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The Village Anchor, Louisville, KY

The Village Anchor

4.6
4.6
3004 reviews
$30 and under
American

Due to the bulk of our available seating being outdoor, reservations are weather dependent. In the event of rain, we are unable to guarantee a spot on the covered patio or inside, as seating is limited. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Expect the unexpected | A village-focused European “roost” where a lively Parisian Bistro greets the more traditional English Pub. A must-do in LOU.
“This unique and ornate eatery marries southern comfort flavors and quirky decor, nodding to a lively historic ship experience.” - via OpenTable editorial, 2017
-Myra's Fried Chicken
-Kevin's Meatloaf Burger
-Mom's Banana Pudding
-Sweet Potato Fries with Bourbon Marshmallow dipping sauce

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Booked 60 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southern, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 708-1850

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jon Pauly

  • Catering

    We cater office events too! If a memorable presentation is important to you, we're the right catering experts for you! Email: Laura.Hicks@bellenoble.com

  • Private party facilities

    We offer a covered terrace with a large double-sided fireplace. As well as a full private events space next door to Village Anchor.

  • Private party contact

    Christian Saylor- Assistant Manager: (502) 708-1850

  • Area

    Anchorage

  • Cross Street

    Bellewood & Evergreen

  • Parking Details

    There are 5 parking lots in the surrounding area.

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

Offers

  • Wine Down Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 17:00 - 22:00
    Celebrate Wine Down Wednesday at The Village Anchor, where you can get the whole bottle for only half the price with any food purchase, dine-in or carryout! Available all day, every Wednesday.

Popular dishes

Menu

Salads

  • Caesar SaladUS$8.00

    Crisp chopped romaine, The Anchor's giant house-made brioche croutons, parmesan cheese, white anchovy, parmesan crisp, traditional Caesar dressing

    • Ahi Tuna SaladUS$19.00

      Sesame seed encrusted pan-seared Pacific Ahi Tuna, spring mix, avocado, red onion, mango, ginger-cilantro vinaigrette

      • Fried Brussels Sprouts SaladUS$10.00

        Fried Brussels sprouts, toasted macadamia nuts, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, sliced radish, dried cherries, over- easy fried egg, red wine-Dijon vinaigrette

        • Gorgonzola Wedge SaladUS$8.00

          Baby Iceberg lettuce wedge, Gorgonzola Dolce spread, tomato jam, toasted almond, Candied Anchor Bacon, whole roasted garlic, buttermilk blue cheese dressing

          Appetizers

          • Wyoming Elk & Beef Chili

            Ground elk and beef, tomatoes, fresh herbs, garlic, onions, sour cream, cheddar cheese

            • CupUS$6.00
            • BowlUS$10.00
          • Green Chili WontonsUS$11.00

            Seven pepper jack and queso fresco cheese-filled wontons, green chilis, key lime-avocado aioli, sweet chili sauce

            • Sweet Potato Fries with Marshmallow CrèmeUS$8.00

              Vanilla brown sugar-seasoned hand-cut sweet potatoes, Village Anchor bourbon-marshmallow crème and the Anchor's bourbon-cayenne dipping sauce

              • Fried Green TomatoesUS$11.00

                Five lightly fried cornmeal and panko-crusted green tomato slices. Served with key lime-avocado aioli, tomato-grilled corn salsa & queso fresco

                Entrees

                • Pick-3 Lunch SpecialUS$15.00

                  1⁄2 of any sandwich or 1 fish taco. Your choice of chili or salad (includes house or Caesar—specialty salads available for upcharge), Side item

                  • BLT&AUS$14.00

                    Thick-cut Candied Anchor Bacon, green leaf lettuce, tomato, avocado, chipotle aioli, toasted wheat berry bread

                    • Kevin's Meatloaf BurgerUS$17.00

                      Kevin's one-of-a-kind, savory meatloaf burger, sharp cheddar cheese, sautéed onions, Candied Anchor Bacon, chipotle aioli, dressed on a toasted pretzel bun

                      • Hotter BrownUS$17.00

                        Anchor's award winning take on this Louisville classic. Pulled roasted chicken and TriBeCa Bakery French bread stuffing with onions, celery, cheddar-Parmesan Mornay sauce, slow-roasted grape tomatoes, Candied Anchor Bacon & Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

                        • Blackened Fish TacosUS$16.00

                          Two grilled flour tortillas with blackened tilapia, Napa cabbage, avocado, queso fresco crumbles, poblano-lime crema: house-fried flour tortilla chips, fresh Pico de Gallo

                          • Fried Egg & Pancetta SandwichUS$15.00

                            Two fried eggs, fried pancetta, provolone cheese, roasted garlic aioli, thick-cut sourdough bread

                            • Double-Stacked ReubenUS$15.00

                              Double stack of seared, lean, house-prepared corned beef, light jalapeño sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island dressing, thick-cut sourdough bread

                              • Granola with Yogurt & Mixed BerriesUS$9.00

                                House-made whole grain nut granola with low-fat vanilla yogurt and mixed berries

                                • Protein BowlUS$14.00

                                  Wheatberry salad with cashews, currants, red onion, avocado, field greens, and goat cheese

                                  Sides

                                  • Asparagus

                                    • Fried Okra

                                      • Fried Brussels Sprouts

                                        • Rosemary Pub Fries

                                          • Sweet Potato Fries

                                            • Coleslaw

                                              • Cottage Cheese

                                                Last updated: 2 February 2022

                                                What 3,004 people are saying

                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                4.6
                                                4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                • 4.6Food
                                                • 4.6Service
                                                • 4.4Ambience
                                                • 4.3Value

                                                NoiseModerate

                                                Diners' Choice Awards

                                                • Central Kentucky

                                                  Outdoor Eating

                                                • Louisville

                                                  Brunch

                                                • Louisville

                                                  Outdoor Eating

                                                • Louisville

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                                                  John awesome drinks!!

                                                2. RM

                                                  RobertM

                                                  Louisville

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  2.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                  overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                  I tried this sister restaurant of Grassa Gramma which we love and give the highest marks to. When my wife and I arrived we went into the upstairs portion of the restaurant(inside dining with many tables open) and after giving my reservation I was sent back down stairs to to the outdoor patio which was not that well kept. My wife and I ordered the chicken dinner and were served quickly but the chicken was not hot(maybe sitting under a warmer for a while even though we were there only 30 minutes after dining opened. When the check came the bill charged $22 per meal instead of the $17 on the menu. Not sure if this was because we had water with our meal or not. At this point I just paid the meal and left 20% tip since I always give my server a good tip because they deserve it if they are not rude or unkind. Overall experience was not great.

                                                3. MR

                                                  MelissaR

                                                  1 review

                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                  overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                  The food was yummy but the service was almost comically bad.

                                                4. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Louisville

                                                  1 review

                                                  vip
                                                  2.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 3 days ago

                                                  overall2food2service2ambience4

                                                  The service was extremely slow, and the food was not good. The corned beef hash did not resemble hash. The biscuits were dry. I was very disappointed given how highly rated this restaurant is.

                                                5. C

                                                  Cheryl

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined 4 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                  Great food and great service. Bloody Harrys were terrific. Wish there were a few more "lunch" items on the Saturday brunch menu...

                                                6. SS

                                                  StevenS

                                                  Louisville

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  9 reviews

                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Great outdoor area Underneath. Service was great.

                                                7. P

                                                  Pc1029

                                                  Louisville

                                                  439 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  439 reviews

                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                  Met some old neighbors & shared a bottle of wine & the fried green tomatoes. I had the ahi tuna salad & my husband’s hush puppies since he had the fish n’ chips. The neighbors had the fish tacos & also the fish n’ chips. Everybody enjoyed their entrees & the service was great.

                                                8. MC

                                                  MichelleC

                                                  Louisville

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined 7 days ago

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Our server was great! The food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!

                                                9. RS

                                                  RobertS

                                                  Louisville

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 17 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                  Food was excellent and enough for two meals. The 1/2 salad portion was still larger than the average person needs. Server was very good; however, the outside table was in the sun and very bright. If reserving outside, ask for a table under a tree.

                                                10. BH

                                                  BillyH

                                                  Louisville

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Food was great! If you want the banana pudding dessert, order it with your entrée since it takes a while.

                                                11. L

                                                  Lovesfood

                                                  Louisville

                                                  47 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  47 reviews

                                                  Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent as usual! Started with the green chili wontons & elk chili. Both were very good. Hubs had the fish & chips. Very good. Didn’t care for the coleslaw. Had an unusual tang to it. Also had a side of okra. Breading on them was perfect. I ordered the fish tacos from the appetizer menu as my meal. They were flavored just right! We didn’t have dessert.

                                                12. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  New York Area

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  1.0

                                                  3 reviews

                                                  Dined on 15 May 2022

                                                  overall1food3service2ambience1

                                                  We weren’t even seated in the village anchor and had a reservation made for a week. They sat us in the worst table in the basement. Very disappointing.

                                                13. TC

                                                  TedC

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 12 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Treated our Alaskan friends and they were most impressed

                                                14. DL

                                                  DianaL

                                                  Louisville

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 11 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The service was great, the food was outstanding! It’s a little pricy, but we’ll worth it.

                                                15. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  4.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Wonderful!

                                                16. B

                                                  Brian

                                                  Louisville

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 8 May 2022

                                                  overall2food2service4ambience3

                                                  Really dissappointed with the food. Eggs poorly done and the bacon which used to be great was overcooked and not up to restaurant quality. The service was adequate but slow. They should rethink their Mothers day menu. Best items were the sausage and red velvet pancackes. Coffee came out loaded with grounds and was not as good as could be made at home

                                                17. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Orlando

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  7 reviews

                                                  Dined on 7 May 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  Food was great. I really liked the French toast and the KY hotter brown. Service was good too. The only downside was how close together the tables were. Luckily we were already finished with our meal and ready to pay when they sat a group of 8 next to us and I actually had to stand up and move my chair so the person sitting down at the table next to me could get in. Their chair was literally on top of mine. It was very uncomfortable.

                                                18. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The atmosphere was inviting, the service was exceptional, the food and drinks were amazing, and we will be back! Our server was outstanding and we will request her when we return! The host was friendly and welcoming. I will continue to recommend The Village Anchor to all of my friends.

                                                19. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Louisville

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 3 May 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great Pork Chop!!

                                                20. J

                                                  Jmalone103

                                                  Louisville

                                                  56 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  56 reviews

                                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                  overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                  Would love to say it was the best….

                                                21. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Louisville

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 1 May 2022

                                                  overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                  We have been to Village Anchor many times, so hopefully today was an anomaly. We were rather disappointed as two of our meals were a little over cooked and I had made reservations for outdoors but we were seated in the dark bar area near the ice machine (refilling the ice buckets was a bit of a jarring noise). It was also difficult to get drink refills. It is still one of our local favorite restaurants, so hopeful that today was just a fluke.

                                                22. AT

                                                  AlisonT

                                                  Louisville

                                                  85 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  85 reviews

                                                  Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Such an awesome meal and a great time!!! Thank you Shannon!!!!!

                                                23. AS

                                                  AmandaS

                                                  Chicago

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  4.0

                                                  13 reviews

                                                  Dined on 28 April 2022

                                                  overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                  Love Village Anchor! The food is always very good, but I think it’s time for a refresh on the menu. It’s gotten a little bit stale and I’m bored of the same items.

                                                24. D

                                                  Drew

                                                  Louisville

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  12 reviews

                                                  Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Always an enjoyable meal and experience ! Food is wonderful and is the ambience and service! Highly recommend. We like to dine in the main dining room if available!

                                                25. MO

                                                  MelindaO

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 27 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Took an out of town friend to lunch here who travels all over. She loved everything about it. We had a fabulous lunch, bottle of wine, service, everything was great! Don’t hesitate to visit them.

                                                26. TS

                                                  ToddS233

                                                  Louisville

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  Dined on 25 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  The food and service are always good. Enjoyed the outside deck seating. Our salads were delicious.

                                                27. SD

                                                  StevenD

                                                  Chicago

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  4 reviews

                                                  Dined on 24 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great evening. Everything went as it should. Friendly and efficient staff. Great patrons at adjacent table Good very good , experience awesome

                                                28. JJ

                                                  JanJ

                                                  Las Vegas

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  4.0

                                                  14 reviews

                                                  Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                  overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                  The menu for gluten free was really great- enjoy coming here all the time

                                                29. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Louisville

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  10 reviews

                                                  Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great food and service. Jorge’s did an outstanding job accommodating us.

                                                30. ST

                                                  ShirleyT

                                                  Western KY

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  2.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 23 April 2022

                                                  overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                  Waitress couldn’t get it together Took forever to get food Noise level terrible maybe that is why she had such a hard time Lady next to me noticed her chair was cracked they removed it then later put it back out for someone to sit on and fall

                                                31. AT

                                                  AlisonT

                                                  Louisville

                                                  85 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  85 reviews

                                                  Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Can I just say… amazing!!! Thank you Shannon for always recommending the perfect meal!!!

                                                32. AH

                                                  AnitaHall

                                                  Louisville

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 21 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent food, great presentation. Good value!

                                                33. N

                                                  Neighbor

                                                  Louisville

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  3.0

                                                  2 reviews

                                                  Dined on 18 April 2022

                                                  overall3food3service2ambience1

                                                  Our waitress was wonderful, attentive and sweet. But the hostess couldn't have been more unfriendly and unengaged giving no eye contact and speaking like she couldn't care less. The noise level on the back covered porch was very uncomfortable, as my companion and I couldn't even carry on a normal conversation. This is one reason why I have avoided this restaurant even though I live in the area; I keep forgetting how loud it is. Too bad, the food was really good.

                                                34. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Louisville

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  5.0

                                                  6 reviews

                                                  Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  Food and drinks were amazing! Music was a little to loud

                                                35. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Excellent food and service

                                                36. BV

                                                  BryanV

                                                  Louisville

                                                  44 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  3.0

                                                  44 reviews

                                                  Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                  overall3food5service4ambience2

                                                  Weird table inside the door. Way to cramped. Server was nice food is good. Slow kitchen for early but the people INSIDE wearing sweats and tank tops. Really ? Never should been allowed in. Used to be a fun place but looks like we can move it down in the list. Not their poor Ken just a problem with society I suppose.

                                                37. CC

                                                  CarolynC

                                                  Tampa

                                                  20 reviews

                                                  vip
                                                  5.0

                                                  20 reviews

                                                  Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Great experience. Love their brunch offering. Nice place!

                                                38. BG

                                                  BethG53

                                                  Louisville

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                  We love the Village Anchor. I could come back several times and try different things on the menu. I had the filet minion sandwich with blue cheese on blue cheese biscuits. To die for! The staff is so accommodating and cheerful. The ambience is great, though eating inside can get a bit noisy as it was for us yesterday. Other than that, it was a very special time.

                                                39. OT

                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                  Nashville

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 16 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Brook was amazing

                                                40. MA

                                                  MichaelA

                                                  1 review

                                                  5.0

                                                  1 review

                                                  Dined on 13 April 2022

                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                  Absolute fantastic experience, would recommend to everyone.

                                                Safety precautions

                                                • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                  • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

                                                FAQs

                                                You can order delivery directly from The Village Anchor using the Order Online button. The Village Anchor also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 708-1850.

                                                The Village Anchor is rated 4.6 stars by 3004 OpenTable diners.

                                                Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                Booked 60 times today
                                                Google Map for The Village Anchor

                                                11507 Park Road Louisville, KY 40223

                                                Dining areas

                                                Additional information

                                                • Cross Street

                                                  Bellewood & Evergreen

                                                • Area

                                                  Anchorage

                                                • Hours of Operation

                                                  Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                • Cuisines

                                                  American, Southern, Comfort Food

                                                • Dining style

                                                  Casual Dining

                                                • Dress Code

                                                  Smart Casual

                                                • Parking Details

                                                  There are 5 parking lots in the surrounding area.

                                                • Payment Options

                                                  AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                • Executive Chef

                                                  Jon Pauly

                                                • Additional

                                                  Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

                                                • Phone number

                                                  (502) 708-1850

                                                • Catering

                                                  We cater office events too! If a memorable presentation is important to you, we're the right catering experts for you! Email: Laura.Hicks@bellenoble.com

                                                • Private party facilities

                                                  We offer a covered terrace with a large double-sided fireplace. As well as a full private events space next door to Village Anchor.

                                                • Private party contact

                                                  Christian Saylor- Assistant Manager: (502) 708-1850

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