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Lou's Sandwich Shop

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414 E Main St, Norristown, PA 19401-5104
610-279-5415
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 am - 7:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Must-See, Must-Eat Iconic Lunch Joint

No time for travel? Here's a trip! In a good way, I mean. Time-machine yourself to Lou's. Blink and you'll miss it - that would be a shame! Family-owned. A Norristown historical gem still alive and kicking. Their food is fresh and prepared with care - watch! Delicious breakfast & lunch... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Roadddmom
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

No time for travel? Here's a trip! In a good way, I mean. Time-machine yourself to Lou's. Blink and you'll miss it - that would be a shame! Family-owned. A Norristown historical gem still alive and kicking. Their food is fresh and prepared with care - watch! Delicious breakfast & lunch menu. 1940s architecture and decor to delight. Chrome 'n'... More 

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Norristown, PA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For years my family and I have been going to Lou's for breakfast sandwhiches. They have hand's down the best Ham and Egg sandwich!!

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

food is incredibly fresh, generous portions & of home made items friendly local staff great location disappointing Mon-Wed hours have been shortened

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Huntsville
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Whenever I am in Norristown visiting my in-laws Lou's is a must stop. Food is always on point. No frills, good value, good, quick service. Always scenic with locals who have been eating here for years. Truly an institution for Norristown. If you're close, stop in and get a sandwich!!

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Key West, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Lou's is an icon in Norristown. You don't vitit Norristown and NOT stop at Lou's. That would be ridiculous!. Don't expect a lot of glitz or pampering but do expect GREAT food!

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Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Liked: the food as only Lou's can make it, Zeps, hoagies, sauces. Disliked waiting and the gruff waitperson. I called in our order to pick up. A great foodie item to take on the plane and share with friends!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

If your from Norristown then you know Lou's is the place to go for sandwiches . Whether your craving breakfast or lunch Lou's is never a let down. It's been there for years for a reason. Everyone there is friendly and Somebody in the building knows you or someone from your family.. Grand mom great grandmom whatever. Great zep great... More 

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NJ
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191 reviews 191 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Worth the trip from Philly just to go back to an old fashioned luncheonette with wonderful sandwiches. Had our first zeps and they were great! Very large menu, service was pleasant, and parking is very easy in front. Great old-fashioned lunch counter!

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NM
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Lou's has always been known for their Zeps. They stuff them with the freshest deli meats and cheeses and I am pretty sure they use Conshohocken Bakery Rolls. I prefer my Zeps on Kaiser rolls, it is just the way I grew up. Tomato, olive oil, salt and pepper, sweet peppers. We would bypass all the sandwich shops in Conshohocken... More 

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Radnor, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This places drips authenticity. Great cheesesteaks and sandwiches, but try the zep. Friendly service, lots of local character.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 414 E Main St, Norristown, PA 19401-5104
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Norristown
  • Phone Number: 610-279-5415
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?