Lou Mitchell's

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565 W Jackson Blvd (btwn S Jefferson St & S Clinton St)
Chicago, IL 60661
(312) 939-3111
Diner, American
$ $
Mon: 5:30 AM–3:00 PM Tue–Fri: 5:30 AM–4:00 PM Sat: 7:00 AM–4:00 PM Sun: 7:00 AM–3:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Have a donut hole while you wait in line. (Don't sweat the cost. They're free.)
  • Banana pancakes, bacon, coffee. Trust me.
  • All the ladies get milk duds
  • Free vanilla ice cream post -meal and donut holes and milk duds pre!
  • Stacks of meltaway pancakes are perfectly browned, omelettes come in hot skillets (try the sweet, rich apple-and-cheese variety), waffles are light and crisp, and pastries are baked fresh daily.
  • Great place for breakfast
  • Credit cards ARE ACCEPTED (Contrary to popular belief) June 23, 2012
  • Lou's is cash-only no more! You can pay with a credit card now if your order is over 10 dollars
  • Free doughnuts and milk duds greet you when you step into this Chicago institution, which has been serving up omelettes and wafles for more than 85 years. They serve up a great lunch, as well.
  • The hot cereal with apples and cinnamon here is the bomb diggity.
  • In short, eat here. From the complimentary doughnut hole while you wait, to the orange slice, prune and ice cream with breakfast, all the little touches make this place a great choice. x
  • Have the toast, it's thick and there are jars of marmelade. Its great stuff.
  • Very nice place to have a real American breakfast :) The staff is very friendly and even took our photo outside... We had a good time to have our breakfast... Thanks for everything... Very recommended
  • Even though they have amazing food, the best thing they serve is the in house coffee
  • So so Good
  • Hay que ir! Increbles desayunos y las camareras son un cielo
  • Get your omelete hobo'd
  • The coffee is hot and good and so are the banana pancakes. If you like your bacon crisp, remember to tell them.
  • The place for breakfast in downtown Chicago since 1923, Lou Mitchells still serves up hefty portions of fluffy omelets, thick French toast and a heaping stack of pancakes. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Beyond the omelets, skillets and pancakes, the best part might be the complimentary homemade doughnut hole you get when you walk in.

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