* Click here for rating key
Lupie's Cafe Restaurant Review: Each day of the week Lupie's offers changing special dishes in addition to a menu full of popular “home-cooked” fare. Chili fans will like the super-hot Texas chili, best savored chili mac-style, over spaghetti noodles (to temper the heat). Cincinnati-style chili blending sweet and hot spices is a big hit, and so is the vegetarian chili. Vegetable plates come piled with mac 'n' cheese, green beans, pinto beans and other seasonal favorites snuggled up to a hunk of cornbread. Nachos, wings and quiches may be ordered as “munchies,” while the house spaghetti makes the specials list twice, on Wednesdays and Fridays. A Mason jar of Southern-style sweet iced tea or a cold beer are the quaffs of choice. House wines are also available by the glass. Dessert options are brownies, banana pudding, chocolate éclair pie or peach kuchen, simple but satisfying. Also located in Huntersville, about 12 miles north of downtown Charlotte, at 101 Statesville Rd., 704-948-3959 (closes earlier for dinner).