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Louie's Lunch

500 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-2434
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Ranked #132 of 241 Restaurants in Ithaca
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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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Cortland, New York
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129 reviews 129 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Louie's Lunch

Address: 500 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-2434
Phone Number: 607-257-4649
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?