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Lulu's Jailhouse Cafe

1126 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207-4447
(210) 224-5001
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Ranked #1,270 of 4,103 restaurants in San Antonio
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Seafood, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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59% Recommend
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English first
San Antonio Texas
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Staff are not ready to serve very rude and avoid eye contact with customers at all cost to avoid serving.. This a place that provides a service and good customer service should be emphasized. The food was meteoker and I refuse to pay for bad service. This was my first and last time are this horrible place so much for... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Came in the restaurant and was not greeted by anyone so we just sat down at a table that was not dirty. About 80% of the tables were not clean. We were the only customers in the place. The waitress handed us menus and we ordered drinks. I ordered an unsweetened iced tea received a sweetened one. We waited 10-15min... More

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Jackson, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We came to Lulu's to have breakfast before our flight left on a Monday morning. Place was empty, which is why we didn't go Sunday as we had heard they can be packed. Diner look old and run down, but those are the places that you usually get the best food. had the chicken fried steak, Texas Breakfast of Champions,... More

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Austin, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Biggest Chicken Fried Steak I have EVER seen! Two people could definately share it. While my mac and cheese was not the best I've ever had, the okra was wonderful, and rolls were even better. I loved the old school diner theme (probably by accident rather than design). Between the excellent wait staff and great prices, it was worth the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013 via mobile

I've been going to lulu's for years and really like the food. It does like the staff is a little unfriendly and prices continue to rise. The cinnamon roll is a family favorite but has skyrocketed since as seen on tv. It is still open 24 hours which is rare in SA. Lots of food. Come hungry!

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Houston, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Went to LLulu's based on the Man VS. Food episode with the 3lb cinnamon roll. Ordered that and chicken fried steak. The cinnamon roll was yummy and chicken fried steak was one of the best we've ever had. Brought just over half of the cinnamon roll home to Houston. Woke up the next morning and my fifty pound dog had... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Ate here when I was young at the old location. Years passed and I drove up here to find it was gone. Moved locations. This place looks like a dirty nasty rundown hole in the wall. Forget all that. This place gets packed. Why? Becaus they have the best damn chicken fried steak in the world. Check that, the universe!... More

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Ft Worth
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

I was in San Antone last week and some friends took me to LuLu's. All I can say is WOW! I ordered the small chicken fried steak and they ordered a large. They cut it in half and put half in a to go box. Then they split the remaining half and that was dinner. As for mine, I was... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The place seems to trade on it's huge portions. The people next to us were sharing one chicken fried steak between three people. We came for the 3lb cinnamon bun. It was huge...and dry, and tasteless. Sorry, we were looking for an experience and it was a bad one. There were four in our party and the unamious decision was... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

When we were down for my nephew’s basic graduation from the Air Force, we had to try this place. We went late on a Friday evening. The neighborhood this place is located looked a little sketchy, but once you bite into that chicken fried steak you will forget about that. The portions were huge and the price was low. All... More

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