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About Us

At first glance, Butchertown Grocery may seem like a conundrum. On the outside, a decidedly simple, 19th-century brick building. On the inside, a sleek restaurant with cozy banquettes, marble tables, mosaic tile on the floor and weathered exposed wood on the ceiling.

You could say the contrast is a lot like our neighborhood: a little raw, a little refined, and with plenty of heart.

Making honest, simple food is what gets us out of bed every morning. We use the best ingredients because we care about where our food comes from. Every dish is inspired by the heritage of hard work and craftsmanship on which our community was built.

What’s with the name?

In the early-to-mid 1900s, our building was home to a family-owned grocery called Gunkel’s. More than just a corner market, Gunkel’s was a gathering place where locals came to buy produce and meats, and chew the fat with the owner, Hattie Gunkel.

We tip our hat to the Gunkels – and to the tradition of bringing people together through great food.

Meet The Chef

Our Menu

FOOD
DRINKS

Reservations

We don’t want you to wait, so reservations are highly recommended.
Please find an available reservation time here or call us at 502.742.8315.

All reservations will be held for 15 minutes after the reserved time. After 15 minutes, we can no longer guarantee your reservation, but will do our best to accommodate your party.

Events

Why not invite all your friends to Butchertown Grocery!

Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner or an all night party Butchertown Grocery has the space, atmosphere, and menu to make your event memorable.

Like the sound of that? Let's get the conversation started, either by phone or email.

502.742.8315 | events@butchertowngrocery.com

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Butchertown Grocery
1076 E. Washington St.
Louisville, KY 40206
Restaurant Hours
WED-SUN: 11AM–10PM
SAT & SUN BRUNCH: 11AM–3PM
Upstairs Hours
WED 6PM-MIDNIGHT
THURS-SAT 6PM-2AM
SUN 6PM-MIDNIGHT

502.742.8315

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Executive Chef/Owner
Bobby Benjamin

Bobby’s culinary philosophy is simple, like his food: respect ingredients, cook with integrity and be honest on the plate. While it’s hard to define the range in Bobby’s menu at Butchertown Grocery, the common thread is that every dish is personal and reflects a point in his life where good food made a lasting impact.

Bobby earned his stripes in top kitchens across the country, including renowned regional establishments like The Oakroom, La Coop and Union Commons in Nashville. At Butchertown Grocery, he is realizing his dream of creating a restaurant with approachable food, an inviting atmosphere and a third space for locals to enjoy. In short, a restaurant for the people.

FOOD DRINKS
BRUNCH LUNCH DINNER LATE NIGHT

Upcoming Events

Why not invite all your friends to Butchertown Grocery!

Whether you're looking for an intimate dinner or an all night party Butchertown Grocery has the space, atmosphere, and menu to make your event memorable.

Like the sound of that? Let's get the conversation started, either by phone or email.

502.742.8315 | events@butchertowngrocery.com