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Lou's Sandwich Shop

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414 E Main St, Norristown, PA 19401-5104
+1 610-279-5415
05:30 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Wed 05:30 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 05:30 - 19:00
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Clinton, New Jersey
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401 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

It's all about the bread! And Lou s has it. Their sandwiches are outstanding. There is nothing fancy about Lou s. Plain and simple. The inside Looks like it did back in the 70s, but that is the charm of the place. Kept reading about the Zeps, so I went and asked about it. Lou provided a free sample. It's... More 

Thank AndiamoAMagna
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Our first time, but saw the great reviews and decided to try the zeps steak & cheese sandwich which is a huge hoagie.. Delicious with with the best bakery roll ever made at a local bakery (Corropolese Bakery & Deli), lots of large fresh garden tomato slices plus onion, mushrooms, peppers and hot pepper relish. Great french fries and the... More 

Thank Kat M
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This restaurant has been around for many years and it remains consistent and a favorite for many locals.

Thank Mar_T777
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The BEST Zeps (must be on a round roll!) anywhere. If you are not fron Norristown, find someone who is and ask what a Zep is :) I equally love the traditional Zep and the Tuna version. The place is by no means facny or frilly, but the food is great and the service friendly. A great local eatery with... More 

Thank MicheleM0678
Norristown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Good blue collar restaurant where you can get a decent hoagie, cheesesteak or go in early get a good breakfast with pancakes , eggs scrapple and a decent cup of coffee and you won't be spending more then$15. .

Thank igglesfan02
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Picked up zeps and steak sandwiches to take on a trip to a concert in lancaster in early june.everybody raved how delicious they were.definitely will do it again when we tailgate for our next roadtrip.

Thank mcourtney
Norristown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a zep. We ordered a tray of them for a Holiday party. They are a Norristown thing and Lou's does it right. Everyone there is every friendly.

Thank 371SusanP371
Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

I live in Maryland now but any chance I get to obtain some of those dee-licious Zeps I get 'em. What's a Zep? Get on over to Norristown PA and find out. I don't think they make them anywhere else. When we were kids, we used to run down to Lou's and get a whole bag of Zeps and take... More 

6 Thank HeroHito
Baltimore, Maryland
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

We loved this place! The interior has the vintage charm of a well loved diner. The zeps are fabulous (OMG, the bread!), and the staff was really great. Many of the patrons on the day we visited appeared to know each other and the staff well, but outsiders are made to feel just as welcome. I hope to be back!

Thank zsazsa-stl
philadelphia PA
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Not much changes in Lou's from decade to decade. They make a great milkshake in those old steel containers. The cheesesteaks are terrific and they are famous for a local sandwich called a 'zep'. Sit at the counter. Last time I was there every person in the place was reading an actual printed newspaper and there wasn't a cell phone... More 

Thank bruce b

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 19:00
05:30 - 19:00
05:30 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 414 E Main St, Norristown, PA 19401-5104
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Norristown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-279-5415

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?