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Lou Mitchell's

565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60661 USA

1,093 Reviews
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Reasonable
Open Now
Thu 6a-2p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
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“a Chicago Institution since 1923”

Lou Mitchell's, also known as Lou Mitchell's Restaurant, is a Chicago diner located at 565 W. Jackson Boulevard. It is a popular restaurant for commuters, as it is located near Union Station. It is also located near the start of U.S. Route 66 and was frequented by many people on the start of their journey along the road, earning it the nickname "the first stop on the Mother Road." Founded in 1923, Lou Mitchell's is known for handing out fresh donut holes to people waiting in line, boxes of Milk Duds to children, an orange slice and prune for breakfast, and a small cup of ice cream with each meal. Their egg dishes are made using double yolk eggs, which they claim makes the eggs larger and fluffier. Lou Mitchell's is currently owned by Heleen Thanas. She appeared as the guest judge for the Quickfire Challenge of Episode 11 of Top Chef (season 4), which involved working at "the hull", or egg station, at the restaurant for twenty minutes.

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Written to "Oops I did it Again" by Brittney Spears I think I did it again I made you wait in a line that never ends Oh baby I don't mean to rush No reservations? Are you serious? Bout to lose... Read more

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Dina E.

Delicious food served with a smile, in an old school style diner! This restaurant is very popular; however, the line moves quickly as the staff hustles to get guests seated. Once seated,... Read more

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Amazing Let me repeat AMAZING. Stopped here for lunch today. Lou's has been a long time staple of Chicago and I figured being a Chicago Boy I must go here. I had a simple patty melt It... Read more

Lou Mitchell's

565 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois
60661 USA
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Hours

Open now until 2:00 pm
  • Sun, Sat: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Wed - Fri: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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