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1839 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520632.811102 -96.774513
Neighborhoods: East Dallas
Not even close – Service was slow and not friendly at all, but not rude either. Food was very average or below and our party got their food at different times. Really, don't waste your time.
Bad experience-very rude wait staff – Went to this place for the first time ever after my girlfriend saw it on tv and I have to say I will never go again.
First off, we get there and sit at a table next to the tv because I want to watch the game, our waitress comes right over and immediately tell us, doesnt' ask but tells us, you need to move to a two top so this table can be used by bigger parties. I have no problem with that but when they tell me and not ask me, then I got a problem. Pizza was way too greasy, and after my girlfriend got the rest to go we waited 15 minutes for our check. Had a chance for a customer for life, now I will let everyone know to not go there.
Good If You Are In The Area – We were in Dallas from the 'burbs and went to Louie's for dinner. We had heard great things about it. The food was good....not great. All our entrees came out at different times. One person was done before the other 2 were served. After waiting at least 15 minutes for the other 2 entrees to arrive, they came and one was cold, the other one was warm, but not hot.
We enjoyed their clam chowder and their greek salad. Both were outstanding. The pizza was great for thin crust. We prefer a thicker and chewier crust, but we knew before we went the type of pizza they had. The pizza sauce was outstanding. The meatball sub was good, would have been better if it had arrived hot, not just warm. The chicken and broccoli was perfectly cooked and yummy....but ice cold. We couldn't understand why both weren't hot, since we waited over 15 minutes for it after the other things were served.
The service is only fair and sort of friendly. I don't think it is the waitresses fault, though. Fact is, they are running their butts off for way too many tables. They are also required to bus the tables. We don't understand why such a busy and successful place won't hire a busboy. It is ridiculous to put so much on the few waitresses and still expect exemplary service. We were in the bar area and there were only 2 servers for over 20 tables. And some of these tables were huge parties. I will say that a smile and some compassion goes a long way with them. People that were rude, entitled and demanding got the same back. We were much nicer and we received much better service.
Would we go back? Maybe. But it isn't worth a special trip.
Eat-in or Take-home, Louies Pizza is a must! – I've been going here for years and love to see people get recognition for hard work. Great place to take the family for awesome food. Keep up the hard work!
Hey! Where was Luz when Chris was being showcased? – That's messed up JR. You did'nt even have the face to give Luz his dues on National TV. You know for a fact the recipe for the "Grill Marinade" was his! Instead you said you got it from "Some Guy"! You took the credit for "that guy" & who knows what else? I worked in that kitchen for 10+years( Oh, for Louie, to be exact it was 11 years). You should be ashamed of yourself Chris C. Louie...I know you lied to everyone after I gave you my two weeks notice. I heard from a worthy source that it took you a month to fess-up that i actually gave you notice. Your word is as thin as your pizza crust!!!!!!!!!!!
top notch! – the female staff are top notch,plus they have to deal with a packed house of mostly new customers who need to be educated/informed on what all louies has to offer. please give them a break and be patient,most important tip them well!! they are working extra hard to serve us the best thincrust pizza in dallas!! with people standing in line 2 get a table or a barstool. trust me they are slammed.
my father who lives in calfornia saw the the tv show last month and called/told me he wanted to go and try the pizza when he was coming to dallas the following week . my father,wife and i did just that. my wife and I have been to louies twice a week ever since!! the pineapple/ham/onion pizza is out of this world. treat yourself to a cesar salad and a pint or two of the grolsh beer to go along with your food.
the barkeepers are mature and knowledgeable and know how to make a damm good martini ! even better they rember your name and your drink of choice.
i am a 38 years old and i do not wear a suit to my job . my wife is 40 and is a manger of a deli and we fit right in with the bar crowd at louies .
part of me does not want to publish my review cause i fear wating in line to get a tabel could even take longer but the service ,food and drinks are so above the rest that i had 2 share my point of view. i must give away what was giving to me in order to keep what i got.
2 avoid the long waiting time try coming to louies
monday- thursday before 8pm
fight the power
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The Best pizza in town – My Girlfriend and I saw this on Diners drive-ins and Dive's since we are huge fan's of that show. we made weekend plans to try it out.
I spent the latter half od the week in anticipation of or trip to Louie's not really knowing what to expect, I was excited to be going none the less.
Saturday arrives and during the early evening we make it to louis's We arrived around 5:30pm and although the kitchen wasn't open they allowed us to be seated. As I looked around you get a sense of Nostalgia of the mid 80's if you look at the decor. Not very fancy but fun. One of the fun things about Loui's is interacting with the other patron's. The food here is so good that people really don't realize that the place is actually a bar.
So we ordered a large pizza,loaded baked potato's, ceaser salad (a small) and the grilled pork chop. When I tell you that it all was exceptional I say that because I can't think of any other way to describe how much we enjoyed ourselves.
That small ceaser salad feed both of us it is nice size, however it is very well put together and taste great I wish I had one right now. The potato's were great loaded with toppings and cooked just the way you would want a baked potato cooked. When the couple next to us came in and sat down and saw how much we enjoyed our pork chop they ordered the same thing and this is no regular run of the mill pork chop this is nice and thick with good seasoning and grilled to perfection. I would have never expected a chop that good in a place that serve's pizza. The pizza was perfection no other way to describe it. Thin crust (which is what I love and the way I think all pizza should be) fresh toppings, and a sauce to die for. This is without a doubt one of if not the best pizza I have ever tasted. What I couldn't stuff into my mouth at Louie's I practically finished as soon as I got home. No wait there was a little left over which I ate the very next morning for breakfast.
Now I have read some of these reviews and I have seen where there are complaints about the wait staff. They aren't rude or unkind. They are very attentive. What I liked about them is that they made themselves available to you they didn't interrupt your dining experience, and remember this is a bar. In my openion I give the wait staff an A+++ because i wouldn't have enjoyed myself as much if they were in my face every 5 minutes.
We enjoyed ourselves and we will be returning soon. Very soon. Maybe even later today. If you are reading this stop reading get your significant other and head to louie's right now. You won't regret it. It is a great experience and a hidden treasure for the Dallas Metroplex community
Louie's ??? – We saw Louie's on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. Went to try it last weekend. Greek salad was Ice Burge Lettuce with vinegar and oil. Pizza was way to sweet and the crust was very soggy. Not a good experience for us. Nothing like it was described. Service was slow
Mean Happy Hour – This review would be 5-stars if it wasn't for the wait staff at Louie's. The food has never disappointed and the martinis are magnificent. The atmosphere is unpretentious and comfortable. However, I am consistently put off by the aggressive behavior of the servers. A group of us from work enjoys the occasional happy hour, and we went to Louie's for the past three. Without fail, the nasty waitresses have sabotaged an otherwise brilliant experience. Even though we are young, attractive professionals in our 30s, by the time we pay the check and leave, we are made to feel like unwanted orphans, heads hanging low as we trudge out of the bar, browbeaten and worn down by our unbelievably bitter bar maids. It has become laughable how unhappy these loveless modern day charwomen seem. No matter how much money we spend, or how nicely we behave, we are not welcome there. We can take a hint. So long Louie's. Call me when your happy hour isn't so mean.
Fantastic Pizza and Dive Bar – It doesn't look like much on the outside, but once you walk in it's a great experience from beginning to end for any person who enjoys the unfussy and relaxed places in Dallas. The tables are small, but cozy in any spot, and the bar brings you back in time. First, don't snub the fact that they serve beer in a can because they give you a nicely chilled glass to go with it, and who cares about the can anyway? We ordered 2 small pizzas and a large Ceasar salad for 4 people and it was the perfect amount. I have to say the Ceasar salad is one of the best in Dallas with it's robust and extremely fresh flavor. The pizza has some of the best crispy rustic thin crust I've ever had, and the slices are perfect because they are small. For someone who loves to try a little bit of everthing, it's perfect! All in all, don't be fooled by the outer shell. Just walk inside, sit down, enjoy an unpretentious beer, and a delicious, hassle-free meal!
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