Lou Mitchell's

★★★★☆
  • 565 W. Jackson Blvd

    Chicago, IL 60661

    Map & Directions
  • 312-939-3111

About Lou Mitchell's

Categories
  • Diners
  • Breakfast
Details
  • $
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Business Breakfast
  • Business Dining
  • Family Style Dining
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Local Favorite
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Open 7 Days
Hours
M 5:30am-3pm, Tu-F 5:30am-4pm, Sa 7am-4pm, Su 7am-3pm
Phones
  • Fax (312-939-4400)
Year Established
  • 1923
Keywords
  • chicago diner
  • chicago lunch
  • chicago breakfast
Products
  • Breakfast
  • coffee
  • lunch
  • burgers
Payment Options
  • American Express
  • Cash
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Languages
  • english
  • spanish
  • Greek

Food

Food
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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 food out. For 3 people for carry-out breakfast was $40. I can recommend 5 other restaurants in the area for the same food would be $20. $$$$ no wonder it's Blago's favorite restaurant he's probably collecting that carry out fee as some sort of kick back.

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★★☆☆☆

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 food out. For 3 people for carry-out breakfast was $40. I can recommend 5 other restaurants in the area for the same food would be $20. $$$$ no wonder it's Blago's favorite restaurant he's probably collecting that carry out fee as some sort of kick back.

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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 very crowded so come early!

4
★★★★☆

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 very crowded so come early!

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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!

GET CASH FROM THE ATM BEFORE YOU EAT!
(They don't take Credit or any type of card only Cash)

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.

5
★★★★★

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!

GET CASH FROM THE ATM BEFORE YOU EAT!
(They don't take Credit or any type of card only Cash)

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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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 price was very reasonable for a Chicago Restaurant. A very family oriented atmosphere. Friendly, Fast, efficient servic. They follow the Lou Mitchell's tradition (since the restaurant was first opened) by giving Milk Duds to the customers when they come in. If you like breakfast - you definitely need to try Lou Mitchells!

5
★★★★★

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 price was very reasonable for a Chicago Restaurant. A very family oriented atmosphere. Friendly, Fast, efficient servic. They follow the Lou Mitchell's tradition (since the restaurant was first opened) by giving Milk Duds to the customers when they come in. If you like breakfast - you definitely need to try Lou Mitchells!

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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 complimentary doughnuts and other baked goods at the door.

4
★★★★☆

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 complimentary doughnuts and other baked goods at the door.

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I don't know who this person is who said that there was poor service here because I've been going to "The Original Lou Mitchell's" for about 5 years now and I've never experienced poor service. No employee would ever expect a customer to get their own coffee even the busboys or girl would give it to you. As for the cashier I've seen her help out as well. The omelets are very good, they have so many varieties they can even make them with egg whites. One more thing if there was such bad service why would there be lines of people out the door? Come on free donuts as you walk in and Milk Duds for the ladies and children who can beat that.

5
★★★★★

I don't know who this person is who said that there was poor service here because I've been going to "The Original Lou Mitchell's" for about 5 years now and I've never experienced poor service. No employee would ever expect a customer to get their own coffee even the busboys or girl would give it to you. As for the cashier I've seen her help out as well. The omelets are very good, they have so many varieties they can even make them with egg whites. One more thing if there was such bad service why would there be lines of people out the door? Come on free donuts as you walk in and Milk Duds for the ladies and children who can beat that.

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Its a lovely place to go for hot breakfast. Hot pancakes, delicious omelets and great strong coffee. Very quick and efficient service and great tasting food. Also very pocket friendly. Would recommend to everyone who loves this most important meal of the day

4
★★★★☆

Its a lovely place to go for hot breakfast. Hot pancakes, delicious omelets and great strong coffee. Very quick and efficient service and great tasting food. Also very pocket friendly. Would recommend to everyone who loves this most important meal of the day

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Lou Mitchell's has good coffee, they serve it with heavy cream instead of half and half. However, the man behind their carry out counter has very poor customer service skills. I was encouraged by someone at the register to start getting my own coffee rather than wait 10 minutes for someone to get it for me. I started doing this when no one was available to help me at the counter. Then, even when the man who runs this counter was there he would have me walk over to get my own coffee while he stood at the counter doing nothing. Others who work there noticed this and said something to me about it, but obviously there must be a culture of poor customer service here because he was not at all concerned about who--including his boss--saw him treat a customer this way; clearly he saw nothing wrong with this behavior, because he still would try to make small talk as he sent me off to get my own coffee. I don't recommend this place.
The coffee is very good but the food is not memorable and needs lots of salt (the omelettes do anyway). There is a Mitchell's (called "The Original Mitchell's") in a strip mall just off Armitage near Clybourn, 1953 North Clybourn, that is what this Lou Mitchell's calls a copy; they are of no relation to each other.

PROS: Coffee
CONS: Outrageously poor customer service, overall culture of poor customer serv

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★☆☆☆☆

Lou Mitchell's has good coffee, they serve it with heavy cream instead of half and half. However, the man behind their carry out counter has very poor customer service skills. I was encouraged by someone at the register to start getting my own coffee rather than wait 10 minutes for someone to get it for me. I started doing this when no one was available to help me at the counter. Then, even when the man who runs this counter was there he would have me walk over to get my own coffee while he stood at the counter doing nothing. Others who work there noticed this and said something to me about it, but obviously there must be a culture of poor customer service here because he was not at all concerned about who--including his boss--saw him treat a customer this way; clearly he saw nothing wrong with this behavior, because he still would try to make small talk as he sent me off to get my own coffee. I don't recommend this place.
The coffee is very good but the food is not memorable and needs lots of salt (the omelettes do anyway). There is a Mitchell's (called "The Original Mitchell's") in a strip mall just off Armitage near Clybourn, 1953 North Clybourn, that is what this Lou Mitchell's calls a copy; they are of no relation to each other.

PROS: Coffee
CONS: Outrageously poor customer service, overall culture of poor customer serv

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Breakfast at Lou Mitchell's is a treat for everyone. Everyone gets donuts to munch on while waiting for a table and the ladies get Milk Duds. The food is classic breakfast fare and the service is prompt. The omlettes are delicious and hearty and the banana pancakes the fluffiest I've eaten.

3
★★★☆☆

Breakfast at Lou Mitchell's is a treat for everyone. Everyone gets donuts to munch on while waiting for a table and the ladies get Milk Duds. The food is classic breakfast fare and the service is prompt. The omlettes are delicious and hearty and the banana pancakes the fluffiest I've eaten.

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Every time I come here they give me Milk Duds at the end of my meal. You might pay a little more, but you can definitely get a healthy breakfast. This place isn't solely for the health nuts though. You can also get their donuts, which

1
★★★☆☆

Every time I come here they give me Milk Duds at the end of my meal. You might pay a little more, but you can definitely get a healthy breakfast. This place isn't solely for the health nuts though. You can also get their donuts, which

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I love going to place where I can pay cash. If you're like me then this is your place to. I'm a health nut and when I ordered my eggs I wsore I could taste that the cook uses brown eggs. They are healthier!I found the menu to be over

2
★★★★★

I love going to place where I can pay cash. If you're like me then this is your place to. I'm a health nut and when I ordered my eggs I wsore I could taste that the cook uses brown eggs. They are healthier!I found the menu to be over

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This is an awesome breakfast spot! They make the fluffiest omellettes I've ever seen and you can have them make it with egg whites only which is awesome if your'e trying to be healthy. HOwever, being healthy here is hard beacuse their

2
★★★★☆

This is an awesome breakfast spot! They make the fluffiest omellettes I've ever seen and you can have them make it with egg whites only which is awesome if your'e trying to be healthy. HOwever, being healthy here is hard beacuse their

Message from Lou Mitchell's

Lou Mitchell’s is not only a classic Chicago icon, but our food is recognized both nationally and internationally with endless accolades. Among the list are USA Today, American Way, newspapers, magazines, food critics, television. “It’s a must see place.”

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