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Lou's Bar and Grill - Papago Golf Course, Phoenix, AZ

Lou's Bar and Grill - Papago Golf Course

4.3
4.3
61 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Lou's is the perfect place for any occasion, whether that be happy hour with friends, watching the game, family dinners, or special occasions! Designed by renowned architectural firm Douglas Fredrikson Architects, Lou’s dining room gives off a cool-clean, stone-and-steel vibe paired with a wonderful indoor-outdoor feel when the massive garage-style sliding doors are opened to a rich green lawn and golf course. The bar features outdoor seating on two sides when the windows are drawn up, offering spectacular views of the setting sun gleaming off Papago Buttes.
*Please note Holiday hours vary.*

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 9:00 am–8:30 pm Sat 8:00 am–8:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (602) 358-7004 ext. 1

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Cayer

  • Catering

    Please contact Kelli Meirick at Kmeirick@golfpapago.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Kelli Meirick at Kmeirick@golfpapago.com

  • Neighborhood

    Central Phoenix

  • Cross street

    52nd Street and McDowell Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. d

    dondon

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our family of six was vacationing in Phoenix for the week. Lou’s was recommended for the food and the sunset. Both were great. Our server Sophia was delightful.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    View is amazing on the patio. Food was great but portion a little small (had the salmon). Our server was slow and her timing was off. Otherwise, a great place. Go!
  3. C

    Chris

    Phoenix

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the few patios in town that are away from streets and parking lots.
  4. RG

    RhondaG

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Party of 11. The ruebens were horrible. The meat was greasy and there was very little of it. Poorest rueben I’ve ever had. The prime rib was not good. The sal on was good. Didn’t really feel welcome. The help was younger and not interactive. We probably won’t go back.
  5. JC

    JustineC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I came with a group of 13 and the staff was really accommodating. The food was great and drinks were reasonably priced. I was disappointed their breakfast menu ended at 11am on Sunday considering I invited my group for brunch, but that was my fault. The view of Papago in the background made for great views. It's also dog friendly!
  6. MD

    MrsDavis

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time. We had a really nice time will be back!
  7. SS

    SarahS

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great patio and we really enjoyed our food!
  8. S

    Sullykid

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Great views, open and friendly environment. Food not bad, but service was terrible. Impersonal style, spilled drink on the table and never cleaned it up. Food prices, little steep for type of restaurant.
  9. C

    Corolla

    Greensboro

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We loved being outside, sitting by the fire, surrounded by beautiful scenery, eating and being waited on by a super young man. The food isn’t fancy, but good bar food. I will definitely return.
  10. GG

    GiGi

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great ambience for golf lovers. Kids enjoyed running around on the putting green. Service was very slow. Took our food a long time to arrive. Quality was a bit uneven. LOTS of dogs! Plenty of annoying barking. Would go back. Hard to beat the outside view.
  11. DK

    DaniK

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Every year on January 25th we go for a fish fry. We wanted to go to a local place. We weren’t greeted for 10 minutes. We barely saw our server. Maybe short staffed, which is understandable as I am an the restaurant business, but it was beyond that. They must not have any support staff. I waited at the host stand for 5 minutes to ask for bags for the games outside. No one that worked there had a smile on their face. When we left the host just stood there and didn’t say a word. I’m getting ahead of myself. We finally were able to order 25 minutes after we sat. Most of the food was honestly not even slightly good. The kids Mac and cheese was inedible. The fish for the fish and chips had zero flavor and was a very thin piece of fish. No lemon or vinegar was served. I asked when the server came by 10 minutes after food came out. The French dip was the only good thing, and it was great. It was, however, the smallest French dip I’ve ever seen, and I promise that is not an exaggeration. The build your own Bloody Mary bar was worth the $12. Although there was no horseradish, lemons, or limes. The atmosphere was great for the kids which is why we chose the place. Just an overall bad experience. Very unfortunate. I will say that our server was very nice. But we had terrible service in general.
  12. MJ

    MyJoey

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We have gone to Lou's several times for happy hour and lunch. This time we went for Friday night happy hour drinks and snacks plus listen to some live music. We had a great time, Levi was attentive and informative. The band, Raun Alosi Band, which none of us knew was great. We ended up staying through all of their sets. Lou's is such a great venue with lovely views of the Papagos to the east, planes landing to the south and the sun setting in the west. Such a fun night. We will be back and they should definitely have The Raun Alosi Band back.
  13. AD

    AnniversaryDinner

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great venue, I never knew Lou’s existed until Friday afternoon, I will most definitely return. Great food, service, and oh that view.
  14. S

    Stacey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time. Hayley was a fantastic server. We had never been to this Bar and Grill before and we loved it. Thanks - we will be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for families
  16. a

    ahwadiner

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    First time visit. A casual setting with beautiful view. We had fried cheese curds and a burger. Curds were ok. Burger was not and we didn't finish it.
  17. b

    barbinarizona

    Phoenix

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Love the venue, though on a cold and rainy day it might be best to have the doors closed. :) Kitchen needs to get better at timing apps and mains...we got our app 2 minutes prior to our mains coming out.
  18. 2

    2plates

    Phoenix

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Patio seating is fun and relaxed. Great atmosphere. Server was attentive. He replaced cocktail that was not to my liking without hesitation. Our party ordered the fish and chips - crispy and not greasy. The steak and frites was good although was more well done than medium rare as requested. The caesar salad with salmon was as expected. Good meal and nice time.
  19. DC

    DennisC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and good views
  20. BR

    BuckandRider

    Phoenix

    78 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good place for business meeting. Food good. Service spotty.
  21. J

    Jaytwins

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit and the atmosphere, food and service were outstanding. A really hidden gem and well worth a visit.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    overall1food1service5ambience2
    What happened? This quickly became our go to spot for our family for breakfast. First the service continues to be excellent. But everything else fell off -a cliff like in Papago... They have ruined the corned beef hash. Pickled onions don’t go with pickled(corned) beef. Not sure how u under cook potatoes regardless of size, but success guys and gals! Poached egg is not the same as hard boiled egg- FYI. The middle should be runny. We live in az. You should be able to get avocados that are ripe but yet still fresh. Was it even fresh avacados? Your avocado Benedict should probably be served on a warmer for toasted English muffin. So.... I know this is a bad review and it nitpicks and people don’t get everything right all the time but you have gotten everything right multiple times before and you got nothing right this morning. Maybe one of the twins need to check the food before it goes out?
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had amazing views and great food.
  24. AG

    AlexG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fabulous time at Lou's Bar & Grill. On this occasion my friends and I practically had the place to ourselves so we were able to enjoy good conversation with a beautiful view and excellent service. The food was delicious as well. We all agreed we would come back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kelli was amazing!!
  26. FE

    FrancesE

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the new look and feel. Looking forward to eating at Lou’s soon.
  27. PB

    PatriciaB

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    We are long-term residents to the Scottsdale area and came back to see about the improvements We were pleasantly surprised with the restaurant and especially the food - it was very good I know we will be back and I know my husband enjoyed it too We thought they did a good job for a golf course but not our style of decor But it works for that place and we also felt the prices were fair in the golf shop I like the idea too that they have breakfast lunch and dinner and music at happy hour on certain days so they’re catering to us And they seem to be appreciating the people that have always supported Papago golf course and for that we are grateful We thank you for doing a good job with it all
  28. l

    linsow

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Lou’s has the potential to be outstanding with its ambiance and menu options if only the customer service were improved. We’ve dined here several times and have on more than one occasion felt like a nuisance to our server.
  29. n

    nate

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    Great setting. But food is terrible.
  30. JK

    JulieK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUTSTANDING SERVICE, CREATIVE FOOD, REASONABLE PRICES, PHENOMENAL VIEW ESPECIALLY AT SUNSET!
  31. TE

    TatjanaE

    Phoenix

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent pizza. Meat lovers rejoice. Good service from Brittany. Over priced chips, but they are delicious.
  32. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2019

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    We made a 6:30pm reservation for Lou's Bar and Grill. Information online said the restaurant closed at 8:30pm. Within two minutes of arriving, we were told that it was 'last call' and that they close at 7:00pm on Sunday. They also said they found the 6:30 reservation 'weird,' but at no point did anyone try to call, text, etc. to let me know that the restaurant closed at 7:00. We felt very rushed to order, and I found the food to be very different from the last time I came (e.g. my salad was supposed to come with pickled grapes, but they were just regular grapes, croutons in my salad were hard as a rock and "dressing" tasted like straight honey poured over the salad, french fries were hard/overcooked, etc.). However, the setting is spectacular and the staff was gracious about letting us stay and enjoy the view and outdoors even after closing. I would go back again for the atmosphere and drinks, but not necessarily for the food.
  33. NF

    N2Fotos

    Phoenix

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great ambiance. You feel like you're somewhere else, sitting on the east edge of Phoenix!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect pre-Mother’s Day dinner spot. VERY kid friendly!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome place. A hidden gem. We will be back. Daryl is an amazing manager and am glad he is here now
  36. WB

    WBSB

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Because of the amazing views and modern decor, I really wanted to like Lou's and to add it to our list of go-to places. Unfortunately, the service and food were both lacking and bland. It took almost 10 minutes before our server greeted us with barely a smile and a detached attitude (and for the entire meal also). While waiting those 10 minutes, I noticed that all the servers were hanging out in the kitchen or just outside of it and not tending to their tables (and it was busy). When they finally appeared, I noticed that they didn't smile or interact with their customers either. The only glimpse of personality or customer service attitude came from the few seconds of interaction from the two runners who brought our food. Our server never checked in on us until the end of the meal; my husband ran out of ice tea midway through the meal and politely raised his glass after several minutes. Another server noticed and told our server. All of our food lacked seasoning/flavor, except for my salad which was flavorful and plentiful. Again, I really wanted this to be an enjoyable meal, especially since it was a birthday lunch for my father-in-law. But, unfortunately, the detached attitudes and bland food reflect that there are some management issues at Lou's. I hope they can fix them, because the location and ambiance is wonderful.
  37. BD

    BethD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Lovely setting. Relaxed atmosphere. Menu is simple but food is tasty and fresh.
  38. k

    kar3n

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Enjoyed pur meal on Easter! Food was tasty and the view is very nice of Papago and the valley! The only criticism we have is the waitress. When she asked if we were done and replied yes !, she slammed down the check and left our plates in front of us. She never asked if we enjoyed our meal and popped off. Perhaps, we might have liked another drink or desert? It wasn’t terribly busy. Oh well, she might have had a bad day! We enjoy Lou’s and will return as it is local and the staff is usually very friendly and food is good!
  39. MS

    MortyS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Venue was terrific. We were disappointed that some items online were not on the menu. And the website says to turn on Moreland but it’s been renamed Karsten. The website could use some updates for sure.
  40. GS

    GaryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dislike that Papago will be replacing Karsten as the home of ASU Sun Devil Golf, but the new clubhouse and restaurant are outstanding. Great design, good food and ambiance.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Lou's Bar and Grill - Papago Golf Course offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 358-7004 ext. 1.

Lou's Bar and Grill - Papago Golf Course is rated 4.3 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Lou's Bar and Grill - Papago Golf Course

5595 E Karsten Way, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Additional information

  • Cross street

    52nd Street and McDowell Street

  • Neighborhood

    Central Phoenix

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 9:00 am–8:30 pm Sat 8:00 am–8:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nathan Cayer

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (602) 358-7004 ext. 1

  • Catering

    Please contact Kelli Meirick at Kmeirick@golfpapago.com

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact Kelli Meirick at Kmeirick@golfpapago.com

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