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Check's Germantown Cafe

) #160 of 1,444 Restaurants in Louisville $ American, ,
1101 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1207
+1 502-637-9515
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“bean soup” (10 reviews)
“bratwurst” (5 reviews)
“fish sandwich” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:30All hours
American, Bar, Pub, German
1101 E Burnett Ave, Louisville, KY 40217-1207
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Check for this visit to a pub-like restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and happily munching patrons. Loved the fish sandwich on rye with slaw and rings. Had to figure out the seating and ordering process on our own, thus the four, but once we got...More

Thank Lara B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are new to the Germantown neighborhood and everyone recommended Check's as one of the local institutions. We stopped in for a quick bite around 6pm on a Wednesday - it was packed with locals! Nothing over $9 on the menu! We had the burger,...More

Thank Ginaaa3
Reviewed 1 week ago

Todays meal was forgettable, nothing was great, nothing was terrible. The chicken livers were a bit undercooked, the last time I ordered them, they were overcooked, the sides were not hot, just warm. For the agony of standing in line to order, then wait for...More

Thank dc8Louisville
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 17 June 2017 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 26 May 2017 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
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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
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