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Lou's Drive In

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6229 Watt Ave, North Highlands, CA 95660-4215
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North Highlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The hamburgers are absolutely wonderful! Big and juicy! Fries are great too! The milk shakes are to die for!

Thank Karen Q
San Ramon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Was finally able to stop in and enjoy my first Lou burger. Yes it's an older place, but that's a sign of how good the food is. Food is made to order at the window. They do have a transaction fee if you use a debit card. Fries are good, and the milkshakes are very very good.

Thank Daniel S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

We have driven past Lou's for the past 15 years and finally decided to try it. It looks like it would be an amazing vintage drive-in. We were do disappointed! We ordered outside and the grouchy worker barked that we would have to wait 20 minutes for our food. The bun was a lot larger than the pathetic hamburger patty.... More 

Thank hixona
Magalia, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

A Sacramento staple. Great burgers fried and shakes. Service sucks. Good parking. A little messy outside, car eating is best.

Thank tulacooks
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Lou's is a landmark burger stop in North Highlands. A drive up greasy spoon with a good selection of burger and other choices including shakes etc. If you are tired of the chain store burger places, stop in, you will probably find a Highlands graduate there reliving the glory days..

Thank Mike B
North Highlands, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2015

Yummy mushroom burger to take home and eat. Fries are just so-so to me. We also walk up here for ice cream cones.

Thank Linda V
North Highlands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have been a regular at Lou's for many years. The staff is great. The food is great. It is a Good place to meet friends. I meet my high school friends on the 1st Saturday each month and make new friends. Great burgers- cooked fresh the way you want it. Try it their way the first time though. Shakes... More 

Thank Steve B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

I'll eat at McDonalds any day. This place is crap. The chicken breast is dipped in fat and fried. The kitchen looks dirty.

Thank tellovt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

Heard about this joint on Channel 31 by Newscaster Nick Toma (we miss him). He said it was one of the best burger places around Sac. OMG! He was right. Old, beat-up, 60's mode, low class, sketchy area, with an awesome burger! Ya park right in front; it's a drive-in. No drive-thru. Cash only. Not unusual for the waitress/cook to... More 

1 Thank sonnybear47
Conco, Italy
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

A friend suprised me with a bacon cheese burger from Lou's and I must say Im not much of a burger lover but I could'nt put this one down.. it was excellent thanks again!;)

2 Thank angie916

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Fast Food
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  • Address: 6229 Watt Ave, North Highlands, CA 95660-4215
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  North Highlands
  • Phone Number: 916-332-5622

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?