Cunningham's, which lost its home in 2001 due to a fire that destroyed the 131 year old building, has been recreated in its new home three blocks ... More
Cunningham's, which lost its home in 2001 due to a fire that destroyed the 131 year old building, has been recreated in its new home three blocks away. Meals here tend to be on the cheap side and the waiting crowds testify both to the quality of the food and the service. Servers here, especially those that have been there a long time, are known for calling their customers sweet names and remembering detailed orders without writing them down. The old Cunningham's was just as popular for its dark, historical ambiance as it was for its food, and much of that ambiance has survived its reincarnation to the new location.
I will have to give Cunninghams on 4th street, please shut the doors. The food has gone from the best around Louisville to the worst, it seems they don't care what they put out there. I have been there twice were the manger was going off on the bartender, that wasn't the place. We get carry out a lot and every time it is wrong they forget something. I feel I shouldn't have to check my food, it should be right. My wife and I have gone to eat there and the floors were a mess along with the chairs. I see their help just standing around doing nothing. If you want good food go to Cunninghams on the river, from the great food, wait staff that seems to enjoy waiting on you, to Brent the owner who makes you feel at home. The drive is well worth it.
Place is so hit and miss, most of the time you will wait forever and get horrible service with an attitude. We love to pull up to the dock with the boat and have some fish sandwiches and beer but are dissapionted just about every time.
I agree with the previous comment about the long wait in an empty restaurant. It took about 30-40 minutes for me to get fried Cod fish and fries. The restaurant itself was not full, I was actually the only one that had not been served. I wanted a more detailed description of what was on the menu because the menu has very little detail. The waiter seemed slightly annoyed that I didn't know how the food was prepared or that I didn't know the different options that the meals had. It was not listed on the menu so how would I know. I thought fish was a safe choice because Louisville is near a body of water, but this fish was the worst I have ever tasted in my life. The breading was overcooked and drenched with oil. There was no seasoning on the fish and I left over half on my plate uneaten.
Went to the Cunningham's on River Rd. last week. Tables were full so my son and I ate at the bar. We both ordered the fried grouper dinner and it was the best I've ever had. It was so hot I had to wait a few minutes for it to cool down. The breading was light and the fish flakey. I'm definately going back soon. The place was packed inside and outside, but we got our meals in about 10-20 minutes.
A friend and I went there last Thursday. It took a hour and 45 minutes to get two drinks, 2 fish sandwiches and a salad. When we got there it wasn't crowded. My friend could see in the food prep area that our server was talking and not working. To get our check, I had to go get the manager. Ten minutes later we saw our server and we had to get up and go to the credit card machine so we could leave. (we had eddie izzard tickets and we only had 15 min to walk to the brown theater before it started. The food was good but be prepared to sit for at least 2 hours.