Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen - Louisville Airport

600 Terminal Dr, Louisville
(877) 672-7467

Recent Reviews

GregB gregb

Nice people and nice restaurant. Food is just mediocre. Mainly just convenient if you're at the airport.

Ben Van Meter

Stopped in for breakfast before passing through security. Service and aesthetics were outstanding. Tried their pecan waffle, which was good - but underwhelming. It was served with pre-packaged big brand syrup, which called into question all the ingredients they used. For the price, I expected more. Aside from the food, there were plenty of bourbon options. My colleagues and I sampled a few and each artisan amber was distinct and smooth. I recommend this place for the bourbon at least.

Michael R.

This place is a jewel at the Louisville airport before you go through security. If you arrive to the airport early or are waiting for someone this is prime! The bourbon selection is almost as vast as the staff's knowledge. The food is pretty great as well!

J. Brian Mitchell

Nice airport bar, with a friendly staff and tasty food. I've been here a few times as I pass the time until my flight leaves. As with any other airport bar, the prices are a bit high, but you're in an airport. ALL of the places are that way. At least you're in Kentucky, where things are a bit more reasonable. Nevertheless I will stop in again, when my next trip takes me to the Louisville Airport. The addition of plugs and USB charging stations at the bar is a huge plus. Free Wireless too.

Steve Sepaniak

Great place to grab a bite and a bourbon before your flight. Wonderful attentive staff!

maxswimmerdude

Friendly service, great prices, and even better food!

Kevin Loder

I'm glad I left Chili's & came back here. The old fashioned was absolutely incredible. Salmon was good, but what I really wanted was steak. If they could add steak this would be

Debbie Reich

Chicken salad was not very flavorful. burger was blah. chicken sandwich was ok. appetizers were good - sweet potatoes as well as fried veggies.

Sharon Alexander

Good food and friendly service. Nice space and environment for an airport.

Aran Rodríguez

Good and neat airport. I think a few more food and drinking spots would benefit travellers a lot more.

Rebecca M. Richardson

Great breakfast. Friendly servers!

Will D.

Food is excellent. Comfortable places to relax before a flight. Bar is great. Only complaint is that with Bourbon in the name you really shouldn't be out of Bourbon. Right ?! Overall I recommend highly. The chicken sandwich is amazing.

Maria Kurple

I feel like airport restaurants are never as fast as you’d expect given everybody is on a time crunch. Apart from that, the staff was incredibly friendly and the food was good. Definitely try the chicken and waffles! I loved that the chicken was boneless. Makes it so much easier to eat.

Rob Osborn

outstanding service food and drink menu

Thomas Chlebek

Great bourbon and spirit selection. Food is good, but not spectacular. It looks like it would be a steak house. But there isn't any steak on the menu except for a chicken fried steak.

Rita G.

The Kentucky Brown is a must. It is delicious. It's large enough foe two people to share. When ever I'm near i will be back.

Matt Blakeman

Loved the fried appetizers- green beans, fried green tomatoes, okra.... don't recall what else (it's been 2 weeks) but I can still remember the tender crunch! DELICIOUS.

Debbie Schweitzer

Food was very good. Llove the drinks. Lttle pricey. But overall very good

Rod J.

We were in the Louisville area for business and had a long wait for our flight back to Orlando. We decided to wait it out at Books & Bourbon at the airport in Louisville. We were a party of 4 and not only was the food delicious, but the service was amazing. Our server was Mercedez and she not only was attentive and entertaining but upsold us on some fabulous bourbon tastings. We had a great time and a wonderful experience. Mercedez was amazing! Most airport dining options are depressing and this one was the exception to the rule. Highly reccomended!.

Andie V. Melendez

Very good country fried steak, mashed potatoes and green beans. Large bourbon selection......very enjoyable!

Cindy Mauck

There is no way you can come to or leave from Louisville with out sitting down to enjoy one of the many bourbons they offer. After all it is the heart of bourbon country. The whole staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. Best way to relax and unwind from the stress of your day.

sowmya Reddy

Never ceases to amaze ! Fresh food, great decor and service and country music !!

Tracey F.

Airport restaurants are often good for one thing, quick food. This one offered up atmosphere, great food, amazing cocktails and friendly good service. The menu here is perfect. It looks like a book and has so much cute info about bourbon in it. They have great southern food and an amazing bourbon list. My fried green tomato benedict was perfect with a yummy bernaise sauce. Combined with a big ole Bloody Maris, perfect way to end my Louisville trip.

Michelle Zamora

Small food menu but very tasty. Extensive drinks menu. Great ambiance and decor. Nice place to rest up before a long day of flights.

Tracey Dutcher

Food was good, service a little slow.

Herman P.

This restaurant is right before the TSA screen at Louisville's Airport. We took our son to the airport and thought we get their breakfast. It wasn't that busy since just arrived. Menu was mostly Liquor. Bottom line: service was very pleasant and nice, however the food was mediocre at best. We ordered 2 orders of cornbeef hash which was a huge disappointment. It was actually pieces of meat and potatoes (eggs over medium that were actually cooked hard) that could hardly chew pieces of I guess cornbeef. Youngest ordered a hamburger which was mostly bun and other youngest ordered a waffle with ice cream (guess that's the only item that they can't screw up but no syrup. Coffee was good and replenished only after asking each time without any more creamer brought. My advice: go next door to Starbucks! Wasn't worth the $68, plus tip Look at the pictures and you be the judge

Robert B.

How can this place be voted one of the best in airport bars? Service is terrible. Bartenders avoid the bar, don't ask for refills, and have no idea how to keep a bar...had to move glasses and receipts out of the way and didn't wipe the bar down. Then ask guests that arrived after what they wanted. Perhaps the tenders should read a book on how to keep a bar...

Michaela P.

When your flight is delayed...continue the bourbon tour. Great selection of bourbons, awesome service, and appropriately overpriced for an airport bar. No worries - the flight will seem that much quicker.

Al Perez

I really enjoyed the service here. Our waitress was very sweet and helpful. Everyone raved about the chicken and waffles including the waitress so we got it. It looked great but was really lacking in flavor. That goes for both the chicken and the waffle. However I am willing to give it another go.

Al Smith

I really enjoyed the service here. Our waitress was very sweet and helpful. Everyone raved about the chicken and waffles including the waitress so we got it. It looked great but was really lacking in flavor. That goes for both the chicken and the waffle. However I am willing to give it another go.

Lorie L.

With time to kill before my friend's plane departed, we visited Book & Bourbon for a drink. On the way to our booth we spotted the long couches and asked to sit there. The couches were a nice mix of upscale and comfortable with a coffee table and Kentucky photo books. My American Mule was decent and actually tasted a bit better to me when it watered down slightly. Our server checked on us several times to fill up waters and make sure we didn't want another round. While I can't speak to the food, it's a nice atmosphere and for those not yet inside of security it's a great pit stop before or after a flight. I actually forgot we were inside an airport! The table tents noted this is now a stop on the Bourbon Trail.

Eliana Ortega

It was great, I got The Mash and it was very surprisingly delicious and fun. And our waiter was so great and had perfect suggestions for each of our party. I highly reccomend this place.

Nicolas Poppe

Great little airport! A gates are neat and very relaxing. One minor thing, the seats don’t allow you sleep.

alvina Perez

I really enjoyed the service here. Our waitress was very sweet and helpful. Everyone raved about the chicken and waffles including the waitress so we got it. It looked great but was really lacking in flavor. That goes for both the chicken and the waffle. However I am willing to give it another go.

Brian Palmer

They were good to this Bourbon newbie. It was also educational listening in on conversations from experienced Bourbon drinkers from various areas of the country...cause it's an airport afterall; we're all just passing through.

Jason Richter

Food was great! Prices weren't cheap nor horrible. I recommend the appetizers, plus the chicken and waffles.

A Perez

I really enjoyed the service here. Our waitress was very sweet and helpful. Everyone raved about the chicken and waffles including the waitress so we got it. It looked great but was really lacking in flavor. That goes for both the chicken and the waffle. However I am willing to give it another go.

Ms Officebae

I really enjoyed the service here. Our waitress was very sweet and helpful. Everyone raved about the chicken and waffles including the waitress so we got it. It looked great but was really lacking in flavor. That goes for both the chicken and the waffle. However I am willing to give it another go.

Jeffrey Kane

Probably still the best sit down option at the airport but service while friendly was slower than molasses. That's exactly what you don't want in an airport. Worse; the server forgot to put in my order, then another server gave mine to their table and this was only discovered when I asked after twenty minutes if my order would be out soon. For all that? Chicken sandwich was decent.

MBDinNJ

Enjoyed a nice dinner here - menu items had good Kentucky theme - bourbon glaze, fried chicken, etc. Large drink menu with lots of local bourbons to try. Good food and good service

Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen - Louisville Airport

600 Terminal Dr, Louisville, KY 40209
(877) 672-7467