Louis' Lunch

261 Crown St, New Haven, Connecticut 06511 USA

1,065 Reviews
Closed Now
Opens Tue 11a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Public
  • Outdoor
  • No Wifi
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“Oldest hamburger restaurant in America”

Louis' Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut, advertises itself as the first restaurant to serve hamburgers and as being the oldest hamburger restaurant still operating in the U.S. Opened as a small lunch wagon in 1895, Louis' Lunch was also one of the first places in the U.S. to serve steak sandwiches. A great hidden gem in New Haven. Featured on Season 4 of Man vs. Food!

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Matthew L.

Louis' Lunch is a hamburger restaurant that opened in New Haven, Connecticut in 1895. It was founded by Danish immigrant Louis Lassen. He was a blacksmith by trade and a preacher by vocation. In... Read more

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Sydney W.

The burger didn't live up to its hype. Yes the burger not bad and cooked well but there was no WOW factor for me. This was a good stop, quick bite, onto the next stop kind of spot. Pro tip: eat... Read more

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Rachel H.

Burgers definitely one thing I've had soo many variations of at soo many different places with soo many different combinations that it would be impossible to list them all. How are all those... Read more

Louis' Lunch

261 Crown St
New Haven, Connecticut
06511 USA


Closed Now
  • Fri, Sat: 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Thu: 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Tue, Wed: 11:00 am - 3:45 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Does not take
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dine In
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Drive Through
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
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