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Rumors Restaurant & Raw Bar

) #127 of 1,446 Restaurants in Louisville $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
12339 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40243-1472
+1 502-245-0366
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grouper” (7 reviews)
“wings” (27 reviews)
“curly fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
12339 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40243-1472
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Reviews (77)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited for an early dinner on a Sunday. The place was packed. I was seated promptly and at a table which is getting difficult when traveling solo. Waitress was very present and helpful. I started with spice cooked shrimp. They were a little overcooked...More

Thank Ralph R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was over cooked and served cold. Flavor wasn't bad but nothing to write home about. For the price we should have gone to the chain restaurant with the crimson bottom dweller logo. Very disappointed. Server was a nice girl but unknowledgeable and forgot my...More

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Both the service and the food exceed your expectation. Doesn't really matter which server serves you because they are all exceptional however Beth was wonderful today. I dined with my mother and Beth rotated between being our server to helping with my Mom, she was...More

Thank Kenny L
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We first came to Rumors with friends 30 years ago, and it has hardly changed at all – same Keys feel with some of the same solid-wood settings, much of the same decor, and the same great seafood. On a recent visit for lunch, my...More

Thank Ted S
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Rumors is always a good choice for lunch or dinner, especially if you want a beach-themed atmosphere. The food is excellent, particularly the seafood. Their grouper is outstanding, the New England clam chowder is luscious, and the fried shrimp are big, juicy, and delicious. Service...More

Thank G_Louisville
Reviewed 26 April 2017

With the wooden floors, wood tables and casual atmosphere, you'll feel like you're in Florida on vacation. Lots of seafood and landlubber options. Seasoned waiters and waitresses take your order at the table and can advise you about the menu.

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Stopped for lunch and really enjoyed this place. The decor has a hooters type thing going on. Ordered Oysters on the half shell and thought they were excellent, the boiled shrimp were pretty good, but really did not enjoy the mussels. Serviced was very good.

Thank michael h
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The atmosphere was fun, the service was excellent and the food was AWESOME! We had a party of 6 on a Saturday night and every thing was smooth from the beginning to the end. Seafood was so good we cannot wait to go back if...More

Thank Brink72
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

A group of 9 of us visited Saturday. We went around 5:30pm and was seated within 15 mins. Our drinks and appetizers were ordered quickly. Our food came out fast and hot. Service was great, drinks did not go empty. I personally had the grilled...More

Thank Molly H
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I love sitting on the porch in front eating fresh shucked oysters and drinking a Blue Moon watching the traffic go by. This locals place has been my go to place when I want not to expensive but good food and drinks. Always a great...More

Thank John S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12339 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40243-1472
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-245-0366
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Go on vacation & never leave town! Rumors is located in Middletown conveniently off Shelbyville Road. We have been a family owned and operated business for 30 years. We take pride in giving our guests a quality dining experience. From Buffalo Wings to Alaskan Snow Crab to Peel & Eat Shrimp, we have all the mouthwatering meals that will make you want to come back again and again!
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