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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

#25 of 7,469 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
West Loop
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565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
(312) 939-3111
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I are breakfast experts!! Is our favourite meal of the day! and we were looking for this place since we arrive to Chicago!! Nice and warm eggs and turkey sausage! The waffles were amazing! The coffee was not my favourite maybe because it was not hot and more like lukewarm ... - not good! - My husband... More 

Thank MacroTravel
London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we arrived and took a seat at the counter the service was wonderful from our waitress Beverley. The Spanish omelette, the eggs and house potatoes served with complimentary palette cleansers (ice cream to finish and a prune and orange to start) fabulously local. Perfect choice

Thank MartynG_11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My friend and I came from Milwaukee and decided to stop. It was busy but got seated quickly. We had a delightful server named Daniela. She suggested I try the sausage and she was right. Good food great service and we met sone great people. Did I forget to mention the donuts at the door yummy and milk duds at... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited on a very warm late morning in July. There was a line and Yvette urged us to sit outside, we did. She put up the umbrella and we had some delicious food and wonderful service. Iconic.

Thank dmc42607
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always worth the wait! We met friends who were on a layover traveling by train. This iconic Chicago restaurant is a half block from Union Station. The food is always fresh and delicious, perfectly prepared to order. Service was okay. We had to request beverages a couple times. Yes. It is noisy. It's busy for a reason making it always... More 

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Newcastle upon tyne
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maybe it was the heat I don't know. I've been here before and loved it. So this time I bring my wife to see what all the fuss was about. Welcomed by a lovely lady who gave us some taster food and the usual milk duds. We ordered food and soda, which was a very small glass. No refill was... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard great things about Lou Mitchell's and our fabulous meal (breakfast) lived up to what we had heard. We were with a group of 7 and we all ordered something different - and everyone enjoyed their meals. The veggie / cheese omelet was perfect, the waffles were great and the 'skillet' was fabulous. The breakfast potatoes and toast... More 

Thank oceangirl117
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Layover on amtrak and saw the crowd! Got seated in 5 min Breakfast was great! Friendly, very friendly staff Would come back! Wish my town had a place like this!

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In Chicago two days came twice. Great breakfast, great choice, great service and great prices. Very busy place but well looked after with tasty bits while you wait

Thank lillypad46
Green, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While we were waiting for my daughter to get off the Megabus, Trip Advisor suggested Lou Mitchell's. I'm glad they did! The three of us split a Greek sausage omelette with feta cheese, and silver dollar pancakes. It came with wheat toast that was obviously baked in their Bakery. Everything was delicious!

Thank Jeff Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Diner, Delicatessen, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 am - 3:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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.