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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

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565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
+1 312-939-3111
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“donut holes” (138 reviews)
“pancakes” (81 reviews)
“greek toast” (15 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Found this restaurant here and it is only two blocks from my hotel so I figured I would try it and see if it was as good as the reviews. Glad I did as it was awesome! I had the special of the day omelette...More

Thank Roger47993
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our Union Station attendant suggested Lou Mitchell’s just down the street for breakfast, and he was right on target. We were seated immediately, getting a donut hole to nibble on as we made our way to a booth among what was clearly a local white...More

Thank MeetUsAtTheCorner
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place is a legit golden gem. The marmalade is homemade, the orange juice is freshly squeezed and the waitresses are excellent. This is not your place is your looking for new and modern. It is your place if you like off the beaten path...More

Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious American breakfast. The most tasty omelette. Great coffee.delicious toast. Very good service. Big portions. Great to set you up for the day! Highly recommended

Thank culture_vulture_15
Reviewed 1 week ago

This to me is a proper American large diner and yes I'm a tourist from Australia. The food was better than we'd had in most other places and the staff nice and attentive in that brash American sort of way. Definitely recommended.

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is definately a place with Chicago charm. From the hostess to the wait staff, top class doesn't describe their level care. The food, we'll that is a whole level above everything else. The eggs were light and fluffy, while the pancakes were perfect, they...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is exactly what us British are led to believe a breakfast is. It was delicious, plentiful, value for money & coffee is refillable. The service was good and after the brekkie we didn't need lunch, it saw us right the way through till...More

2  Thank fran1dale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the best authentic old time diner I have visited since being in NYC. Upon arrival you receive a free complimentary cinnamon sugar donnut hole. When you sit down at your table you are given a box of milk duds and a small...More

Thank Jennie Marie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This iconic and historic restaurant is a place not to miss. Once on the original Route 66 (now relocated) this restaurant served us classic eggs Benedict and an omelette served in a frying plate accompanied by freshly baked toast. Coffee was delivered ah. If you’re...More

1  Thank Elsie186
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to go! We walked in and were each handed a delicious, fresh beignets. Then sat down to eat an amazing breakfast -- asparagus omelet, best potatoes ever, thick slabs of toast -- WOW. All this amidst a fun Route 66 theme....More

1  Thank clpw1964
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Questions & Answers
August 30, 2017|
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Response from Gustavo A | Reviewed this property |
I paid cash, but pretty sure they do!
November 14, 2016|
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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.
August 16, 2016|
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Response from ngarcia83 | Reviewed this property |
It's not necessary :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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: +1 312-939-3111
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