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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

#21 of 7,452 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
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Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Walker, Michigan
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lou Mitchell is a locally owned just over a block from Union station in Chicago. Good basi breakfast where you also get a flavor of business types along with local folks and tourist enjoying breakfast. Plus you are treated to a warm donut hole upon entering and a small box of Milk Duds while you dine. I had the Corned... More 

Thank Robert R
Bowling Green, Missouri
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great breakfast at Lou Mitchell's. We had a very mouthy hostess and waitress and they were both a lot of fun to interact with. The food was great and the prices were reasonable.

Thank ryne_ingram
Herndon, VA
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The best part of Lou's is the staff. Super friendly and helpful. We had a party of 7. They worked hard to fit us into the tiny restaurant space. Service was fast and efficient. They serve donuts while you wait (Good donuts, but not real moist) A bell rings occasionally and everyone gets quiet. They announced a servicewoman was eating... More 

Thank danaannran
Boston, MA
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had several hours to kill before catching a train at Union Station in Chicago plus I was getting hungry so I googled restaurants near Union Station, Chicago. Lou Mitchell's came up so I gave it a try. The TripAdvisor reviews warned that this place is very busy. I went around 12:00 noon on a Tuesday and it was indeed... More 

Thank pats80
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, food, people, service, and prices. How many restaurants go out of their way to provide friendly service in dense areas? This impeccable service makes this establishment one of a kind.

Thank Ted H
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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96 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were directed to Lou's from Union Station. It was a short walk and truly worth it. They served the fluffiest omelettes and terrific bread. I would go again for sure. Great service and food.

Thank ALincoln53
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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178 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is now our go to place for Breakfast as we have been here every week for the last month. We love the servers and their friendly attitude. We love the apple and cheddar cheese omelet.you get the donut hole upon entering and are greeted at your table with water and asked for beverage choice.

Thank RusPat_704
Winnipeg, Canada
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128 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing pizza ! Genuine deep disk Chicago style - this is the place to chow down ! Varied menu, but why bother - just get the pizza and a beer and enjoy the all time classic !

Thank Rob M
Appleton, Wisconsin
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lou's is the BEST deep dish pizza in Chicago! With 47 locations throughout Chicagoland, find one and GO!

Thank Michael J
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187 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always crowded, this local greasy spoon breakfast spot is where Rte 66 begins. After saying that, there isn't much more to say. Lots of atmosphere but food is mediocre. The omelette was over cooked, the eggs Benedict eggs were over cooked. Pancakes- nothing special. Corned beef hash was good AND the place isn't cheap. Have a cup of coffee at... More 

Thank Mark S

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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 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.