Uncle Lui’s Restaurant (Sunrise)

Posted on January 1st, 2007 · Hungarian Sunrise


***** Uncle Lui’s Restaurant
8318 West Oakland Park Boulevard
Sunrise, Florida 33351
(954) 749-1908

One of your 2007’s New Year’s Resolutions should be, to eat dinner at Uncle Lui’s Restaurant a HUNGARIAN RESTAURANT in Sunrise, Florida.

Uncle Lui’s is a my kind of a joint: 1. It is a hole in the wall, which has tables and booths covered with vinyl tablecloths. 2. It is owned and opererated by the Bodnar Family (father, mother, son and daughter) who I assume are of “Hungarian decent.” 3. The food is terrific.; 4. The portions are enormous; 5.The service is terrific. 6. The prices are ‘dirt-cheap.”

Uncle Lui’s is open Wednesday-Sunday for dinner. Just so you know, this is not an “undiscovered” joint, so be smart and make sure that you have a reservation, because if you don’t you “ain’t” getting in. From what I can figure, the Bodnars basically have three seatings, 5pm, 6:30pm and 8pm, but at times this “seating” thing doesn’t exactly run like clockwork (then again if I recall “my” history, it’s the Swiss that make the timepieces and not the Hungarians.)

Just a heads-up: You can order ala carte at Uncle Lui’s, but the way-to-go, is by ordering one of the 15 price-fixed dinners on the menu. These dinners are priced between $11-16 and include soup or salad, entree, one side dish, coffee and dessert. In addition, every meal comes with a complimentary appitezier of potato pancakes and “family style servings” of creamed spinach and red cabbage.

A recent dinner, allowed me to sample 4 entrees: roast duck, veal goulash, chicken paprikash and chicken francese. I am telling you, the food was terrific and the doggy-bags were loaded.

Try this joint.

9 Comments to “Uncle Lui’s Restaurant (Sunrise)”

  1. Jerry from Coral Springs says...

    Jeff, once again you have led us to another fabulous place to eat. There is zero atmosphere, but, the food, service, portions and quality were great. We had an 8 o’clock seating, were seated by 8:05, and done by 9. The service was great, fast and the food was served fresh and hot. I’ve never been to a place that just puts down a to-go box, without asking, because they know you ain’t going to finish what’s in front of you. And who ever heard of a place that doesn’t try and hose you for coffee and dessert? We’ll be back and tell our friends about this great find.

  2. JeffEats says...

    Jerry: Just had a chance to read your post. Glad you enjoyed Uncle Lui’s, it really is a terrific joint. The food, service, portions and price are just right.

    Thanks for reading…

  3. Stupid Ass Nesbitt says...

    My in laws eat there all the time. They love it.

  4. Bob&Debra says...

    We’ve been here with our friends from Hungary four times and always had great meals. The schnitzel is super and so huge that it’s two meals. I love the spaetzel, my wife loves the cabbage, our Hungarian friends love the palacsinta dessert (apricot crepes). And the prices are reasonable, too.

  5. larry benjamin says...

    good food, good service, good prices.

  6. Gregg L. Friedman MD says...

    They have great Hungarian food and and excellent selection on their menu. I enjoyed my meal. By Gregg L. Friedman MD, Psychiatrist, Hallandale Beach, FL

  7. Joyce dannenberg says...

    Unbelievable,fresh,a walk back in time,not easy to find.But definitetly worth the trip.Try everything ,you will not be disappointed,the only thing to remember is to come in very hungry the portions are huge!!!

  8. Joyce dannenberg says...

    unbelievable,food is fresh,great prices,huge portions,authentic not to be missed.The decor is from Hungry.They will help you with any questions about menu.Friendly atmosphere a must see .

  9. NG4989 says...

    Ate there the other night.
    Didn’t care for the food.

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