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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” (136 reviews)
“greek toast” (14 reviews)
Open Now
05:30 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661-5701
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1 - 10 of 809 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My Chicago drinking buddy and I went here for our breakfast at the start of our planned day of cruising various brewery taprooms - what a great start to a great day. I love these old fashioned diners which stay true to the original standards...More

Thank GrumpsDC
Reviewed 3 days ago

If I could bottle the food, courtesy of the staff and atmosphere of Lou Mitchell's, I would!! What can I say except EAT HERE!

Thank Simone D
Reviewed 4 days ago

OMG, this place is great. It reminds me of Patsy's Diner from Shameless. It is full of colorful characters, most of which are the staff. It adds entertainment value to the experience. We hit it for a late lunch on Saturday, but there was still...More

Thank Bodacious123
Reviewed 6 days ago

My youngest daughter and I wanted to eat breakfast somewhere after taking pictures in front of the street murals around Chicago. I Googled "Chicago Best Cheap Breakfast" and we found Lou Mitchells. This restaurant was crowded... that's always a good sign. While we stood in...More

Thank Natalie J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must visit , traditional American diner . Friendly staff , and you are served very quickly . The scrambled egg is the best I have ever tasted

Thank SF102
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you walk into Lou Mitchell's, it feels a bit like you've stepped back in time. We were greeted with a smile and a donut hole on the way to our booth. I usually prefer yeast raised donuts over cake donuts, but these things are...More

Thank n2egypt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After eating at Wildberry I thought nothing could top that. I don't know if Lou Mitchell's topped it but it certainly met it. Walk in and they hand you a free doughnut. Plus an orange and a prune. Sounds weird but it was delicious. Food...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Route 66 Diner has been going since the 1920s and long may it continue. This is a great place to come for some great down-to-earth food and to soak up the retro atmosphere to a rock'n'roll background soundtrack. Even the busboys were jiving whilst...More

Thank smilgaki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large variety on the menu. Very quick service and busy place. Friendly staff. Genuine place. Good food, and good size portions. Loud indoor.

Thank magcar68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent breakfast! Huge breakfast menu including fresh fruit, which is important to us. Diner with lots of seating--booths, tables, counter. Friendly service and great food!

Thank Wendy K
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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31 August 2017|
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Response from Gustavo A | Reviewed this property |
I paid cash, but pretty sure they do!
15 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.
17 August 2016|
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Response from ngarcia83 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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