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Louie's Restaurant

) #3 of 118 Restaurants in Waukegan €€ - €€€ Italian, American, Pizza
1009 North Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-2937
+1 847-244-0101
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“breadsticks” (22 reviews)
“chicken” (9 reviews)
“spaghetti” (3 reviews)
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Italian, American, Pizza
€€ - €€€
1009 North Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-2937
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A classic little neighborhood Italian place, from days gone by. Started in 1950s by the brother of the famed Quonset Pizza. Great thin crust pizza but a full menu and a full bar, too. Everything is good, but the salad and breadstick are unbelievable. Staff...More

Thank 37,444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a pretty large group to feed, and I saw the reviews for Louies and gave them a call - Karen helped me put together a catering order that drew raves from our bunch! We ran out of chicken way to early it was...More

Thank Scott n Chris M
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is a typical old fashioned restaurant/bar with great old fashioned Italian food. We had ravioli and baked mostaciolli and both were cooked to perfection with a great sweet pasta sauce. The meal came with a basket of small very tasty breadsticks that were promptly...More

Thank tomgaudio
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Louie's has been a mainstay of Waukegan for longer than I have been alive. The food is and always has been excellent as well as consistent. The prices are reasonable. If you like Italian, from pizza to pasta give this place a go.

Thank mark r
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Restaurant is slightly off the beaten path and a throw back to another era. The food is wonderful, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is one of a kind. Don't let the entry way and appearance deter you from dining here

Thank Lisa I
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Best local spot for one of the best if not the pizza in town , thin crust goodness flavor galore and prompt delivery 🖒🖒

Thank lmonchis
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Went here prior to seeing a show at the Genesee theatre. The location is good as it is only about 10 minutes from the theater and in a section of town with beautiful unique homes. There is great variety on the menu but it is...More

Thank Gail D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The other night my wife and I felt like going out but was tired of the chain restaurants we've been going to lately. We called our Son and had his family join us a Louie's. They placed us in the back room where they could...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Have had all of their food. The bread sticks are to die for. The chicken is the best ever...and the salad with beets and feta cheese.....OMG, Also ...recently had the pasta. NOT dried out on a take out and so flavorful....Be sure to come here.

Thank Alice H
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We went to Waukegan because it is the birthplace of Jack Benny. If you're over 55 you'll know who he was, If you're not, possibly you don't. In any case before we left home we consulted TripAdvisor to find a nice restaurant there. Louie's was...More

Thank Pauly1750
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 North Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-2937
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: +1 847-244-0101
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