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

Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews

4.8
4.8
412 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

7:00 p.m.


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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

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What 412 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Best Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent recommendations by our waiter. Good conversationalist. Attentive staff. Food was quite tasty and VERY reasonably priced.
  2. R

    Roxie

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We thought our meal was great and reasonably priced. The service was wonderful.
  3. L

    Louis

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Good food and very friendly service in St Mathews
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always great - I have favorites I get a lot but frequently get the specials as well. And the service is amazing. Everyone is so nice, food is usually very quick and they are always attentive.
  5. W

    Weinie

    Louisville

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    GREAT big cheeseburger. I’m a cheeseburger aficionado and give this a 9 out of 10
  6. VS

    VanessaS

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeting 👍🏽 Service👍🏽 Salmon cakes with side salad 👍🏽 Price 👍🏽
  7. r

    rtraveler

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite neighborhood restaurant!! A diverse menu that pleases practically anyone and prompt, friendly service. Was here on a date night, but we regularly come with our kids.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seated immediately, our service was prompt & fun, in addition the food was Great!! We will continue to eat at Lou Lou’s!!
  9. GT

    GregT

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    The service was great the waiter was excellent. Good drinks from the bar… I have not been here since before Covid, sadly the food was not what I remembered. Had the jambalaya and the rice was undercooked and the sauce too thin for me.
  10. JG

    JGholston

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I found this place on Yelp when I searched for creole food and decided I wanted to try it. Living in Mississippi and Louisiana for almost 20 years, I’m a big fan of the food down south. I decided to try the Bayou Sampler which meant I could choose 3 of the 4 Bayou items. Because my husband ordered the red beans and rice, I decided to get the other 3 remaining items which was Crawfish Étouffée, Gumbo and Jambalaya. It was all good not great. The Crawfish Etouffee was probably the closest to great. Best part of my meal was the cocktail which was a cherry bomb from the skinny cocktail menu. Server was nice. Place wasn’t that full so service was timely. Not a bad experience. Just a good one.
  11. SR

    SosoRenee

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Thomas was AMAZING! He provided great service and had such a great attitude. My friend and I had the crab bisque soup, chicken carbonara, their special scallop dish, crab cakes and butter bread with bourbon glaze. When I tell you EVERYTHING was DELICIOUS!! I also had the lemon basil martini and 2 bottles of Prosecco. Their wine bottles are 1/2 off on Wednesdays! We will definitely be back!!
  12. JE

    JenniferE

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good as always. It has been a tradition to eat here for my birthday. With all the restaurant options in Louisville, I think that is saying something!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I found Lou Lou on a tourism web site and decided to give it a try. My wife and I had a wonderful meal, each having a version of their Cajun/Creole sampler, along with some cocktails. The food was very good, tasty but not too spicy. Our cocktails were very good. We split a dessert, a banana bread pudding, that was excellent. Service was very attentive and quick. Prices were very affordable for a tourist town and we felt we got very good value for our money.
  14. DZ

    DanahZ

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and Service is always impeccable. One of Louisville's best restaurants!
  15. k

    kennyg

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The blue cheese polenta and the black bean lasagna were outstanding!
  16. WD

    WDE35

    Louisville

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food at reasonable prices. One of my favorite restaurants.
  17. JL

    JenniferL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thomas was a fantastic server for this out of towner!! Would go back again.
  18. S

    Skipd

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Both the food and service were great! I love the combination pizza!
  19. BH

    BobbyH

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    IT WAS MY 2ND TIME THERE. WE ENJOYED OUR FOOD, MUSIC AND DRINK. :)
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome, as were the cocktails. Food portions were giant, i had plenty to take home! Sat in the bar area and had a great lunch.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I don’t get it. I thought this was a New Orleans/Creole place, but the menu is all over the place—italian, greek, american?The “famous” gumbo and etouffe are not good. Work on your roux, fix your flavors, and focus on one thing.
  22. f

    foodieintheville

    Louisville

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was pretty loud. Music not necessary when this crowded. People with hearing issues can be very annoyed.
  23. SS

    StevenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have a new 'favorite place'! The food was fantastic and the service was perfect. There are so many other things on the menu we want to try, so we'll be back for sure.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tom and his team are phenomenal!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fathers Day meal!
  26. DO

    DonO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to eat and grab a drink. Go and enjoy.
  27. JA

    JoAnnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was great, jambalaya and the hot brown. Simple, unpretentious atmosphere. Service was great. Good drink selection too!
  28. MH

    MelanieH

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lou Lou was recommended by the B & B where we were staying. The food was outstanding and service impeccable! I’ll pass the word!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks at Lou Lou are always fantastic, and this time was no exception. It was a little noisier than usual due to a large party seated next to us and it made the experience a little unpleasant, but it won’t keep us from going back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my family for my 25th wedding anniversary! I visit often but first time for husband and kids. They all loved the food and experience. We will go back soon! Thanks for everything!
  31. DB

    DBP1914

    Western KY

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance was great, but the food was just ok. I'd go again maybe for happy hour, but likely not dinner.
  32. FM

    FoolMeOnce

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My wife and I have not visited Cafe LouLou for several years. We met friends and all thought it was worth revisiting. Service was adequate, efficient. The restaurant was clean. The noise level was up but i think most people are glad just to be back to well occupied restaurants. The food was just adequate, forgettable. I understand that times have been tough with staffing and supply chains. But especially now with inflation and more restaurants to chose from, we will chose more wisely. I am told I am a very good cook, so I am not opposed to buying quality ingredients and hosting my friends at home.
  33. BS

    BernieS

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable atmosphere. The host found us a table that was not as noisy the table we were originally assigned to. Food was great as usual.
  34. HH

    HaroldH

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Excellent staff, delicious food and drinks.
  35. ES

    EssenceS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food lacked seasoning, and portion sizes were disappointing for appetizers.
  36. M

    Moose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good food and service. I can always count on those things to be the same. Highly recommended, it's an enjoyable, quiet place to eat.
  37. S

    Seatea

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great, and they were very accommodating when my party size changed. We’ll certainly be back!
  38. E

    Eric

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mother’s Day dinner! Everything was fantastic!
  39. p

    peterc

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really positive. Good food,good service in a friendly family environment.
  40. JO

    JOSEPHM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the Cajun style menu offerings. Quick friendly service.

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

    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews using the Order Online button. Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.

Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews is rated 4.8 stars by 412 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 p.m.


Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
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

  • 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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