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Lou's Sandwich Shop

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414 E Main St, Norristown, PA 19401-5104
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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33 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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77 reviews
39 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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4 reviews
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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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Did a Yelp search for local sandwiches while in King of Prussia, few weeks ago. Authentic people and location. Wish I had one right now...

2 Thank Mylon
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

No time for travel? Here's a trip! In a good way, I mean. Time-machine yourself to Lou's. Blink and you'll miss it - that would be a shame! Family-owned. A Norristown historical gem still alive and kicking. Their food is fresh and prepared with care - watch! Delicious breakfast & lunch menu. 1940s architecture and decor to delight. Chrome 'n'... More 

1 Thank Roadddmom
Norristown, PA
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

For years my family and I have been going to Lou's for breakfast sandwhiches. They have hand's down the best Ham and Egg sandwich!!

Thank RuthAnn261

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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
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?