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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

#18 of 7,681 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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Dickson City, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Just good food, lots of commotion getting the orders to customers, but we like the excitement of dining here. Attentive staff, extremely friendly.. Extensive selections on the menu. Great pancakes & really good Florentine Eggs Benedict. (best I've had, eggs cooked perfectly, there were 4 on the muffin with fresh steamed spinach) Those famous donut holes offered upon arrival and... More 

1 Thank EaZexcursions
Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at lou Mitchell's before, I usually go every two or three months, the food is always good, however, the service is declining a bit. Usually the waitresses and waiters were right on point. Unfortunately during my last two visits the service have been bad, incomplete food on the table, no coffee refills until we ask many times.... More 

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211 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We've been in Chicago for quite a while but it took us until recently to eat at this Chicago institution if you appreciate a diner with good, solid food then come to Lou Mitchell. Breakfast is served all day which I would recommend. The service is very good and no one seems to make you hurry. As a result, we... More 

1 Thank Domrcpl
Huntington Beach, California
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015

best breakfast foods and stuff!! Been here many times and I am so glad to see good reviews for it on trip advisor. its been a long time since i have been here.

1 Thank LysaMarie5
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

I'm visted from out of town. It's a breakfast place. The atmosphere is amazing!! The service is great!! I got the Norwegian salmon plate. The dish was fabulous, but I'm sure it's for those who like to try new things, considering it's one of the most expensive item on the menu. I've tried to recreate it, in my home town,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

Awesome breakfast, it seems like whatever you order is multiplied by 2. The Belgian Waffles with home made orange marmalade is the best! They give you Milk Duds and a sample size of Ice Cream which is nice.

1 Thank Jason M
Naperville, Illinois
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Lou Mitchell's is exactly as I left it 20 years ago. Crazy Busy Friday morning, solo, you are pointed to the counter and you'd better like it! Eggs and coffee $10. Beverley was great. Sub some grilled tomatoes for potatoes.... excellent. Eggs still swim in pan whatever but they are well.. exactly the same as I remember. Don't remember the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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757 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 763 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

We always go here when in the U.S. My Mom and Dad went here every Sunday in the 1930s and 940s after Mass (and after the initial rush) for breakfast as a special treat. For many loyal 'Mitchell Family-member Patrons' this is like going to Church...a simple, tried and true custom. First things first. Don't expect the Ritz-Carlton. This IS... More 

2 Thank etweeden
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

At the start of Route 66 there is this diner that has been visited by celebrities and presidents. We really enjoyed this diner. My girlfriend ordered Mushroom omlett with hashbrowns and cinnamon raisin toast. She said it was great, delicious. I had pancakes with banana... which was very hot and delicious. Great place to eat. When you enter you get... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

We were greated in line with a donut hole and seated pretty quickly on a Sunday. Waitstaff was courteuous and food was great. Fabulous FreshSquuezed Orange Juice. Bathrooms were dirty and there were only 2 for the amount of patrons.

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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, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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?
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  • 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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