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Lou's Restaurant and Bakery

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30 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2015
+1 603-643-3321
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06:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Montclair, New Jersey
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the breakfast and lunch here. Sometimes a 10-15 minute wait but we'll worth it. Lovely staff always trying to please.

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Thank Matt S
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious pies, baked goods, and satisfying hearty comfort food were reason enough to wait on the long line for lunch at Lou's...then we found out about the all-male "wall of fame" that Gloria Steinem made the owner take down--which was restored shortly afterwards and remains over the lunch counter to this day...if you are a manly man, don't miss it!

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Thank Laurence J
Essex, Vermont
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428 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When it comes to getting really good home-cooked meals, and a good variety of bakery items, then go here. Always been a favorite of the locals, and word spreads quickly. Plan on waiting in line for a bit before a table is ready. The wait staff are the ones you wish you could find at every restaurant. Friendly, very experienced,... More 

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Thank FJDriver
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lou's bakery is an institution in Hanover. The breakfast selections are bountiful, as is the food itself. Three of us had breakfast on 2/23. It was winter break in the local schools so we waited for 15 minutes for a table, on a Thursday, but it was worth it. We ordered eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, and everything was delicious. Our waitress... More 

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Thank Nancy L
Hanover, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only is this a great place to eat but also their doughnuts are to die for. Go early to find a seat or just to buy doughnuts they both go quickly.

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Thank alinda2016
Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once we forgot about the nostalgic setting, it became clear we'd also picked a winner for lunch on our day in Hanover. Some of the dishes are just exceptional, like the ancho chili. It's also important to leave room for the first rate pie.

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Thank ThreeInAPod
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lou's is a go-to place for over the top bakery items and delicious cakes. It's a must visit when in Hanover. I've also had breakfast and they have large portion sizes for the cost.

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Thank Sara M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We went twice during a short stay, it was that good. The corned beef hash is not to be missed if that appeals to you at all. Baked goods are tasty. A fun diner atmosphere, and the place is obviously both a college haunt and popular with locals.

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Thank ASBerman
Vermont
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

My sister is the pickiest eater I know and always going on and off diets. Lou's is a consistent win for her. I love the hash, she loves the omelettes. The kids get wiki sticks to play with and amazing waffles. The line is crazy long on the weekend. Go early or late!

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Thank Amy P
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I love this place! Lou's is a timeless love letter to the traditional diner where great food is served at reasonable prices by professional wait staff who call you 'hon and 'darlin'. If anything, the bakery has improved from my college days. Breakfasts are still excellent with delicious local products featured. The long-term staff is like a big family, which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
06:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 15:00
Thursday
06:00 - 15:00
Friday
06:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2015
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: +1 603-643-3321
Description
A tradition since 1947 serving Breakfast All Day and Lunch. Full service bakery featuring cakes, pies, donuts, cookies and seasonal specials. Proud to be a Certified Green Restaurant with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Menu features gluten free, vegetarian and vegan specials. Dining Room opened until 3pm daily and bakery until 5pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?