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Lynn's Paradise Cafe
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984 Barret Ave Louisville, KY 40204
984 Barret AveUSKYLouisville40204
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People talk about gift shop, hot brown, bourbon french toast, biscuits and gravy and fried green tomatoes
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Joy Eva
reviewed 5 months 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
reviewed 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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Jonathan Hall
reviewed a year 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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Tyler Harris
reviewed 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
reviewed a year 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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John Turner
reviewed a year ago
Lynn's Paradise Cafe is a must for visiting Louisville. The atmosphere and design is exciting. The waiters are engaging and the food offers a variety of choices. Waiting to be seated, you can browse the gift shop which has tons of neat things comparable to cracker Barrell. It's a really fun place for friends and family.