Louis' Lunch

Row 1

263 Crown St
New Haven, CT 06511
(203) 562-5507
Burgers, American
$ $
Tue–Wed: 11:00 AM–3:45 PM Thu–Sat: Noon–2:00 AM

Foursquare Tips

  • Jeff Lessen, owner of Louis Lunch, makes expert level Cheese Works sandwiches." --Adam Richman, Man V Food Nation
  • Go to Louis' Lunch, Order the Cheese plain. Don't ask for ketchup.
  • Hello SCSY delegates! The first hamburger ever was invented here -- check out this culinary landmark!
  • Your burger options are cheese, tomato, and onion. Large variety of local bottled sodas - try the birch beer.
  • They invented the hamburger in 1900. No, really. And they still use the same 100+ year old cast iron gas cookers to make them.
  • Where the hamburg was invented! {really - it was, right here!!}
  • Lays claim to the birthplace of the hamburger sandwich. Grab a burger with everything (onions and cheese). Don't even think of asking for ketchup-- it ain't allowed.
  • Get a cheese works and a birch. Don't ask for ketchup.
  • Never ask for ketchup the burger is perfect without it!
  • Classic or traditional burger and fries is all you want at Louis' Lunch. Don't even think of asking for ketchup.
  • The Birthplace of the Hamburger Sandwich. Their original burger recipe has hardly changed since its inception in 1895.
  • everytime i drive by new haven, i gotta to stop a louis lunch ... best hamburgers in the world
  • Dont even think about asking for mustard or mayo: the only approved toppings are tomato, onion, and cheese.
  • The strongest claim to the birth of the hamburger comes from Louis Lunch in New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Bring cash, order a Birch beer, and don't ask for ketchup, mustard, or mayo.
  • One cheese, worksthat's a burger with cheese, tomato, and onion. The sweetness of the onion is key, and the salt from the cheese and the moisture of the tomato are a good step away from condiments.
  • go here and eat a very tasty part of american history, delicious burgers with a great atmosphere, something this historic is worth a day trip to alone!
  • This great little place has been serving hamburgers since 1900, and is now a fourth-generation family business. They also serve up a local favorite, Foxon Park sodas, to wash down your burger.
  • The cheese works... is the business
  • Don't ask for ketchup. Don't pay with credit, or be "escorted out"