Lou's Village, Since 1946

Lou's Village 1946

Learn how one family restaurant brought San José together for 60 years. When Lou’s Village opened in 1946, it offered a smorgasbord, barbecued dinner, and dancing in its 5,500 square foot building. For decades, Lou’s was known for offering live entertainment in addition to quality food. Over its long and colorful history, millions of guests enjoyed entertainment, parties and fine food at Lou’s Village.

Lou's Village Sign - 55th Anniversary Live Maine Lobster Special

Did You Know...

Lucille BallActress Lucille Ball dined at Lou’s Village in 1947.
Lou's 1946 menuLou’s Village didn’t start serving its famous seafood menu until the late 1960s.
Family PhotoLou’s Village was a family business for three generations.

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View a database that includes artifacts, photographs, and documents in the History San José collection which relate to Lou’s Village Restaurant in San José, California.