We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lou Mitchell's

Unclaimed

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Mentioned in

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Diner, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

Location and contact

Menu

BREAKFAST
Enjoy Your Breakfast and Have a Great Day! Proud to Serve Organic Produce. Our Products are Cooked in Cholesterol Free Peanut Oil
FRUIT, JUICES AND CEREALS
Freshly Squeezed Orange or Grapefruit Juice 8oz
California Tomato Juice
California Stewed Prunes
Apple Juice
Cranberry Cocktail
Ice Cold Melon
Grapefruit (half)
Fresh Fruit Cup in Season
Organic yogurt, granola and (seasonal) fresh fruit parfait
CEREALS
Cold with Milk
Cooked Cereal
Cup, Bowl; with Hot Apples and Cinnamon add'l; with Sliced Bananas add'l; with Sunkist Raisins add'l
FLUFFY PANCAKES AND WAFFLES
With Fresh Pure Whipped Butter and Maple Syrup
Meltaway Pancakes
To Add Cooked Fruit of the Day and Whipped Cream or Fresh Sour Cream add'l; To Add Fresh Fruit add'l; To Add Pecans or Walnuts; To Add Wings
Silver Dollar Pancakes
To Add Cooked Fruit of the Day and Whipped Cream or Fresh Sour Cream add'l; To Add Fresh Fruit add'l; To Add Pecans or Walnuts; To Add Wings
Multigrain Pancakes
To Add Cooked Fruit of the Day and Whipped Cream or Fresh Sour Cream add'l; To Add Fresh Fruit add'l; To Add Pecans or Walnuts; To Add Wings
Fresh Banana Pancakes
To Add Cooked Fruit of the Day and Whipped Cream or Fresh Sour Cream add'l; To Add Fresh Fruit add'l; To Add Pecans or Walnuts; To Add Wings
Pecan Pancakes
To Add Cooked Fruit of the Day and Whipped Cream or Fresh Sour Cream add'l; To Add Fresh Fruit add'l; To Add Pecans or Walnuts; To Add Wings
Gluten Free Pancakes
To Add Cooked Fruit of the Day and Whipped Cream or Fresh Sour Cream add'l; To Add Fresh Fruit add'l; To Add Pecans or Walnuts; To Add Wings
Belgium Malted Waffle
To Add Cooked Fruit of the Day and Whipped Cream or Fresh Sour Cream add'l; To Add Fresh Fruit add'l; To Add Pecans or Walnuts; To Add Wings
Belgium Malted Pecan Waffle
To Add Cooked Fruit of the Day and Whipped Cream or Fresh Sour Cream add'l; To Add Fresh Fruit add'l; To Add Pecans or Walnuts; To Add Wings
Belgium Malted Bacon Waffle
To Add Cooked Fruit of the Day and Whipped Cream or Fresh Sour Cream add'l; To Add Fresh Fruit add'l; To Add Pecans or Walnuts; To Add Wings
Belgium Malted Pecan and Bacon Waffle
To Add Cooked Fruit of the Day and Whipped Cream or Fresh Sour Cream add'l; To Add Fresh Fruit add'l; To Add Pecans or Walnuts; To Add Wings
DAILY BAKER SPECIALS
All our pastries are prepared and baked fresh daily from our recipes using only the finest ingredients. Ask your Server for additional daily Baker specials. Take home our freshly baked pastries and bread
Bagel
Cream Cheese
Sweet Roll
Doughnut
Muffin
Coffee Cake
Greek Toast
Raisin Toast
Doughnut Holes (3)
COUNTRY FRESH EGGS
Two Eggs As You Like Them
Add a marinated skirt steak
Two Eggs with Crisp Bacon
pork or turkey sausage links or honey cured ham. Add a marinated skirt steak
One Egg
Add a marinated skirt steak
One Egg with Crisp Bacon
pork or turkey sausage links or honey cured ham. Add a marinated skirt steak
Fluffy Fresh "Egg Whites Cholesterol Free"
Add a marinated skirt steak
Egg Sandwich
with Hash Browns Potatoes; with Bacon, Ham Or Sausage. Cooked and Served in skillet, all Egg Orders Served with Choice of Toast, Homemade Orange Marmalade, Hash Brown Potatoes, Raisin Toast
Traditional Eggs Benedict
Toasted English Muffin, Ham, 2 Poached Eggs Topped with Hollandaise Sauce Served with Hash Brown Potatoes. Cooked and Served in skillet, all Egg Orders Served with Choice of Toast, Homemade Orange Marmalade, Hash Brown Potatoes, Raisin Toast
Florentine Benedict
Toasted English Muffin, Steamed fresh Spinach, 2 Poached Eggs Topped with Hollandaise Sauce Served with Hash Brown Potatoes. Cooked and Served in skillet, all Egg Orders Served with Choice of Toast, Homemade Orange Marmalade, Hash Brown Potatoes, Raisin Toast
Salmon Benedict
Toasted English Muffin, Smoked Salmon, 2 Poached Eggs Topped with Hollandaise Sauce Served with Hash Brown Potatoes. Cooked and Served in skillet, all Egg Orders Served with Choice of Toast, Homemade Orange Marmalade, Hash Brown Potatoes, Raisin Toast
Corned Beef Hash
2 Eggs over Corned Beef Hash with Potatoes
FLUFFY JUMBO OMELETTES
Denver
Ham, Green Pepper and Onion
Apple and Cheese
Michigan Sugar Sweet Apples and Old English Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream Special
Fresh Sour Cream, Bacon Bits, Tomato
Cottage Cheese Special
Fresh Cottage Cheese, Bacon Bits, Tomato
Spinach Special
Spinach, Greek Feta Cheese, Onion
Mushroom Special
Fresh Mushrooms, Swiss Cheese, Tomato, Onion
Greek Cheese Special
Fresh Tomato, Green Pepper, Onion, Greek Feta Cheese
Greek Sausage Special
Fresh Tomato, Green Pepper, Onion, Greek Sausage
Broccoli and Cheese
Broccoli, Old English Cheddar Cheese
Salami and Swiss Cheese
MAKE YOUR OWN HOBO SKILLET
By asking server to mix potatoes into omelette
Any Omelette Available Egg White only
add'l
Additional Ingredients in Omelette
American, Cheddar, Cottage Cheese, Greek Feta, Swiss, Sour Cream, Apples, Blueberries, Strawberries, Broccoli, Fresh Mushroom, Green Pepper, Onion, Spinach, Asparagus, Tomato, Jardiniere, Greek Olives or Green Pimento Olives - each add'l
Cream Cheese
add'l
Bacon Bits
Fresh Turkey, Ham, Salami, Ground Beef, Sausage, Turkey Sausage, Turkey Bacon or Greek Sausage - each add'l
SIDES WITH ENTREES
Fresh Hash Brown Potatoes
Hand cut Fresh French Fries
One Pancake
Two Pancakes
Lou Mitchell's Signature Fries
with Greek Feta and Cheddar Cheese Served in a Skillet
Crisp Bacon
Fried Ham, Sausage, Greek Sausage, Turkey Sausage or Turkey Bacon
One Egg
One Egg White
Jardiniere
LUNCH
All Lunch Items Served After 10:30 A.M.
About
Lou Mitchell's is not only a classic Chicago icon, but our food is recognized both nationally and internationally with endless accolades. Among the list are USA Today, American Way, newspapers, magazines, food critics, television. "It's a must see place."
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Diner, Deli
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
Reviews (1,176)
Filter reviews
967 results
Traveler rating
589
266
69
25
18
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
589
266
69
25
18
Show reviews that mention
All reviews donut holes pancakes greek toast orange marmalade soft serve ice cream potatoes corned beef hash bread fries milk duds union station free donut route adventure small cup chicago institution baked goods great coffee
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 967 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a line up of about 15 people at 10:30 am and didn’t wait long at all. Received our free donut hole and Milk Duds. I had the Broccoli Cheddar omelette. Broccoli was cooked to perfection.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank HeidiLynnBartle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Incredibly helpful, friendly staff. I placed a catering order and it was perfect and ready on time! I will be back!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank BobTravelSFO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I were waiting to board our train and decided to have breakfast at Lou Mitchell's. Wow, what a great decision. As soon as we entered the restaurant, a very nice lady offered us a donut hole, which was delicious. We were immediately...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank foxymamaruth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. The donut hole when you are seated and taste of frozen custard at the end are an interesting touch. Service here is excellent and the breakfast was fantastic. Priced reasonably and they sell their own baked goods, coffee and other items....More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank elizabethrN2700GR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend invited us here for breakfast on our recent trips to Chicago. Wow, this place is popular, with a packed Sunday morning restaurant. We sat at the breakfast bar, and were confronted with an amazing menu. The cooked breakfast was delicious, massive and extremely...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank jimboandrea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited town to watch a show at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. We took the morning train from Western Illinois and got in around 10:30am, naturally we decided to have some brunch before the 1:30pm show. We found Lou- there was a bit of...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank R-Sepulveda-R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from Toronto. Upon entry you are greeted with a small donut like pastry. We got there early and did not have to wait but it fills up fast. If the booths are all taken they sit you at a long harvest table. You need...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 907alissat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to this cafe and I loved the history and tradition that greets you as you walk in the door. We were offered a warm donut hole as we entered and were given Milk Duds when seated. Who knew milk duds...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank L5110CImelissar
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The real original dinner on the route 66. We ate meatloaf, cheese sandwich and pancake. The food was so good, but the pancake is incredibly tasty.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Giulio70
Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

I’ve been here during both of my visits to Chicago, and I’ll go again. This is the place to go for a good, hearty breakfast/brunch, traditional diner style. Don’t expect them to have avocados and kale smoothies on the menu, but they are great at...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank rheamendiratta
View more reviews
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 205 nearby hotels
Corporate Suites Network at Presidential Towers
27 reviews
.24 miles away
Holiday Inn Chicago Downtown
833 reviews
.26 miles away
Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop
1,279 reviews
.32 miles away
Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown West Loop
687 reviews
.40 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 11,031 nearby restaurants
Beggars Pizza
58 reviews
.04 miles away
Epic Burger
26 reviews
.13 miles away
Al's #1 Italian Beef
60 reviews
.09 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2,253 nearby attractions
Skydeck Chicago - Willis Tower
16,469 reviews
.32 miles away
Lyric Opera of Chicago
446 reviews
.40 miles away
Chicago Riverwalk
2,637 reviews
.31 miles away
Union Station
1,025 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Rashmi S
September 30, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from EduardoCordobaARG | Reviewed this property |
Hello Rasmi S! I went last week and took a picture to the menu and also to the check. In both the phone number is: (312) 939-3111 Fax # : (312) 939-4400 Hope this would be useful for you!
0
Votes
Hebermos
August 30, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from gustraveling | Reviewed this property |
I paid cash, but pretty sure they do!
0
Votes
Hebermos
November 14, 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Carrie H | Reviewed this property |
If you order a pizza, and you should, get a small. It's 6 big delicious slices of the most heavenly pizza you'll ever eat. order the Malnatis special.
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing