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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

#39 of 7,814 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
(312) 939-3111
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5:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
had to see for ourselves..classic.!

Just good food, lots of commotion getting the orders to customers, but we like the excitement of dining here. Attentive staff, extremely friendly.. Extensive selections on the menu. Great pancakes & really good Florentine Eggs Benedict. (best I've had, eggs cooked perfectly, there were 4 on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Dickson City, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Dickson City, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just good food, lots of commotion getting the orders to customers, but we like the excitement of dining here. Attentive staff, extremely friendly.. Extensive selections on the menu. Great pancakes & really good Florentine Eggs Benedict. (best I've had, eggs cooked perfectly, there were 4 on the muffin with fresh steamed spinach) Those famous donut holes offered upon arrival and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have eaten at lou Mitchell's before, I usually go every two or three months, the food is always good, however, the service is declining a bit. Usually the waitresses and waiters were right on point. Unfortunately during my last two visits the service have been bad, incomplete food on the table, no coffee refills until we ask many times.... More 

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We've been in Chicago for quite a while but it took us until recently to eat at this Chicago institution if you appreciate a diner with good, solid food then come to Lou Mitchell. Breakfast is served all day which I would recommend. The service is very good and no one seems to make you hurry. As a result, we... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

best breakfast foods and stuff!! Been here many times and I am so glad to see good reviews for it on trip advisor. its been a long time since i have been here.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I'm visted from out of town. It's a breakfast place. The atmosphere is amazing!! The service is great!! I got the Norwegian salmon plate. The dish was fabulous, but I'm sure it's for those who like to try new things, considering it's one of the most expensive item on the menu. I've tried to recreate it, in my home town,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Awesome breakfast, it seems like whatever you order is multiplied by 2. The Belgian Waffles with home made orange marmalade is the best! They give you Milk Duds and a sample size of Ice Cream which is nice.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lou Mitchell's is exactly as I left it 20 years ago. Crazy Busy Friday morning, solo, you are pointed to the counter and you'd better like it! Eggs and coffee $10. Beverley was great. Sub some grilled tomatoes for potatoes.... excellent. Eggs still swim in pan whatever but they are well.. exactly the same as I remember. Don't remember the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We always go here when in the U.S. My Mom and Dad went here every Sunday in the 1930s and 940s after Mass (and after the initial rush) for breakfast as a special treat. For many loyal 'Mitchell Family-member Patrons' this is like going to Church...a simple, tried and true custom. First things first. Don't expect the Ritz-Carlton. This IS... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

At the start of Route 66 there is this diner that has been visited by celebrities and presidents. We really enjoyed this diner. My girlfriend ordered Mushroom omlett with hashbrowns and cinnamon raisin toast. She said it was great, delicious. I had pancakes with banana... which was very hot and delicious. Great place to eat. When you enter you get... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We were greated in line with a donut hole and seated pretty quickly on a Sunday. Waitstaff was courteuous and food was great. Fabulous FreshSquuezed Orange Juice. Bathrooms were dirty and there were only 2 for the amount of patrons.

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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>  > West 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 20
Cuisine: American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: (312) 939-3111

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business
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

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Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.