He was also known to
conduct his bookmaking and bootlegging affairs discreetly from
"the back room". He was a much-loved character who often gave a
free meal to a needy friend. Jack closed his business in 1972.
After ten years of renting this space as "Por Que No", a Mexican
restaurant, it was re-established as Jack Fry's. Susan Seiller
bought the restaurant in January 1987, the same year that saw the
death of Jack Fry.
In February of 2008, Susan
passed ownership and sold the restaurant to longtime employee,
Stephanie J. Meeks. Stephanie has been with Jack Fryís since 1996,
starting as a host and quickly moving her way up in management.
As the new owner, Stephanie is proud to continue the tradition of
this priceless Louisville landmark.
The potato gratin melts in
your mouth. We had the chicken liver salad and the duck
entree. We both loved the lemon ginger spiced mousse as
well. If we lived in Louisville, we would come for every
We ate lunch for the first
time here and was very happy with my experience. The staff was
attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and we were
impressed with the wine list. It was very quiet and dark,
which was a perfect balance for a hectic work day.