wait especially on the weekends since it is a small place. They don't take...More

Thank AG0623
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was OK at best. Super expensive considering it is 100% a la carte. The ribs were dry, the beef brisket was more fat than meat on the sandwich. Bbq sauce was so runny it made our buns soggy and gross. Mac and cheese...More

Thank Amberlee W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was just ok. I ordered the soft shell crab tacos. The crab was good. With the hype of this place maybe I expected too much? Maybe I was thrown off by the odor of the place and my worries about how sanitary the wood...More

Thank ClariceO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a phenomenal burger and some great fries here! The food is great here. Only issue it the size of the restaurant, but the food was great so I’ll definitely return. Could be my favorite restaurant in Louisville!

Thank Brent T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I mentioned Hammerheads to two different bartenders at separate establishments during the afternoon and both were emphatic that it was great food. With that, my wife and I headed there for dinner on a Tuesday night. The food was fantastic. We had the lamb ribs,...More

1  Thank Phillip F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is consistently rated tops in Louisville and it may surprise you, but it's good. It's not fancy, but it's good. Great selection of beer. I had to try a local Sterlling Pilsner, kinda like drinking bread, but it was only $2 with a great...More

Thank CSchaner57
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Definitely a casual restaurant, but has pretty decent food and beer selection. Tried the pretzel, pork ribs, and lamb ribs. Lamb ribs were very good and pork ribs were good, but not out of this world.

Thank O3916TEjasonp
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Shannon G
22 February 2017|
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Response from jpmaui2020 | Reviewed this property |
yes, in the restaurant area.
18 February 2017|
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Response from Jeffrey W | Reviewed this property |
No, and get there 10 minutes before they open if you want to be sure not to wait.
Dan S
15 June 2015|
Response from drlunroe | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have craft beers. A nice variety of beers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > Germantown
  • Neighbourhood: Germantown
  • Phone Number: +1 502-365-1112
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