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Louie's Lunch

500 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-2434
+1 607-257-4649
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good51%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
20 Jun 2016
“Great food truck on Cornell campus”
17 Dec 2015
“original food truck”
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500 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-2434
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Very good food near freshman dorms and frat houses. Nice alternative to dining halls and for eating at odd times, always there!

Thank BL_LI
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Louie's has been at the same corner for well over forty years serving well constructed sandwiches and beverages late into the evening.

Thank anavidpalate
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Food truck may not have any gas, have never seen it move. Always there. Lots of good food and nice location to sit on lawn and eat.

Thank BL_LI
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Having lived across the street, this was the easiest place to get late night provisions. It's much better than the Hot Truck. The Chicken Parm is divine and the fries are always fresh and greasy. I haven't eaten a bad thing here yet...and portions are...More

Thank thetwoofcups
Reviewed 27 December 2012

I used to eat at Louie's when I was a Cornell student in the 80's and I couldn't believe it was still there. Had to get a hot sausage and cheese sub for old time's sake. Glad they've made it through the years.

Thank Bob_Haight
Reviewed 11 September 2010

For those in the know, there is no substitute in all of Ithaca for Louie's Lunch. Like the 2nd reviewer said, Louie's Lunch is WAAAAAY better than "Hot Truck". As much as I loved the chicken parm with its smotheringly good, melted, gooey mozzarella, my...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2008

Terrible for you, but definitely tasty.

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Reviewed 17 June 2008

Their chicken parm sub is perfection wrapped in tin foil. And it goes down very nicely with a peanut butter milkshake. I really believe this is one of the best food trucks on a college campus. So bad for you, but sooo good. I'm salivating...More

Thank cibumcupio
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Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Thurston Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850-2434
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-257-4649
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