Welcome to Louis’ Lunch

Est. 1895 in New Haven, CT

Since 1895, Louis’ Lunch in New Haven, CT has been serving a classic hamburger sandwich to customers from across the United States. Family owned and operated, we are currently run by the 4th generation and are one of the oldest, family-run businesses in the country. Our restaurant prides itself on staying true to the family history and continuing to preserve the past for future generations.

Recognized by the Library of Congress as the Birthplace of the Hamburger Sandwich, Louis’ Lunch has been featured in many print and television spots, including: The Travel Channel, The Food Network, Zagat, Food and Wine Magazine, among many others.

Louis’ Lunch is committed to serving a classic hamburger that is made with a proprietary blend of five cuts of meat, ground fresh daily. We want you to experience the meat’s true flavor, so we serve it on white toast and only offer cheese, onion, and tomato as garnishes.

At Louis’ Lunch, we strive to make customers feel at home. We even have a friendly, unique banter! For more information, contact us at (203) 562-5507 or stop by today! We look forward to serving you!

Chosen by the Travel Channel as “The Tastiest Place to Chow Down in America” & “The Tastiest Burger”

Birthplace of the Hamburger Sandwich!

Gift Cards & Merchandise Available


Tuesday 12 pm – 8 pm
Wednesday 12 pm – 8 pm
Thursday 12 pm – 12 am
Friday 12 pm – 1 am
Saturday 12 pm – 1 am