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

Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews

4.7
4.7
398 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 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates

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

  • Neighborhood

    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 398 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Great for Lunch

  • Central Kentucky

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Louisville

    Kid Friendly

  • Louisville

    Great for Lunch

  • Louisville

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. WD

    WDE35

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food at reasonable prices. One of my favorite restaurants.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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. :)
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fathers Day meal!
  11. 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.
  12. 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!
  13. MH

    MelanieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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!
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. BS

    BernieS

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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.
  19. HH

    HaroldH

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

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

    EssenceS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food lacked seasoning, and portion sizes were disappointing for appetizers.
  21. 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.
  22. 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!
  23. E

    Eric

    Louisville

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Mother’s Day dinner! Everything was fantastic!
  24. 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.
  25. JO

    JOSEPHM

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

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

    GeraldL

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Our first time there. Our entres were tasty. we had the shrimp grits which is the house favorite. Setting is very casual which we did not know. Waiters in bermuda shorts and some with baseball caps. cement floor , no table cloths.
  27. RD

    RobertD

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good and service was prompt and courteous
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We frequent Lou Lou’s and love everything that we’ve tried on the menu before today. I tried something new (the angel hair pasta w/ sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms and beef) and I was disappointed. There was no flavor and the beef wasn’t tender. This experience doesn’t change my outlook on the restaurant because I know the food is great.
  29. DG

    DianeG

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was very good. Excellent service!
  30. S

    Sunny

    Western KY

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love bringing out of town guests to Lou Lou's - the atmosphere is cute and comfortable, the service is super friendly and efficient, the menu has something for everyone, the food is terrific, and it's reliably consistent. All of our dishes - calzone, chicken and portobello wrap, spaghetti and meatballs - were well prepared and presented with more than ample portion sizes. We will be back!
  31. RK

    RickK

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    Good food and good service.
  32. M

    Missminn

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious She-crab soup and lavash flatbread. Attentive service. I greatly appreciate a restaurant that accepts reservations.
  33. JC

    JeanneC

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the scallop special and lasagne, which we devoured! Also the bayou dip for an appetizer. Service was fast and waiter was attentive. Price was reasonable. Can't beat that!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    We came to town for a concert I don’t remember her name but I know she had reddish hair We proceeded to order our food. The food came out fast which was good I order the crab cake & the bayou dip. The Bayou Dip had no flavor like they forgot to add seasoning or salt. In a New Orleans style restaurant flavors & spices is the most important. I informed our waitress that the dip was terrible & she replied with a attitude stating “this is the most popular dish” & proceeded to take the dish without asking if so would like it to be remade or suggest another dish. People go to restaurants for good service & this was very poor.
  35. G

    Grandplace2dine

    Louisville

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time visit for two of the party. Food was delicious. Our server, Tom, was friendly and very helpful.
  36. F

    Foodie

    Louisville

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always wonderful, as is the service. We had the polenta asparagus appetizer, which we can’t ever pass up. The crab cakes are to die for as well as the shrimp and grits. No kidding, all the food is wonderful.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Great atmosphere!
  38. LT

    LTanya

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time there and the food was magnificent. We enjoyed our meal, the atmosphere, service, just everything. We will return!
  39. Z

    Zinzinnati

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    May not be New Orleans but one of the best gumbos you will find around here. Great service and wide selection of dishes.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wanted to try the deep dish pizza I heard about and it didn’t disappoint. Also had the Blue Cheese Polenta which was very good and bread pudding for dessert. We will definitely be returning to try more from a great menu

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

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 4.7 stars by 398 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


Booked 4 times today

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

  • Neighborhood

    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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