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“A bit of New Orleans in Colorado”

Lucile's Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 592 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Big Bear Region, California
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26 reviews
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“A bit of New Orleans in Colorado”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

We stopped her for lunch while traveling from Denver to Cheyenne on vacation. This is the best Cajun food that I have had outside of Louisiana. I worked for many years in the south and fell in love of Creole/Cajun cooking. Lucile's not only captures the tastes of New Orleans but also the southern hospitality that goes along with it.

I had the chicken jambalaya and it was outstanding. My wife ordered the chicken special of the day made with lemon and capers and it was even better than mine. We loved the beignets, the home made biscuits, the cornbread and the homemade strawberry rhubarb jam.

Our server was Daniel and he was extraordinary. He made sure we had everything we needed and brought a sample of the house orange spice tea and chicory coffee just so we would know if we wanted to buy some before we departed. We did not have room in our bags but got the website address so we could order them from home. He was so charming and friendly that we wanted to adopt him. He is really into cross fit training and environmental science which he told us all about. He made our lunch pass very quickly.

Everything was truly outstanding and we left feeling like we would stop here for breakfast or lunch any time we are in the area. I wish they would open a chain with a location in Southern California so we could eat there more often. It is no wonder that the local's adore this place and come in on a regular basis. The couple at the next table were originally from Louisiana and said that they dine at Lucile's at least 3 times a month.

As noted by other reviewers, the restaurant is a converted home with inside and outside seating. It is a bit small but feels like eating dinner with good friends all around you.

Loved everything about Lucile's.

  • Visited May 2014
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Evanston, Illinois
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“Hearty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

What a fabulous breakfast! And the cornbread is some of the best I've had. The service was excellent and everything we tried was delicious. Not for anyone on a diet though!

  • Visited April 2014
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“Creole/Cajun breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014

This is my favorite breakfast place! It's in a old house and the tables are in different rooms! The outdoor patio is great to sit in warm weather! All of the food is homemade, from the huge biscuits with homemade jams to the the red beans and rice. Great fresh tasting home cooking with something on the menu for everyone! I love the bloody Mary's and the chickery coffee!

  • Visited April 2014
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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21 reviews
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“Breakfast in New Orleans”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

Always a local favorite, Lucile's has a warm and cozy vibe that makes you feel like you're at a New Orleans hangout. It's always busy so plan on a wait. It is worth the wait! Have the beignets, the Cajun potatoes and Eggs Benedict!

  • Visited November 2013
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“Not My Cup of Tea”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

I didn't care for it but could just be my preferences. People are friendly and all. Unique for Fort Collins.

  • Visited May 2013
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