96 seasons is more than Law & Order, The Simpsons and Dr. Who combined, but that’s the legacy-and-counting for Mike Linnig’s Restaurant, which has been serving seafood to Louisvillians since 1925 — the year F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” was published.
Following the customary winter break, Mike Linnig’s once again is open for regular hours at 9308 Cane Run Road.
In 2015 Krista Walker wrote about Mike Linnig’s in StyleBlueprint’s Louisville edition.
Mike Linnig’s not only has its own history, but one it shares with many people who grew up in the area. Starting in the 1950s, my grandparents spent their Friday and Saturday evenings at Mike’s Place with friends. Soon, that became my father and his sisters, spending their evenings eating then playing with their friends around the playground and soon around the levee, while the adults socialized and sipped on a few beers. My dad recalls the finer details about Mike’s Place though, the crunching gravel pathways (now concrete) and the hanging yellow string lights that glowed. His memories of Mike’s Place are fond and abundant, as I’m certain everyone’s are who spent their childhood growing up around the same gravel paths, hanging lights, good food and great company.