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American, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed February 19, 2023

My family visited Lu and Carl's on December 27th and we were seated at a lopsided high table next to the door. It wasn't bad, being in the prime position to see people coming and going, and there wasn't even a draft being that close...to the door! We ordered some drinks and an appetizer: the waitress brought the food and we all dug in, just for me to find a piece of plastic in my food. The waitress - even though I brought it to her attention - had already printed the bill and didn’t offer for us to talk to a manager. It was bad; I mean, who does that? I wrote the situation as a comment on the receipt and no one contacted me. We won’t be back. Do not recommend.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed August 22, 2021 via mobile

1st let me say I am a martini snob. The establishments known for hi end drinks were closed. I ordered a tito's martini and it was great, I did order a 2nd! My wife and I had fish and chips. Totally enjoyed, cooked perfectly. I...highly recommend eating and drinking here. We will not be snobby and happily return.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed December 20, 2019

Thursday night out about 6 pm and the place was full. Service and food was excellent. Don't know the servers name but she had an old key on a chain around her neck, she was great! We had sliders, ff, onion rings, and a patty...melt. All very good. Cooked as ordered and served hot. Great job!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

who woulda thought that a random drive thru brighton would have uncovered this gem!! atmosphere is great...food is not only fabulous but the portions are wow and the prices are fair!! highly recommend the giant nacho and the California Ruben...fries are special too!! I am...a bit of a nacho snob and don't trust many to make me a nacho at restaurants but they nailed it!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

We had a change in plans that allowed for a sit down restuarant. Service was good and food was delicious. Mondays are taco day...just regular tacos. Decor includes LOTS of pictures of dogs. Couldn't give them a 5 because they don't sell Ruebens. ALWAYS get...Reuben on first time visit. Daughter ordered seafood burger. Huge and delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

A group of friends and I visited Lu and Carl's for the first time this week. A menu item "The Lu and Carl's Dog" sounded exactly like what I was craving since I had not had a chili dog in a long time. The menu...describes it as a "1/4 pound Dearborn 100% all beef frank, grilled, topped with chili, cheese, and scallions". Now, if you think you are getting a chili dog with cheese and onions, in the typically understood sense of what chili on a hot dog is, then the joke is definitely on you! What I got: A room temperature, mealy-textured hot dog topped with a cold slop of what I assume to be green and red chilit peppers along with a kidney bean (I think), all mixed in a tomato juice-like base. On top of that mess was shredded cheese and a few pieces of scallion.This was all sitting in a hard as rock bun. It was the most disgusting thing I have ever been served in a restaurant. Makes me want to gag just thinking about it. The only reason I ate it -- and I ate the hot dog only --was because I was hungry and it took over an hour just to get it served. Could just imagine how long we would have waited if I had sent it back. It took forever to get a server to out table to begin with. Will not go back to Lu and Carl's.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 22, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for beer and a late lunch w friends. We had not been here in a while and forgot how friendly and casual the atmosphere was! Ordered the nachos to share and they are still fantastic! We also had the chicken fajitas, chili and...Mac and cheese and they were all fresh and well prepared.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

We stopped here after a lacrosse tourney, mostly because the menu at the place up the street did not have the right menu for kids who just played 4 lacrosse games in 6 hours. This place has a very good menu for this type of...place. We took six people in, we all got something different and got three different appetizers, and we were all pleased. Yes, it is a bar-type menu, but they do well with it. And the service was pretty good, considering they were very busy. The ambiance is good, again for this type of place. And the location is perfect.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Food was good, The burito was great and somthing different. The steak sandwich was good also. They have a good beer selection also.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Wednesday $4.95 burger & fries, it is money, also at Stout across the street. Add items for a small price! Best deal in Brighton!

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

We sat outside on the patio hightops on a warm Saturday night. The server stopped by quickly, knew what they had on tap, and brought our order quickly. What's not to like?

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Such a nice find in Brighton, MI! We had delicious salads and ICE COLD draft beer. Super nice waitress! It was fun looking at all the framed dog photos everywhere. I would definitely go there again!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

I don't typically write reviews. However, I am in the service industry and thought it would be helpful for the owners of this restaurant to hear about how rude their manager, Stephanie, is. I've been going to this spot for years and never had a...problem until my most recent visit. My family went there for Mother's Day brunch. After waiting some time to be seated (which is expected on Mother's Day), we quickly ordered our food because we were all hungry. Nearly 30 minutes went by when our waitress informed us that the restaurant was out of eggs. We were all frustrated because not only was the service slow, our orders had to be canceled after a long wait. We half jokingly asked our waitress if we could get some kind of complimentary chips and salsa due to the inconvenience while we waited for our second order. She was very friendly and said she would see what she could do. To our surprise, a manager named Stephanie then came over and was incredibly rude (we didn't even ask to talk to her and honestly weren't trying to make a big deal). She immediately went on a long rant about how they could not do anything more for us because it is very common for Lu and Carl's to run out of food on Sunday's. She gave a long list of food they run out of and stated we should expect this type of thing at the end of the week, especially on Mother's Day. She then went on to say that this is so common that if she were to give everyone an appetizer who had to make a second order, the restaurant would go out of business. She then compared our request to "finishing an entire meal then asking for it for free". This didn't even make sense because we hadn't gotten any food yet. At this point my mother stopped her because we literally had not said a word to her yet. She told Stephanie that we understand and her explanation did not have to go on. She then walked away, no apology, nothing. We were all very shocked and would have never asked for the chips and salsa knowing Stephanie would come over to ruin our lunch. After that we felt very uncomfortable. We waited another 20 minutes for our food and left quite disappointed by the treatment we received by Stephanie. Like I said, I've been coming here for years and never had a problem with the restaurant running out of food or receiving poor service until today.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Went for Mothers Day. Nachos were made with dried out shaved chicken. Rubin was nothing but sliced lunch meat. Fish n chips was just average. Now I know why my friends no longer go there. Not worth the money.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed March 29, 2018

I was in Lu n Carls about 15 min ago looking just to get a drink n see what was going on. The place was not busy, but after I sat at the bar, I had to wait about 5 min before any of the...bar keeps asked me if I wanted anything. As I stated it was not busy and all of the bar keeps walked past me several times, and didnt have to wait on anyone else. So I put a bill on the bar mabey thinking they would get a hint. NOPE, CRAP service. I finally was asked if I wanted a drink and said no and left.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Lu and Carl's Bar and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5