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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

#15 of 7,617 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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368 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've eaten here several times in the past but apparently never got around to reviewing it. It's a Chicago and Route 66 icon and, while not all icons continue to deliver the experience that made them icons, Lou Mitchell's does. Both food and service are always excellent. Heck, I've even eaten here when I wasn't starting down Route 66.

Thank Denny G
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7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought this would be an overrated tourist trap dive. The service was adequate at best, decor nothing to write home about, but the pizza was really good. Not gourmet Neapolitan thin cruat pizza, definitely an americanized version of pizza, but not pretentious either. Great for families and groups

Thank Andrew B
Melbourne, Australia
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66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very excellent breakfast here, fluffy omelettes and nice service. A warning that one serve of eggs benedict, delicious as it was, had four eggs. It's a heart attack waiting to happen. Also the bread is homemade and some of the best we had in the states. Get a serve on the side with jam mmm

Thank now__voyager_melb
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226 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Chicago classic . The breakfast is terrific with the feeling of an authentic diner . I highly recommend the big fluffy omelets

Thank Michael A
Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by here while in Chicago for a weekend. Many of the locals recommended it. The steak and eggs was well prepared and very delicious. Their specialty fries were also very good if you're into cheese. It was so good, i stopped by the next day. Definitely one of best breakfast spots in the city.

Thank Bryanelgreat
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here before setting off on Route66. Danielle our server was absolutely fantastic. We didn't know what to choose so she made some recommendations and we were not disappointed. Such a lovely atmosphere in there. Delicious food and amazing service ! A must stop !!

Thank loopylorn
Chicago, Illinois
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777 reviews
595 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was downtown with the wife for a getaway evening and stopped at Lou's for breakfast before grabbing the train at Union Station. Breakfast was very good as well as the service. Place is a bit crowded when it comes to seating and the noise level makes for a less than enjoyable visit.

Thank Bruce G
Hong Kong, China
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met a friend here for breakfast at what was my first visit to Lou Mitchell's. The place has an old-fashioned diner feel which I like, and the menu matches this. In addition to the food being good I was very impressed with the service. The staff were switched on, attentive to guest's needs, and quick. I would gladly visit... More 

Thank Chris L
amelia island
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit while in Chicago wish I could eat every meal here. Great service great food great way to start the day! Met a family from Jacksonville small world!

Thank allteal
Baltimore, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Made a believer out of this east coat guy that there is pizza beyond NYC. Great service and excellent food.

Thank BillzSpots

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats
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 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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