Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews

4.5
224 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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Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
72 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
10 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
5 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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ET
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Reserved table all set for us. Always enough food for two meals! Great vegetarian options as well.

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Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was good. Neighborhood feel.

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Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very pleasant!

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JS
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place try the black bean lasagna definitely recommend

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GE
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food but had to wait for clean glasses before 2 in our party received their drinks (10-15 minutes) and they ended up bringing drinks in plastic cups which is fine but should have been offered sooner. For another in our party, they got the order completely wrong and had to remake. He got his food after the rest of us had finished. Waited a while for refills but to the servers credit, it was very busy and food was really good. We will go back for sure, but there are things that could be improved. Should have probably offered a discount to the guy who received the wrong food and had to wait 15-20 minutes for his dish.

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M
Louisville
27 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Group of 8 family members. Everyone’s food was terrific. I had the pan grilled salmon with mango jalapeño salsa and asparagus. Excellent presentation. and VERY tasty- i would highly recommend it. Others tried: shrimp and grits, hot brown, pizza, gumbo, calzone. All were happy with the service, food temperature and portions.

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JG
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were passing through town on our way to Nashville for our anniversary celebration and decided to stop here for dinner en route. I found this restaurant through the OpenTable app, and the ratings and reviews were very high. We tried several items: 4 different appetizers to start off, and we each ordered a different entree. The service was top notch. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely be back to LouLou’s!!!

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

I really enjoyed a nice evening here, the service was wonderful and the food was perfect!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Valentines Day

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B
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful dinner. The chicken pasta was great. The pizza was delicious The tomato basil soup was wonderful. The bread pudding is fabulous and is the best in town! I was disappointed to receive an email from open table saying we were a no-show!

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MR
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

This is my second time visiting the restaurant. On both visits, the food was just OK. I did enjoy the hummus appetizer. Great waiter service but management should monitor seating arrangements to not appear biased.

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MS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit to Lou Lou, but we will certainly go back. Service was great. We appreciated the fact that it wasn't too loud - we could easily carry on a conversation. The hamburger was great, and the hot brown was tasty, although I thought the mornay sauce was not traditional. Seemed more like pizza cheese to me. We really enjoyed our visit!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Noise level was loud enough to not be awkward but still have intimate conversation. Great for a date night!

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GH
Louisville
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were with another couple for a night out after church and chose Lou Lou. Having been there several times before, I expected good food and service and that’s exactly what we got! The Cajun twist of this restaurant is what makes it so special.

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my Louisville favorites! I always recommend Cafee LouLou to my out of town guests.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great 👍 Neighborhood Bar & Cafe! Lots of laughter, personalized service, great food from a nice selection of fresh made salads, to pasta dishes & calzones, & of cross their mild but very good creole dishes!

I was able to get work done in their bar area, they had fantastic wi-fi & large enough high-tops to spread out!

Great Place!

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JK
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too noisy. Get some soft surfaces or baffles. Db’s were over 70 avg.

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Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loves all of it! Great service. And it was busy, but you would have never known!

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PM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

I was disappointed in the gumbo, so much rice! My partner was underwhelmed by the oysters. As always, the brownie is one of my favorite desserts in town. It was a cold night so wasn't crowded. Service was excellent from the bartender.

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K
Louisville
73 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We can always count on Lou Lou!! We had a nice night out - trying to beat the bad weather. My husband had the wedge salad, which he raved about and the meatball sandwich. He took half the sandwich home and had it for lunch the next day -- he loved it and said the aoli was a really nice flavor! I had the small Greek salad which was very flavorful and the pasta carbonara which was fantastic! Our server did a great job - friendly and the right amount of attentive. I have so many memories of meals, celebrations, good times with family and friends at Lou Lou -- I hope you keep going strong for years to come!!

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M
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Lou Lou is a classic and one of our favorites. There is a menu with a variety of foods and all are great. We like that it is classic Louisville people, style, food and drinks.

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KW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our supper clubs first experience at Lou Lou’s Food and Drink. The evening was wonderful. Everything was very very good. We will definitely be back.

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d
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and kids took me for my birthday! Don't expect and birthday wishes or a free dessert but the shrimp and grits r delicious!!

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Our experience was cut short due to a power outage in the area. Our server kept us informed and eventually suggested that we should consider leaving because they had no idea when power would be restored. Up to that time the service and drinks were very good.

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B
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is great, pizzas, pasta, and salads are wonderful. The bread pudding is too die for. But it is awfully noisy. Not a good place for conversation.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Incredible food and service

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