Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews

4.6
250 reviews
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern
Besides New Orleans/Cajun influences, Mediterranean & Italian cuisine is honored on Lou Lou’s menu. Just as gumbo is a favorite New Orleans dish, which combines many flavors of many different cuisines to make one amazing one. Lou Lou mixes these together to present a varied menu prepared with loving attention.
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1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Prices and values are great. Awesome service. Perfect gem in St. Matt’s.

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 1st visit and we will return. The food was excellent. We had the crab cake appetizer and is was delicious as well as the crab soup. For entrees we had shrimp and grits and halibut special, both delicious. For desert do not pass up the toasted marshmallow brownie dessert. It was the perfect sweet salty combination. Our service was outstanding! The atmosphere is very casual and relaxed.

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AB
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food, service, and value were excellent. We really appreciated how quickly our group of 10 was served (we had prior reservations and they were set up and waiting for us, which was great!). Everyone's dishes were perfect and exactly what we were looking for. This was a restaurant I'd highly recommend to anyone visiting Louisville.

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B
Louisville
43 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

our salads were crisp and cold; the spinach artichoke pizza was wonderful! if only they would bring back the smoked salmon pizza!

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Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always excellent food & service!

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N
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service, reasonable prices

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V
Louisville
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lou Lou Food & Drink is the best spot for casual dining along with one of the Best Chef's in the industry. Go today and check it out!

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L
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food. Good service. We went for the third annual crawfish boil. Our reservations were ready on time! I would reccomend reservations for this event if you don't want to end up sitting on the curb like some patrons did. The buffet is self serve and well worth the price! Our server was okay. We literally had to ask for everything piece by piece i.e. silverware, napkins, plates for the buffet. He was great at keeping our drinks filled tho! Lol I would recommend this event and venue and we'll definitely go back!

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SS
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were there for crawfish. It was excellent and cooked like it should be. Very very good! I sampled the gumbo, red beans & rice & jambalaya but didn’t like the taste of any of the 3. Certainly was Cajun recipes like the crawfish. This was my first time there. Hope you have the crawfish boil again!!

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GH
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. My wife had linguini and meatballs and I had pasta carbonara. Both meals were excellent. We decided to return again Sunday for a calzone which was also excellent. We will definitely be back. Good food, fair price and good service.

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D
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For the price point, dinner at Lou Lou can’t be beaten, especially for families. We absolutely love it. The corvina fish special was particularly excellent.

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B
Louisville
43 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The burgers are a little expensive, but they are LARGE and TASTY. Maybe the best in town. Our salads were crisp and fresh.

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JW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice casual restaurant with good food that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. You can actually have a conversation and hear the other person.

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DF
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service (by Miles) was exceptional. Shrimp and grits were excellent, while the etoufee was so-so. Nicely varied menu with something for everyone.

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B
Louisville
43 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pasta was great. Hamburger delicious! Lentil soup also very good.

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d
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son & I ate there on Mother’s Day, and although they were busy, service was good , not rushed, and everything was very good! Love their menu offerings, I always want more than one thing . I had the scallops special , and he had red beans & rice. Yum!!

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L
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very flavorful dishes and outstanding, attentive service. You can definitely tell the difference in restaurants with outstanding waitstaff and a very professional back-of-house operation.

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ME
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food! Even my kids enjoyed their food.

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NS
Louisville
74 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

THEY WERE CLOSED. 🤬

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LL
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there with friends in town for the Derby and they loved Lou Lou. Every dish was really good and it is a fun place to eat. Our server was great and our lunch and later in the week dinner were both a wonderful experience. If you are looking for a fun and interesting place with exceptionally good food then you should try Lou Lou. My husband says the shrimp and grits are the best in the south.
Do not pass up the bread pudding, for sure the best in all of Kentucky.

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c
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was very good. The waiter our server, was very pleasant and attentive. I had not been there for a while, so it was a nice experience. I would definitely go back

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JJ
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal. Waiter was awesome and his recommendations were spot on! I lenjoyed this restaurant and plan on going back tomorrow for lunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was great. I had the shrimp and grits and was told that people drive from all around for them. It was good but I have had much better. My wife had the scallops special and it was really good. Located in a strip center so nothing special about the location or atmosphere. Solid but not special.

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SF
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pizza was good, was very busy and a little noisy but it was Derby weekend. Able to get a last minute reservation, seated right away and service was good. Good wine list, server was courteous and very helpful on helping us decide what and how much to order. Prices seemed reasonable.

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KM
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

So sad that the bar didn't realize how important it is to have cucumber for a Hendrick's and tonic since it is a cucumber based gin.

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LL
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Food is interesting and really good! Do not pass on the Bread Pudding, it’s the best in town!

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AK
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Food was ok...service left much to be desired. Better training would probably help. Had the She Crab Soup (just ok) and Pasta Carbonara (way too many red onions). My bf had a salad and loved the freshly made blue cheese dressing. He also had the gumbo which had ok flavor but LOTS of okra. The restaurant is in a strip mall and tasted like its location...not the best.

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K
Louisville
82 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lou Lou Food and drink never disappoints -- consistent friendly service and excellent food. That's why I've been coming here for probably 20 years! We both had the small wedge salads, which were a really nice size and very tasty (fresh crisp lettuce, blue cheese dressing, tomatoes and bacon). I had the 10" Lou Lou pizza, which I love so much I have a hard time ordering anything else! It was great, and it was nice to reheat 1/2 of it the next day for lunch! My husband had the 10" BBQ Chicken pizza. He kept saying he was going to take 1/2 home..........but it was just too good and he kept eating. :) Thanks Lou Lou Food and Drink -- you helped us kick of the weekend on a high note (again)!

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JH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and service! Try the bread pudding!

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m
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

well prepared dishes, great portions, nicely friendly quaint neighborhood eatery

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M
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

For years, great food, service, fascinating food combos. Always hsppy to be there.

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SH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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M
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Lou Lou's
We love Lou Lou's
We love Lou Lou's

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great! The server recognized we were having a meeting and gave us plenty of space but was still very attentive. Definitely will return.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing. We ordered from the bayou portion because it was Fat Tuesday and loved it all! Highly recommend making a reservation. Our server was polite and attentive even though it was extremely busy.

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

Great time had by all at their Mardi Gras party. The band was absolutely awesome. Food was delicious and promptly served. Our waiter kept us filled with drinks without having to ask.

Will certainly be back.

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Louisville
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras celebration. We had a great time. Food and service was great even though the place was packed for the celebration. Our first time there and we thoroughly enjoyed it. I am anxious to go back and try there regular daily menu.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After Mother/Son Mass

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

This is our favorite restaurant and go-to place! Amazing food and always great service.

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GF
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I would recommend based on previous visits, but this was pretty bad. I was there with my daughters and ordered two kids spaghettis and lasagna for myself. The spaghetti was very bland and the middle of my lasagna was cold. The restaurant wasn't that busy for a Saturday night, but our server wasn't very responsive and it appeared that he couldn't care less about our table. Good experiences previously, but this was bad.

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