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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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st petersburg, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped in for lunch. Large selection on menu. Lots of homemade style food. A couple vegan options. Beautiful baked goods. Got the turkey sandwich which was huge, homemade chicken noodle soup, both were very good. Daughter got the falafel pita which was vegan. They also had a couple of vegan cookies.

Thank keekin
Chester, Vermont
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the finest restaurants for breakfast ever!!! My husband and I go to Lou's at least once a month! We sit at the counter, now being recognized by the waitstaff. The food is amazing, amassed with pastries as you walk in the door and the managers and staff work together like a well oiled machine. However, they... More 

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Montclair, New Jersey
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the breakfast and lunch here. Sometimes a 10-15 minute wait but we'll worth it. Lovely staff always trying to please.

Thank Matt S
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious pies, baked goods, and satisfying hearty comfort food were reason enough to wait on the long line for lunch at Lou's...then we found out about the all-male "wall of fame" that Gloria Steinem made the owner take down--which was restored shortly afterwards and remains over the lunch counter to this day...if you are a manly man, don't miss it!

Thank Laurence J
Essex, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When it comes to getting really good home-cooked meals, and a good variety of bakery items, then go here. Always been a favorite of the locals, and word spreads quickly. Plan on waiting in line for a bit before a table is ready. The wait staff are the ones you wish you could find at every restaurant. Friendly, very experienced,... More 

Thank FJDriver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lou's bakery is an institution in Hanover. The breakfast selections are bountiful, as is the food itself. Three of us had breakfast on 2/23. It was winter break in the local schools so we waited for 15 minutes for a table, on a Thursday, but it was worth it. We ordered eggs, pancakes, oatmeal, and everything was delicious. Our waitress... More 

Thank Nancy L
Hanover, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

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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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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?