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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

) #16 of 7,830 Restaurants in Chicago €€ - €€€ American, , Delicatessen
565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
+1 312-939-3111
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“donut holes” (127 reviews)
“greek toast” (12 reviews)
Open Now
05:30 - 15:00All hours
American, Diner, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
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Reviewed 6 days ago

surperb service, delightful selection, magic atmosphere,buzzing with energy, shared birtday greetings

Thank Noel M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit Lou Mitchell's whenever I'm in town. Great broccoli and cheese omelette and raisin toast. Best raisin toast in town. Fresh broccoli and good, quality cheese. It apparently came with ice cream which I didn't eat as I was full.

Thank pshajh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we had a great breakfast there. Virginia was a very straight forward and fun server. the maple syrup, donut holes, and prunes were awesome.

Thank Josh W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a few times, and it never disappoints! Usually all coffee tastes the same, but not theirs! It's the best! The weather was perfect when we were there so we were able to sit outside. The food was delicous! Service was extremely slow,...More

Thank Kiedis75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to start our Route 66 journey at Lou Mitchell's. Several travel guides recommended it for breakfast on your day out and I agree it is a stop to make. The staff is very hard working and accommodating. Our breakfast was fantastic. The eggs are...More

Thank jgaskins43
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love these kind of places. They've bee doing this for a long time and have pretty good at it by now. After a small wait we were shown to a table. Pancakes all round, course. Smothered in maple syrup, homemade preserves. They even throw...More

Thank DamightyQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Planned a trip to China town with my first stop at Lou Mitchell's for breakfast. Service and food is excellent.I have never been disappointed. If you try it, you will go back like myself everytime I am in Chicago

Thank Stan K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a breakfast for 12 people. We were in town for a wedding. The concierge at the JW Marriot suggested this place. So totally unbelievable. Food delicious. All homemade baked breads.....UMMMMM Eggs served in a skillet. Very accommodating. Only downside was it...More

Thank penn99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lou Mitchells is a throwback to the past, a great traditional diner that has been around for many years. I doubt much has changed over the years because quite simply it does not need to change. The breakfast/brunch menu had all the American diner classics,...More

3  Thank jonh77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great downtown breakfast. If your ever in the area a must stop. There is usually a line out the door waiting. Don't worry, it moves fast. The service is spot on. The omelette's are light, fluffy, and cooked perfectly served in a frying pan. Any...More

1  Thank Edward N
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
If we (my wife and I) don't eat too much should we order for 1 and would be enough?
14 November 2016|
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Response from Tiffany S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, most definitely.
Do you need to make a reservation?
16 August 2016|
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Response from ngarcia83 | Reviewed this property |
It's not necessary :)
Glory F
what are the hours that Lou's is opened? I see a list and it list that they close at 3PM is this true??
1 May 2016|
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Response from RainCityTraveler | Reviewed this property |
I was there early in the day - so I'm not sure the closing time.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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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