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Lou's Restaurant and Bakery

30 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2015
+1 603-643-3321
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“pancakes” (45 reviews)
“french toast” (40 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
30 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2015
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stopped by while our son was visiting the college. Reviews are right; this should be on everyone’s itinerary while on the college visit. Small cafe that is popular for a reason. Service is great. Food is super and especially the homemade berry pie.

Thank donmcneil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lou's is, quite simply, the best diner on Planet Earth. The menu is exceptionally creative, the food is fantastic and the service staff is what diner service staffs used to be like in the 1950s ... competent, experienced, friendly, engaged, funny. The only downside: There...More

Thank jcbays
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lou's has a long history in Hanover and the "go to" place for great food. We enjoyed having breakfast there two mornings with our friends and all were delighted with the quality and quantity of food. The bakery itself is awesome and worth the trip!

Thank Skip G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The homemade hash & poached eggs were amazing ! The strawberry jam on the tables was delicious! I can’t believe they don’t charge extra for it. I can see why there are lines. The staff were all friendly and efficient. Definitely will be back when...More

Thank crs10257
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lou’s has been consistently fantastic...every time. It doesn’t matter if I go for breakfast or lunch. The food is always great and the people that work there are amazing - they treat us like family there. You can’t beat Ginny and Jenny - they are...More

Thank irunnoft
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had to wait in line since this place is very popular with Dartmouth students. Served apple cider doughnut while in line. About 20 minute wait, but well worth it. Excellent breakfast and desserts. Also serves lunch. Great atmosphere.

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We were here for breakfast at 9 a.m. on an October Sunday, and this place was full of energy and happy customers! The staff was hustling, and we had only a short wait for a table. The food was absolutely outstanding - we chose "Lou’s...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Friendly fast service. Reasonably priced. Crowded very popular. Pastries are large and fresh. Belgium waffles Excellent. Unlimited coffee

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I'm a Dartmouth alum, and went to Lou's regularly as a student in the 1960's. Lou was the proprietor then. Members of his family still own this classic luncheonette There is a huge menu, and breakfast is served all day. The blueberry pancakes are huge;...More

Thank Stuart Z
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Very busy for breakfast and lunch no dinner. You will wait to get in. Bakery take out every good not cheap

Thank peach20
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Kat P
21 April 2017|
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Response from katherynchasse | Reviewed this property |
Just give them a call. They are so accommodating, and their cakes are amazing!
13 September 2016|
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Response from Bear59 | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast is served from 6:00 AM-3:00 PM Monday-Friday and 7;00 AM-3:00 PM Saturday-Sunday. However, their Bakery is open until 5:00 PM Monday-Saturday and until 3:00 PM on Sunday.
Bjorn L
17 October 2015|
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Response from NancyWWH1963 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but they close early in the day
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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