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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

€€ - €€€American, Cafe,
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” (135 reviews)
“pancakes” (81 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

Nothing fancy but quick service, big portions and good food. Very near Union Station. The breads are delicious.

Thank victor408
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're looking for a cute, hipster aesthetic eatery, this isn't it. But their coffee and donut holes are decent, the food is amazing and their servers are fast and friendly. We loved the omelette (IT WAS HUGE) and their multigrain pancakes with house stewed...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's very busy place but the staff is extremely efficient. Breakfast items were fresh and good! Toast and sandwiches are made with wonderful and delicious bakeery fresh breads. Nice, cozy relaxing place with great food.

Thank Gladys D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who doesn't like "Milk Duds", prunes, fresh oranges and soft serve with their breakfast? The service from the moment you walked in was a throwback. Always present, never wanting and usually had things before we knew we needed them. The ambiance was really a big...More

Thank RABentley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I made the visit to Lou's especially for breakfast. I'd walked a fair way to get there so had a healthy appetite upon arrival. I had an omelette with peppers and added feta. This came with potatoes and was delicious. The free donut ball and...More

Thank Graeme H
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

Had some time between trains at Union Station Chicago, for a breakfast. Down Jackson Street from Union Station is Lou Mitchell's restaurant Uncle Lou's downtown Chicago, serving the world's finest coffee since 1923 with a Fresh Bakery on site, Demi is the hostess with a...More

1  Thank jdbuller
Reviewed 4 February 2018

They start you off with a warm donut right before you get sat. It's so delicious. I ordered the omelette with some breakfast potatoes. I thought it could have been cooked a little more in the middle. The coffee was a little better, but the...More

1  Thank docMichaelR
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Had a great Reuben sandwich here. This is a classic diner restaurant that you stop in and grab an omelette. The fries were ok, idk if I would get them again.

1  Thank Sebastian S
Reviewed 25 January 2018

This was certainly a quirky place. Extremely crowded and noisy, tables very close together, etc. We got seated for a late morning breakfast, and then sat there for over 20 minutes before anyone seemed to notice we were there. Actually, we waited do long that...More

1  Thank RobBN
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Easily the best pancakes I've ever had. I don't know if it was the batter recipe, the butter, or the syrup they have but it was amazing.

1  Thank Luke C
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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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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
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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