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Check's Germantown Cafe

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1101 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1207
+1 502-637-9515
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“bean soup” (10 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (18 reviews)
“bratwurst” (5 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
1101 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1207
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Reviewed 5 days ago

From the moment we walked in for lunch, I loved it! The atmosphere and the people interaction made us happy! We couldn't stop smiling. Most everyone that comes in is called by their name. The food is soooo wonderful! You can get fancy food other...More

Thank msatterley5050
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love checks! The food is great (double cheese burger, dressed please!), the beer is cold, and I always overhear people saying the funniest stuff. Best old timer trash talk in town. Checks captures the spirit of Germantown better than any other establishment. Also the...More

Thank more_like_am_i_right
Reviewed April 28, 2018

The food and atmosphere are unpretentious, yet charming. Many customers have been coming here for years - generations even.... and there is a reason.... the food is good and not expensive.... expect to order at the bar and while you chat with your friends over...More

Thank jmcpher3
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a great overall restaurant. The food is great, the atmosphere is excellent, and the prices are affordable. As a new person a tip is you order your food at the bar and drink refills are there also. Some of our party had difficulty...More

Thank Trey G
Reviewed April 27, 2018

Low-light neighborhood bar/restaurant - average food - always busy. At 4:30PM, the Senior crowd was finishing dinner.

Thank Whither-Fate-Leads
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Food is middle of the road and price is a little high for what you get but the atmosphere is like cheers when you walk in everyone knows your name and you are treated like family. The best part is the beer is a good...More

Thank julio502rqmirez
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

If you are ever in the area and thinking a loaded bowl of chili and a fried fish sandwich sounds good then this the place. Old style diner setup reminded me of the kind of place my in laws would have gone to when they...More

Thank bruceandjoanW
Reviewed November 21, 2017 via mobile

Because you make the line longer for me! This is a cool little place from back in the day. The food is always great and the service is awesome!

Thank J M
Reviewed November 18, 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love this place. It's great to get a drink and watch a game, and the food is even better. Hands down the best fish sandwich in the city. A great Louisville tradition too.

Thank spiritrock4u
Reviewed October 4, 2017

This is an old restaurant but has the BEST fried chicken. It takes 20 minutes to get but is will worth the wait. We call ahead. You order from the counter and they bring it to your table yelling your name. We LOVE it.

Thank Greg K
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January 28, 2016|
Response from Kevin S | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant and ask them about the upstairs room that they have available for larger groups.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
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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