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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%
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“donut holes” (135 reviews)
“pancakes” (81 reviews)
“greek toast” (14 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
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Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

This was our third visit. A must if you need to get a filling start to the day! Lou Mitchell's never disappoints. Good old fashioned American breakfast. Great atmosphere quirky staff and plenty to eat. If you like a fry up with all the extras...More

Thank jolly333
Reviewed February 9, 2016

Such a fun place for breakfast. There is always a wait to be seated, but people in line are treated to doughnut holes while waiting. The food is always fresh and served hot. We loved their fried potatoes and my friend said the corned beef...More

Thank bunky36669
Reviewed February 8, 2016

I first breakfasted here in 2012 and have been back several times since, most recently yesterday. Lou Mitchell's continues to serve up hot, delicious high quality food with great service. Yesterday I ordered their corn beef hash with perfectly poached eggs, real old fashioned fried...More

Thank james h
Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Located right along Route 66 this is an excellent place for breakfast. The portions are huge, the food delicious and the price affordable. It is within walking distance of several attractions and the river. I would definitely recommend stopping in, don"?'t forget to enjoy the...More

Thank Alina P
Reviewed February 2, 2016

For early morning meeting in the Loop- Lou's is great. Food is good, nice selection of breakfast The hash browns are great. Never sure what to do with the prune though

Thank James C
Reviewed February 1, 2016 via mobile

I got this restaurant as a recommendation from a friend. This is not a luxurious place, it is more like a family owned place. All portions are big enough to feed you for hours!! So if you plan to walk downtown Chicago, this breakfas will...More

Thank fpitaf
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Came her a while back with some friends. A famous spot known for great baked goods and pastries, I was very happy with their pancakes and donut holes. Luckily, came late morning on a weekday so didn't have to deal with a line. One of...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed January 30, 2016 via mobile

Great place for the breakfast and lunch , lot of choices , excellent food , great service , very attentive staff . Don't miss this place when in Chicago.

Thank Amjad S
Reviewed January 20, 2016

Great breakfast! The eggs were fluffy, omelette was big enough to feed two people. Greek toast was very fresh and tasty. Fresh squeezed OJ was a real treat. Our waitress was especially helpful and even gave us some icecream before we left. This place is...More

Thank gatobob
Reviewed January 17, 2016

Whenever we travel to-through Chicago, it is a must that we have breakfast or lunch at Lou Mitchell. Just 5 minute walk from Union Station. Never disappointed. Virginia, Beverly, Kiki, all excellent servers. Portions are hugh! Atmosphere, from the 50 diner's era. Breakfast French Toast,...More

Thank Ken L
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, 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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