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Lonnie's Best Taste of Chicago

121 Saint Matthews Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-3117
+1 502-895-2380
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“italian beef” (7 reviews)
“gyros” (8 reviews)
“chicago dog” (9 reviews)
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American, Fast food
121 Saint Matthews Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-3117
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Lonnie's has been at this St. Matthews location long enough to perfect their Chicago style Italian beef, sausage and Vienna dogs. Any Chicagoan visiting Louisville craving a legit taste of home should stop in. The fries are always served hot because they are cooked in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mike346tm
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We spent 12 years living in Louisville after moving there from Chicago. When going back to visit Louisville, it is still a must stop. Not only is the food as good as it is in Chicago, Lonnie and Diane make us feel like family. If...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BobB1211
Reviewed 24 July 2018

I love this place! I love the people that work there (I don't know them, but they are so nice) I love their Italian beef sandwiches and their french fries! My husband likes their gyros. I even love their tiny little restaurant, because going there...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank mmmagique
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

This was a good stop for a quick, cheap lunch. We ordered three different sausage sandwiches and were pleased with each of them. The place is very tiny and there is limited parking; however, when we went at 2 in the afternoon it was almost...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 932stephm
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I heard a lot of people say how great Lonnie’s dogs are so I had to try it. They were right, the hot dogs are really good. I had a chili and a Chicago dog and enjoyed them both. I split an Italian beef sandwich...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Mojofishing
Reviewed 30 June 2018

This is a small quaint place with great hot dogs. Lonnie suggested the Chicago dog and it had the perfect amount of spic. VERY YUMMY.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Molly7256
Reviewed 14 June 2018

I've never been to Chicago, but my wife has, and she said that this was the best Italian beef sandwich that she's ever eaten. I concur that this was a delicious sandwich. The Clark Street dog was pretty good too. Lonnie was very friendly, and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 20rogerb
Reviewed 29 May 2018

If you are looking for a real taste of Chicago this is the place. The Italian beef is just like one you get in the Windy City. They also have Chicago dogs and other Chicago favorites. Don't look for a fancy place because this is...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank easiwin1948
Reviewed 30 April 2018

We love Lonnie's! I am from Chicago and the Italian beef sandwich is delicious and authentic, as is the Chicago dog. They have a wide assortment of other foods to try as well. Lonnie and his wife are very friendly, the food is great, and...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Tina H
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We loved the place. It reminded of home. The service was good. It's a local shop. Next time I am I the area I will go there.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank krgr3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Saint Matthews Ave, Louisville, KY 40207-3117
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Louisville>  > East Louisville
  • Neighbourhood: East Louisville
  • Phone Number: +1 502-895-2380
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