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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

#14 of 7,610 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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 05:30 - 15:00
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My father used to take me here in the 1980s when Lou Mitchell himself would greet you personally with Milk Duds. It's always crowded and noisy and you're almost forced to make friends with the people sitting near you. Great food, excessive portions, what's not to like? Diverse customers.....it's a real Chicago experience, love it or leave it. I love... More 

Thank natasha2929
Jackson, Wyoming
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down, if you are in the Chicago downtown area or just on a long layover, get here for breakfast! Cozy environment, excellent eggs benedict and great location. Good way to spend an hr or two. Get here early, have an extra cup of joe and enjoy your morning here. Even on saturdays, there can be a line at 7am.... More 

Thank orngjuce
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast choices! Was a full house, so clearly a crowd behind the eats. Yummy doughnut balls are a special treat. I recommend this spot for a breakfast of champions!

Thank Em M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great and fresh food , good & friendly staff ! :) we loooooooooooved the espaniole omelette and the olive burger ! yummy pecan pancakes! ♥ recommended the best place for breakfast ! the place is great :)

Thank KatlynSanchez
Nashville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had to wait a bit and got seated family style but it was worth the wait. We order an omelette and breakfast sandwich. They gave us mini donuts while we waited to be seated.

Thank Krystals007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our first trip to Chicago and we wanted to get out off downtown to have brunch. Saw this on Trip Advisor and I have to say it was well worth the time we took fighting traffic to get there. They greet you with a donut sample. A DONUT sample.. it was fantastic. My husband got a Greek sausage... More 

Thank Tiffany S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is pretty neat. Has some quirky things about it, which make it stand out as a cool place to visit...but for me, that was where it ended. So the pros...a 'munchkin' type donut while online waiting for your table. Milk duds at your table. And fun facts or singing happy birthday to someone in the restaurant over the... More 

Thank KimGrimes
Palm Bay, Florida
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934 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lou Mitchell's is a local landmark restaurant and has been around for a long time. Really a great breakfast with fresh squezzied orange juice.

Thank Ronald G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, huge portions, friendly and efficient service. What more could you ask for! A must-visit for anyone coming from out of town who wants to experience a classic American diner experience. Be careful not to over-order - the plates are big!!

Thank Michael O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tremendous breakfast with great service from Donna. We loved the fresh orange juice, the corned beef hash and the doughnut holes!

Thank Sarah M

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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, Business meetings, 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?

Staying in West Loop

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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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