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Lou's Restaurant and Bakery

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30 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2015
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate at Lou's 3 mornings in a row, being completely satisfied. Even the coffee was much better than the average breakfast joint. We came early(7:30) so all the preppies were still abed, tho a few bedraggled hikers staggered in, and of course townspeople, so there was no wait. Breakfast bountiful, served promptly with excellent service. Toast homemade, muffins awesome,... More 

Thank SnowyandSniggles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lou's is exceptional. They have mastered diner food. Much of the food is from local farms, so the quality is great. The weekly specials are particularly good. The service is excellent as well. It is an extremely friendly and welcoming environment. The only negatives are that there is usually a line an they aren't open for dinner. I would be... More 

Thank Jack O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss breakfast at Lou's in Hanover, NH. A local favorite in business for many years. Try the red flannel hash for a NE treat.

Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are staying or just passing though Hanover, you should definitely stop at Lou's for breakfast. Our daughter and friend are hiking the A.T. and we met them in Hanover. They heard great things on the Trail about Lou's so we stopped in for breakfast. It was super busy but we managed to get a seat pretty quickly. The... More 

Thank FoodieNashua
Norwich, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the years, I have enjoyed many breakfasts at Lou's, a favorite, local Hanover institution. My favorite is the smoked salmon with cream cheese, onion, and bagel. I usually ask for extra lemon and the waitress always obliges. In addition, the portion is always generous, so end up taking half of this meal home with me for lunch later in... More 

Thank Bear59
Snowville, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Hanover taking our Granddaughter for a tour of Dartmouth. It had been a number of years since I had been to Lou's but it was as good as I remembered and the pie (blueberry) was fantastic. It's that "consistency thing"!

Thank W2APF
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for breakfast-the place can be busy probably because it's so popular. We sat at the counter-were waited on promptly. The prices are a little high but after we got the food we thought it was well worth it. The food came out fast and piping hot. They have a lot of home made and organic food-it was delicious!... More 

Thank Paula S
West Hartford, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great breakfast and the donuts are great. Expect to wait on the w/e here as very popular.Get the glazed crullers as French toast,delicious.

Thank Randy G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best place to go for breakfast - fantastic value & service, gets busy for a reason. Massive portions for us Brits so can easily share meals

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Hanover, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you enter in the morning invariably but always on weekends there is a waiting line. But the line is managed so efficiently that maximum wait is around 15 minutes. Once seated the service is prompt and excellent. The variety of choices is large but their pancakes and omelettes are the best I have had any where

Thank Arif T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2015
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Hanover
  • Phone Number: 16036433321
A tradition since 1947 serving Breakfast All Day and Lunch. Full service bakery featuring cakes, pies, donuts, cookies and seasonal specials. Proud to be a Certified Green Restaurant with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Menu features gluten free, vegetarian and vegan specials. Dining Room opened until 3pm daily and bakery until 5pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?