Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

Lou Mitchell's Restaurant

565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL
(312) 939-3111 serving: Near West Side, West Side
open:Sun 7am-3pm, Mon 5:30am-3pm, Tue-Fri 5:30am-4pm, Sat 7am-4pm

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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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 Restaurant is great for breakfast
By LaShanda C at Insider Pages

Nice family style restaurant if you want to bring the entire family. They have a delicious strawberry waffle with all the trimmings. It's usually v... Read More

Best Breakfast For Families!
By Charmaine P at Insider Pages

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... Read More

If you like breakfast...
By Christina L at Insider Pages

Lou Mitchell's has one of the best breakfast menus I've ever had in Chicago. The entrees are very hearty and you never leave unsatisfied. The pri... Read More

By linda B at Insider Pages

Lou Mitchell's has a very old Chicago feel to it, and is a great place to have breakfast. The portions are very large and they often give complime... Read More