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Check's Germantown Cafe

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American, Bar, Pub, German
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1101 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1207
+1 502-637-9515
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Louisville, Kentucky
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87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fast, friendly service. It's a local legend that used to house A & P Grocery since 1944. Very laid back atmosphere with your basic bar scene. Cold beer and lots of fried food. The rolled oysters were very good and the fish sandwich was outstanding. I loved the tartar sauce and it was plentiful. Good creamy coleslaw and seasoned fries.... More 

Thank foxymamaruth
Louisville, Kentucky
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This place has been around for years and has expanded in recent years. It is still a go to location when you visit Germantown. You get your monies worth when you visit Checks. You won't get a lot of fancy food, but the bowl of chili and dressed cheeseburger are still good eats!

1 Thank rolando506
Louisville, Kentucky
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

For what it is (hole in the wall, neighborhood bar) it was fantastic. Cheap, tasty, laid back. I had chili and a bologna sandwich, my friend had the reuben. The reuben was salty as can be so points off on that. The chili was solid. A little weird in that you order at the bar, then get a seat. Everyone... More 

1 Thank FLdaytripper
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We opted for something local, and the reviews were good so we found it. It was a busy Friday evening. You stand in line and order, pay and the food comes out later. Much later. I loved the décor of the place and how friendly the people were, but the food was just bland and nothing at all special. My... More 

1 Thank Candy S
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150 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

I haven't had the food there in a while because it was so inconsistent, but it seems to have really improved

Thank dc8Louisville
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We arrived around 6p and there were several empty tables. The bar is small. By the time we left at 7:30-8p, the place was packed!! Order at the bar, server will bring it to your table as he/she yells your name. Reasonably priced. My cousins got their fish, which looked delicious. I had grilled chicken with a side salad. All... More 

Thank Jan P
Moscow, Russia
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The fried oysters were great! We also had 2 kids meals... A triple decker p and j and the chicken tenders. The adults had the fish and the chicken wings (spicy is good). Nice atmosphere and a popular place for the locals. Very friendly staff. I ate the chef's salad without the meat.

Thank MoscowLinda
Louisville, Kentucky
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Lots of menu options that are good and affordable. Cozy atmosphere and friendly staff. Obviously this is a favorite of many locals as indicated by the line of people out the door when we stopped in for lunch. Fast, friendly service and in spite of the long line, they keep the orders coming fairly quickly. Nothing on the menu over... More 

Thank derbyfan2016
Russellville, Kentucky
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63 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I was doing training at the home office in Louisville and my manager took me out to eat here. The food was fast, the service was good, and the food delicious. I had the double cheese burger and a side of German potato salad. I am taking my wife here the next time we are in town.

Thank ronsoncelrod
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Went for lunch. The place is packed; but, service & line move quickly. Friendly wait staff. Great food, home cooked veggies. TV's showing all major sports events. Good bar. Reasonable prices. Fried fish was very good.

Thank wLLb

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, German
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1207
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-637-9515

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?