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Check's Germantown Cafe

1101 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1207
502-637-9515
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New Albany, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Good atmosphere, especially to watch a game. Went for late lunch over the weekend. The chili was only okay and I probably won't do it again (I like mine with more chili powder and flavor), but the fish was great!!!! Great flavor, crispness, and it was huge!!!! It was 2 huge pieces for 1 sandwich. Great value. It had been... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This place is an institution because it hasn't changed in many years. It's fun if you remember that most menus and decor have been updated and that for the most part that is a good thing. Good burgers and good prices but nothing special. It is an authentic local bar and if that's what you want, you won't be disappointed.... More 

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We checked the Trip Advisor app's "Near Me Now" function after dropping our son off for grad school at U of L and wound up at Check's after reading several positive reviews. Glad we stopped in. I had a tasty rueben, which was flavorful, if a little skimpy on the corned beef. My husband had a club on rye and... More 

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Naples, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My wife and I were strolling through Germantown around lunch time and came upon Check's. We called our daughter to join us and when she arrived we went in for lunch at about 11:30. We had no problem getting a table, but I suspect that by 12:15 on a weekday that the place is packed. They had a number of... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Best BLT in town. How does such a tiny kitchen puts out such consistently good food? Great burgers, chef salad, fish sandwich, onion rings, brats. I haven't had a bad meal here in over 20 years of patronage. Order your food and beverage at the bar. Leave your name for the food. Pay. Take your drinks, and soup if you... More 

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travelin' Kentuckian
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

You just don't find these kind of places any more. Real people, real food, a real neighborhood atmosphere. Hope Louisvillians realize what a treasure they have here. Walk to the bar, order your food and beer from Cathy, pay your bill and soak in the real Louisville. The menu, written on a grease board, features a little bit of bar... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You would not expect such an excellent selection of food in this place just by looking at it from the outside. It looks like any other corner neighborhood bar but the kitchen has maintained a LONG tradition of hot and fresh food. I've been going here since I was a kid and always look forward to the Cheeseburger and Fries,... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is a friendly neighborhood, Schniztleberg, that serves a big variety if food, some German, but mostly American bar food. Really a fun place, great beer selection, good sandwiches and even rolled oysters as good as Mazzonis used to be. We were there on Karaoke night and the place was packed. We like lunch there a lot too. Recommend Checks... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This old tavern has been here in Louisville's old Germantown neighborhood for many years and has changed very little in that time. If you are looking for the best brats, bean soup, chili, fried fish, etc. you have ever eaten this is the place. We come here a few times a year from our suburban home on the outskirts of... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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101 reviews 101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I ate here on a busy Friday evening. We ordered at the bar and got a table where we could watch a number of tv's. In no time our order arrived. The burger was hand pattied, not frozen, juicy and delicious and my grilled tenderloin was to die for! Great tavern food, service tops and very fair... More 

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Additional Information about Check's Germantown Cafe

Address: 1101 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1207
Phone Number: 502-637-9515
Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: American, German

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