Always excellent food! Service is quick and food is LOADED with flavor!
Delicious! Had to wait 20 minutes for a table, but it was tasty. We were afraid that the food would be too spicy but it was nicely seasoned. Definitely recommend!
Their crab cakes were really good.he's
I want to give the restaurant a 5-star rating so badly; however, I cannot due to being served mussels that smelled liked DEFECATION and tasted like they were fished out of the sewage. Our waitress and the host were amazing! Other than the mussels, EVERYTHING else that we ordered was amazing. The grits were the best item from all that we tasted. We ordered the duck fries, calamari, etouffee over rice, shrimp and grits, red beans and rice, a classic poboy, and seafood gumbo. I recommend the restaurant to anyone visiting the area--just stay away from the mussels!! The place is quaint and the setting is relaxing. We were tempted to make a 2nd trip just for the grits....which is TOTALLY worth it! However, there were other restaurants to try. Nonetheless, LoLA is a great place to go if you are looking for a place that resembles the taste of the original LA style of cooking.
Loved my food and service.
Well prepared creole favorites. Huge portions, good service, fun neighborhood atmosphere. It's pretty small with limited indoor seating, but has quite a bit of outdoor seating at the bar and picnic tables with umbrellas. Still hot to eat outside at 6pm in July😃
Great Atmosphere! Busy! Sat at the community table my friend and I, wasnt sure we'd like it but it was fun! Met a few interesting couples who had us indulged in great conversation! The Duck Confit Fries are Amazing! It's an appetizer but it will fill YOU up! Try the Swamp Water! They Do Not offer Sweet Tea, you wont regret it! I will be back Lola, I Will be back!!!!!😍😍😍
Y'all have got to try this place. I saw the great reviews on Yelp and decided to go. When I saw it from the outside, I have to admit that my confidence in yelpers was on rocky ground. However, we stuck to it and gave it a shot. Man, am I glad we did! We all tried each other's food because everything was so good. We had shrimp etouffee, shrimp and crawfish po'boy, gator bites, and duck fries. You have to get the duck fries! If I am ever in Charleston again, you can bet your last dollar that I will be eating here again.
I was brought here by a colleague for lunch. The shrimp etouffee was fantastic. I took his suggestion and had over grits. Absolutely delicious. Cool place with a fun vibe. Great service. I wish I was in town longer so I could try more dishes. We loved the food, atmosphere and service! Frozen drinks are great! Praline pecan cornbread is out of this world good! Swamp sweet tea is mighty tasty! We will be back very soon.
The cornbread.... just wow
Pure Louisiana awesomeness.
Feels like I'm in Louisiana
Amazing food and people! We have been twice in 2 weeks, going again this week. Blown away by the quality and amount of food!
We loved it here! Very fast, very good food! It is busy but that was to be expected since it is so good! We sat at the bar since it was faster. The bartender was very efficient. When we left, it was pouring down rain and one of the staff members offered us an umbrella! We will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great atmosphere, great food and great prices!
Love this place. Very small but food was great
Have a lot of main course was really good, crab cakes not so much, bits of shells.
Hotel suggested it. Was pleasantly surprised. Fast, friendly service. Good food. Seafood menu was good. Non seafood lover me found something to eat. Good craft beer selection. Reasonably priced.
Hubby and I both had the day off, and after realizing breakfast had pretty much left us bereft of food, we decided to go out for dinner. I saw LoLA mentioned previously and recommended it, and he was game. We beat rush hour but parking was already full. We managed to find a spot off the main drag within a block of the restaurant. The inside seating was packed and really loud in the small space, so we asked for outdoor seating in the shade. The host welcomed us warmly and the hostess escorted us to a picnic table under a tree. There was a nice breeze and it was lovely and open. Our waitress Tina was clearly experienced, super-sweet, and fun. We got their signature "Swamp Water" sweet tea with citrus, which was unique, refreshing, and tasty. We were trying to figure out what made it swampy and we suspect Tang. Definitely something powdered, to impart the fruity cloudiness. It was happy hour so there were appetizer specials and we got the fried pickles, calamari, and a dozen raw Gulf oysters on the half shell. The pickles were great, maybe the best fried pickles I have ever had. Long strips, not rounds, perfectly coated with deliciously spiced breading and a yummy dipping sauce. The calamari were fantastic, not at all rubbery or chewy. The oysters were fresh but lacked flavor and character. I may be totally spoiled, but these had no briny taste or essence of the sea; they went down easy but I like our local oysters better. We followed the app feast with entrees of Cajun Angels and a Big Easy Po Boy. The sandwich was bursting with delectable fried shrimp and crawdads, so much so that hubby had to share a few with me before he could pick up the sandwich. The hinge on the bread gave out under the load about halfway through but he wrangled it all into his mouth. Tina saw the remoulade running down his arms and came to the rescue with more napkins. Cajun Angels are bacon-wrapped scallops with a pile of Mexican street corn. The first bite was excessively salty, but popping a forkful of corn in helped temper that. It was the bacon, I discovered, after breaking down a scallop. Cut them in half, take half the bacon off, and scoop up some corn for a well-balanced bite. I don't know that I'd get that one again. I really want a bowl full of the fried shrimp and crawdads. Hubby said they were so good he would eat them off the floor. By the time we finished and paid, there was a line building out the door. This place is unique, with great people and food, and we can't wait to go back and try more of the menu! Thanks for a great meal!
Good food and service
Hands down some of the best low country dishes I've ever had. Shrimp and Crawfish Etoufee over dirty rice was amazing. The benigets here are sooo good. Our server was over the top. Family run business makes it even better.