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Check's Germantown Cafe

) #160 of 1,449 Restaurants in Louisville $ American, ,
1101 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1207
+1 502-637-9515
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bean soup” (9 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (11 reviews)
“bratwurst” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, German
1101 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1207
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Reviews (64)
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1 - 10 of 64 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Known for their chili and bean soup, we ended up with fish, wings, bratwurst and burgers. Everyone was happy. The wings were pretty spicy for our grandson. It was crowded but not packed on a Saturday, but the wait for food was more than 20...More

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend of mine and I visited Checks today for lunch. I had the roast beef with mashed potatoes and corn. It was excellent. My friend has the catfish and he said it was excellent. Checks is a great place to eat that is a...More

Thank Allen R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Louisville for a concert and wanted to explore a new place to eat and the reviews here on TA made me curious about Check's. The place was busy and obviously very popular. Having scouted out the menu ahead of time, my son got...More

Thank Xface43
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I used to live in the neighborhood and always loved Check's. I still go back and it's just as good as it's always been. Great lunch and comfort dinner food. I always get the fish. It's breaded and comes with two really big pieces. I...More

Thank DanaRod213
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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....More

Thank foxymamaruth
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...More

1  Thank rolando506
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....More

1  Thank FLdaytripper
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...More

1  Thank strangetrip948
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
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...More

Thank Jan P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, I want to know if you take reservations for 12 at lunch, 12:30, for Thurs., Feb. 18th? Thanks, Becky
29 January 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, German
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
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