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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (17 reviews)
“pancakes” (45 reviews)
“french toast” (40 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
30 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755-2015
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Reviewed 3 days 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 1 week 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Larry L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The service at Lou's makes you feel at home. It is worth the wait at weekends. Everything I tried was amazing- a real comfort food, but may be a little bit too greasy. The chocolate cake with the personalized happy birthday works out as a...More

Thank omarta21
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My daughter insisted we find this place, and it was well worth finding. She ate here many years ago and still retained a powerful memory of great food. The Reuben was stupendous, and the desserts, out of this world. Bring your appetite!

Thank Randie C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Fabulous breakfast/lunch spot not to be missed if you're in Hanover. We had breakfast only but the lunch options looked tempting too. Don't miss the French Toast Cruller. And, check the daily specials. We had a German egg scramble with ham, onions, red potatoes &...More

Thank Basia241326
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

If you're visiting Dartmouth or just passing by Hanover, you'll have to stop by Lou's. Whatever time it is, get breakfast food. And don't forget to end your meal with a slice of pie and a sugar glazed donut to go.

Thank Dari S
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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