Truly a local mom and pop diner of yesteryear, Lou’s Diner has been in the same location for over 40 years. Getting raves for their food, Lou’s combines huge portions with reasonable prices, which equals a great value!
In 1969, the diner was opened by Joe and Ellen Fallon as Jo-Ells. In July of 1972, Louise Walters started working there and has been there ever since. After the Fallons retired in 1985, the diner had 2 other owners prior to Louise and her husband, Jim Lauber, buying the restaurant in 1997. They closed and renovated the restaurant, re-opening on November 19, 1997 as Lou’s Diner.
Lou’s is open for breakfast and lunch. Over the years, Lou’s three sons all worked at the restaurant at one time or another, and today, her grandchildren work as waitresses. Lou and her husband can often be found sitting in their “office”, which is a booth at the back of the diner. The service is fast and friendly. It is truly a family owned and operated diner with delicious homestyle food at great prices.
Lou’s has grits, and receives rave reviews for its’ chicken fried steak and all of its’ breakfast offerings. The chicken fried steak is crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside and covered with gravy. You can order it as a breakfast or a dinner. The homemade cinnamon rolls can only be described as “Killer”. The diner offers daily breakfast and lunch specials and homemade cakes and pies. On Saturday, one of their specials is creamed chipped beef, a dish that is almost impossible to find. The gravy is thick and if you like chipped beef, you will find this dish to be a real treat.
The décor at Lou’s is classic, with burgundy vinyl booth seating and chairs and old time metal signage and memorabilia on the walls that gives the diner a country feel. Give Lou’s a try for some good, old fashioned, diner food – you will feel right at home!
431 S. Decatur Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89107