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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701 (The Loop)
(312) 939-3111
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Ranked #93 of 8,381 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen
Neighborhood: The Loop
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for quiet or romantic - you will not find it here. What you will find is a very busy restaurant with excellent food. The waitress Marina was very efficient, helpful and friendly. I had eggs benedict and the eggs were poached just right. My wife had the thick cut French toast - she could not eat... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This is a "Chicago" must eat. Right by Union Station. We had breakfast. They put as many people as they can in a small space so it's cozy but the food is good. Great service, prices are good. They give samples of their homemade donuts while you wait. The donuts are the best. If you are looking for a good... More 

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Muskegon County, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Terrific diner with a piece of history lesson too. Anyone visiting Chicago needs to visit Lou Mitchell's. Located close to Union Station, the place is bustling with energy. Service is terrific and the food is good too.

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Springfield, IL
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190 reviews 190 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

This is not far from Union Station and is definitely a Chicago landmark. It is the start of The Mother Road, route 66, and there are lots of signs to see. If you go down the steps to the restroom, you'll see some information on the history of this restaurant. The service is fast and the food is just average.... More 

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Rochester, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Stopped here for breakfast at the start of driving route 66. This place has been around seemingly forever. The line outside speaks volumes about the quality of the food and service. There is a ton of memorabilia from the 20's and 30's that would be worth a stop without eating. Food was very good, served by competent folks. The portions... More 

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Naperville, IL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Really enjoyed Lou Mitchell's, a Chicago landmark. Outstanding breakfasts and good meals for lunch. The apple and cheese omelet is a must try - it is too good to pass up every time I go. They also have great coffee, even before people recognized how good coffee should taste. It is convenient to the West Loop area, near both train... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a place to go for breakfast. Your welcome with fresh donut holes and milk dudes. They are very friendly. The bakery and the food is fresh along with being tasty. When you are in chicago sightseeing or shopping this is the place to go.

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Townsville, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Recommended by a local or we wouldn't have known about it. Great pancakes and omelettes but don't expect the tourist glitter. More locals dining. Don't ask for a cappuccino. They only serve coffee but it is perfect. A Chicago icon that has been featured in movies such as 'Ali' with Will Smith. Get out of mainstream to go here.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Breakfast is always one of the great pleasures of being in the USA, and Lou Mitchell's does one of the best I have ever tasted. I went there twice, and had an excellent breakfast of pancakes, bacon and maple syrup each time. Good coffee, too. Sit at the bar and soak up the atmosphere.

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Houston
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I went for breakfast with friends, one of whom was visiting his stomping grounds from having lived in Chicago in the 70's. We sat in a booth which was comfortable and easy-to-talk noise level. My breakfast was simple but very well done (2 eggs over easy with hash browns) and terrific wheat bread toast. My friends shared an omelette, easily... More 

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Additional Information about Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

Address: 565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
Phone Number: (312) 939-3111
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > The Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Delicatessen

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