Luella's Southern Kitchen

4.5
51 Reviews
$30 and under
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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KameelaP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always this is my husband and I favorite spots. We are so glad they reopened we travel all the way from Naperville to support this business. We highly recommend them

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Really really good food, incredible taste and quality. Service was great, as the staff was very nice. But it took an hour to get our food, as it seemed like they were overwhelmed with takeout orders.

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Angel
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so comforting and good .I will be back!!

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KoriLovesGoodFoodC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Mac, then biscuits and gravy is a must try! My family also loved their chicken and waffles. Simple menu but everything is Good!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After placing order via QR code one whole meal was missing. Spoke with waitress and it was like speaking to the wall. I will not return.

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BridgetteM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve ate in a long time! I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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RandallB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anytime I visit home (Chicago), I go to Luella’s Southern.

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vipDeniseA
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!! Not a big menu but this restaurant has everything I love. Mac n Cheese, fried chicken and waffles were delicious! The French toast was divine! I will definitely return soon!!

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Juniorr
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

The greens were gross. Oily and brown very disappointing.

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Christina
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was so kind, helpful and courteous.

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VRYoung
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was unforgettable! The found was that ole time southern cooking that some of today's generation has missed out on because Nana or Grandma are not cooking like that anymore. The best waffles, shrimp & grits, and salmon croquettes we have had in a long time. Our only gripe was there was no orange juice to go with the excellent breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was ill-seasoned, the waiters and waitresses walked around bewildered, and it costs less to go to hell than the price of their food.

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RobertH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Large portions. The chicken was hot, crispy, and juicy. My kids loved the biscuits and the beignets.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Music was also great, created a nice ambiance.

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MiriamR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding waffles and chicken. Servers were friendly and efficient. Great ambiance!

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Kaylin
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Would happily come again. There are many dishes I wish I could have tried!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was extremely delicious!!! We were visiting from South Carolina after seeing the restaurant on Hulu and it was more than what we expected!!! Thank you so much, the service and the food was exceptional. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

Smokey air.

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ArielPrice
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Nice place with very good food I definitely will try it again for sure

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vipChuckB
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really loved this place. Made reservations for brunch and had a wonderful meal. I had the chicken & waffles while my wife had the pork belly entree and cheese grits for a side. Everything was absolutely delicious. Bought a bottle of champagne and orange juice for mimosas. A great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon. Will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best brunch food I had in a while. French toast is absolutely amazing......

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loooove the food and the staff were friendly and took good care of us!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good

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DrMA
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The food was really great. I tried the chicken and waffles today.

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KevinO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It took a long time for the food to arrive which was fine. We were not in a hurry but I took a long time. They asked via reservations if it was a bday and it was for my wife but no mention of it or candles offered during dessert

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AshleyM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great homemade authentic southern food. Everything is fresh, innovative and tasty! Service was good and attentive

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JenniferK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience2

The restaurant needs a pick me up but The Food is absolutely divine. Highly recommended.

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Courtenay
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It wasn’t bad, I’d go again. It’s a little small (The dining area). I’m going to go in the evening next time to check out the dinner entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and made fresh to order.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I don't think the comments in reservations are reviewed prior to patrons arrival. I asked for special seating because I would be arriving with a baby. The waiter seemed clueless to any requests or reservation.Then when we asked for a chair to put the carseat in, he said he didn't know if we could get an extra chair. There were only 2 other tables occupied and at least 3 other tables free! Needless to say, my boyfriend just grabbed another chair from another table. For this reason alone, I would not return and the service rating gets 2 stars.

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JermicaH
NW Territories
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

I thought the food was good but very disappointed the brought out 2 spoonful of rice and made me pay an extra 4.00 to give me a complete bowl of rice. They drink menu suck but the food was good. I wish the chicken could be small but it was still worth the price. I will just ask for wings next time. The cream grits and gumbo was amazing, as well as, the waffles. The menu limited but it is good food. I don't like my tip to be automatic included in my bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Food was delicious but they are up prepared for the capacity. They were unable to provide water until another table left because they didn’t have enough water pitchers, then once I got a pitcher they were unable to provide a glass.. I had to problem solve for them and ask for a mug which they had plenty of that I could see from my table. But overall the food was delicious and if you want good chicken and waffles go for it. But maybe take it to go.

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vipTiaraG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was great. I had the biscuits and gravy and my friend had the chicken and waffles. We made a reservation and were seated promptly. I love that the place is BYOB because it’s a lot cheaper to buy a bottle of champagne for brunch than ordering by the glass. However, it would be nice if they offered juice to purchase or note on the website that they don’t have any juice. The only thing I’m aware of them having to drink is coffee and coke.

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JacquelineG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience1

The menu and ordering process is a hassle. The brunch menu is limited.

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Angelica
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a great place to eat with friends. They have amazing food and ambiance. The workers there were also so kind. I will definitely be back!

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vipPenguin
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Way overpriced.

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SharonC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luella's Southern Kitchen has long been my favorite neighborhood restaurant! Chef Reed prepares delicious food you savor with every bite and that you eat slowly to prolong the experience. He makes the best southern inspired food I've had outside of the south. The atmosphere is warm and friendly, and I was thrilled to return to indoor dining. Cheers to Chef Reed and the Luella's team!

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vipDavidW
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Never been here before, knew nothing about it, but heard it was participating in Black Restaurant Week. Although I saw nothing of a special for that, it was some real good southern cooking. We had some great fried chicken, collared greens, gumbo, pimento cheeseburger, Cajun fries, and Mac n cheese. No alcohol though.

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BruceS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing biscuits and gravy and fried chicken like no other. Can't wait to come back for more.

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Luella's Southern Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.