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

Lou Lou Food + Drink - St Matthews

4.7
4.7
431 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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online

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 431 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Kentucky

    Innovative

  • Central Kentucky

    Neighborhood gem

  • Louisville

    Best Value

  • Louisville

    Kid-friendly

  • Louisville

    Innovative

  • Louisville

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. JT

    JaneT

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    'excellent service. We were seated immediately. The staff was friendly, attentive and did a great job serving our needs. The food was beyond excellent. We were not rushed and had a wonderful experience for our first time at Lou Lou's. Looking forward to a return visit. e
  2. D

    Denisec

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service
  3. j

    jimb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Tuesday fish tacos was a nice surprise not on the menu. Besides that, it was totally OK. Nothing super special. Service was good.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful and the food was awesome and at a great price.
  5. M

    Margo

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lou Lou’s never disappoints. The food and service are consistently wonderful and welcoming.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are in Louisville as our Christmas present to each other. Lou Lou’s was recommended to us by the owner of Inn at Woodhaven and it did not disappoint!! I had the special cod and ravioli and it was to die for! My boyfriend had the gumbo and he loved it. We recommend this place for wonderful food!
  7. TM

    TerriM

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My crab cake appetizer tasted very good. It was not lump crab but still delicious. One crab cake with spinach salad and a side order of yummy grits was very filling. We sampled 2 desserts, banana pudding and bread pudding. Maybe because I was already full, the dessert seemed too sweet for me. I’ve been there a few times and always enjoy the overall experience. The day we were there, Dec 29, it was busy so the noise level was higher than usual. The service was still excellent.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Girls Christmas gathering
  9. L

    Luv2eat

    Louisville

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a lovely impromptu dinner! Hailey was friendly, helpful, and very nice! Thank you for your recommendation of the burger. It was delicious! 😊
  10. K

    Karen

    Louisville

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love Love Love Lou Lou Food and Drink! Our table was waiting for us with no delay. We had a great time chatting over a long lunch -- the food was great and we were never rushed. Things we had on this visit -- side salad and the short rib sandwich, 10" Lou Lou Pizza, and Linguine and meatballs. The Lou Lou pizza is my absolute favorite pie in Louisville!! My brother and sister loved their meals as well. Can't wait for the next Lou Lou visit. :)
  11. S

    Sunny

    Western KY

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lou Lou Food + Drink was great, as always. My seasonal salad with salmon was delicious - fresh and flavorful - and the dressing was so good I was tempted to eat it all by itself. The service was friendly and efficient. I requested a quieter table when making my reservation, as one member of our party has a difficult time hearing, and they seated us at a back booth, which was perfect. Lou Lou's is one of my go-to places in Louisville!
  12. AC

    ACTOO

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot for a casual night out. The food is always fresh and delicious. We have enjoyed 1/2 price wine on Wednesdays on several occasions.
  13. AC

    ACTOO

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always enjoy an evening with friends at LouLou. Great service and fun atmosphere.
  14. CG

    CreeksideGirl

    Louisville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Shrimp & grits rivaled Charleston’s best—just divine. Hubs had “Taco Tues” special with blackened chicken & said it was delicious. Our server Jacob was polite, funny and just provided the utmost in service. An A++experience all around. We’ll be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was in the area and wanted an early lunch. Had the special of the day with swordfish, shrimp, rice and more. excellent food and service
  16. JH

    JeffH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice and will return
  17. M

    Mark

    Louisville

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Terrific food, good service, pleasant atmosphere and a good selection of drinks. The shrimp and grits were outstanding as was the Cajun short rib melt. The side of slaw was exceptional as well. My wife said that the Pasta Primavera was also excellent. We shared a crème Brule which was oh so creamy and sweet. The only disappointment was that the glass of wine I had was oxidized, probably just a bad bottle.
  18. s

    susanp

    Louisville

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  19. RD

    RachelD

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Cajun sampler was amazing! Good variety and the flavors were incredible. It’s a comfortable, cozy spot with reasonable prices for really good food!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

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

    Roxie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We thought our meal was great and reasonably priced. The service was wonderful.
  22. 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
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. VS

    VanessaS

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

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

    rtraveler

    Louisville

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 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.
  27. 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!!
  28. 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.
  29. JG

    JGholston

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 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.
  30. SR

    SosoRenee

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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!!
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. 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!
  34. k

    kennyg

    Louisville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

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

    WDE35

    Louisville

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food at reasonable prices. One of my favorite restaurants.
  36. 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.
  37. 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!
  38. 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. :)
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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

    • 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 4.7 stars by 431 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 18 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
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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