History

Being the first, and, for a brief time, only tavern in Louisville, Walker’s attracted all the great names that built Louisville, including statesman Henry Clay. By 1845, Walker’s was more than a tavern and changed its moniker to Walker’s Restaurant Hotel. Success followed Mr. Walker and he moved his thriving hospitality business to a newly erected building on Third Street between Main and Market for its final iteration as Walker’s Exchange. With its convenient proximity to the river in a thriving port city, Walker’s Exchange served the best and freshest cuisine transported from one end of the country to another. Walker’s hosted weary guests and hungry city folk until the 1890s. In 2019, Walker’s Exchange returns once again with a modern, open floor plan, and serving three square meals of Louisville cuisine every day.

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Dining with a view of The Belvedere

Take in the views of The Belvedere from the patio at Walker’s Exchange. During the warmer months, enjoy outdoor seating shaded by the Galt House Hotel’s third floor balcony. We recommend partaking in a cocktail beverage while you're serenaded by the sound of the East Plaza fountain at Louisville’s only Belvedere dining experience.

Sunday Brunch

A hearty Sunday Brunch buffet will be your new favorite family tradition. With classic American cooking, charming views of the Belvedere, and the best service to be had on either side of the Ohio River, you and your family will be welcome at our table every week.