We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
921 Swan St, Louisville, KY 40204
+1 502-365-1112
17:00 - 00:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

353 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 351: English reviews
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I love everything about this place..my favs are the soft shell tacos and fried macaroni balls. Very consistent, and the ambience is awesome as well.

Thank Kbougie_palate
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A group of friends and I were recently in Louisville and it was recommended that we check out Hammerhead's for BBQ. The food was real tasty, portions were large and the price was where you'd expect it to be for a basement BBQ joint. They had a wide variety of local beers to choose from, too. We were told to... More 

Thank cookcamera
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the arrival to paying the bill, the experience was bad. Food was great so just be prepared to deal with bad service.

Thank RJS2375
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the food and intimate atmosphere!! Had the baby back ribs, Mac & cheese balls, & grippo fries. Delicious!

Thank Kimberly S
Chandler, Arizona
Level Contributor
166 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son gave me a recommendation to go to eat at Hammerheads. After we got to the hotel we found out that dinner was included but I wasn't sure I wanted to miss Hammerheads and we were only going to be in Louisville for one day. So all of us, three adults and two children headed 20 miles out to... More 

Thank Joanne I
Fruitland Park, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long week of our kids' competition, we found ourselves alone for dinner on our last night in Louisville. Hammerheads was hidden away but what a great find! The smoked ribs were delicious...beyond any other we have tried since being in L'ville. I tried the venison burger, always looking for new ways to cook venison. It was seasoned and... More 

Thank Dicusmom
Kingsport, Tennessee
Level Contributor
90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This restaurant is a little off the beaten path and gets very, very busy! We were there just a few minutes before they opened to get in cue and the place filled up fast. They have a good beer selection and an excellent menu. The fries and aioli are delicious! We shared the duck tacos, which were excellent!! And we... More 

Thank ssreview480
Hampton, Virginia
Level Contributor
50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The food - delicious! The service - great! I can see why there can be a wait (small place and great food). We tried the truffle fries, their mac & cheese, veggie burger, bacon cheeseburger, crab cake sandwich.... it was ALL delicious!!

Thank EMeach
Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This place is great but you HAVE to COME EARLY because it gets crowded quickly BUT WELL WORTH THE WAIT. YOU have to eat the Chicken and Waffles enough said.

Thank David S
Jeffersonville, Vermont
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This place is known for their BBQ and its so good! they also have killer macaroni and cheese, truffle fries and the duck tacos are great! Also a good place for beers!

Thank aqu4kat64

Travellers who viewed Hammerheads also viewed


Been to Hammerheads? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hammerheads and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Elizabethtown, Kentucky
3 months ago
3 months ago
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Hammerheads staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?