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Lou's Restaurant and Bakery

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30 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2015
+1 603-643-3321
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Hanover, NH., and Lou's is one of my favorite places. The food is great and I have love the pancakes, the omelets, the pies (Ou! LaLa!). I have never had a bad time there,and you might be sitting next to a Dartmouth Professor or a student, and they can tell you about the town or the campus... More 

Thank Hank S
Newcastle, Australia
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lou's has been in Hanover forever and has long been a popular meeting and eating place for college students and visitors to the area. It's your classic diner combined with a bakery. We visited Lou's for breakfast during a recent visit in mid-December 2016. We had to line up to wait for a table in the restaurant and apparently, due... More 

Thank JMR926
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lou's has been around forever and we ate breakfast, lunch and dessert here at different times. Pies were flying out of there from pre-orders and even though it was busy, the staff was friendly and hustled to get your meal served and drinks re-filled. Everyone's happy here, so it's a feel good place!

Thank PSMTampa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Went for a late breakfast on a weekend and yes there was a line but they gave us pastry sample while we waited. Our omelets and pancakes were delicious and our server was helpful and friendly. Well priced and fast service. The place is small. No issues finding cheap street parking. For sure recommend.

Thank reneevero
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is a wonderful weekend tradition for breakfast in Hanover. Booths and counter. Large servings, wonderful pastries.

Thank Lawrence M
Hanover, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Good service, ambiance, food. Right in the middle of this little town. Don't miss having breakfast or lunch here or sit at the counter for a cup of tea and a piece of their amazing carrot cake.

Thank trekkingandmore
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Lou's is a classic place in Hanover, where students from Dartmouth, locals and visitors gather is a small but cosy venue to have very good food. This place is perfect for breakfast. When visiting this place don't forget the bakery!

Thank alexps81
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

I love this spot. Whenever my dad wants breakfast out, this is our place. They have a bustling atmosphere, but the service doesn't suffer because of it. Food quality is good, try the hash. If you have a sweet tooth, check out the daily specials-- anywhere from chocolate explosion to carrot cake pancakes. Recently had to go with the classic... More 

Thank Ellen G
Grantham, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Best place in the area for breakfast and a great lunch too. There is usually a line for breakfast on the weekend from 5 to 30 minutes but very much worth it.

Thank Mark03264
Pittsford, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

You Must experience Lou's brunch to be able to say you visited Hanover, NH. The food is yummy and the portions big. It is a very long wait, crowded and tight spaces; but the staff is very friendly and helpful. The coffee is the best and the deserts worth taking home, no matter how far you're going.

Thank julidezw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $12
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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: +1 603-643-3321
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?