Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe

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THANK YOU FOR A GREAT FIRST YEAR!
***CLOSED FOR THE SEASON***
SEE YOU IN THE SPRING!


Our 200 seat restaurant will feature classic Americana fare, a full bar, and live Rockabilly acts!
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DA
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Fish fry pretty good and good value. Seating uncomfortable- small straight back with padding on seat minimal and table to close to others. Party of 4 had 2 with backs to stage/dance floor. Wouldn’t be seated that way again. Dance band “Rosie” was pretty good — 50’s & 60’s tunes!

JK
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Service was great but the menu was limited and the food was not very good.

DS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun place to go. Live music, dance floor and decent food. The pot roast sandwich was very good. Nice atmosphere.

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Responded on October 22, 2019

Donna, Glad you had a great time, can't wait to have you back! -Ron

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d
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Miss the house white chardenay, couldn't find any wines my wife liked, tried all you offered.

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on October 22, 2019

Dfran, I'm sorry we didn't have the wine you liked, if you could let us know what it is, I maybe see if we can get it back for you! See ya next time. -Ron

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

fish fry was very good this time and music was great johnny lions did a great job again

d
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for live music, good food and drinks.
Love the larger dance floor, keep the tables off the dance area permanently.

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on October 18, 2019

Glad you enjoyed everything, can't wait to have you back! -Ron

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CA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Be Bops!! Our new Go To place!! We’re there every weekend!! GREAT bands, Staff is Excellent, Good Food!! I’m anxious to see their new menu hopefully coming next week!! Thank You Ron Onesti for opening such an AWESOME place!!

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on September 30, 2019

Your welcome! Can't wait to have you back. See ya soon! -Ron

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c
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience4

this was our second visit and the fish fry was terrible the cook put sooo much season salt on it that you couldnt eat it. the first time it was fine but if you changed cooks better change again because nothing was good at all, cole slaw was even different . wasnt to many people there friday nite felt bad for the band... they were great !!!!! waitress was a little slow about coming back to the table especially with no crowd.

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on September 27, 2019

Chris, While I'm glad that the band impressed you, I would like to express my most sincere apologies for the fish fry. I will get this straightened out with my cooks! I have sent you a private message and look forward to hearing from you further. -Ron

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DS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Food was way overpriced and not that good. Not one person out of the 6 of us finished their meal. My mother in-laws chicken was dry. My spinach salad was soaked in vinaigrette to the point that it was pooling in the spinach leaves. It was so much acid that I could not finish it with the heartburn that it caused. My kids didn’t like the Mac and cheese at all. The food was very salty overall.

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on September 20, 2019

Danielle, I can't begin to tell you the disappointment that this gives me from my kitchen staff. I will have a long conversation with my staff about this matter specifically and show them how its done correctly. I have sent you a private message as well about the matter. I hope to hear back from you soon. -Ron

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c
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

your fish fry was great but would ask maybe to have rolls to go with it, our waitress was a doll she did a great job and my wife and I enjoyed it, we will definately be back for more and told a lot of people about it. GREAT JOB

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on September 20, 2019

Chris, I'm glad you enjoyed the fish fry and had a great time, just the way I envisioned it to be .. I also will work on the rolls to go with it. Thank-you and I appreciate your input. -Ron

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SR
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

My family came out for the first and enjoyed the entertainment and dancing. They would've liked a few more healthy options on the menu for those picky eaters. We also would've liked to stay longer to visit but the lights were turned on and we were asked to move so they could clear our table. With that said, all of us intend to come back again to enjoy the fabulous bands that are coming up soon!

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on September 13, 2019

Shel, So glad you had a good time! That is EXACTLY what I intended this place to be! However, we are changing our menu to be larger with more healthy options. I am very sorry about someone asking you to leave the table, I will have a conversation with my staff about this immediately. -Ron

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B
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

AC was unbearable, way too cold! Fish fry OK, entertainment good

DL
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Food was very limited & not good! Service left a lot to be desired. Great music & cute place, but for being so far from civilization, it had better be worth it. It wasn’t.

DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Did not realize what Rockabilly was before entering bebop. Was pleasantly surprised. Much older crowd. Was a lot of fun.

LB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Cool venue for live music. Had the fried chicken dinner which is huge and very good. Good service. Fun entertainment. Good family vibe.

GC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the space, loved the music, drinks were great, we only ate appetizers. Great night! Rosie & the Rivets were outstanding!

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on August 23, 2019

George, Glad you enjoyed everything! Can't wait to have you back! - Ron

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BS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the fried chicken. Wings appetizer was excellent. Band playing was enjoyable. Hoping these guys have much success.

F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Would liketo see more lower priced option on the menu.

TW
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous environment! The house was rockin’ with live music, a great 80s cover band! The food and drinks were very well prepared, and very tasty. Service is second to none. Dani (sp?) and Elizabeth were incredible... friendly, helpful and delightful. Also got a chance to meet the floor manager, whose excitement about the venue was contagious. Highly recommended for all types of groups looking for something fun and joyful. Well done!

l
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We went to hear The Vintage People play and decided to have dinner too. I’m gluten free and pescatarian so choices were very limited. My husband had the fish fry which he didn’t like. The breading was heavy and the fish thin. He did like the tater tots and the cole slaw. I ordered the Popeye salad -basically a bowl of spinach with a few walnuts and halved cherry tomatoes. Chardonnay was too fruity. Beer was good!

K
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great variety of music to listen and dance to friendly staff, lots of space inbetwern tables, fun place to mingle.

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on July 12, 2019

Katarina, Thank-you! We look forward to having you back soon! -Ron

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DP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish fry around, and I’ve been to most in the area. Fish stayed crispy and warm the entire time. Cole slaw was very fresh, and not drenched in mayo or vinegar like everywhere else. They have live entertainment too which made the whole experience wonderful. Will definitely make this a regular stop!

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on July 12, 2019

DanaP, I'm so happy you enjoyed the fish fry. Can't wait to have you back for the next one! -Ron

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l
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Had a great time at the restaurant.
Food was very tasty and a more than enough.
Service was very good.
Need to get better flow in restaurant, sat right in the flow line to the kitchen and was very tight . You may want to remove that table or move other to get better separation.
Will be back

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on July 12, 2019

Louisg, Thank-you for your input, I will definitely take that into consideration. I'm glad you enjoyed everything else, WE can't wait to have you back! -Ron

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RN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This place could be so much better. The food was poor. Chicken fingers served to a three year old came out last of the nine meals ordered after some were finished eating and the chicken was raw! Only two others in restaurant so lack of quality not because they were busy. Will not ever be going back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We check the website just about every day, as we are avid live music fans; however, we saw this show was not even posted the night before, so that makes it nearly impossible to plan ahead of time. Still, we made it for the last 20-30 minutes. The Elvis impersonator was pretty bad. C/C- quality compared to the other acts we've seen at your venue. Even our server was making negative comments about the talent, so it wasn't just us. I hope you can attract great bands, because we really love the club and its ambience. Pretty good too. Hope this helps!

JO
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Small portions was out of wings and out of the beer my guest wanted on the first official weekend of being open also thought the menu was too small dont know if i want to ever return

SK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Food was cold. Limited selection.
No taste. Kids hated it.

TR
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place, the band and service. Tha food was good enough, too. The only real drawback was the dance floor...it should be switched with the bar wooden floor! The tile dance floor was impossible (and unsafe) for people who like to dance. Make it more like the Speakeasy dance floor, which is GREAT!

OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Definitely not a Rockabilly place,more like WESTERN wannaby 50's ,verry pricey ,staff needs more training .floor in hallway to bathroom was flooding .

SS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They've been open only a few days so still working out very minor service issues. Other than that, both times I went, we had a blast! Entertainment was fantastic and food was very good! Can't wait to see what Onesti has planned this weekend!

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on June 6, 2019

SuddenlySusan, We definitely have lots of things planned!!! Can't wait to have you back ! -Ron

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G
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere! The pork chops were amazing! Everyone was dancing by the end of the night. It was lovely. We will be back!

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on June 6, 2019

Ginger, So glad you enjoyed it ! Can't wait to have you back! -Ron

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L
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Small menu but great food!! Service for drinks was soooo slow. I waited 10 minutes for a drink. After about 7 minutes I was brought the glass of ice I asked for then 3 minutes my beer finally came.

Bebop A Lula's Rockabilly Cafe
Responded on June 6, 2019

Luvtoeat, We are adding more to our menu soon!! I am sorry your service was less than great. I will talk to my staff about these service issues. I hope to have y'all back soon! -Ron

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