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Rumors Restaurant & Raw Bar

$$ - $$$
East Louisville
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12339 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40243-1472
+1 502-245-0366
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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689 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This was a hopping place on Saturday night. It has a good number of TVs and a moderate amount of seating. One couple got a surf and turf to split and the other had salad and fried shrimp. All the meals were good.

Thank Jotum
Goshen, Kentucky
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were on the mood for Wings so we headed to Rumors. We were not disappointed. I prefer my wings with medium saucepan but not too sloppy. My wife likes lots of sauce so we ordered extra sauce on the side. We were both happy - wings and cold beer made for a perfect late lunch.

Thank Mike M
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I've been a long time fan of Rumors. When they don't overcook their chicken wings, they are fabulous! But my favorite is their Oyster Roast served in a bucket. They have some other appetizers that are excellent as well. Despite rumors about eating oysters in the "R" month, we actually had the Oyster roast in August and it was still... More 

Thank ritzput
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Best wings in Louisville. And they also have an amazing seafood salad. If you like oysters to they are great here the closest thing you will get to the beach.

Thank Sarah W
Louisville, Kentucky
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139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Return visit does not disappoint. We arrived at approximately 7:30 pm on a Friday and were told the wait would be about 15 min. We were seated in 10 min. The food was great as always. We started off with some excellent clam chowder and finished with delicious fried shrimp. The sports bar atmosphere makes it typically a bit noisy... More 

Thank Dwtilford
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I am a seafood lover, it takes fresh, well prepared and verity to please me. I love this place for all the above reasons. The oysters are my favorite but I've tried to sample it all as I take all my friends and family for any reason and all seasons . If you or friends have a taste for oysters,crab,shrimp,wings,... More 

1 Thank dunedewellers
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Best place in Louisville, Ky. for wings and a big bucket of steamed oysters, and a pitcher of brew! We have been going to Rumors for the last 20 years, and it never gets old! Don't plan on anything fancy or upscale! Great place to watch a game! Nobody is rushing you! Great people! Tip well, the servers deserve it!

Thank Gabbagayle
Goshen, Kentucky
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We had 10 of us having dinner at Rumors on a Saturday night at 7:00 PM. Seating was prompt at a high top table. Appetizers included fried pickles and buffalo wings. Both were enjoyed by all. The youngsters in our group opted for chicken tender baskets, while a bucket of steamed oysters was also thoroughly enjoy. Our server Susan was... More 

Thank Mike M
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107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal! This is more like a sports bar with several TV's. The owner comes by to check on the guests. This is a place the locals visit. Great wings and oysters.

Thank 2015Roadrunner
Louisville, Kentucky
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141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

This is our go-to restaurant for no gimmick, great tasting chicken wings. The prices are right and the heat levels are on point. There is a lot of other stuff on the menu, but honestly I have not tried anything but shrimp, wings, salad and fries. Nice beer selection.

Thank Debra S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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