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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
+1 312-939-3111
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“donut holes” (126 reviews)
“greek toast” (12 reviews)
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American, Diner, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
Neighbourhood: West Loop
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Reviewed 2 days 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

Thank Edward N
Reviewed 6 days ago

The beginning of our route 66 adventure... The was a long queue and quite a wait for a seat to eat.. A little disappointed that we didn't get the mild duds, or even an offer of donut holes while we waited very patiently.... when finally...More

Thank 0212anita
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had to come downtown for a business meeting and got into Union Station a bit early. Since Lou Mitchell's was just around the corner I figured I would stop over. Had good experience in the past, not so much today. This by far had to...More

Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The pecan pancakes were fluffy and delicious. The waffle was fluffy and delicious. The spinach omelette was fluffy and delicious. 'Nuff said.

Thank MissFiona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate breakfast here and even though it was packed with people, we were seated quickly. Loved the free doughnut hole we were given as we entered the restaurant. Service was excellent, and the food was very good. I ordered the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict,...More

Thank Chandlerk7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first stop when we arrived to Chicago and I was not disappointed. I had the eggs benadict and my friend has the hobo skillet. The coffee was great and they had complimentary dounut holes when you walked in the door. Our server...More

Thank Jodi_Lee24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We passed by for a Sunday lunch on our last day in Chicago and were rewarded with a booth even through rush hour. Classic breakfast for the husband and a salmon salad for me. Very good. Bread was fresh and great and we are already...More

Thank Kroglund
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good old diner atmosphere, friendly service, great typically breakfast menu and food is prepared perfectly. Maybe the best eggs benedict in Chicago. Do not miss to have their doughnut holes, they are addictive.

1  Thank Krawallmeise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt in the 1960´s. Fast and super kind service gets you great coffee and a big smile with good food in a classic environment.

1  Thank Ximena G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in for breakfast after arriving in Chicago on the train. Prices were reasonable, the staff was friendly, and the food was delicious. I would definitely go back when in town.

2  Thank Sweedie415
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?
15 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??
2 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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