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Lou's Restaurant and Bakery

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American, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner
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30 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2015
(603) 643-3321
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 138
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A gem of a restaurant in Hanover

We were looking for somewhere to have breakfast and found Lou's Restaurant and Bakery on South Main Street. It was quite inviting from the outside, we were warmly welcomed and a table was quickly found for us. The restaurant was busy and there was a good buzz to the place. On the menu there was a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
paullegate
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Letchworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
425 reviews 425 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
618 helpful votes 618 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We were looking for somewhere to have breakfast and found Lou's Restaurant and Bakery on South Main Street. It was quite inviting from the outside, we were warmly welcomed and a table was quickly found for us. The restaurant was busy and there was a good buzz to the place. On the menu there was a wide range of items... More 

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Boston, MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having breakfast or lunch as Lou's is a homecoming of sorts. The quality of the food and service is always exceptional. The tradition lives on!

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Hanover, NH
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the best corned beef hash I have ever had in a restaurant. Lou's focuses on fresh local ingredients - your eggs, bacon, toast etc most likely originated in NH or VT. Go to spot for ordering birthday cakes.

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Simsbury, CT
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

It's often a wait but always worth it. Great breakfasts, lovely lunch--amazing milkshakes. Always crowded with cute college kids. They have mile-high pies to eat and to go. I went once the day before Thanksgiving and there were millions of them piled all over the restaurant. It's a not-miss kind of local place.

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East Bay, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Very cute place with the most tasty food in a quaint town! We could smell the wonderful smell before we Loved the Favorite Breakfast Sandwich and Carrot Cake Pancakes. Service was great. Will return and highly recommend.

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New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This restaurant has been around in Hanover "forever" and you can see it in all the pictures on the walls. It's a favorite haunt of the Dartmouth students and faculty. A good selection of food and the pricing is OK. There can be long lines inside waiting for a table which speaks to the popularity of Lou's. Also they have... More 

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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90 reviews 90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Lou's packs 'em in on the weekends-- it's an institution in Hanover. That said, it's a diner and that's what you get-- which was just what we were looking for.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Why such a wonderful place has to feature music to commit suicide by, is beyond me. Seriously, Johnny Cash dirges alternating with James Taylor downers? The music the kitchen listens to is better. Great food, the specials are awesome; Sean is the best. The waitresses are top-notch and have a lot of personality. My suggestion is, let customers recommend music,... More 

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Norwich, Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

One of the best breakfast places around. The only downside is that it is small and gets crowded very easily. The locals don't like to give up their seats.

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Hanover, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Their creullers as well as their baked goods are absolutely to die for. Ask for Ginny! She's the best and always has been :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2015
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: (603) 643-3321

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, Coffee Shop, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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