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80/20 at Kaelin's, Louisville, KY

80/20 at Kaelin's

4.7
4.7
959 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to 80/20 @ Kaelins. A new take on the classic restaurant where the cheeseburger was created. A neighborhood spot where anyone is welcome. Bring your family and friends and join us. A great place to watch a game or enjoy some family time. Featuring burgers and classic comfort food and drinks. Try out the 80/20 Malt Shoppe for some house made ice cream or a shake with your burger. Maybe relax on a porch swing for a bit. Grab a bourbon or local brew to enjoy at the indoor/outdoor bar. Have an evening relaxing on our large patio. Maybe throw a party in one of our private dining areas where we can offer custom menus from casual to upscale.
We would love for you to join us. And we look forward to taking care of you.
Thanks,
80/20 @ Kaelins

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (502) 200-8020

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matt Staggs

  • Catering

    Catering options available. Ice cream cart available serving House made Ice Cream from the 80/20 Malt Shoppe.

  • Private party facilities

    We have two Private Party rooms available. Custom menus available. No room fees. From children's birthday parties to rehearsal dinners. Sit down or buffet. Casual to upscale. We will make your event one to remember.

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Cross street

    Speed Avenue

  • Parking details

    Large private parking lot behind restaurant. Street parking available as well.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 959 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Kid-friendly

  • Central Kentucky

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Kentucky

    American

  • Louisville

    Kid-friendly

  • Louisville

    Good for groups

  • Louisville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Louisville

    American

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  1. m

    mlgr317

    Louisville

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    While we love the food and drinks at Kaelin’s I don’t think we will be back for dinner anytime soon. We were rushed through our drinks and meal. Seemed the focus was on keeping tables turned over. If we wanted fast food experience would go to fast food restaurant. Second time in a row we have felt this way.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great server. She was very nice and was wonderful with our gradkids.The food and ice cream were delicious.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service & delicious food! We made a late reservation for 6 people but ended up having 4 additional people join us. The staff was so accommodating & helped set up extra tables & seats despite it being a late reservation. Food & drinks came out so fast & everything was amazing. Our waitress was absolutely awesome too!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Relaxed atmosphere and really good food. Price is reasonable. Gets a little noisy but everyone is having fun!
  5. S

    Scotty

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Low key. Great service and food. Casual and tasty
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was very good as well the service of the employees welcoming environment
  7. DY

    DarlaY

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Very loud
  8. B

    Boss

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good and service were excellent. A little noisy, but always a good meal.
  9. DN

    DebbieN

    Louisville

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    It was freezing cold. Had to eat with coats on.

    80/20 at Kaelin'sResponded on January 17, 2023Hello Debbie, I do apologize for the temperature of the restaurant last Friday when you were here for lunch. Our heater was malfunctioning and was repaired by the afternoon. I am sorry that you were uncomfortable on your last visit but assure you that you will feel right at home on your next! Thank you, Daniel Elliott General Manager- 80/20 @ Kaelin’s 502.200.8020

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Family, and Friends place to spend a relaxing meal together.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was friendly and attentive even though it was a busy night. The food and drinks were delicious.
  12. HB

    HannahB

    San Joaquin

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service was great! That’s a plus. Beer cheese was not good. Can’t compare to that at troll pub. Do not recommend that as a app. Was brown/tan in color and just wasn’t that great. Fries were good. Burgers were good not great. We prefer the ones at Grind or mussel and burger bar.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    No cheese curds. Brisket was dry. Rest of food was good. Service was great as usual
  14. S

    Steve

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    A Louisville landmark. Had not been in years. The menu has amazing comfort food like burgers and fried chicken. Great service. Only item I would not reorder was beer cheese. Burgers and fried chicken are a must!
  15. SB

    SandyB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Food was delicious and served efficiently.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was great for NYE. We sat down around 545 and left by 7pm. It was very loud, but that’s expected on a celebration night. Food was delicious and we will be back again when we are in town.
  17. m

    mlgr317

    Louisville

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a nice NYE dinner at Kaelin's. Arrived in time for happy hour so that was a plus! Food was delicious. Our waiter was attentive. Have eaten at Kaelin's for at least 60 years---it was my parents go to place. Owners have changed but the food takes me back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly greeting when we arrived followed by great service. Food was awesome (cod sandwich). Want to go back and try chicken and waffles!
  19. JP

    JuliaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of the older members was not happy that there weren’t enough entrees that she could eat with a fork. She didn’t want to get her hands dirty eating a sandwich.
  20. EB

    EthanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We would highly recommend Kaelin's to friends! Really enjoyed our meals and the atmostphere is great.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious! Service was quick. Staff was friendly and helpful.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was amazing and never had an empty cup
  23. SE

    ShawnaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    These are the best Hamburgers in Louisville, hands down!!
  24. MS

    MartySNashville

    Nashville

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Burgers all around. All fantastic. We had a large group and waiter was super.
  25. M

    Mary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First timer, I ordered the fried buffalo chicken thigh sandwich and o rings....was perfect! Waiter very attentive. Definitely will return.
  26. SO

    SherryO

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kaelin’s is a wonderful family restaurant, family friendly, and fun.
  27. FM

    FredM

    Louisville

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were great.
  28. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After taking my elderly partner to the Christmas lights at the mega caverns we decided to stop at Kaelin’s for dinner. We don’t get to take them out often due to my father’s balance. This was a very special night. Our waitress Leah was the best! She was so patient and listened to everything my dad was telling her. He gets confused and rambles because of his Alzheimer’s. It was a busy Friday night and she had multiple tables. She had to struggle to hear him but she bent down and truly showed him attention that most servers wouldn’t have. She went above and beyond! Thank you Leah! The food was amazing as always. We all had burgers.
  29. G

    Grady

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great burgers. Great draft beer. Margs good too. Great service. Great atmosphere
  30. K

    Kelli

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food, service, location and ambience!
  31. TW

    TeamWord

    Louisville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Per usual, excellent food and service.
  32. K

    Klarinet1975

    Louisville

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyable experience for the whole family. Food was good good drinks and fun desert.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Well executed: Drinks, apps, burgers, meatloaf, shrimp and grits, and pretty damn good fried chicken.
  34. BM

    BrandyM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great burgers, the special of the night beef stroganoff was spectacular, and the beer cheese is a must (get some fries for the cheese). Service was top notch, we will return. Thank you!
  35. BF

    BeverlyF

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made reservations for us and some out of town friends. The food and service was superb! The burgers are always great but the sides are terrific! You can be gluten-free too.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 4 grandchildren and I enjoyed everything about our dinner!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    A great neighborhood bar but with a great menu and
  38. MB

    MelissaB

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Sat in the malt shop, would have preferred main dining room.
  39. MP

    MelissaP

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a great place to meet friends we had good food and we had great service.. The only downside is that noise level. It was a Friday night so it was understandably busy.. We just found it hard to have a conversation without shouting at each other
  40. TW

    TeamWord

    Louisville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. Kaelin’s has become our “go to” spot. Service is always on point. Nice atmosphere. We prefer the bar area. The classic burger and fries, fried cauliflower, the caramel apple and big Lebowski shakes are sooooooo good. This visit we also tried the wings (dry rub)🔥🔥🔥for the first time and oh my goodness…they were seasoned and perfectly fried!!!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from 80/20 at Kaelin's using the Order Online button. 80/20 at Kaelin's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (502) 200-8020.

80/20 at Kaelin's is rated 4.7 stars by 959 OpenTable diners.

80/20 at Kaelin's does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for 80/20 at Kaelin's

1801 Newburg Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Speed Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Highlands - Bardstown Rd / Taylorsville Rd

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Burgers, Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Large private parking lot behind restaurant. Street parking available as well.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Staggs

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (502) 200-8020

  • Catering

    Catering options available. Ice cream cart available serving House made Ice Cream from the 80/20 Malt Shoppe.

  • Private party facilities

    We have two Private Party rooms available. Custom menus available. No room fees. From children's birthday parties to rehearsal dinners. Sit down or buffet. Casual to upscale. We will make your event one to remember.

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