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Louie's Lunch

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500 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-2434
607-257-4649
Today
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Greasy goodness

Having lived across the street, this was the easiest place to get late night provisions. It's much better than the Hot Truck. The Chicken Parm is divine and the fries are always fresh and greasy. I haven't eaten a bad thing here yet...and portions are pretty big. A 'half' sandwich is actually a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2014
thetwoofcups
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Having lived across the street, this was the easiest place to get late night provisions. It's much better than the Hot Truck. The Chicken Parm is divine and the fries are always fresh and greasy. I haven't eaten a bad thing here yet...and portions are pretty big. A 'half' sandwich is actually a normal person's sub. It certainly isn't good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

I used to eat at Louie's when I was a Cornell student in the 80's and I couldn't believe it was still there. Had to get a hot sausage and cheese sub for old time's sake. Glad they've made it through the years.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

For those in the know, there is no substitute in all of Ithaca for Louie's Lunch. Like the 2nd reviewer said, Louie's Lunch is WAAAAAY better than "Hot Truck". As much as I loved the chicken parm with its smotheringly good, melted, gooey mozzarella, my favorite is the TBBC; turkey breast, bacon and cheese. Of course, it comes with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2008

Terrible for you, but definitely tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

Their chicken parm sub is perfection wrapped in tin foil. And it goes down very nicely with a peanut butter milkshake. I really believe this is one of the best food trucks on a college campus. So bad for you, but sooo good. I'm salivating now as I write this. I also think that Louie's is better than Hot Truck.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-2434
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-257-4649
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?