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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” (138 reviews)
“pancakes” (81 reviews)
“greek toast” (15 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
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Reviewed May 29, 2016

We met some friends here, based on the recommendation of their hotel which was close by. This was one of the most stressful dining experiences I have ever lived through. Noisy and chaotic, customers are squeezed in as tightly as possible, giving the feeling your...More

2  Thank PlatterTalk
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The fluffy omelettes are no joke! Very fluffy and very delicious! All the fluff is quite filling. The potatoes are great too. I'd like to eat here every time I'm in town. The service wasn't great but for a breakfast like this I guess that's...More

Thank AnnaMilli
Reviewed May 19, 2016

I discovered this restaurant while between trains at Union Station. Just a block away this restaurant was really busy on the Saturday morning I visited. Yet, my wait was very short. People on both sides of me (I ate at the counter) struck up conversation...More

1  Thank Jerry H
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere, the food, the people working, they all made a great impression. We would definitely like to come back! There was a family with a small child eating, I watched as the baby became fussy, one of the waitresses went over to them and...More

Thank rirhoden
Reviewed May 18, 2016

This was my second visit to Lou Mitchell's, this time with my high school aged son. He loved the greeting and the free donut hole and overordered a stack of pancakes and a side of hash browns. He enjoyed them both immensely but had no...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Honestly I've been to a lot of breakfast places, and I've had really good meals. But I have never been wowed. And I like order the same stuff to compare. My boyfriend had eggs Benedict, which I took a bite and I would order that...More

1  Thank Minerva P
Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch based on the ratings and I wasn't disappointed. Great service and tasty food at a reasonable price. I hat the club sandwich deluxe which was great. I would go again.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

I had read about Lou Mitchell's doing research on Route 66 so I was very excited for the opportunity to have breakfast! There was a wait and the line went outside. We received a donut hole while we were waiting. The coffee was delicious and...More

Thank live2showski
Reviewed May 8, 2016

Fantastic place. Make sure you go when you're ravenous then walk to Willis tower via union station to help your digestion. I had corned beef hash with 4 eggs!

Thank Belinda W
Reviewed May 6, 2016

We came for a late lunch. They were not crowed by any means, but service was slow. The food was average. For a famous diner, I was Dissapointed.

Thank Mark672
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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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