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Brown Hotel

335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY - (502) 583-1234
Being historical-minded types, the Kentucky hot brown was invented by the hotel some time in the 1920s. A hot brown is a fork-and-knife job for certain: toast topped with white turkey meat under a sizzling spill of cheesy cream sauce, slices of tomato, and strips of bacon.
92% Approval Rating (14 votes)

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Hot brown sandwich

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Michael Stern - Photos (1)
Roadfood.com Editor
"We cannot tell you much about the menu in the restaurants of the Brown Hotel in Louisville because, frankly, we’ve paid little attention to it when we visited. We don’t go to the restaurants; we call room service and have our meal delivered. Being historical-minded ..."   [Read More]
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Sally Youngblood
November 07, 2011
"Twenty years ago when we lived in California, I received a cookbook of famous Kentucky restaurants and their signature recipes, and discovered the Hot Brown from the Brown Hotel. I made Hot Browns from the recipe book and was hooked. Visiting the Brown Hotel and ..."   [Read More]

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335 West Broadway, Louisville, KY
(502) 583-1234

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:Yes
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
The hot brown I was served in November 2007 had thick rectangular blocks of turkey meat and the tomatoes were cut in sections rather than sliced.
"The hot brown I was served in November 2007 had thick rectangular blocks of turkey meat and the tomatoes were cut in sections rather than sliced. "
Cliff Strutz





The Brown Hotel has been Louisville's downtown luxury hotel since 1923.  Shortly after, the first hot brown sandwich was created here.
"The Brown Hotel has been Louisville's downtown luxury hotel since 1923. Shortly after, the first hot brown sandwich was created here. "
Cliff Strutz


The Kentucky hot brown is formally known as a sandwich, but there is no way you can pick it up with your hands:  utensils are essential!
"The Kentucky hot brown is formally known as a sandwich, but there is no way you can pick it up with your hands: utensils are essential!"
Michael Stern



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