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Louie's Restaurant

1009 North Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-2937
+1 847-244-0101
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“breadsticks” (23 reviews)
“chicken” (9 reviews)
“spaghetti” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, American
$$ - $$$
1009 North Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-2937
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live a few blocks from Louie's and like to walk over for dinner on a Saturday night. We've never been disappointed with the food or service. Louie's specializes in Italian cuisine, and it's always good. I usually get spaghetti with meatballs, my husband gets...More

Thank Celtia42
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

My son was wanting Spaghetti and meatballs for his bday meal and saw this was highly recommended. We were not disappointed. The pasta, sandwiches, and pizza were great. And don't leave without eating a cupcake!!!

Thank Jo-Anne M
Reviewed 25 June 2017

For decades Louie's provided consistently good food at a reasonable price. That has changed.The breadsticks, once best in the world, are now just bland and old tasting. The Cheese Bomber sandwich, my long time favorite , is now cheap and bland tasting. The sauce is...More

Thank Surfdeep
Reviewed 22 May 2017

A classic little neighborhood Italian place, from days gone by. Started in 1950s by the brother of the famed Quonset Pizza. Great thin crust pizza but a full menu and a full bar, too. Everything is good, but the salad and breadstick are unbelievable. Staff...More

Thank 37,444
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had a pretty large group to feed, and I saw the reviews for Louies and gave them a call - Karen helped me put together a catering order that drew raves from our bunch! We ran out of chicken way to early it was...More

Thank Scott n Chris M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a typical old fashioned restaurant/bar with great old fashioned Italian food. We had ravioli and baked mostaciolli and both were cooked to perfection with a great sweet pasta sauce. The meal came with a basket of small very tasty breadsticks that were promptly...More

Thank tomgaudio
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Louie's has been a mainstay of Waukegan for longer than I have been alive. The food is and always has been excellent as well as consistent. The prices are reasonable. If you like Italian, from pizza to pasta give this place a go.

Thank mark r
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Restaurant is slightly off the beaten path and a throw back to another era. The food is wonderful, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is one of a kind. Don't let the entry way and appearance deter you from dining here

Thank Lisa I
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Best local spot for one of the best if not the pizza in town , thin crust goodness flavor galore and prompt delivery 🖒🖒

Thank lmonchis
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Went here prior to seeing a show at the Genesee theatre. The location is good as it is only about 10 minutes from the theater and in a section of town with beautiful unique homes. There is great variety on the menu but it is...More

Thank Gail D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 North Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-2937
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: +1 847-244-0101
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