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Lou's Drive In

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6229 Watt Ave, North Highlands, CA 95660-4215
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Magalia, CA
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5 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
North Highlands, California, United States
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I'm not sure what the folks who gave Lou's Burgers a bad review are talking about. Eating at Lou's is like stepping back in time and eating at an old style drive in. The burgers are huge, thick patties with their special sauce. By the time you get half way through, the burger the buns are beginning to wear thin... More 

1 Thank Carol Ann N
Rancho Cordova, California
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Been eating here on & of for 34 years. Order the Chili Buger with grilled onions. Grab extra napkins.

Thank 123Mac_12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

The food was disgusting.. and for the money I would of rather gone to in n out.. honestly I ordered the double with cheese. It had to gray meat patties and some Kraft singles on it.. I regret even eating here.. stay away.

1 Thank xmasox

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
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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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