Genny's Diner (Reported Closed)

(502) 893-0923

2223 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY | Directions   40206

38.253654 -85.705362

 
Restaurants, Traditional American, $  more

Tags: Breakfast, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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Reviews for Genny's Diner

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Sweet Daddy! – 1 of the best burgers in Louisville. Genny's isn't fancy,but the food is well portioned and cheap.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Not recommended – Visited this place two nights ago. It ain't what it used to be. Service is very slow. Dining room is grungy. And the prices are high. Don't go there.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Bad Food Bad Service – I started going to Genny's Diner about 10 years ago and tried to make it there at least 4 times a year. but it had been a while ( 1 year) since I had been there and last week I decided to stop in and get a sandwich. It took over 45 minutes to get a Rueben sandwich. The problem was my "rueben" turned out to be a meatball sandwich, Tasted terrible. The waitress apoligized and they took $ 1 off my meal. They should have charged me full price because that would be the last dollar I ever spend there.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Dirty, Sticky, Overpriced – The table was sticky and probably has never been cleaned with anything other than water. I had to get up to refill my drink because the waitress was gone for so long. The burger had NO seasoning on it! It tasted like grade D ground beef. The Onion rings were tossed in flour.. no seasoning. Also, the silverware and plates were all dirty.

And it cost three of us $40.00 for 3 burgers and an order of frickled pickles... DON"T EVER GO THERE!

I worked in restaurants and I see no way this place could pass a health code test. They must pay someone off because I would give them a Fail for sure.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I loved it....will go back again – I recently visited Louisville and my friends and I went to Genny's we all got the baked spaghetti which was a huge portion and two sides...it was huge...and the frickled pickles were great...everyone took doggie bags home... it was like 11.00 for one person but the portions that they gave us i eat 2 more times on the leftovers...it was worth it... yeah $8.95 is a little expensive for the pickles but split them between 2 people and its not that bad..and there were alot of them.. i will go back to genny's evertime im back up that way

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good Food, Service & Prices for Breakfast – Date: 11/17/08

I woke up hungry and wanted a real breakfast so at around 10 AM I drove to Genny's on Frankfort Avenue. The last time I was there was about 4 years ago for lunch. It was good then so I thought I would give them a try for breakfast.

I ordered fried potatoes, ham, gravy, toast and coffee. The waitress was fast and friendly. She brought my coffee and kept the refills coming.

I looked around while waiting and noticed the place hadn't changed much since my last visit. The tables, decorations, fish tanks were all as I remembered them. Not a fancy place, but that's not why I came here.

Within a few minutes my order was brought to my table and, wow, was I suprised. A large serving of potatoes (I mean real fried potatoes with onions and cooked to perfection), an ample serving of tasty ham, bowl of gravy, toast and more hot coffee.

For some reason, when I left I wasn't hungry anymore. In fact, I wasn't hungry until supper. I think I'll go back soon.

For $7.00 + tip, a meal fit for a king (or a hungry person).

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

New and Improved! – Genny's Diner recently experienced a swamp fire and had closed down for a while. So I was alittle apprehensive about trying their food after being closed for awhile. I was utterly surprised to find the place sparkling clean, the atmosphere light with my favorite R&B 80's music playing and I am now addicted to their buffalo wings! Mine were breaded and tossed with buffalo sauce to add kick and a mouthful of flavor!! If you want to try their infamous "frickled pickles" they are excellent and more! Last week I had a "Carter Burger" with mozarella cheese. lettuce, pickles and a special tarter sauce, Perfect!! Good move on Genny's Diner part to remian open througout this recession, they should be around for a long while...

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Nasty – I haven't been to Genny's in a while and was surpised to find how downhill it had gone. We arrived well before lunch time thinking we could make a quick lunch and get out. It was 15 minutes before the waitress took our order and then another 40 minutes before we got our food.

Another surprise was the price for the Frickled Pickles, $8.95. We were told before we ordered that the size of the order had increased and that it was a meal in itself. However, when they arrived it was a very small order. Looks like the owner is trying to make up for his bad investment. When we complained we received a standard answer of "Sorry, I thought the order was bigger".

After complaining about the wait for our food, another sarcastic jwaitress stated that she would just box it up and we could take it with us.

The restaurant itself is dirty and I don't think they've cleaned their fish tank in a couple of years. Also, would it put them out to much for them to put some place mats down so that our elbows don't stick to the table?

Pros: None

Cons: Slow service, dirty restaurant, sarcastic waitress, overpriced.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Do not go. – I will never go back again! I will never go back again! I will never go back again! I will never go back again! I will never go back again! I will never go back again! I will never go back again! I will never go back again!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best food for your money – i was dining in the resturant when me and my husband were eating with our 4 year old when i large group of people where coming in to eat. about 10. the gentlemam that ended up coming to the bar was ranting about refills for his party. He spoke with 3 employees and they told him since the party entered at diffent times maybe there was confusion. They apologized and told him that the server would get it straight he kept on the server began to cry (THAT POOR GIRL) you could smell the alcohol on him then he starts cursing about terrible service and he wanted this girl fired . After this man kept cussing and the staff knew this man was erratic my hisband stood and said this was a family resturant and our daughter is here could he please watch his mouth then a female he was with said to us "b$%# you need to shut up", Another server told the man he could A- sit and eat his meal (with another server since there was an altercation) or he could go somewhere else but if he kept going she would have to call the police and be escorted out. a few the other people that were with him was apologizing to the server, another girl left crying and said sorry for her friends behavior. The man ended up outside yelling at yet another employee before leaving when the police were going to be called. personally i think that that owner was more patiant than I and was giving the guy a break by not calling the police and having him arrested for disorderly conduct. The food that we had was delicious. My server was polite and i got alot of food for my money. When we go out and eat there is no reason why you should treat somone that is waiting on you like the way this guy treated this poor girl. I just wanted to hug her and tell her she did not deserve to get treated like that. So i would recommend Genny's resturant to all of my famliy and i always do. I see why Genny's is famous for thier food i was delicious and the staff handled a difficult situation very well in my opinion

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