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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
06:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Hanover, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not only is this a great place to eat but also their doughnuts are to die for. Go early to find a seat or just to buy doughnuts they both go quickly.

Thank alinda2016
Brooklyn, New York
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once we forgot about the nostalgic setting, it became clear we'd also picked a winner for lunch on our day in Hanover. Some of the dishes are just exceptional, like the ancho chili. It's also important to leave room for the first rate pie.

Thank ThreeInAPod
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lou's is a go-to place for over the top bakery items and delicious cakes. It's a must visit when in Hanover. I've also had breakfast and they have large portion sizes for the cost.

Thank Sara M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went twice during a short stay, it was that good. The corned beef hash is not to be missed if that appeals to you at all. Baked goods are tasty. A fun diner atmosphere, and the place is obviously both a college haunt and popular with locals.

Thank ASBerman
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister is the pickiest eater I know and always going on and off diets. Lou's is a consistent win for her. I love the hash, she loves the omelettes. The kids get wiki sticks to play with and amazing waffles. The line is crazy long on the weekend. Go early or late!

Thank Amy P
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this place! Lou's is a timeless love letter to the traditional diner where great food is served at reasonable prices by professional wait staff who call you 'hon and 'darlin'. If anything, the bakery has improved from my college days. Breakfasts are still excellent with delicious local products featured. The long-term staff is like a big family, which... More 

Thank kilrwat
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for breakfast. Very lively. Really liked the omelettes and the homemade pastries. Still wondering how the got the apple pies to be so tall.

Thank Henry A
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Consistently delicious food! Lou's is extremely popular for brunch on weekends so it's best to get their early to miss some of the line. They have a good range of diner breakfast and lunch options. Our breakfasts are always filling and delicious. Our waitress even took our coffee and muffins off the bill because of our wait! Will be back... More 

Thank C W
Cohasset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunday morning breakfast. Busy / full / great staff and great food. Take the time to wait for a table -- well worth it.

Thank Mark R
Macon, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed Lou's when I was an undergraduate in the 1970s. However, I've stopped in over the years and each time seems better than the one before. Their regular corned beef hash has always been the best I've ever had, but this time I tried a "red flannel hash" special with beets mixed in and it was fantastic. Lou's has... More 

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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
US$8 - US$12
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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?