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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant & Bakery has been, and remains a Chicago institution since 1923. Their quality baking is a remnant of their near century of perfected recipes. Their award winning breakfasts include country fresh eggs, fluffy jumbo omelets, pancakes, waffles, and homemade pastries and breads. They're so excited to share their cooking with you that breakfast is available all day. They also offer daily lunch specials, salads, and deluxe sandwiches. Their smooth, delicious coffee is one of a kind and makes any meal so much better. If you can't stay and eat with them, it's all right because their carry out and free delivery within specified areas allows you to enjoy their homemade food on your schedule. Catering is also available Quality ingredients, fresh made meals and desserts, and unsurpassed customer service culminate to make Lou Mitchell's a Chicago icon worthy of multiple visits. Call Lou Mitchell's Restaurant & Bakery or stop in today to experience a culinary treasure trove!
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Central Chicago, West Loop
Greek, Spanish
Caterers, Restaurants
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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Cuisines: Deli, Chicken, American, Coffee House, Diner, Steakhouse, Omelets, Family Style, Seafood, Ice Cream, Dessert, Pastries, Cafe

Cuisine: Chicken, American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Pastries

Price Range : Average

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GHung Wittler

Posted: 3/16/2012

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A Taste of Real Orange Marmalade

Early birds can find Lou Mitchell's fresh baked donuts with a golden cup of coffee with their eyes closed. Breakfast starts with a slice of fresh orange and a sweet prune, while you choose your best morning breakfast. Try the corned beef hash with potatoes and three eggs to start your day. Plus fresh toast and two choices of jelly or homemade orange marmalade the way my Grandmother made it. A real treat is to have hot donuts with golden coffee at the top of the morning at Lou Mitchell. Be glad is open early morning near the METRA Station.

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Updated: 6/11/2015
Love it!! Food is delicious!

Great service, Great food, Great experience!

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Posted: 5/4/2011

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Tropicana instead of Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

Instead of Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice they brought me Tropicana with pulp for $4.95. When I asked waitresses is it Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice she respond YES and left immediately.

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Posted: 7/3/2010

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Great coffee!

We ate here twice last week while visiting Chicago . The first visit I was blown away with the service, food and the coffee was great! I love milk duds so that was a big score. The second day, not so much. Our server was horrible (and I mean horrible). Not sure how the coffee was that day because after asking for it 2 times, I never was served a cup of coffee. Not sure I'll go back the next time but definitely worth checking out, if you've never been!

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Posted: 1/19/2010

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Lou Mitchell's Exceeds Expectations

The food was delicious, coffee excellent, service friendly and upbeat. I went off-hours (after typical breakfast ""rush"" hours so I can't speak to service for the average joe on the way to work but my experience was excellent and will go again next time in Chicago.

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Posted: 3/25/2009

Famous & Delicious

Lou Mitchell's is one of those landmark Chicago eateries. You have to try it at least once when you come to Chicago due to its great location and history. The food is spectacular and the food generally comes out pretty quick. The service can be good or bad, but I've had generally good experiences. It can be a little tight with space, but that is part of the fun. While you're there, make sure to get their milkduds and doughnut holes as even if you wait they want to take care of you.

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Posted: 1/2/2009

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Best Breakfast for families!

If you want the typical breakfast diner place to go to, then Lou Mitchell's is the place to go, nothing fancy shmansey, and the food a AWESOME!! It's not expansive, but the food is great quality! and allot of it!

If you want the Chicago breakfast experience and to feel history, then this a good place start in the morning! Especially if you have a family and on a limited budget.

My thoughts are, there was my self, my husband, our three year old and a 14 month old, my mother and my mothers fiancee, my kids aren't your quiet bunch but do behave relatively well, and we were visiting Chicago and needed a place to eat breakfast and on a budget, so after looking on here and other web sites there were all mixed reviews, but the good weighed out the bad, and thought why the hell not! lol!
I am so happy I followed my gut instinct on this one, the waitress we had was really friendly and after the my girls ate there breakfast, the waitress brought out some ice cream for my kids to have, which was so nice of her!


If you are not really into the diner experience and more upscale restaurants then this may not be for you, but if you don't mind and just need somewhere to go eat, then this is for you!

Food is good, service was great, and all for a great price! I think for all of us we spent less then $45.00 for four adults and two kids.

PARKING - There is a parking lot around the corner of Lou Mitchell's, the guy discounted us because we were eating at Lou Mitchell's, and after we ate and walked to the lot he brought us our car.

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Posted: 10/30/2008

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0 Stars

If I could give this place 0 stars, I would! The service and food sucked. Go someplace else. Please!

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Posted: 10/6/2008

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Neighborhood feel in the big city!

My wife and I showed up on a Monday afternoon looking forward to some home cooking. We were presently surprised to be treated to free donut holes and milk duds while we waited for a table. We were seated within minutes and proceeded to order from a friendly host. I had the Denver omelette, and my wife had the breakfast sandwich with sausage and eggs inside. Our food arrived within ten minutes and received such good portions that I took pictures of our meal before and after to prove that we actually finished everything on the plate. I was a little surprised that their interpretation of ""hash browns"" was more like thinly fried potato chips. The omelette was definitely fluffy and I left stuffed. The crowd was a mix between urban traveler, business person, and the average Chicago native. Don't go here expecting a fancy dining room. This is a very efficient, breakfast environment with lots of history, friendly service, and good food.

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Posted: 8/12/2008

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Comfort and Familiar

Even as out-of-towners, we were made to feel at home at Lou's. Very warm, inviting establishment - if you like this style of dining (which we do!). Very filling food - we ordered way too much - I swear they use eight eggs in one of their omeletes. Highly recommend the thin sliced potatoes with cheddar cheese and feta - share with the table!

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565 W Jackson BlvdChicagoIL 60661

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