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Lynn's Paradise Cafe
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984 Barret Ave Louisville, KY 40204
984 Barret AvenueUSKentuckyLouisville40204
(502) 583-3447lynnsparadisecafe.com
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"Great gift shop, amazing decor, and a nice healthy selection."
"Super fun atmosphere, excellent service."
"I wish this restaurant was in Texas, I absolutely love those biscuits and gravy."
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Joy Eva
a year ago
Lynn's closed it's doors without notice due to a server dispute over an Outrageous policy Lynn put forth. As a lifelong customer I view it as the middle finger flipped in the face of customers that support 'Keep Louisville Weird" (people who shop at eat locally). I supported the place for many years and put up with the over priced food just for the mere fact that is was a local establishment and the food was good. Now Lynn wants to sell the establishment as a brand that flipped it's middle finger to all her loyal customers. If the place reopens, I won't be back. There's no Paradise here.
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John Ostrum
2 years ago
Lynn's is worth checking out when you have out-of-town visitors, but not something I'd recommend for regular dining. It's decorated fun and has some fun store items, but but the food is generally pricey. This is especially true for the items that have been featured on the food network such as the 4B french toast—which is not bad, but does not taste too special and isn't quite worth its up-charge. Unfortunately, the atmosphere and hype tend to outweigh the food quality and value.
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Lindsey Stinnett
3 years ago
After waiting FOREVER for our food, our loud and obnoxious waiter came out and spilled my cabbage all over my shirt and pants. I got up and walked out, because everyone was staring at me. When my boyfriend started to come out to see if I was okay, he was stopped, and told he couldn't leave until our food had been paid for. (The food that we had waited almost an hour for, had not eaten a bite of, and had been spilt all over me) We will not being going back.
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Christopher Lutsic
3 years ago
Hot Brown was a bland hot mess. Totally disgusting! I could make it better at home with kraft cheese singles! The Pecan encrusted chicken served with A Frozen Brick of burnt mac & cheese was also bland. The chicken was way undersized for the price. As far as I am concerned I think they need to concentrate more so on the quality and the taste of the food rather the uniqueness of the place.
Tyler Harris
2 years ago
Super fun atmosphere, excellent service. You gotta try the Hot Brown. It's excellent but very rich; it's perfect to share with someone and get a second dish. It's too rich to eat a whole thing but it's a must try. Leave some room for the Derby Milkshake. Again plan on sharing but bring your own straw theirs are too flimsy to suck it up if you take your shake on the road.
Darren Flener
2 years ago
$14.00 for one cocktil. Though the atmosphere is fun and the service and the food is good, it is way overpriced. A bloodymary is $14 and justified by the manager as they make their own mix. My advice is buy zing zang bloody mary mix and make your own.
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Jonathan Hall
2 years ago
This place is amazing. But the food is really bad :( I would call this a must-see spot in Louisville, however, I suggest only going for coffee or desert, as the food is very expensive, and bland at best. You can really sense the owner's creative vision at work the moment you pull into the parking lot. The entire building, inside and out, is seeping with eccentric creativity. However, the creativity that works for the decor doesn't work for the menu. The creative names and combinations used to describe the dishes didn't translate into good food. One of their "signature" dishes is an open-face "sandwich" called the "Hot Brown" which I tried for a mere $18, and reminded me of the biscuits and gravy a poor college student would put together using wonder bread instead of biscuits. It was a $2.95 meal at best. But it cost $17.95. A shame. Their "real" meals, like meatloaf, were very uninspired, and bland. My brother tried their french toast, and it was tasty, but nutritionally void, as one would expect from what amounted to essentially a meal-sized plate of desert. So based on my experience, my brother and sister-in-law and I agree: you should definitely visit Lynn's Paradise Cafe, but only *after* you've already eaten somewhere else. Just get a desert to share, and some coffee.
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Cindy Bracker Sturm
3 years ago
WOW! This was a fantastic experience! It was not too terribly busy when we went, but we had made a reservation to be on the safe side. I got the Bourbon Ball French Toast, which was delicious and enough breakfast for two people, easily (My husband and 13 year old daughter had to finish it for me). My husband got the Matador, which was also delicious. The little kids got pancakes off the kids menu, and insisted on giving me a bite. It was seriously the best pancake I've ever had - crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Wow! And our waitress was super nice!
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