Louis Lunch - New Haven, CT
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 41° 18.384 W 072° 55.828
18T E 673247 N 4574837
Quick Description: Louis Lunch, where it is claimed the the hamburger originated, is located at 263 Crown St., New Haven, CT.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2016 3:29:36 PM
Waymark Code: WMQB91
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Louis Lunch was established by Louis Lassen in a downtown location near Yale University in 1895. They claim to have created the first hamburger to accommodate a harried customer. According to their website:

"One day in 1900, a gentleman hurriedly walked into Louis' Lunch and told proprietor Louis Lassen he was in a rush and wanted something he could eat on the run. In an instant, Louis placed his own blend of ground steak trimmings between two slices of toast and sent the gentleman on his way. And so, the most recognizable American sandwich was born."

If you order the original hamburger, cost $6, do not expect to find the usual condiments - ketchup, mustard, relish, etc. The proprietor, Jeff Lassen, the grandson of Louis Lassen, maintains the family tradition. The only acceptable additions to the hamburger are cheese, onion and tomato. Furthermore they operate a cash only business. No credit cards, no Apple Pay, so leave your plastic cards or iPhone in your pocket.


Closed Sunday and Monday.
Tuesday - 11 am - 3:45 pm
Wednesday - 11 am - 3:45 pm
Thursday - 12 noon - 2 am
Friday - 12 noon - 2 am
Saturday - 12 noon - 2 am
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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Location Website: [Web Link]

Weekday Hours: Not listed

Weekend Hours: Not listed

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