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Uncle Lui's Restaurant
Uncle Lui's Restaurant

Uncle Lui's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://uncleluisrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (954) 749-1908
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Sunday: Early Bird: 4:00pm; Regular Seating: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, German
  • Executive Chef: Jozsef Bodnar
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University Drive
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Uncle Lui's Restaurant
Uncle Lui’s offers family-style dining that crisscrosses Europe. German and Hungarian dishes like goulash and schnitzel are on the menu, as are items like roast duck, chowders and homemade apple strudel. The friendly service adds to the appeal, as do the wallet-friendly prices.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Not the best, but a local spot with tasty food, the service was better than some reviews I read led me to believe and the portions were huge and affordable. I'll return when I have a hankering for some good schnitzel or goulash."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Excellent family style restaurant, huge portions,well prepared."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This place has the best Hungarian food that I have ever had the portions are HUUUUUGE! It's not the place for great ambiance but who cares when you get the food they serve! If your into authentic Hungarian food this is the place A complete dinner with desert and coffee for under $20 And I mean complete dinner!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The waiters were excellent. The ambiance was lovely. but the sauce on the Hunter Schnitzell was tasteless. The creamed spinach was all ' soupy' not enough Spinach. The soup was excellent. Deserts were fresh. and tasty. Next time, I will have to taste a different main dish with more flavor. It is worth giving it a second chance."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was our second time at this restaurant. It is one of the few places that still comes with a complete meal which includes dessert and coffee. The food is more than enough and the service is quite good."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We always enjoy eating here. The food is very good and they give you too much, but we do enjoy the doggy bags. The wait service is very good also. We definitly will return in the near future..."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "If you want good food, good service and good value head over to this restaurant. It never disappoints us."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Reservations only so call ahead. I used opentable to make my reservation and the restaurant had no record said they don't get the information from opentable. We were almost turned away but I'm glad they let us stay. The food was excellent and the portions were unbelievable."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Old World Charm, very nice service. European menu with a nice variety. Would visit again"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I grew up with a Polish Grandmom and so the smell of Uncle Lui's reminds of her house - the cabbage and smell of soup waft through the air. The portion sizes are immense and to me the food taste so homemade. The cabbage rolls that I had were better than any that my grandmom or I have ever made. If you like eastern european cuisine then this is the spot!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "My wife and I were traveling and looking for good restaurants on our vacation. We found this gem. On the outside it did not look like much, but the food was incredible, portion size meant everyone left with a to go box and price was absolutely reasonable. If we are ever in the area again, we will certainly be visiting."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Food is always good and plenty of it! Leftovers always!!!"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "This is our second visit to Uncle Lui's. It was a 45 minute drive for us, but so worth it - my husband and I love the food - reminds us of the wiener schnitzel we enjoyed in Salzburg. I had Veal Cordon Blue and my husband had the Wiener Schnitzel both were excellent and HUGE servings - enough we took leftovers home and had a second delicious dinner. They start by giving you complimentary potato pancakes and dessert is included in your meal price. Ambience not fancy - very diner like. The food is so worth it!!!!! Will be returning again before we head back north."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The dark, strip-mall parking lot was a little scary at night, but that only added to the charm once you enter the restaurant. The decorations were kitschy (in a good way), and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The average age of the clientele was somewhere between 60-70 years old, which is to be expected from that neighborhood. The entrees were large and full of flavor. Unfortunately, the service was poor. The owner took our order promptly, but then we rarely had a server stop by to refill our drinks for the rest of the evening. The soups and salads came out quickly, but then it took forever for our entrees to be served. If it wasn't for that (over) 1 hour gap in the middle where we never saw a server, it would have been near perfect."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "If you want high-quality, delicious food, this is the place. The prices are moderate, but the portions are very large. This restaurant is a gem."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Good food at great prices! We are regulars at Uncle Lui's and are never disappointed. Location is a little weird in a strange shopping mall but the restaurant is wonderful."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "Although a little difficult to locate, well worth the effort! Great authentic German and Hungarian dishes. Excellent goulash and Wiener Schnitzel. Huge portions and delicious desserts. Service was prompt, friendly and attentive. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "food and service excellent....except for liver and onions. had to send back. too tough to even cut. disappointed. will try the chicken livers next time."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "We decided to try the restaurant as we heard that it was very good food and to our surprise when they came with the food we could not believe the amount the gave us. It was very tasty and very well done to order, the host and the two servers were very nice . We all took some food home and we will come back in Nov. for another feast."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "We always enjoy eating at Uncle Lui's and again we were not disappointed - best chicken paprikash ever and the calves liver is excellent too! Too much food - portions are huge and dinner includes potato pancakes, salad or soup and dessert. The apple strudel is divine - made using phyllo dough. Our party of five enjoyed our meal immensely and we all had to go boxes when we left."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "This was our second time dining at Uncle Lui's and it was even better than the first! The servings are huge.......so we brought home doggie bags. The Veal Goulash is to die for! Love their salad that comes with the meal too! I had the homemade apple strudel this time and it was worth every calorie! We'll be going back again soon for sure!"
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "Lots of food. The wiener schnitzel is huge and very hard to finish by yourself. The potato pancakes are great. Apple strudel is good and again a big piece."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Food was delicious. Service very good. Priced right. Although it was a very rainy night it was filed to capacity. Many people must agree with me. FH"
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Decent inexpensive food; more than ample portions. Tasty basic Eastern European--veal-goulash and schnitzel, spaetzle, chicken paprikash, potato pancakes, creamed spinach, red cabbage plus specials (trout, rabbit, duck, stuffed peppers). Food like grandma used to make. Come ready to eat. Take lots home. Wine list non existant. Serves a local neighborhood who are used to low price lots of food menus."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "Uncle Lui's is a family owned restaurant in a weird strip mall but the food is scrumptious - you get a lot for very little money. Entrees include salad and dessert.....the apple strudel is to die for. Chicken paprikash is outstanding and the calves liver is excellent also. We always enjoy Uncle Lui's."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "The food was GREAT.....HUGE portions.......so make sure you are really hungry when you go there! Loved the potato pancakes they serve as soon as you are seated.........Authentic Hungarian & German food. Its a small restaurant located in a strip mall. The decor is not fancy but it's typical of a small neighborhood restaurant that you might find in Europe. Meal includes everything from salad, Entree, side dishes & Dessert!!! Excellent value for the quality! My husband had the Veal Goulash..........HIGHLY recommend that dish!!! But looking forward to trying some of the other dishes too!"
    Dined on 6/5/2013
  • "Mom & Pop place with huge portions of comfort food."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "Uncle Lui's is a fabulous food find in an unlikely strip mall. Its family owned and dining there is like being with a family in their home. The father, the mother and the son all work there - acting as host, servers, busboy, etc. Price is very moderate and includes soup or salad, beverage and dessert. The apple strudel is divine; the chicken paprikash is a hearty, tasty meal. The calf liver with apple, bacon and onions was cooked perfectly. Everyone leaves with doggie bags as they serve such big portions of everything. Extremely good value."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "definitely will come back again. food excellent. had to wait for water glasses to be refilled."
    Dined on 5/25/2013
  • "Food was good, maybe I'm a little picky. The disappointments: rolls served were like a rock - I thought they were stale. The potato latke was just terrible. I haven't eaten many in my lifetime, but wouldn't even eat these. They are normally golden in color, these appeared greasy, very dark in appearance - tasted just awful. Homemade red cabbage and creamed spinach were very good. The main courses were much better. The Wiener Schnitzel was very good - huge portion. Flounder Francese was a little mushy - like it had been frozen prior. It was served in a lemon wine sauce that was very very salty. Complimentary cheese cake dessert was very good. Overall experience was just good - you should give it a try and judge for yourself."
    Dined on 4/24/2013
  • "Great food Love this place You will not leave hungry Everything is great"
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "We all enjoyed eating here, the food is always good and the service is great. Definitely will return in the near future."
    Dined on 3/6/2013
  • "Small Hungarian family restaurant in strip mall location. However, the food was very good, the prices very reasonable and the service was very good as well. Not a lot of atmosphere, but food and service make up for this. This was our first time there at a friends recommendation. Would definitely go again"
    Dined on 2/16/2013
  • "If you want a hearty portion of German/Austrian/Hungarian food in an authentic Austro-Hungarian decor restaurant at an unbelievable value, then go here. Do not expect eleganct interior or a menu with anything "infused" on it."
    Dined on 2/8/2013
  • "Old world atmosphere. Food of my heritage. Delicious!!"
    Dined on 1/12/2013
  • "Went there for the first time to celebrate a special birthday....food was delicious & plentiful....servers were excellent & truly wanted to make sure we were happy & had everything we wanted. Upon entering the restaurant, the cooking aromas were very welcoming! Would definitely return & bring our friends & relatives with us."
    Dined on 12/13/2012
  • "WONDERFUL FAMILY PLACE ..LARGE PORTIONS, YOUR GRAND MOTHERS DINING ROOM AMBIANCE!"
    Dined on 11/10/2012
  • "Enjoyed the total experience. Food was plentiful and served hot exactly as ordered. Wonderful!"
    Dined on 10/21/2012
  • "The service is not bad but the owner ( waiter) is not to nice.. The food is very good. I went with my mom and both dishes were delicious. Potatoes pancake and dessert come with your meal and they are very good Neighborhood so so..."
    Dined on 10/19/2012
  • "Fabulous food cooked to perfection and served by the owners who were very friendly and accommodating. The prices were quite moderate and the portions were huge! Potato pancakes with applesauce and/or sour cream started the meal. Calves liver with carmelized onions, bacon and roasted apple slices was delicious. My date's chicken paprikash was divine. The meals included beverage and dessert as well as salad and/or soup. The apple strudel was the lightest I ever had as it was made with phyllo dough. All in all, an outstanding meal. Very casual location in a neighborhood strip mall."
    Dined on 10/17/2012