After Bluegrass Burgers closed their doors in October 2018, restaurant owner Dan Borsch decided to bring the smell of hot food back to Frankfort Avenue with Burger Girl Diner.
Borsch’s Burger Girl Diner opened its doors at 3334 Frankfort Avenue in late March of 2019. Borsch is also the owner of Louisville’s own Burger Boy Diner, which he took over in 2008. Borsch said Burger Girl is the sister location of the famous burger joint.
Being from New York, diners had been a common sight for me until I moved to Louisville back in 2016. The only thing close to “diner” food in the area was Waffle House, which was a big disappointment for me and my family. When I heard about a new diner opening up right down the street from me, I had no choice but to try it.
The building itself is small, but big enough for the number of customers coming in and out. I took a seat at the counter and was immediately greeted by the smiling face of a server.
Wyatt Webb, an employee at the diner and 2014 Trinity graduate, has been with the restaurant since they opened.
“I like to be able to talk to my customers,” Webb said. “Knowing that I made their experience as good as I possibly could is the best feeling.”
The menu had so many options — burgers, omelets, sandwiches, and more — it was almost overwhelming. Even better, the prices were perfect for the amount of food.
For example, the Burger Boy Combo — a double burger with fries and a drink — came to $8.99, cheaper than what you would pay at most other establishments for the same quantity of food.
“The food was great,” said Rich DiSanto, an experienced diner customer from the east coast. “Good value for the money. I’d definitely go back.”
The server quickly took our orders and sent them back to the short-order cook.
“He was a bit on the slow side compared to what I have seen on the road throughout my years,” DiSanto said.
Although a very small detail, having an experienced short-order cook is paramount to the success of a diner.
Our food came hot and well prepared in about 10 minutes. The smell of golden hash browns and a fluffy three-meat omelet put a smile on my face.
Every aspect of the meal was perfection. I savored every bite. The four pieces of crispy toast sat stacked neatly on a small plate, slowly being covered by the melting butter.
Overall, the experience was overwhelmingly positive. From good prices to good service, Burger Girl nailed every aspect of a solid restaurant.
For anybody looking for a vintage-style dining experience to enjoy with the whole family, Burger Girl is the place. They’re open 24/7, and you never have to wait for a seat.