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4806 Brownsboro Rd, Saint Matthews, KY 40207-2342
(502) 893-5118
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Louisville, Kentucky
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96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking through the previous reviews for the Shady Lane Café, it's hard to say something that hasn't been said in nearly every other review, but this place truly is amazing. This gem of an eatery is found in the corner of a strip mall that also boasts a hardware store, a barber shop, and a German restaurant, among other things.... More 

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Thank DJPlaZma
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Order at the counter, they'll bring you a treat whatever you choose. Two kinds of space: small coffee-shop for one or two per table downstairs and outside, several large tables upstairs ( upstairs not wheelchair accessible). We went as part of a family party of seven, the rest of the family being regulars who know staff by name. Wide variety... More 

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Thank Eva B
ShadyLaneLady, Owner at Shady Lane Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review!!! More 

New Albany, Indiana
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is wonderful! I have been here three times and each time it did not disappoint. The burgers are some of the best in Louisville. Tried the homemade balsamic vinaigrette on my grilled chicken salad, very tasty! In this visit my husband and I ordered the Strawberry cake. It was still warm!!! OMGOODNESS!! All desserts are made in house.... More 

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1 Thank Dee Dee H
ShadyLaneLady, Owner at Shady Lane Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We got carryout from there recently. The BLT and crinkle fries were delicious. They are always very friendly.

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Thank smmosley35
ShadyLaneLady, Owner at Shady Lane Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you!! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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213 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Very small diner in north east Louisville off the Watterson Expressway ( and interstate 71). Great burgers and excellent service. I get carryout a lot and my order is always ready fast and provided with a smile!

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Thank Vanessa T
ShadyLaneLady, Owner at Shady Lane Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you, Vanessa!!!!! We really appreciate you taking the time to review us!!! More 

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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

A good place for lunch. The owner and family run this place and you can feel the difference in service from other restaurants The food is awesome and the fries are special too

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Thank Sanjeev P
ShadyLaneLady, Owner at Shady Lane Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Lunch with mom. I had a Reuben with bacon potato salad, she had tomato basil soup and the salmon burger. Everything was fresh and made on the spot. Best fresh peach pie we had ever had. We are definitely going back. Something on the menu for everyone. And the owners were both sooooo nice. The kind of place that is... More 

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ShadyLaneLady, Owner at Shady Lane Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! More 

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Was in Louisville to visit the Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, after our visit we were looking for a place to have lunch. Found this diner right down the road from the cemetery. Terrific choice. Small diner, but great choices for lunch. I had the chicken salad, with a side of potato salad and homemade chips. It was great. Others had... More 

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Thank Joyce M
ShadyLaneLady, Owner at Shady Lane Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We hope you return to our beautiful city soon!! More 

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93 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

It was really good. We went on a Saturday and they only serve breakfast until noon. We got there about 11:40 but wanted lunch so went next door to shop and kill 20 minutes. Came back and the line was suddenly almost out the door. We had to squeeze in! The owners (?) And staff were incredibly nice. The food... More 

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Thank Rodslove
ShadyLaneLady, Owner at Shady Lane Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're pretty good at helping you figure out ways to save, so next time you come, just let me know, and we'll do our best to make you happy. More 

Buckner, Kentucky
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166 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have lived in the Louisville area my whole life and can't believe I just ate here for the first time. If you don't know it's there you will pass right by it. I met a friend for lunch and I was so surprised by this cute little place. The staff are so friendly and made me feel so welcomed.... More 

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Thank 2DIslands
ShadyLaneLady, Owner at Shady Lane Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words!!! We hope you'll come and visit us again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Soups, Vegetarian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4806 Brownsboro Rd, Saint Matthews, KY 40207-2342
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Saint Matthews
  • Phone Number: (502) 893-5118

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?