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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

#16 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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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

no matter what you ask. all is delicious. nothing sophisticated but you can recall old times looking around. it is loud and crowded. nevertheless is part of the moment

Thank andrevp
Buffalo, New York
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wheather you want breakfast,lunch, or a snack to hold U over this is the place,enter to a warm smiling pretty lady she will offer you a sample from their bakery,so good,have a seat in the booth or counter,service is next to perfection ,servers are fast, friendly and attractive,sorry attentive.,Just a short walk from Union station,( Amtrak ) U will not... More 

Thank trolleytoken1
Round Lake, Illinois
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious, filling breakfast. I had Eggs Benedict. My family had made-to-order omelettes. Everything was wonderful. The homemade bread was incredible.

Thank S123474
Houston, Texas
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Corned beef hash and eggs the week before St. Patrick's day. It was so delicious, just as I remembered. Don't miss the donut holes.

Thank PamMc615
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classic Chicago establishment I enjoyed for breakfast! Staff was very friendly and had a great server, Yvonne, who recommended I try an omelette as the were a specialty there. Boy was she right, fluffiest ,tastiest one I've ever had. I'm glad I listened to her recommendation!

Thank JimInChgo
Chicago, Illinois
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222 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Apparently the masses traveling up Route 66 cannot find a decent breakfast; I can't imagine what else accounts for the rating on this restaurant. There are a few enjoyable dishes, particularly the Michigan omelet with chedder cheese and apple slices which blend nicely with the fried potatoes; pretty much anything else you order and it's on you. Coffee is so-so... More 

Thank sandbag7
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my husband's favorite meal for our Chicago visit. The food was very good, they give you a huge plateful, and the waitress was very helpful. We went at 10 o'clock in the morning and it was still quite busy, but our wait was still minimal.

1 Thank mynameOhio
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to this place as I had heard such great things and after driving across the US via route 66 this was a place we visited to signify the end of our epic journey The place wasn't bad, its just wasn't great either, the food was average, the chicken was so crispy it was almost hard... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great for breakfast. Went after the Chicago auto show. They have everything including homemade breads and pastries. Place is old but great since 1923.

1 Thank Carole C
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263 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Very cool place to go. Definitely set back in time. You are greeted with a delicious donut. The seating is tight but intimate. The decor is a step back into time. Lou Mitchell's is really a "blast from the past." The service is very good. The menu is large and has a lot to offer. The food was good diner... More 

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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
American, Diner, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?

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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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