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Louie's Lunch

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500 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-2434
+1 607-257-4649
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Very good food near freshman dorms and frat houses. Nice alternative to dining halls and for eating at odd times, always there!

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Ithaca, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2015

Louie's has been at the same corner for well over forty years serving well constructed sandwiches and beverages late into the evening.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015

Food truck may not have any gas, have never seen it move. Always there. Lots of good food and nice location to sit on lawn and eat.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Having lived across the street, this was the easiest place to get late night provisions. It's much better than the Hot Truck. The Chicken Parm is divine and the fries are always fresh and greasy. I haven't eaten a bad thing here yet...and portions are pretty big. A 'half' sandwich is actually a normal person's sub. It certainly isn't good... More 

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Cortland, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

I used to eat at Louie's when I was a Cornell student in the 80's and I couldn't believe it was still there. Had to get a hot sausage and cheese sub for old time's sake. Glad they've made it through the years.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2010

For those in the know, there is no substitute in all of Ithaca for Louie's Lunch. Like the 2nd reviewer said, Louie's Lunch is WAAAAAY better than "Hot Truck". As much as I loved the chicken parm with its smotheringly good, melted, gooey mozzarella, my favorite is the TBBC; turkey breast, bacon and cheese. Of course, it comes with the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2008

Terrible for you, but definitely tasty.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2008

Their chicken parm sub is perfection wrapped in tin foil. And it goes down very nicely with a peanut butter milkshake. I really believe this is one of the best food trucks on a college campus. So bad for you, but sooo good. I'm salivating now as I write this. I also think that Louie's is better than Hot Truck.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-2434
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-257-4649

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?