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Luke's Diner is a business on Gilmore Girls. It is located in Stars Hollow, Connecticut.


Luke's Diner is a busy eatery situated in the centre of Stars Hollow. It is owned by Luke Danes, who inherited his father's Hardware Store and turned it into a diner. Lorelai and Rory are frequent customers at Luke's, eating there most days. They often have burgers, fries, and baked goods. Luke is also their main supplier of coffee.

The diner is popular and a mainstay for the townspeople. Luke's coffee particularly receives high praise. Despite Luke's frequent irritation with him, Kirk is a regular customer and has his first date in years at the diner, citing that he feels comfortable there.


Luke's is situated in a corner building, thus providing a somewhat triangular room. There are usually about 10 tables, give or take, the wall to the right of the entrance is lined with shelves while the counter faces the windows on the right-hand side of the room. The kitchen appears to be quite small, sort of crammed in a small back room behind the counter, possibly under the stairs leading up to Luke's apartment, which was his father's office. Though rarely seen used, there is a back entrance. There is a storage room near the back entrance. Lorelai repaints the diner at one point in light pale turquoise and blue hues.


  • Luke's father, William Danes, took an order one day that he had run out of paper and wrote it on the back of the counter. It's still there.
  • There is a "No Cell Phones" sign above the counter which Luke strictly enforces.
  • Jess writes a new special on the Specials board, removing the four slice french toast, which Rory mentions has been there her whole life.
  • The diner is also the place where Lorelai asks Luke to marry her, sitting at the table to the right of the entrance.
  • Kirk drove a car through the front window of the diner.[1]
  • Emily said once that she supposes Lorelai dreams about wedding in a place like the diner.




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