Lynn's Paradise Cafe

(Now Closed)
Café$$$$
Germantown, Louisville
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  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Lynn's Paradise Cafe - CLOSED as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate , Man vs Food Nation , Throwdown with Bobby Flay Read more
  • Billy P.
    Billy ParchmanMarch 31, 2013
    They are now closed!
  • Billy B.
    Billy BryantMarch 17, 2013
    Too bad they were greedy and shut down due to a labor dispute.
  • David G.
    David G.February 14, 2013
    out of business!
  • Bonnie "Lucky" B.
    Bonnie "Lucky" BarksdaleFebruary 10, 2013
    Recently closed(Jan 2013).
  • Ralph M.
    Ralph MerkelJanuary 26, 2013
    Closed suddenly Jan 11 2013
  • Louisville M.
    Louisville ManagerJanuary 15, 2013
    Closed January 2013 :(
  • Michael W.
    Michael WestJanuary 12, 2013
    Closed amid unethical and illegal business practices and trwating employees poorly.
  • Ellen R.
    Ellen RobakDecember 30, 2012
    I got the Lynne's Hot Brown. It was delicious! You know it's a serious hot brown when it comes in a bowl. :)
  • Eduardo N.
    Eduardo NewmanDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Make a diorama with the animals and brush up on your Trivial Pursuit while you wait. Never a dull moment.
  • Wen
    WenDecember 13, 2012
    The hot brown was just ok. Didn't have any ham on it so it was missing some flavor.
  • Steven L.
    Steven LaoNovember 2, 2012
    Mediocre food
  • Lynette V.
    Lynette V.October 20, 2012
    Tried the Hot Brown. It was delicious!
  • Mary Beth G.
    Mary Beth GormanOctober 14, 2012
    If you don't finish your French toast get it to go. It make for a great dessert reheated with ice cream!
  • Yellowroux
    YellowrouxSeptember 24, 2012
    The Bourbon Ball French Toast is a must. But make sure you order bacon!
  • Erin A.
    Erin AlbanoAugust 29, 2012
    It is pricey but The bourbon French toast can easily be split and is delicious!
  • Jackie N.
    Jackie NewtonAugust 16, 2012
    Don't go to this place. They have horrible service and I presume it is because I was the only black person dining in there.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CohenAugust 7, 2012
    Long waits, a little expensive for breakfast... oh wait try the biscuits and gravy....Never Mind (to be spoken like Rosanne Rosanna Dana). Really is good, we are just spoiled and fun even for kids.
  • Jake A.
    Jake AppleJuly 7, 2012
    It's a little pricey, but I can recommend it. Go for breakfast food, of any kind. If you're not in the mood for sweet (i.e. French toast), go for the farmhouse scramble!
  • Amy C. F.
    Amy C. Field VeachJune 24, 2012
    The Hot Brown is a must have!!!
  • Scottie E.
    Scottie EllisJune 19, 2012
    Best place on the face of the earth... get anything - it'll be good.
  • Kim J.
    Kim JannsenJune 7, 2012
    Excellent service! I have never seen a staff so attentive. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was fun and quirky.
  • Charity D.
    Charity DeanJune 7, 2012
    Fabulous place to take kids, teens, & really the whole family. I love everything about this place! :)
  • Jeff F.
    Jeff FrazierMay 26, 2012
    Kenny's Kentucky is the best
  • Lauren W.
    Lauren WyattMay 11, 2012
    Very expensive.
  • Top Tier Travel
    Top Tier TravelMay 5, 2012
    I eat at Lynn's every year when I'm in town for the Kentucky Derby. The cheese grits and the bourbon milkshake are my absolute fav!! Oh & as you can see from the pic, we like the giftshop as well
  • Chris T.
    Chris TyneMay 4, 2012
    Alton Brown was right. Hot Brown FOR THE WIN!
  • ULH, Inc.
    ULH, Inc.May 3, 2012
    If you havent been then you are NOT from Louisville. Get your butt there now and ask for something not on the menu, it's makes them like you more.
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin ReppenApril 7, 2012
    Great fries. Purely amazing.
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KeeneyApril 2, 2012
    Super slow service, but good food.
  • Kersandra R.
    Kersandra RettigApril 2, 2012
    Friendly staff for the most part. Word of advise, don't park in the hardware stores lot. He watches it like a hawk.
  • Joni C.
    Joni CollinsMarch 10, 2012
    The wait is horrible.
  • Micah T.
    Micah ThompsonFebruary 24, 2012
    Bourbon French toast!! Must have!!
  • Belenda M.
    Belenda MacFarlandFebruary 18, 2012
    Try the quiche...yummy!!!
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RussellFebruary 16, 2012
    Vegetarian gravy is actually amazing! French toast is the BEST!
  • louisville.com
    louisville.comFebruary 1, 2012
    "You haven't experienced Louisville until you've eaten at Lynn's. Hearty portions of breakfast served all day like three-egg omelets and Bourbon ball french toast!"
  • Metromix L.
    Metromix LouisvilleJanuary 31, 2012
    Winner of Best Brunch in Metromix Louisville's Best of 2012 contest Read more
  • Drew W.
    Drew WoodJanuary 28, 2012
    Bring a camera!
  • Drew W.
    Drew WoodJanuary 28, 2012
    I think I had an Oprah sighting!! Breakfast time as recommended by the hotel staff! Really fun food. No worries Bev..potion control, at least 2 meals out of this!!
  • Metromix L.
    Metromix LouisvilleJanuary 15, 2012
    Nominated for Best Brunch in our Best of 2012 competition! Vote now through Jan. 29th. Read more
  • Robin MeMe R.
    Robin MeMe RatliffJanuary 2, 2012
    The Bacon ad Brie salad is divine. Add a Bloody Mary to make it perfection!
  • Mike W.
    Mike WaltersDecember 28, 2011
    Bourbon Ball French Toast is a heart attack on a plate!
  • Richie W.
    Richie WillardDecember 18, 2011
    If you've ever had JAlexanders Mac and cheese then this Mac and cheese will disappoint or at best be mediocre! Hot brown and bourbon ball French toast were amazing!
  • Paulinerose S.
    Paulinerose SodenDecember 5, 2011
    Their french toast is awesome.
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LitschewskiNovember 26, 2011
    Best Mac'n'Cheese ever period.
  • mr w.
    mr wonderfulNovember 14, 2011
    over priced thats all i got to say $10.00 for a hamburger
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HogueNovember 12, 2011
    Hoppin Juan is great! And Annie is the BEST server!
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BabnewNovember 6, 2011
    Try the Bourbon Ball French Toast - So delicious!! Thick cinnamon bread french toast with candied pecans, chocolate syrup, bourbon custard, whipped cream, and strawberries!!
  • RGT Real Estate | L.
    This place is an experience the second you pull in. The food is pricey, however the experience is validated. Worth every penny.
  • Larry Hagman
    Larry HagmanOctober 30, 2011
    Over priced for below average food.
  • Biscoe D.
    Biscoe DeVallisOctober 28, 2011
    The Hot Brown is bananas good! And why not have a Mimosa for dessert : )
  • Alex L.
    Alex LaamaOctober 9, 2011
    Don't rush into your drink order; lots of great choices.
  • Scott F.
    Scott FarnerOctober 2, 2011
    Overrated.
  • keep c.
    keep calmSeptember 24, 2011
    Best food ever! Their omelets are the best!
  • mr w.
    mr wonderfulSeptember 24, 2011
    way over priced food is good and folks are nice there but bring at least $50.00 for two to eat
  • Melanie L.
    Melanie LujaSeptember 6, 2011
    A-mah-zing place. Love the ambiance and food.
  • Heather S.
    Heather SchmidAugust 26, 2011
    I haven't even eaten yet and I love it already!
  • Sarah B.
    Sarah BubzAugust 22, 2011
    Play the Find It game at your table--spy the penny and get a free pair of fun sunglasses.
  • Louisville
    LouisvilleAugust 16, 2011
    Register to win tixs to Slugger & Frazier Museums, Muhammad Ali Center, Lynn’s Paradise Café & Courtyard by Marriott Downtown in the Louisville (Pride of the Counties) booth at the 2011 State Fair.
  • Jessica I.
    Jessica InscoreAugust 4, 2011
    Just come!!! This place is amazing!!!
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelAugust 3, 2011
    "Get Lynn's French toast! -- in France, they just call it toast." - Adam Richman, Man v Food Nation.
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MyersAugust 3, 2011
    Kentucky Bourbon Burger.. OMG!! A 1/2 pound of beef on a tasty bun and oh so good bacon & bourbon sauce! And try the Mac & Cheese--our waitress said Oprah loves it!
  • Mike S.
    Mike SolakianJuly 30, 2011
    Get anything that has Bobby Flay's name next to it!
  • Vivek S.
    Vivek SurtiJuly 27, 2011
    Try anything with Kenny's Cheese! Also the French toast is fantastic!
  • Stacia K.
    Stacia KuceyeskiJuly 14, 2011
    Portions are big. The mac and cheese side was some of the best I've ever had, and the cheese grits were amazing.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CarrollJuly 2, 2011
    Have the Walnut Crusted Chicken but ask for extra mustard sauce ;)
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LJuly 2, 2011
    These are the best fried green tomatoes I've ever had.
  • Amish Fiction Author Sicily
    I went there today to do a food review for a frugal website that I blog on, but had to leave, as the food is very pricey; a Grilled Cheese, from the kids menu, sandwich-only was going to be $6.95.
  • John J.
    John JonesJune 16, 2011
    Be sure to kneel in supplication before the Flying Spaghetti Monster
  • Avery J.
    Avery JenkinsMay 30, 2011
    Get the Mom's Meatloaf with Mac & Cheese and Mashed Potatoes, makes you feel at home. The Bourbon Ball French Toast is really good too, but almost qualifies as dessert. Great Food, Awesome Experience!
  • Stephani R.
    Stephani RendelMay 29, 2011
    Bring lots o friends with you on a Sunday. You'll get in to eat faster. Anyone want to be my friend? I'm starving!!
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine CombsMay 27, 2011
    Have to try the derby pie milkshake. You have to. Absolutely must. Really. Seriously. Do it.
  • Kate S.
    Kate SmithMay 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you have any problems, ask for Sean the manager. He is awesome!
  • April B.
    April BoydApril 21, 2011
    The chocolate lava cake is pure bliss. If you enjoy brownies that aren't quite done baking, hot from the oven, this is for you. Orgasmic! I always get the ice-cream on the side and give it to a friend
  • Mera Kathryn
    Mera KathrynApril 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to come on Louisville holidays.
  • John P.
    John ParkApril 16, 2011
    Diana, the "server" will argue that she watched them make your drink if you're not satisfied with it, offer to do nothing, then she will be a real snot until she brings the check and it's all smiles
  • Jenna N.
    Jenna NelsonApril 2, 2011
    Try the Paradise Hot Brown. Amazing!
  • Mallory S.
    Mallory StrohmierMarch 14, 2011
    Mac and cheese!
  • Stacy H.
    Stacy HoehleMarch 13, 2011
    Like the new fish taco on the Lent menu
  • Welcome to College
    Welcome to CollegeFebruary 4, 2011
    The omelets (specifically, Kenny's Kentucky Scramble) are so good it might seal the deal for you to pick a college in Louisville!
  • mr w.
    mr wonderfulJanuary 28, 2011
    $10.00 for a ham burger give me a break
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BBJanuary 13, 2011
    The Hot Brown and the Crunch Cakes are both very good.
  • Kim W.
    Kim WilsonDecember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bourbon ball French toast is yummy
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LaCroixDecember 24, 2010
    Get the Kentucky Scrambler..... Oh and the biscuits with sorghum butter are to die for.
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYNovember 22, 2010
    Not only does the friendly staff serve up a mean meatloaf, but they also host some off-the-wall events, including pajama parties, hat-hair competition, ugly-lamp contest & Valentine's prom. Read more
  • Jason S.
    Jason SandersNovember 20, 2010
    i go here every time i am in town
  • beau b.
    beau bOctober 26, 2010
    Don't forget your wallet, you gotta pay for the atmosphere.
  • Nicole R.
    Nicole RandallOctober 25, 2010
    fried green tomato BLT in very unique atmosphere - yum!
  • Aaron H.
    Aaron HartongOctober 22, 2010
    Try "The Bounty". An awesome turkey sandwich.
  • Just Add Bourbon
    Just Add BourbonAugust 24, 2010
    Two must-haves here: the Bourbon Ball French Toast and the Bourbon Ball Milkshake
  • Zack S.
    Zack SelterAugust 14, 2010
    Bourbon-ball french toast. Need I say more?
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ClevengerAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Must try the french toast - AMAZING!
  • Jamey A.
    Jamey AspelAugust 2, 2010
    best bloody marys!
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggies have the BLT fries w/out the B! Veggie biscuits&gravy are awesome too!
  • Hudson N.
    Hudson NorrisJuly 18, 2010
    The breakfast is amazing.
  • Joel P.
    Joel PersingerJuly 2, 2010
    If you are wondering why the bathroom stinks it's bc I dropped a bomb
  • Greg E.
    Greg EansMay 25, 2010
    Had the Hot Brown. Excellent
  • Laura E.
    Laura ElizabethApril 30, 2010
    Great place for hearty vegetarian breakfast! Try the veggie 'sausage' gravy and biscuits!
  • Justin
    JustinMarch 30, 2010
    Throwdown with Bobby Flay was here!
  • Roxxan H.
    Roxxan HansonMarch 29, 2010
    biscuits and gravy. amazing.
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