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Old 06-24-2007, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Just wanted to know if Kingfish Restaurant was still operating in Louisville?I worked there when I was a teenager(1974) I worked at the one on 6th street in downtown,but I heard it had closed. Just wanted to know if any of the other franchise stores are still open?

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Old 06-24-2007, 09:04 PM
 
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I am not sure if that location is closed, but there are Kingfish still open here in Louisville...
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Old 06-24-2007, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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The one on River Road is still there and the food is just as bad as ever (sorry, it is not one of my favorite places - love the view but not the food).
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:04 PM
 
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Just wanted to know if Kingfish Restaurant was still operating in Louisville?I worked there when I was a teenager(1974) I worked at the one on 6th street in downtown,but I heard it had closed. Just wanted to know if any of the other franchise stores are still open?
Boy, has Louisville changed since you have been here. In fact, if you remember that restuarant and haven't been here since, the city is moving forward at light speed since its closing almost a decade ago. The old Kingfish on the river north of main at 7th will become a 62 story, 702 foot avant garde skyscraper, which is breaking ground in September:

Museum Plaza - Creating A Place In Louisville's Architectural Character.

That entire part of downtown has changed alot, in fact, with multiple museums, a hotel, and condos. Part of the old Kingfish site is also the Muhammad Ali center/museum, just east of the new skyscraper.

As noted above, there are several area Kingfishes (three left in the metro I think, as the in Buechel just closed) still left. The most prominent one is on the river in Jeffersonville, IN and has a nice skyline view. As many have noted, Kingfish has just awful food. The restauarant scene is so far surpassed Kingfish in Louisville that I am not sure how their remaining locations stay in business. Perhaps location and nostalgia? I would only go to the Jeff location for the skyline and river view, and even then, there are better restaurant options next to it. If you want a fried fish sandwich served Louisville style on white bread, try Cunningham's or Stan's.

If you want upscale fish, try Z's, which is an oustanding AAA four diamond rated restuarant.

Z's Oyster Bar & Steakhouse (http://www.zoysterbar.com/awards.php - broken link)
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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There also used to be a Kingfish on Dixie which is not there either. It was tore down.
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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Still a Kingfish on Blankenbaker. Good shrimp cocktail and I like their fish sandwich. (Cattknap and stx must be gourmets! It's OK for fast food, imo, although Cunningham's or Stan's is better, I have to admit.)
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Old 06-25-2007, 09:51 AM
 
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Still a Kingfish on Blankenbaker. Good shrimp cocktail and I like their fish sandwich. (Cattknap and stx must be gourmets! It's OK for fast food, imo, although Cunningham's or Stan's is better, I have to admit.)
How about Mike Linnig's? They are good and have a fun atmosphere.
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Old 06-25-2007, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
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How about Mike Linnig's? They are good and have a fun atmosphere.
Oh, man, they are the best!!!!! You can get frog leg's there the size of drumsticks!
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Old 06-25-2007, 02:22 PM
 
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Oh, man, they are the best!!!!! You can get frog leg's there the size of drumsticks!
frog legs... ewww... and legs that big are probably bullfrogs! LOL
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Old 06-25-2007, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville,Florida
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Boy, has Louisville changed since you have been here. In fact, if you remember that restuarant and haven't been here since, the city is moving forward at light speed since its closing almost a decade ago. The old Kingfish on the river north of main at 7th will become a 62 story, 702 foot avant garde skyscraper, which is breaking ground in September:

Museum Plaza - Creating A Place In Louisville's Architectural Character.

That entire part of downtown has changed alot, in fact, with multiple museums, a hotel, and condos. Part of the old Kingfish site is also the Muhammad Ali center/museum, just east of the new skyscraper.

As noted above, there are several area Kingfishes (three left in the metro I think, as the in Buechel just closed) still left. The most prominent one is on the river in Jeffersonville, IN and has a nice skyline view. As many have noted, Kingfish has just awful food. The restauarant scene is so far surpassed Kingfish in Louisville that I am not sure how their remaining locations stay in business. Perhaps location and nostalgia? I would only go to the Jeff location for the skyline and river view, and even then, there are better restaurant options next to it. If you want a fried fish sandwich served Louisville style on white bread, try Cunningham's or Stan's.

If you want upscale fish, try Z's, which is an oustanding AAA four diamond rated restuarant.

Z's Oyster Bar & Steakhouse (http://www.zoysterbar.com/awards.php - broken link)
Thank you for the information. Its sad to me that the restaurant is gone and that the quality of the food has declined.Back in the early 70's two men (one from the north and the other from the south) owned the place.I'm sure their both dead now.On a Friday and Saturday night, people from Kentuckiana came to the 6th street location and there would be anywhere from a 45 minute to over an hour wait.People were standing outside in droves to get in just to get a table.The food was outstanding then and people liked the riverboat facade of the place.
However, I'm glad to see Louisville make strides in improving their downtown area.I live in Florida now,but Louisville has a special place in my heart as does the restaurant
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