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Lou Mitchell's

565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, Illinois 60661 USA

1,055 Reviews
Closed Now
Opens Sat 7a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Wheelchair
  • Public
  • Outdoor
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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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Zoe G.

Long wait, my mom was excited to come here as she had been her in the 90s with an old boyfriend.. hahah the mems. Anyway, took us a long time to be seated, expected on a busy November morning.... Read more

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Cheryl S.

Oh Lou Mitchell...... so disappointed to return for a second visit, while traveling via Amtrak from MI to CA, only to have a sub-par experience. Both the service and the food were a... Read more

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Leland S.

I walked by this spot thinking it was a simple local Chicago restaurant but boy was I wrong. There's a lot of history to this place and I'm glad I stopped by here. AMBIANCE: Parking: Street... Read more

Lou Mitchell's

565 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois
60661 USA
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Closed Now
  • Sun, Sat: 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Wed - Fri: 6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Does not take
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Waitstaff
  • Outdoor Seating
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