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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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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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163 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Raleigh, North Carolina
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88 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Our family enjoyed a late lunch at Lulu. The service was great. The sandwiches and pitas were very tasty, and the fresh chips were a perfect side. The children's menu is too limited, but they did offer a fresh fruit side that was better than average.

Thank soso052904
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179 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Lulu for a business lunch. I hadn't been there for a while and was pleased to see that not too much had changed. This is a classy spot for lunch in the Bayview section of Milwaukee. The food and service are always top shelf. Enjoy!

Thank John C
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312 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Went for lunch. Busy, friendly place. Had the Big Kahuna tuna steak sandwich with great peanut slaw and house-made chips. Tuna was an inch thick and done beautifully - spicy slaw on sandwich as well. Also had the Florentine Melt - mozzarella, spinach, tomatoes and portabella mushrooms. Excellent!

Thank smdds
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is such a unique place, with even better food.. They have a specials board of the most unique entrees that make you want to try it all- Love the house chips! Friday nights is kind of a old school night its awesome!

Thank alowriderswife1

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?