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Shady Lane Cafe

4806 Brownsboro Rd, Saint Matthews, KY 40207-2342
+1 502-893-5118
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“hamburger” (7 reviews)
“potato salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
4806 Brownsboro Rd, Saint Matthews, KY 40207-2342
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Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Shady lane cafe is small but the food is excellent. Everything is homemade. Pimento cheese and bacon grilled sandwich is so good. The cheeseburger is one of the best I’ve ever had.

Thank Peggy718
Reviewed 7 June 2018

I pulled in to park and saw the line waiting to go in. Got inside within about 15 minutes and realized I was about to have a great meal by the feel of this fast paced friendly cafe. Everything on the menu looked amazing and...More

1  Thank sue ellen w
Reviewed 7 March 2018

My friend and I went for lunch and this was our first visit. I loved the vibe when we walked through the door. This is definitely a neighborhood favorite. It seemed like everyone in there was a regular customer with the owner, Susi knowing a...More

2  Thank foxymamaruth
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This is a very small place but the burgers and sandwiches are very good. This is not a place to hang out for hours but a neighborhood place with good food. They have breakfast on weekends but I have not been there for this meal....More

Thank Joanie C
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

The BEST veggie burger ever, I order it every time & I’m not even vegetarian. The homemade chips are to die for. One of my favorite places.

1  Thank Tallglassofwater
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Just love this place. It's like stepping back in time. Cozy space, great staff, and friendly customers. Everything on the chalkboard is good, but the burger is the best. Add pimiento cheese to make it even tastier, or try the grilled pimiento cheese sandwich with...More

1  Thank gottafly2stsomewhere
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We had been waiting to check out this little cafe for a while as it is not open in the evening when we usually visit our grandchildren from 120 miles away so we ate recently at lunch on Saturday. When you go in there is...More

Thank roamer7456
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

I've been here twice at lunch and ordered the burger; it will not disappoint ! It was fantastic! The meat was juicy and very flavorful, the bread was freaking awesome and the fries were so yummy! My friend said the salmon burger is awesome too,...More

Thank mahoback
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We finally ate here and regret we had not done it sooner. We both had the burger. I had regular fries, my husband sweet potato fries. Although simple fare, this meal was delectable. We loved the raspberry tea too. The owner is a bubbly personality...More

Thank Leigh D
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I'm a newcomer to Louisville. I often find out about restaurants through comments in reviews in the newspapers. That was the recent case with the Shady Lane Cafe. When the reviewer stated that the burger here was among the top in Louisville, I knew I'd...More

1  Thank wayne w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4806 Brownsboro Rd, Saint Matthews, KY 40207-2342
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Saint Matthews
  • Phone Number: +1 502-893-5118
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