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Cafe Lulu

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2265 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1325
+1 414-294-5858
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and excellent service, as always. The tuna sandwich was very good and a generous portion.

Thank Ejpurcell3
Madison, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had happened on the restaurant last year when visiting the area last year and had a very enjoyable lunch outside. Being a dull day in March we of course were seated inside. The place is divided into two sections. Seeing only high bar stool type seating available in the one side, we asked to be seated on the other... More 

Thank Evansthecat
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My girlfriend and wanted to stop for coffee and sweet snack. We were on the lookout for a coffee shop when we remembered that Lulu serves pie. We zipped to their free parking on the south side of the building. I told the hostess we were there for dessert and she had our server whisk us to the back of... More 

Thank JeriBar
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

LuLu has a wide variety of freshly prepared dishes . My favorites are the pitas with wonderful fresh spices. You cant go wrong with a heaping side of their Asian slaw or a combination of slaw and freshly made chips with bleu cheese. This place is family friendly and comfortable. On a warm night the front "windows" open up and... More 

Thank 570maryellen
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Casual, often locally-sourced, sandwiches, wraps, salads, burgers, and more. Always accompanied by Lulu's amazing slaw and/or house-made chips. A very good bar with wine and beer specials daily. Changing art displays on the walls. Low and high tables. There is a big room with an open very high ceiling and a cozier one too. A great buzzy vibe.

Thank Linda P
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Whenever my friends and I can't decide where to go, this is always on the list of options for us. I have never been let down here with the food or service. Been going here for several years and it has always been great!

1 Thank Katherine C
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Second time around for me here. Definitely a much better experience. The first time was a while ago when they were in another part of the bldg. & had like old time diner motif. That experience was such a disaster I never wanted to go back & didn't for a few years. It was a combination of so so food... More 

Thank fjwalker
Potomac, Maryland
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Indoor or outdoor seating. Parking is limited - but free. Street parking is available. Large open space with great bar on the left as you walk in. High bar tables and regular 4 tops are nicely spaced with comfy chairs. Service was great - with knowlegable staff - and very good and fresh specials. Haystack burger was to die for.... More 

Thank Gerarddunn
Burlington, Vermont
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166 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Went there one evening. We all had salads and we all loved them and had great service. Another day I went for lunch and they were short staffed and we waited forever and the homemade potatoes chips were greasy and not fully done. I would try it again.

Thank vthereandnow
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Since our first date 8 years ago, graduations, brunches and dinners with friends, Cafe Lulu's has been there, serving up delicious food for us to make memories over. I've eaten almost everything, but my favorites are the pitas. The service is always prompt, and the price is fair. I also often get the specials. I've never had a bad meal... More 

Thank BananaBoat2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2265 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207-1325
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: +1 414-294-5858

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?