Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
(312) 939-3111 serving: Near West Side, West Side
open:M-Sa 5:30-3, Su 7-3

Sidewalk Score: 8 out of 10

The Low Down


Know Before You Go: Mitchell's doesn't accept credit cards, but there's an ATM just inside the door.

The Extras: Mitchell's is the king of freebies: Doughnut holes are handed out to customers waiting in line, and Milk Duds are given to women and children when seated. Top off your meal with a free mini-cup of soft-serve ice cream (before 10:30am weekdays, all day on weekends).

Where to Sit: If you can wait, get a booth. Tables are pushed-together community affairs, so be prepared to share sugar. Or pull up a stool at the counter.

Rants, Raves & Reviews

by at Gayot

Lou Mitchell's is the kind of place where you'd take your out-of-town mother or favorite aunt. (They'd approve of your good taste.) More than a dozen fluffy omelets---from Norwegian salmon to garden-fresh zucchini and tomato---are house…
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A Taste of Real Orange Marmalade
By GHung Wittler at Citysearch

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 ... Read More

Tropicana instead of Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice
By timt84 at Citysearch

Instead of Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice they brought me Tropicana with pulp for $4.95. When I asked waitresses is it Freshly Squeezed Orange Jui... Read More

Great coffee!
By lahoosier at Citysearch

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... Read More

Diner food for 5-star dining prices
By kristin m at Insider Pages

The food is great for a diner but the prices are 5- star dining. We ordered carry out from her and they actually charged us for carrying our own f... Read More

Lou Mitchell's Exceeds Expectations
By jones21689 at Citysearch

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 s... Read More