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Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews, Louisville, KY

Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews

4.8
4.8
535 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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2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Mediterranean, Creole
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (502) 893-7776
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jared Matthews
  • Neighbourhood
    St Matthews
  • Cross Street
    north of Shelbyville Rd
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine

What 535 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Child-Friendly

  • Central Kentucky

    Healthy

  • Louisville

    Child-Friendly

  • Louisville

    Healthy

535 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All the food was outstanding!

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  2. Fanc

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have always enjoyed Lou Lou even when it was on Frankfort. Great Muffalatto!

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  3. SharonS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday at the Sears Avenue location. We took two friends new to Lou Lou. They loved it! We’ll go back again for sure.

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  4. randee

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! Very flavorful and unique options.

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  5. Michael

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, drinks and service were all excellent. Restaurant was also very clean. Not exactly a date night ambience, but still an excellent spot for casual dining. Space for a decent size group as well.

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  6. SherryP

    Nashville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We loved the food and drinks. Seated at a high top table in the bar so we could keep up with the basketball game on tv. Had several appetizers - so tasty. Will definitely be back!

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  7. November

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hot Brown was excellent, and my husband loved the beer choices!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I liked that they had gluten free options for me. Food was amazing and service was spot on!

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  9. TimM

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our party of 4 adults had a great evening at Cafe Lou Lou. Our server was very attentive and informative, making sure everything was just right. We didn't have to wait long for food, which was quite good (2 of us had salmon, 1 had black bean lasagna and I had the grilled chicken sandwich with waffle fries). Everything was tasty. We were able to linger over food and drinks and had a really nice evening. Oh - the spoonbread made the perfect dessert!

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  10. KarlaS

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are regulars and have been eating at Cafe LouLou for many years, 4-5x a year. We can always count on the food being top quality, excellent service, and well-run restaurant. It is a mainstay for Louisville.

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  11. Whip

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience last night — great menu and exceptional service — reasonably priced — will be back soon

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  12. DanL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent seared scallop dish every Wednesday !! A must go to !!

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  13. KcgLou

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent lunch! Service was great. I had the carbonara...my leftovers were snagged as soon as I got home. Definitely a repeat

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  14. sariecarr

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. I had the fish special and split a seasonal salad, bot of which were wonderful and a generous serving. Banana pudding for dessert. Another good choice. Not the fanciest place to eat and I appreciate that. Service was attentive. Highly recommend for a delicious dinner!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was professional, quick & courteous. Pizza was so good

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  16. JustinD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was, great waiter was courteous and polite and restaurant was clean. We will go back many time.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and management here! The manager greeted my husband and I, and wished my husband a Happy Belated Birthday. Wait time for food was a bit lengthy, but the wait was worth it, as the food was delicious. We enjoyed great conversations with friends, and the noise level accommodated this well. We enjoyed our brownie dessert and everyone agreed that this place was a nice pick for the evening.

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  18. timo

    Western KY

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very large menu, but I knew what I wanted, the Chicago Style pizza! This was a big deep dish full of some good stuff! 3 toppings, cheese, and sauce on top! So good! The bread sticks were also very good! The cheese dip was wonderful! Service was top notch! Super clean! Had a nice visit! The place was busy. We'll be back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere, service was good. My only complaint was the food. All 5 entrees weren’t very good and VERY small Portions for the price. The gumbo was just like a canned one that you would get from the grocery, the salad was warm and wilted. We had high expectations, but unfortunately we won’t be back.

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  20. DebbieR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Fabulous servers! I have recommended it to slot of my family and friends. We will definitely be back!!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lou Lou’s menu never disappoints. Food quality is consistently delicious and my go-to cocktail the Kickin Marguerite is one of my favorites.

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  22. SharonS

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, friendly service, great experience!

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  23. DallasW

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely fantastic, good cocktails, great ambiance, can’t recommend it enough

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  24. AaronR

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The deep dish was the best my wife and I have had outside of Chicago. Highly recommended.

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  25. KimberlyG

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Desserts were wonderful. Our group ordered one of each and all were outstanding. The bread pudding was my favorite. I did not care for the Cajun dip with pita appetizer…very dense cream cheese overpowered the dish, which needed more acid/salt to balance the cream and thin it all out. Quantity was massive though…could have easily been enough for 6-8 people. There were 4 of us. The seafood/shrimp soup was very good, nice balance between broth and cream base. Salad was good, all seafood dishes were cooked beautifully. Some of the dishes could have used more seasoning (a little tame/bland for a Cajun and southern-style restaurant). Blackened sea bass special was very good. Overall, all of the food tasted good and was unique for the area and the value was very good. They are still relatively new so I look forward to returning in the future to see how recipes adapt and dishes are added to the menu.

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  26. DeboraW

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an excellent experience easy reservations

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  27. ErinL

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lou Lou is a wonderful restaurant. My husband had the crab cakes and a small wedge salad. I had the oysters with grits and étouffée and a cup of she crab soup. We split bread pudding for dessert. The drinks were great, the food was great and the service atmosphere was great! We will be coming back! It was a perfect dinner when we were craving southern/Cajun.

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  28. BeckyL

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality of the food and service is always outstanding! Such a fun, local venue!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice, comfortable, not stuffy atmosphere and noise level was fine though the place was busy . The server was attentive and very accommodating. The food was great and reasonably priced. My wife and I were very pleased with our experience.

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  30. BethF

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Scallop special was to die for and the half priced wine was always an incentive to come on Wednesday. Great service

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks, great service, great food. My out of town friends were very happy I brought them to Lou Lou!!

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  32. ShannonE

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, great menu options for whole family:)

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  33. foodieintheville

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Everyone was pleased with what they ordered. Service was a little weird. Totally forgot our drink order. Forgot soup order. Attentive for the most part during meal and clearing. Tried to serve us two red wines when 2 of us had two white wines while dining.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was awesome, one of our favorite go-to’s

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service Could not be better Good very good Expensive

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a nice surprise! Menu was varied and everything was delicious! Our waitress was the best!

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  37. KennethB

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, and the atmosphere pleasant. I would return.

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  38. Jofa

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Out party of four each enjoyed a great meal. Two of us had Pasta Primavera, others had crab cakes and Pasta Carbonara -were all perfect! It’s best to make a reservation. We didn’t want to wait and left the first time we came. Following week we made a reservation- definitely worth it!

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  39. Renato

    Grand Rapids

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Per usual our experience was very good. We come because of the Wednesday scallop specials. Coming from the NE we appreciate the quality, freshness and they way they are always cooked just right. Lou Lou F&D has one of the best menus in Louisville!

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  40. Burb

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner was amazing! We got the bayou dip it was delicious. We ended up going on Tuesday and it was Taco Tuesday! They were soooo goood!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

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

    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews using the Order Online button.

Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews is rated 4.8 stars by 535 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews

108 Sears Avenue, Louisville, KY 40207

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    north of Shelbyville Rd
  • Neighbourhood
    St Matthews
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Mediterranean, Creole
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jared Matthews
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wine
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