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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

#15 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
West Loop
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565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
+1 312-939-3111
05:30 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 05:30 - 15:00
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

If you ever visit Chicago you should definitely have your waffles and/or pancakes at Lou Mitchell's! Can't remember how I was made aware of the place but I am glad I got to know it. By far the most "fluffy" pancakes I ever had (my husband got waffles" and portions are so huge we could not finish it! they offer... More 

Thank Traveldine1
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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425 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in for lunch. Bowl of clam chowder was quite a thin soup but tasty all the same. Chicken Caesar salad was nice but too big for me to finish. Reasonable prices. Server was quite abrupt. Won't be racing back anytime soon.

Thank GrantHay
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100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are visiting Chicago and are looking for a breakfast place, you must head to Lou Mitchell's. It is located in the heart of the Loop; parking is only on the street but well worth the inconvenience. When you enter the restaurant, you are immediately greeted and given a donut hole. Eggs Benedict is outstanding and generous; it is... More 

Thank Dawn C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

food was nice, and the venue is excellent. If you're in chicago then you should definitely go here for breakfast.

Thank James O
Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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240 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been going to Lou Mitchell's for over 40 years. I have never had anything on the menu that wasn't to my liking. Simple as it may sound....it's the fresh squeezed OJ and coffee that makes me smile to most. Of course egg's over-easy...with corned beef hash make me smile too!

Thank mssrfoie
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155 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here 4/10/17 at 11 AM. Hostess gives you a donut hole when you arrive, and they are awesome. Seated immediately. Water glasses served as soon as we sat down, waiter arrived within a minute to take drink orders. Drinks served immediately, and waiter took our orders. Food arrived in five minutes, piping hot. Our party of 4 ordered meltaway... More 

Thank DCbikerman
Grand Rapids
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. Friendly service. Place was packed but we got in quickly and staff was very attentive. Omelette was tasty. Pastries are also excellent.

Thank Candace A
Madison, Wisconsin
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lou Mitchell's is a fun place with a classic diner atmosphere. Being there makes you feel like you're a part of something. The food is good (I'm not a breakfast person but my husband loved it) and the donut holes were yummy. Beware the coffee, $3.25 per person! ( I could have had a latte) but a cool Chicago style... More 

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kakabeka falls
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just the place if you are looking for a real diner experience. Very busy, great staff, fabulous food all served hot and fast. You can easily share a meal as the servings are very generous. There are booths and also tables to share with others who are on their way to work or site seeing. A definite place... More 

Thank nonnaandopa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free doughnuts when you walk in. Great coffee is poured for you by the excellent, friendly and hardworking staff. Portions are very large. Food is fast and delicious. We loved this place as it was right by our hotel and we ate there every morning.

Thank ebbie10128

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Diner, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
05:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > West Loop
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-939-3111

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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

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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.
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