Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse

4.7
449 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
Mid-Michigan's #1 rated restaurant serving Creole Classics and an eclectic southern menu! A trip to New Orleans, close to home! Voted "Michigan's Best Fried Chicken" by Mlive. Everything made entirely from scratch! Featured in Hour Detroit Magazine, named one of the"Top 9 restaurants in the State for an Unforgettable Dining Experience!" #1 Overall Restaurant in Detroit and Eastern Michigan OpenTable, and #1 Overall Cuisine in Detroit and Eastern Michigan Opentable!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Creole, Lounge
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
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Phone number
(989) 720-5852
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John Beilfuss
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Catering
Full Catering Servics
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Cross street
Main
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Entertainment
Live music Thursday 7:00 - 10:00, Friday and Saturday 8:00 - 11:00, Sunday 11:00 to 2:00
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 449 People Are Saying
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MJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great entertainment and exceptional food. The trip is definitely worth driving to Owosso MI and having dinner at LuLa's

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P
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was a great spot. Lively music, great menu, service was better than average. The smoked old fashion was a wonderful cocktail. The brisket was tender and flavorful. The chicken and waffles were the perfect blend of sweet and savory. The slaw with bacon was delicious. Don’t pass on the green beans!!!

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l
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful, as always! Never disappoints! We went before to the local holiday theater show. Really a gem in Owosso!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Family Xmas party. Ate at Lula’s and the rode the polar express. Food was outstanding!!

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KG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service

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TS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the entire state! Did notice that the chicken doesn't automatically come with the gravy/sauce now.....asked the server and it was obtained from the kitchen promptly. Servers should let people know of the menu change....we like the gravy!😀....and Lula's!

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SB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner. We had 8 people in our party ages 9 to 65. Everyone was able to find something for their palate and enjoyed every last bite.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, food was delicious, fun cocktail choices, great beer selection.

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VR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Cute place, our waitress was awesome. The only thing that wasn’t great was mine and my husbands jambalaya, it was not spicy at all...it didn’t have that Louisiana taste. We had a party of 12 and everyone else loved their food.

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Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always!!!

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PC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived early for our 4:30 reservation and was seated towards the stage. Service was quick and friendly. I had a hard cider and my wife had a margarita. She chose the shrimp and bacon cream pasta. I chose the Bayous Fried Rice. We both enjoyed our meals. They were very flavorful and generous servings.

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PB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great family experience. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was excellent. My friend chicken dinner was crispy and delicious on the outside and juicy on the inside.

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TK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have great food, great handcrafted cocktails and great service.

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C
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I am not sure what all the hype is about. It is famous for its fried chicken- but Ida's in Sterling is hands down better. I didn't think the chicken was that good. We also had some issues with service.

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AE
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly staff. All of the food was amazing. I had the chicken and waffles and the waffles were the best things I have ever tasted. Nice wine/beer selection.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find, will eat there again. Service and food 5/5

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TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a pleasant find. Who'd of thunk it? An authentic creole restaurant in Owosso, mi? The Mardi Gras jambalaya was better than Tonyette bonnie used to make back in Bossier city, Louisiana! Good selection of bourbons, whiskys, and scotches as well. Great find. Check it out.

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Having lived in Chicago for 20 years and Atlanta for 3 years, we enjoyed the urban vibe in the midst of my hometown of Owosso. Unfortunately, the food was very disappointing. Both the catfish and cod were seasoned with spices which were off-putting to our palettes. The green beans were a good basic green bean, however, they didn’t taste anything like the variety of Southern-style beans we ate while living in the South. The sauces were bland and the hush puppies were doughy. My husband’s mother is from New Orleans and nothing we ate tasted like her authentic Cajun/Creole cooking. We would have been happy to pay $35 for a quality meal, however, we felt the entrees were pricey for the quality of the food we received. We went into our dining experience with low expectations since it’s not the big city, however, we were still very disappointed with the food. The ambiance was great though!

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JZ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food good service liked the location to go see a movie after dinner

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LC
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lula's/Lilly Pearl's is amazing!! Wonderful food I have too many favorites to list, awesome staff and great Jazz Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday brunch.

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AM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love love love love Lula’s! We live about an hour away but we make sure to visit every few months . I cannot say enough about the food- best fried chicken I HAVE EVER HAD. Great service and wonderful ambiance!

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MM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great craft cocktails and food; this place is exactly what they advertise! We shared the Fisherman's feast and the fried chicken. There was a great variety of seafood on the feast (catfish, crawfish, shrimp, calamari and gator) and upon my request, it was grilled instead of deep fried. I appreciated the ability to switch that, so if you prefer it that way, I can definitely recommend that. The fried chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, just right, and two out of the three of us agreed it was one of the better fried chickens we have had. For sides we decided on Fries, green beans and the bacon cabbage, all great. The house made Ranch dressing has dill in it and is out of this world! The bacon cream gravy was not so much our thing, but considering how many people liked it, worth trying. For dessert we ordered the Beignets, a very well executed treat. Yes, we will come back!

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JD
London
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

MLive recently recognized Lulu’s for best Fried Chicken in the State and again for their Beef Brisket in the BBQ category, we had both and I couldn’t agree more maybe best fried chicken ever, juicy and flavorful and the brisket was moist, tender and yummy, service was excellent. I will definitely make the hour drive again.

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AB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Cant say this enough. Always super delicious, friendly and fun! We tell everyone we know and it's our friend group's favorite dining spot and so worth the drive.

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The coolest place I've been in a really long time.

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent as was the food and ambiance.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Experience was great aas lways, food is absolutely delicious and authentic.

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SL
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were great as always, server Erin was amazing, kind and attentive.

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BM
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our server was Shae and she was a delight! WE'll be back.

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E
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for girls’ day. (Have been twice before...love it!) Two friends had never been and loved it, planning to return for sure. Wonderful server Erin was very patient while we scoured the menu. They let us dine slowly with no pressure. Have gotten chicken and waffles every time. Cinnamony crispy waffle topped with REAL maple syrup(you don’t get that many places!) and real butter as well. Chicken is a boneless breast, very crispy but not dry.
Friend got chicken fried NY strip and loved it.
Sauce on both is bacon gravy, yummy and topped with green onion.
Try Lulas, you will love it too!

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TB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our Waitress, Sarah did an amazing job and the food was right on point!! We had dinner there prior to seeing a performance at the Lebowski Center.. Great date night experience!!

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BS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food in a quiet village. We shares two appetizers and one dessert and were nicely filled up. Can’t wait to return!

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Lily Pearls. Such a gem in the little town of Owosso.

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KY
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Totally worth our drive to Owosso from Lansing! Super friendly service from our server and the food was plentiful and excellent! We definitely will be back. Thank you!

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J
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lula's is a must. It is worth the drive to Owosso to eat here. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is equally enjoyable.

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l
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, as always! Menu stays fantastic, even tho, sadly, they are no longer offering chicken fried steak or my all time favorite lunch, ham and swiss panini.
Wirth it every time.
If I have any influence, I would respectfully request the Ham and Swiss Panini stay forever!!¡!!!!!!!!!!

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DD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated within 5 minutes of arriving, a bit earlier than our reservation. The food was different than what you usually see and tasted fantastic! Our waitstaff was absolutely excellent as well! Definitely a place I'd recommend! 😃

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a
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, their Curwood Sauce I could lay down in it and roll around ! Just delicious !

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WW
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Thanks for great food and great music. We had a very good time.

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V
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and wonderful jazz. Highly recommend if you are in the Owosso area.

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