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“Great neighborhood tavern” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Check's Germantown Cafe

Check's Germantown Cafe
1101 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1207
502-637-9515
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Ranked #210 of 1,517 Restaurants in Louisville
Cuisines: American, German
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Great neighborhood tavern”
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 Louisville to fill up on this great pub food. Give it a try, you will love it!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Louisville, Kentucky
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“Great German tavern food and friendly atmosphere”
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 prices.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great lunch place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Ate lunch here on a Wednesday @ 12:30. I love the atmosphere of this local icon. Whether you're in a business suit, or shorts and a t-shirt you fit right in! Our group, 5 adults & 2 kids, had an assortment from bratwurst on rye, rueben sandwich, cheeseburgers, club sandwich, fries and salads. We all shared and agreed-the food was great! Service was attentive as well. You order at the bar and your food is brought to your table. Listen for your name to be called out by the servers! Great place for a beer and a brat and just watch the world go by!

Visited July 2013
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“A Germantown Favorite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Had out of town company so we had to take them to enjoy Check's. If you want someone to enjoy the best Germantown bar/ restaurant in Louisville, this is it. The food here is always the best quality and served fresh and tasty. They offer several daily specials and their sandwich list is quite long. It even includes fried Bologna and Braunschweiger sandwiches. We decided to order butter bean soup and the fish sandwich with slaw and onion rings. They serve a huge portion, two to three pieces of cod that are so big you could make 3 sandwiches. We had to ask for togo boxes as we had more than enough to have again for dinner. You have to get your own refills of tea and any condiments you need but, the waiter brought our food out to our table promptly and came back to check on us several times as well as to ask us how everything was. i really enjoy eating here.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“You Can't Hide!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Order at the cash register, and when your order comes out of the kitchen, the server calls out your name and brings the food to your table.
We both had the fish sandwich. The amount of fish is amazing, enough for two or three sandwiches. I asked for an extra bowl to share the butterbean soup with my husband. My husband had the onion rings, which we also shared. They were crisp and tasty. The meal was delicious and well worth the trip there.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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