Try New Haven’s Louis’ Lunch for The Original Hamburger

CT Now has come up with a list of local Connecticut eateries they suggest residents eat at before they die, or less dramatically make their way out of Connecticut. Several New Haven dining spots have made the list, including Louis’ Lunch! Just a ten minute walk away from 360 State Street, our residents can enjoy some of the best food in Connecticut.

Did you know that the hamburger originated right here in New Haven? Louis’ Lunch serves the dish that they created (Skeptical? The Library of Congress even says so!) and has become an American staple. This local New Haven eatery is unique in that they aren’t your typical establishment. Their hours are short, open only for lunch and sometimes only two hours a day. Luckily Louis’ Lunch is open on both Saturdays and Sundays for those working during the weekdays. Now owed by the great grandson of the original Louis’ burger sandwich creator, they strive to maintain the delicious taste that brought customers in over 100 years ago and keep that flavor alive in New Haven.

The dish being raved about is their original hamburger, which is the basis of this restaurant’s founding, but isn’t your typical burger. These famous burgers are served on toasted bread with hamburger meat cooked to perfection topped with cheese, tomato and onion. They even cook them in the original cast iron skillets from when the eatery first began in 1898!

To see their full menu, hours and learn more about this New Haven eateries history, you can visit their website.

Want to learn more about the other New Haven eateries included on CT Now? Check out the links to all of their websites below, or take a look at the full article here!


Tarry Lodge 


Pepe Pizzeria 

Miya’s Sushi Mamoun’s Falafel