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Lou's Sandwich Shop

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414 E Main St, Norristown, PA 19401-5104
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant has been around for many years and it remains consistent and a favorite for many locals.

Thank Mar_T777
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The BEST Zeps (must be on a round roll!) anywhere. If you are not fron Norristown, find someone who is and ask what a Zep is :) I equally love the traditional Zep and the Tuna version. The place is by no means facny or frilly, but the food is great and the service friendly. A great local eatery with... More 

Thank MicheleM0678
Norristown, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good blue collar restaurant where you can get a decent hoagie, cheesesteak or go in early get a good breakfast with pancakes , eggs scrapple and a decent cup of coffee and you won't be spending more then$15. .

Thank igglesfan02
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Picked up zeps and steak sandwiches to take on a trip to a concert in lancaster in early june.everybody raved how delicious they were.definitely will do it again when we tailgate for our next roadtrip.

Thank mcourtney
Norristown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a zep. We ordered a tray of them for a Holiday party. They are a Norristown thing and Lou's does it right. Everyone there is every friendly.

Thank 371SusanP371
Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I live in Maryland now but any chance I get to obtain some of those dee-licious Zeps I get 'em. What's a Zep? Get on over to Norristown PA and find out. I don't think they make them anywhere else. When we were kids, we used to run down to Lou's and get a whole bag of Zeps and take... More 

6 Thank HeroHito
Baltimore, Maryland
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We loved this place! The interior has the vintage charm of a well loved diner. The zeps are fabulous (OMG, the bread!), and the staff was really great. Many of the patrons on the day we visited appeared to know each other and the staff well, but outsiders are made to feel just as welcome. I hope to be back!

Thank zsazsa-stl
philadelphia PA
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Not much changes in Lou's from decade to decade. They make a great milkshake in those old steel containers. The cheesesteaks are terrific and they are famous for a local sandwich called a 'zep'. Sit at the counter. Last time I was there every person in the place was reading an actual printed newspaper and there wasn't a cell phone... More 

Thank bruce b
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I have been going to this sandwich shop for 40 years. They have the best coffee in town and all you have to ask for is 'regular.' When people come from out of town who have never had a 'zep' I send them here. No ambiance but take it home and enjoy!!

Thank S.R.F. M
Norristown, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Norristown natives claim to have invented the Zip, they are almost right! Lou's have been in business forever serving great food

Thank Eightbootsies

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 E Main St, Norristown, PA 19401-5104
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Norristown
  • Phone Number: 610-279-5415

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