2718 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC | Directions 2820535.204305 -80.808649
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Grier Heights
BEWARE - AUTO BREAK-INS
Do not go at night! Several auto break-ins in the past year..just recently myself. Until security cameras are posted, I would only go for lunch, still not sure about that. We were just recently broken into and another on the same night. Not sure what the issue is, however these creeps know when you go inside and when you have your food. I know the cooks go outside and smoke a lot so I don't understand how they time it just right..makes you wonder, especially when the waiter says, "we haven't had one in 3 wks, I thought it was over."
As for the food...5 stars
Not so much – This place used to have the very best chili in Charlotte.
Very mediocre now.
Excellent burgers – Some of the best burgers and fries in Charlotte in an interesting little shop. It's nice that there are still some non-chain places like this still around.
Great food .... not fancy – If you are looking for fancy, this is not it. However, if you are looking for good honest food for a fair price, then you have found it at Lupie's. We drive over an hour several times a year to eat here. Our favorite is the vegetable plate. The food is carefully prepared and the quantity is generous. We especially like the mac and cheese, slaw, green beans, and pintos and onions; a nice hunk of corn bread comes with it. The quiche is also very good. Lupie, the owner and creator, is almost always there, which explains the consistency of the food.
Wow, that was bad. – Thursday night at 8 PM, we were greeted and seated immediately. Good start. Unfortunately, I asked two questions about beer ("Do you have any drink specials?" and "What do you have on tap?"). The waiter---a bearded, scruffy-looking loser dressed as if he put on what he found in a dumpster down the street---suddenly turned and walked away. We watched for the next ten minutes as he carefully walked from one part of the restaurant to another, casually drinking out of his to-go cup and intentionally ignoring us. Eventually, my wife and I left. No chili is worth that sort of treatment. What's more, we both worked in restaurants. When you hear horror stories about what waiters do to your food, THAT is the guy that does it. Eat at Lupie's at your own risk.
Very much a neighborhood joint type place – Finally got around to eating here after hearing about and reading about this place. It's very casual. Got there just in time - seated right away, and 10 minutes later there was a line out the door. We split the vegetarian burger and the vegetarian chili. The burger was average - don't get mustard on it - it overpowers all the other flavors and even wiping it off won't make it go away. The vegetarian chili was pretty good - if you're used to meat chili, you'll definitely notice the difference, but if you're OK with meat substitutes, it's good. You go there for the scene and for affordable food. Not the best food you'll ever eat, but a good experience.
Over Rated – I have tried this place several times now and I am calling it quits. The food is medeocre at best. Burgers are ok but I can find a better burger at dozen places in Charlotte. I had the worst piece of meatloaf ther I have ever had, it was actually inedible and it was the daily special! It tasted like it had sand in it, it was really grainy. I have heard so many people talk about how good this place is and I guess people have different tastes but I think the food is bad. Also the menu is very limited. You would think that as few things as they have on the menu they would have perfected them all.
Horrible Customer Service – I would like to say that I have been a loyal customer to Lupie's ever since I moved to Charlotte. However, I have never had the displeasure of meeting Lupie myself. The reason I mention this is because as we all know that Lupie's is known for there generous portions. The other night my husband and I split a Chef salad and we could not believe our eyes. The salad we are talking about is massive and could feed four. The point is that when we received our salad it was like going to Apple bee's and ordering a side salad. We first mentioned it to our waiter and he told us that we would have to take it up with Lupie ourselves.
After dinner my husband kindly went to pay the bill and brought this to her attention. NOT ONLY WAS SHE RUDE BUT TOTALLY DISRESPECTED OUR CONCERNS AND OURSELVES AS CUSTOMERS. SHE WAS A ROYAL B##TCH.
With all of that being said. Honestly, it is really not that great. The reason they have their reputation is because you get your buck for your money. How hard is it to make a decent pasta dish. So why would she try to diminish her reputation over a measly dollar. HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM THE OWNER HERSELF "LUPIE"
Avoid, worst burger, very Dirty place – After almost 10 years, I was suprised Lupie's has still not been cleaned. Filfthy! Carpet is so gross it does not even resemble carpet. Bacteria is going wild there and on chairs, tables, everywhere. My husbands food had a fly wing in it.
Worst burger I have ever had. Dry, overcooked. Chili had no taste. I know now why it was almost empty on a Friday night at 7pm. I will never go back. Service was ok.
Favorite restaurant in Elizabeth neighborhood!!! – After living in Charlotte my entire life, I always heard about this place, but it always looked crowded. With a line out the door, we got a table in less than 5 minutes!! The food was absolutely delicious!!! I had a veggie burger and my boyfriend had the veggie chili that was the best I've ever had. The service was awesome, I never had an empty glass and everyone smiled as the entire staff seemed to wait on everyone. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a fast and friendly meal!!
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