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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
+1 312-939-3111
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“donut holes” (134 reviews)
“pancakes” (78 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 yesterday via mobile

This was my second time going to this restaurant the food was amazing and delicious . I ordered the Greek omelete. The service both times was consistently amazing . Soon after entering they gave us each free donuts and when we left they gave us...More

Thank Rae K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breakfast at the iconic diner, Lou Mitchell's was how we began our Route 66 adventure. We scored a kitchen tour, how cool is that?! The cook said my husband is a lucky man 😊 Who I am assuming is the owners wife, told us about...More

1  Thank Emily K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lou Mitchell’s never disappoints. Fast friendly service, great food, always impresses my guests from out of town who are delighted by dining in an iconic restaurant. Love the breakfast sausage!

1  Thank MarathonDiva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local tipped us off to go to this old school diner (there since 1923) and they were spot on. This place is an old school diner and an institution. One of the owners greets you at the door with a big basket of free...More

2  Thank milril44
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since 1923. This is a no-nonsense kind of place. You feel you need to be ready to order soon, but they make much of what they do and they do it all well. From the moment you walk in you get a fresh donut handed...More

1  Thank Ron E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We heard that this was a great place for breakfast. It has been operating in Chicago for many years. It's very busy but the staff is also extremely efficient. Breakfast items were fresh and good! Toast and sandwiches are made with wonderful bakery fresh breads.

2  Thank Mary209
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

The other reviews cover how great the food is. This is half a block from train station. Very easy walk! It is fast paced and busy. However, the waitress gives you all of her attention. I had the special Greek Sausage omelet; my wife had...More

1  Thank stevenhood
Reviewed 6 December 2017

I found Lou Mitchell's online as a top place to stop in Chicago. It was easy to get using the bus/train. It had a neat old diner feel to it. The mini doughnut when we walked in was a nice treat. We shared a breakfast...More

1  Thank Dree411
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

You will not come across more caring people .. there is no rush .. you go there .. enjoy your food, coffee and best thing is how they greet you with house speciality donuts .. lovely place !!

1  Thank Somnath17
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Came here out of curiosity and having seen a review in TripAdvisor. It was an unique experience. This is an old fashion diner, with old fashion service, and old fashion waiters and decor. This is what I have imagined it would have been had I...More

1  Thank Manuelq57
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30 August 2017|
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Response from Gustavo A | Reviewed this property |
I paid cash, but pretty sure they do!
14 November 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.
16 August 2016|
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It's not necessary :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
  • Neighbourhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-939-3111
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