Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles
July 05, 2016 3:00 AM
by Marco D'Angelo
Normally when I write my reviews I try not to write up chain restaurants, as I like to try and write up unique places, but this week I went to one that is unique. The wife and I visited Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles located at 2040 N. Rainbow Blvd. If you are traveling from the Strip it’s about a 20-25 minute drive depending on traffic, but it’s worth the trip.
Lo-Lo’s Chicken & Waffles has a wide variety of items on the menu so you will find something for everyone’s taste. For those that like breakfast for dinner or maybe you like breakfast but just don’t like getting up early for it. Well, never fear because you can get breakfast all day at Lo-Lo’s. My significant other had Yo Momma’s Biscuits & Gravy served with two buttermilk biscuits plus two eggs and potatoes. She said the biscuits were good, big and fluffy. The gravy had pieces of sausage and bacon in it. She was a big fan.
I went for their Soul Food Platter. For $15 you get to pick from Southern Fried Chicken, Chicken smothered in gravy and onions, Chicken Fried Chicken (boneless chicken breast double dipped then fried and smothered in their creamy white sausage gravy), Chicken Tenders, Salmon Croquettes, Redfish (cod) or Fried Catfish. It also comes with two side dishes and a huge cornbread muffin. (Sorry, I can’t report on how the cornbread muffin was because my better half hijacked it, but it disappeared rather quickly so I’m guessing it was pretty good.) For my sides I went with the waffle and sweet candy yams, by far the best-candied yams, I’ve had. Just trust me, order them and thank me later.
One of their most popular platters that doesn’t involve chicken or waffles is Uncle Brotha’s Shrimp and Grits. You get seven jumbo shrimp sautéed with mushrooms, scallions, and bacon and topped with cheddar cheese over a bed of grits. This is on my list to try on my next visit. The waitress said their Focheezy Juicy Hood Burger is very good. It is served with lettuce, tomato, onions, cheddar and pepper-jack cheese, smoked apple wood bacon and your choice of mayo, ranch or thousand island dressing. I saw one of these burgers go by, it looked phenomenal.
I also want to try their signature pancake on one of these trips as they have Banana Caramel Sweet and Stacked Hotcakes. Three buttermilk hotcakes are topped with fresh banana slices and banana caramel sauce. It comes with your choice of breakfast meat. The question is, are these pancakes a dessert or a breakfast? Bottom line is you win either way.
One of the coolest parts of the menu is the beverages, or as the menu reads, “Dranks,” complete with a wide selection of Kool-Aid served in mason jars. I went with blue raspberry and it was so good. I was probably a kid the last time I had Kool-Aid. It really gave the place a fun vibe. They have several southern desserts to choose from, including Banana Pudding and Peach Cobbler ala mode.
I truly was impressed with our waitress. You could tell she really enjoyed her work and was having fun.
The food at Lo-Lo’s was fantastic, the portions huge and the prices reasonable. It’s worth the drive over there. I know I’ll be making the trip many times. I give Lo-Lo’s a rating of 3.75 Forks.