Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews

4.7
316 Reviews
$30 and under
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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GregoryM
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner, service was fantastic and food was delicious. We will return and recommend it to others as well.

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GenaC
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, generous portions, and friendly service. I highly recommend the seasonal salad with mixed greens, apples, pepitas, blue cheese and molasses viniagrette.

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JenniferE
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants, and we visit on special occasions and if we are in the area. I decided not to get my favorite meal - shrimp and grits - and went with the special (filet and risotto). My dinner was very good. My husband had the same, but his was not as tender or cooked to perfection as mine. I'm going to stick with my favorite from now on - the steaks were an expensive foul (risotto was excellent, however). My son declared the LouLou Burger as the best hamburger he has eaten. My daughter ordered the crawfish etouffee, and was pleased. Dessert - we got bread pudding and the pretzel chocolate brownie with marshmallow, both were very good, but not mind blowing. Service was good, but a little slow. I expect that due to reduced capacity and staff. We will be going again.

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vipBoss
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good at Lou Lou’s

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vipRobertF
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They always have great specials

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vipLaurence
Atlanta
48 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall a really good choice. Great selection, tasty food. Worth the extra few miles.

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vipBoss
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of our favorite places - the food is always good, service is outstanding and the noise level allows for good conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Consistency in good food & service. A St. Matthews staple.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. The food was amazing and the service was great! Nice atmosphere for groups of friends or families. Love this place - highly recommend!

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LoraZ
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was served quickly and hot. Lettuce wraps were delicious. Will be going back soon

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vipJimG
Louisville
21 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fat Tuesday. Tough to review. Food was good, service was very good under the very busy circumstances.

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vipPatH
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It isn't easy to find a nice restaurant for lunch in St. Matthews. I think the prices are a bit high at Lou Lou. I ate there on Fat Tuesday and the place was a zoo. However, our waitress was nice. My roasted carrots were sort of scrappy looking and they were cold. The beef on brioche bun was quite good. The waitress did what we asked, which was to serve the sauces and spicy condiments on the side. Why charge so much for drinks when you can get a Coke or coffee at McDonald's for $1?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I had made a reservation through you but it took forever for them to seat us then almost gave our booth to someone else. Seating staff not good. After that, waitress and food was great.

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vipKaren
Louisville
99 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LouLou was great as always! Wedge salads, calzone, and Lou Lou pizza were all fantastic! Super way to start our weekend!

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vipmarshav
Louisville
19 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food. Great selection of variety to please anyone.
Service was great. Will re visit

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BarbP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Lou Lou's for the first time this weekend. We were not disappointed. We ordered Blue Cheese Polenta as an appetizer, which was excellent. I ordered She Crab Soup, and didnt care that much for it. That was just me not being into the crab roe, though, not that the soup was bad to someone who likes that taste. We both got Shrimp and Grits that were beyond amazing!! We ended with a shared bread pudding that was plenty for 2 people. It was the best we've both ever had. We will definitely be back!

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vipJeannetteW
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local eatery! Our sever was wonderful. We absolutely loved the LouLou pizza and really enjoyed the special hummus of the day (honey/golden raisin). Perfect place for a family dinner date, great kid menu options as well.

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ALBERTK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have not been here in quite a while. It used to be one of our favorites but we had several less than good experiences. We decided to give it another chance and we're pleasantly surprised. Service was great. Food was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor gave exceptional service! This was my first dining experience there and I’m so glad I chose to go. The food and drink selection were so amazing. Return visits will definitely be within my future plans. Compliments to the Chef that prepared and served an unforgettably delicious meal. Thank you, Lou Lou. I look forward to coming back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

So it smelled amazing, and it all looked amazing, but the food was just okay for us. My husband order the salmon with the mango jalapeno salsa and there was no jalapenos in the salsa. He said the salmon was excellent though. I ordered the crab cakes. So mine actually fell off the plate on the way out so they brought my salad out so I could eat while my husband was eating his food. The spinach with feta salad was good, just a lot of dressing. Once I got my crab cakes they were not very hot, which I felt they should have been for being freshly made, and actually in the middle they were very very cold. We ordered the Valentine dessert as well. It was beautifully presented. The truffle was excellent! The atmosphere of the whole restaurant though was amazing! I loved that!

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SteppanieW
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on valentines day and had a great experience! The service snd food were outstanding and they gave all of the ladies a long stem rose.

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is delicious but the chicken wings appetizer omg extremely good, I had the salmon and really love it, the meatball sandwich was good as well. Service was on point. I will totally recommend this local restaurant.

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Townes
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood gem for those who want consistent quality and good service.

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Lovesfood
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hubs & son enjoyed a night out! Hubs had jambalaya & loved it. Son had the gumbo & really liked it. Hard to find good Cajun food in this area. Bread pudding for dessert topped it off!! Will return

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this place. We will be back!!

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vipJohn
Louisville
35 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always good. Love the meatball sandwich. The service is great too

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vipKaren
Louisville
99 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most consistent restaurant in Louisville! We loved our wedge salads and pizzas (Chong and Lou Lou 10 inch). Great way to start the weekend!

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vipNinaG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Delicious!

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BrendaH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite at Lou Lou's is lasagna, and I have never been disappointed in the food. The service is always outstanding, too. I shall return soon. :)

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BrendaH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my most favorite places to eat. Food is always fresh, hot, and outstanding. Service is fast and very attentive. I took a party of five there last night and they raved about their food, and said they would definitely be back, and said they were telling and suggesting it to their friends. They were very impressed with both the food and service

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vipsecondtim
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom was our server. He did a great job, only there when needed and made some great suggestions. Shrimp and grits were an excellent appetizer. All in all I would recommend Lou Lou’s. We will be going back for sure

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vipSarahH
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I found the food to be average and overpriced, overall. I was up-charged to sub a vegetable, which was disappointing. I had salmon and it certainly wasn't worth the total price for the meal. The restaurant decor doesn't have a theme (it's not decorated well) and it's very blah. We had a reservation. We were seated quickly and they served our food expediently, which I liked and appreciated. Other meals I am told, were evidently good (shrimp n grits). My # 1 issue is with the employees' appearance and hygiene. Last night I observed a male employee with long hair and a long beard (wearing black gym pants, t shirt, and tennis shoes) going in and out of the kitchen serving food, numerous times, no hair or beard net. Some employees had on t shirts and jeans. Several employees had unclean/unkempt appearances. It was impossible to tell what the dress code actually was. For a $30 per plate meal, I don't want my food being carried or made by someone in gym clothes with no beard net.

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vipB123
Louisville
61 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pasta primavera was great. The salad was cold & crisp. The artichoke pizza was wonderful. The bread pudding was out of this world!

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Lovesfood
Louisville
38 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for mid afternoon meal on NYE! Wanted to beat the rush! I had the pasta carbonara-it was delicious! Hubs had the bayou trio of gumbo/jambalaya & crawfish etouffee It was served with dirty rice, which I don’t normally like but the rice had good flavor. I was looking forward most to trying the gumbo (hard to find good New Orleans style in this area) After adding hot sauce & little salt it was good but not great. The etouffee was good but the jambalaya was great!! Flavors were perfect! We had the bread pudding for dessert-yum yum! Will go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Atmosphere is nice. Ownership accommodating. Food was average and overpriced.

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David
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Went for the Low Country Boil. The tub of shrimp had maybe 3 dozen shrimp, a ton of potatoes, a few mushrooms and a few 1-1.5 inch pieces of corn. The “gumbo” was a thick, sticky steam pan of mostly rice. The etoufee was at least marginal. The only thing going for it was the beer menu.

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Audmary
Louisville
12 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not super busy at the time I dined. Service good and food good. Glad we didn’t have to talk loud to converse for a change. Will return soon.

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codavis
Louisville
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars and service, food, and drinks are always outstanding. It's the perfect balance of quality, well-made food and a casual, friendly atmosphere.

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vipRobertF
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am always impressed by the quality of the food. Also their specials each night are wonderful

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