Louie’s is a bar with a restaurant that almost seems more like a restaurant than a bar sometimes. It is often the site of post game parties and families, probably because it’s known for its thin crust pizza. However, Louie’s has a long history of being a good bar with fine bartenders that originally attracted a lot of media people. Times have changed but the martinis haven’t and they’re still as cold and wonderful as ever.
It’s a medium sized place with scattered parking spaces, but for those in the know there is a lot just down the street from it that is shared with a daytime business. Louie’s is only open in the evening and are closed on Monday. They will serve food at the bar if you can’t get a table in the main dining room. On particularly busy nights they have a second room but the ambiance is not the same as the main one, with low ceilings, string lights and walls covered with pictures. Since most who go will order the pizza Frankie and I decided to show you some of their other tasty offerings for food which we had during a couple different visits.
Most nights we start with one of their salads, Greek or Caesar. A small one is plenty to serve 2-3 people especially if you want it before your other food. The Caesar is nicely dressed and served with good croutons. The Greek has the usual assortment of cucumbers, tomatoes and pepper along with a nicely herbed up dressing. I’d be hard pressed to say which is the favorite.
We adore “The Don” burger with is a patty melt with jalapeños and bacon. It is served on rye toast with either potato salad or chips. The potato salad is housemade and filled with tender chunks of potato but its hard to beat a nice crisp chip to go with a burger. The burger is grilled to a wonderful smoky taste and literally drips with flavor.
Another standout is the thick cut grilled pork chop. It is always tender and juicy and filled with a smoky aroma. You can have it served with a number of options but for me it’s always the stuffed baked potato.
The pizza is a thin crust and a nice sauce. Here’s one just because. They do use fresh mushrooms.
If you’ve saved room be sure to order pie. They are made by the owner’s mother and are outstanding. The crust is thin, crisp and perfectly short while the fillings are tremendous. They are all topped with spray can whipped cream and are fairly small pieces so you could easily eat your own. My favorite is the coconut chess, with it’s buttery tart filling but the chocolate silk is another winner. Save room!