Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse

4.7
525 reviews
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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!
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JF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lula's consistently offers terrific food. The best Key Lime Pie I've ever had is served there. It's worth the drive to Owosso to dine at Lula's!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The only issue was I made the reservation from the lily pearl website so when we arrived we found that the table was setup on the Lula side. We then had to wait awhile for a table on lily pearl side in order to enjoy the music. If there’s any way to fix the reservation process that would help as it’s confusing.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your input. Management will take a look at the issue.

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AC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Honestly I came here with high expectations, having heard a lot of great things about Lulas and was quite disappointed. It took over 45 mins to get our food and was decent but nothing spectacular. The portions were small for the steep price. Probably won't go back.

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WW
Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful and our waitress was amazing!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Wendy! We are glad you had a good time!

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SP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you going for the music make your reservation well in advance if you want to sit near the band.

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KW
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food look outstanding and portioned enough to be a challenge to finish. The server was very attentive which was very nice and the food tasted amazing.

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Responded 5 days ago

We are glad you had a great time! Hope to see you again soon!

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MP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 1

The food was good, but where we were seated was awful. I made reservations a week in advance to be seated in a hallway. Not only that but we had 3 people might as well of sat down with us at our table while they looked for hot sauce.
The other option for us would have been to be seated at the bar. Why did I make reservations then?
The only reason I would suggest for someone to go is because of the food, but honestly not sure if it's worth it.

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VC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lovd the whole experience. The fried chicken was moist, hot, crispy and not greasy!! We also had a crawfish dish that was great. I will definitely come back - loved the ambiance and waitstaff.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the great review, Vera! We hope to see you again soon!

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ET
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place to try Southern style cuisine. Prices have all gone up by about 3 dollars per entree over the last year.

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Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for coming out! We hope to see you again soon!

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AT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service amazing as usual!!!

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Responded on April 4, 2019

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was good except for one of the meals was a little over cooked. Great atmosphere, live music. Service was slow.
We will be going back and I would recommend Lula's to my friends.

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the recommendation, Mike. Your comments are appreciated.

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JW
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Was a great place. Great Food and the band was wonderful

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thanks for coming out Josh! We hope to see you again soon. Friday and Saturday night jazz are always killer!

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s
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere were astounding, loved it all!! We will be back very soon!!

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Responded on April 4, 2019

We are glad you had an awesome time! Thanks for the 5 stars!

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BD
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The crawfish tail entrée was good but the Cajun cream sauce lacked flavor. The guac appetizer was good and tasted fresh but the chips were closer to well done. The Lula bread had no flavor at all. We were excited to try the begneits as someone in our party had never had them... they were more like a bad doughnut hole with powedered sugar. .. thick and dense... I would never label these as begneits if you've had the real deal. Overall I felt this was overpriced for dinner compared to what I expected to have in flavor from a Louisiana themed restaurant. Little disappointed.

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TT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. We met my son there for his birthday as Owosso is half way between our homes. This was the first time any of us had visited Lula's. All 7 of us commented on how delicious our meals tasted. I would highly recommend this place, they even have gluten free options! Thanks for the great experience.

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on April 4, 2019

We are happy to be your halfway meeting place! Thanks so much for the glowing review!

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RH
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday brunch. I had crawfish smothered eggs Benedict and potatoes O’Brien and my partner had pancakes and eggs. Both were delicious!

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thanks for coming out Robert! We are happy you two enjoyed brunch. Hope to see you again soon!

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J
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Cuban best ever had and I used to live in Florida .

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on April 4, 2019

Awesome! We agree that the Cuban rocks but are super stoked to have your well versed opinion!

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AT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and staff! Love this place!

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Responded on April 4, 2019

Thanks for the review! We hope to see you again soon!

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding southern cooking! Slice of Louisiana in Central Michigan!

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thanks for coming out and the 5 stars, Russell! We hope to see you again soon.

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CB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was awesome, service was excellent—will definitely recommend that everyone check Lula’s out. Our only disappointment was that there was no beer on tap.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

They were out of half the menu, it took a very long time to get food. Quality of food was extremely poor. We used to love coming to Lula’s...doubt we’ll be back

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on March 12, 2019

Good Morning, Thank you for your feedback, and you are correct. When you were here we were struggling with a plumbing issue in the kitchen and it effected our performance for the only time in 6 years, and I apologize. We were unable to restore a few items, brisket and pulled pork as we had to shut down the smokehouse while the plumbers were working. Please call us with your address so I can send you a gift card for a return visit on me! John

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TS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food is a little pricey but worth it. I would recommend this place to anyone who like seafood.

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CP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant since we stumbled upon it 3 years ago. Never had a bad meal. We never leave without having etouffe, the fried chicken and the brisket are the best I've had, and I wish I could just drink the bacon cream sauce!! Amazing! Lula's is a must whenever were in the area.

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on April 4, 2019

Wow! Thanks for the great review! Please come back soon.

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MB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful to see our old favorite waiter on his new capacity at Lula’s!

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on April 4, 2019

We are so glad you had a great time. And yes, we are super grateful to have him work with us here!

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FE
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We especially enjoyed the Music of Zydeco Ziggie.
And we recommended Lulas to several folks who have subsequently been there.

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thanks for the review Fred. Ziggie is playing again tonight , fyi!!!

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AM
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the BEST fried chicken I have ever had! We love Lula’s- the food and the service are always great!

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RJ
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Food was excellent. We will be back again, for sure.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We've been to Lula's many times before the expansion and the food was always wonderful. Our last visit was horrible. The server was mediocre at best. The cocktails are WAY overpriced. The fried chicken was GREASY, so greasy in fact I should have sent it back. My chicken was bathing in grease (I've had this many times and it has never ever been greasy). The shrimp in the Po' Boy was breaded in some very gritty "batter", should have sent that back too. Needless to say, we won't be back.

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on March 12, 2019

Hello, I am sorry your were disappointed with your visit. I have no idea what happened with your chicken, nothing changed with our expansion 2 year ago. Our fried shrimp is in a breading of flour and cornmeal just as it has been since my mom made it in the 60's. I do wish you would have sent the chicken back so we could have fixed it. As you said it's never greasy so we sure would have fixed it! Please call with an address so I can send you a gift card for a return visit on me! John

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CV
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite Owosso upscale dining. My go-to for class, great food and friends.

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We didnt realize that the band was going to be electric... we had been there when there was acoustic music, and it was very pleasant. The band that was there was good, but way too loud for the room... and if I knew it was going to be that loud I would have requested to sit elsewhere.

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thank you so much for your great review. Last Saturdays music was a "special event" unlike our usual music, and we agree it wasn't ideal for our venue. Very nice guys, very professional, with a national footprint, but not right for our venue! Hope to see you again with our light jazz three nights a week! John

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G
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was more than delicious. Truly exceeded our expectations. We were greeted quickly, and the waitstaff knew just the right moment to check on us. Only complaint we had was the entertainment. We sat close to the band in Lily Pearls so maybe we were too close, but while we could tell the musicians were extremely talented their sound mix was very poor. All in all, we will definitely be returning and would recommend to everyone. With a wide variety on the menu (alligator to burgers), there is something for everyone. Definitely worth the drive.

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thank you so much for your great review. Last Saturdays music was a "special event" unlike our usual music, and we agree it wasn't ideal for our venue. Very nice guys, very professional, with a national footprint, but not right for our venue! Hope to see you again with our light jazz three nights a week! John

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KK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The cocktails were outstanding and delicious. We had two appetizers and split a salad, it was plenty of food. Did I say the cocktails were really good, worth the money spent.

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thank You!!!

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SR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a wonderful dinner from Lula's. The service is fast and friendly, and the food is absolutely outstanding! If you haven't been to Lula's yet, do yourself a favor and go.

Lula's Louisiana Cookhouse
Responded on February 26, 2019

Thank you so much!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the state was there for my birthday and Father’s Day last year and will be going back again soon the food is delicious the experience is unique I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening for anniversary dinner for my daughter and son-in-law. Everything was fantastic.

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food. There were at least 4 different entree that I wanted. This was my first time there. Definitely will go back. I shouldve times my reservation to coincide with Live Jazz better

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LE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Want to try everything on the menu.

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P
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant! Everything we have had here is prepared well. Dined here multiple times❤️

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BL
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food here is always great. Service tonight was quick and excellent.

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AM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely amazing yet again. Best margarita hands down and the staff is so amazingly friendly. Cooks and chef do an amazing job with creativity and flavor. Hands down an overall great place to go.

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