Louie’s, 6/16, 6/26 & 7/21, Dallas

building
building

Louie’s is a bar with a restaurant that almost seems more like a restaurant than a bar sometimes.  It is often the site of post game parties and families, probably because it’s known for its thin crust pizza.  However, Louie’s has a long history of being a good bar with fine bartenders that originally attracted a lot of media people. Times have changed but the martinis haven’t and they’re still as cold and wonderful as ever.

sign
sign

It’s a medium sized place with scattered parking spaces, but for those in the know there is a lot just down the street from it that is shared with a daytime business.  Louie’s is only open in the evening and are closed on Monday. They will serve food at the bar if you can’t get a table in the main dining room.  On particularly busy nights they have a second room but the ambiance is not the same as the main one, with low ceilings, string lights and walls covered with pictures. Since most who go will order the pizza Frankie and I decided to show you some of their other tasty offerings for food which we had during a couple different visits.

bar
bar
bar
bar
menu cover
menu cover
martinis
martinis
menu
menu
menu
menu

 

beer list
beer list
wine list
wine list
The napkin dispenser gave Frankie a boost for viewing
The napkin dispenser gave Frankie a boost for viewing

 

Most nights we start with one of their salads, Greek or Caesar.  A small one is plenty to serve 2-3 people especially if you want it before your other food.  The Caesar is nicely dressed and served with good croutons. The Greek has the usual assortment of cucumbers, tomatoes and pepper along with a nicely herbed up dressing.  I’d be hard pressed to say which is the favorite.

Caesar salad (small)
Caesar salad (small)
Greek salad
Greek salad
Frankie posed by the mural in the bathroom
Frankie posed by the mural in the bathroom

 

We adore “The Don” burger with is a patty melt with jalapeños and bacon.  It is served on rye toast with either potato salad or chips.  The potato salad is housemade and filled with tender chunks of potato but its hard to beat a nice crisp chip to go with a burger. The burger is grilled to a wonderful smoky taste and literally drips with flavor.

Don burger with potato salad
Don burger with potato salad
Don burger with chips
Don burger with chips
inside
inside
Frankie posed with the martini
Frankie posed with the martini

 

Another standout is the thick cut grilled pork chop.  It is always tender and juicy and filled with a smoky aroma.  You can have it served with a number of options but for me it’s always the stuffed baked potato.

Pork chop and stuffed potato
Pork chop and stuffed potato
closer
closer look at another one
Frankie looked over some of the portraits on the walls
Frankie looked over some of the portraits on the walls

 

The pizza is a thin crust and a nice sauce. Here’s one just because.  They do use fresh mushrooms.

Italian sausage, green pepper, onion and mushroom
Homemade Italian sausage, green pepper, onion and mushroom
another angle
another angle

 

If you’ve saved room be sure to order pie. They are made by the owner’s mother and are outstanding. The crust is thin, crisp and perfectly short while the fillings are tremendous. They are all topped with spray can whipped cream and are fairly small pieces so you could easily eat your own. My favorite is the coconut chess, with it’s buttery tart filling but the chocolate silk is another winner. Save room!

Coconut chess pie
Coconut chess pie
Casey, great bartender
Casey, great bartender
Waitress Beth with Frankie
Waitress Beth with Frankie
sign
sign
Bartenders, Jake and John
Bartenders, Jake and John
Frankie liked the drawing of Louie's
Frankie liked the drawing of Louie’s

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