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Louis' Lunch

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American
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Takeout, Seating
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had to try it...and glad I did! Got there right when it opened on a Thursday and we waited about 20 mins for two burgers and a piece of cannoli cake. Some people had called in orders beforehand (smart!) but we didn’t mind waiting. The...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 19, 2020

I have been wanting to check this place out for a while sinc seeing it on countless shows and websites as the birthplace of the burger. I finally was in the New Haven area on a later Wednesday morning and deicded to give to give...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 28, 2020 via mobile

They are lucky to get one star! Undercooked burgers. The three of us has to eat only the outer portion of the burger and threw out the rest! Gross! Do not recommend!

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020

First off, Louis Lunch is a historical experience. Go somewhere else if you can't deal with a basic meal. This place isn't for you. For the rest of us, Louis Lunch is a hoot. They only take cash but there is an ATM in the...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 22, 2020 via mobile

The ambiance of this place sends you back in time to where burgers were made with regular slices of bread instead of buns. The burger was perfect, and the potatoe salad was impressive. Definitely should be on you to-do list in New Haven.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Keep it simple! That’s what is done here and that is what makes it so good. The burger is the best we’ve ever had, not hidden in a ridiculous bun, but in two small slices of white toast just so you can hold this delicious...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

The original and the best hamburger sandwich ever! Don't ask for ketchup, you don't need condiments on these burgers!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2019 via mobile

Best ever burger ... home of the first and best burger anywhere... Hugh quality beef and cooked in the special sideways gas grills... and still owner and operated by the original Lassen family ... stop in and meet Jeff Lassen for a truly unique burger...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

My first visit today to Louis’ lunch was deeply disappointing! My family and I visited today right at opening and we were the second group to order. All we ordered were 4 cheeseburgers. When we got them, they were all RAW. The outsides of burgers...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 24, 2019

If you're chasing the roots back to the original American burger, well, that's the place to go. What you'll get is a perfect hamburger patty between two slices of toast. You may add cheese and tomatoes and onions. That's it. The pure taste of a...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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RideTheDonkey
January 9, 2019|
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Response from auntiearwen | Reviewed this property |
I would contact them directly. As far as I know, they are open in August. Not sure about Sundays.
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Miriam D
November 6, 2018|
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Response from rakent2018 | Reviewed this property |
Cash only
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WMPatFan
March 27, 2018|
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Response from auntiearwen | Reviewed this property |
parking is a challenge in that area of New Haven. Contact them directly, but you may wind up having to simply park where you can find a space. It doesn't have its own parking place as I recall.
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