Lou Mitchell?s Restaurant & Bakery has been, and remains a Chicago institution since 1923. Their quality baking is a remnant of their near century of ... More
Lou Mitchell's Restaurant & Bakery
Lou Mitchell?s Restaurant & Bakery has been, and remains a Chicago institution since 1923. Their quality baking is a remnant of their near century of perfected recipes. Their award winning breakfasts include country fresh eggs, fluffy jumbo omelets, pancakes, waffles, and homemade pastries and breads. They?re so excited to share their cooking with you that breakfast is available all day.They also offer daily lunch specials, salads, and deluxe sandwiches. Their smooth, delicious coffee is one of a kind and makes any meal so much better. If you can?t stay and eat with them, it?s all right because their carry out and free delivery within specified areas allows you to enjoy their homemade food on your schedule. Catering is also available.Quality ingredients, fresh made meals and desserts, and unsurpassed customer service culminate to make Lou Mitchell?s a Chicago icon worthy of multiple visits.Call them or stop in today to experience a culinary treasure trove.
This place rules, you cant beat it for the price! Great when your hung over too. Every time I visit Chicago I eat at Lou's. Every thing I have tried I have loved! Fast service, friendly staff, excellent food, what more can you ask for!
This is what diners are supposed to be. Freshly baked bread, muffins, cookies....plus the standard diner fare done right. Eggs are fluffy, homefries tasty, and better coffee than your average diner. I've been here three times and will go back every time I'm in the area. Only a block from Union Station.
I WANNA GO BACK!!: i love everything about the place!! milk duds and doughnut holes while you wait, setting is awesome, service & owner is great, food is delicious, and i can't wait to go back whenever i'm in chicago again!! OMG... PLEEEAAASE try their french toast... it's the best i've tried so far!!! Lou Mitchell's is 1st on my list!! :) CoNgRaTs to owner and staff... keep up the PERFECT work & best wishes for the future & DON'T LEAVE US!!!!
If I lived close to this place I'd be way overweight! I hate lines, I hate crowds but to eat here I endure both. The wait staff is great, the food is almost like eating out on the farm at Grandma's. Hash browns and bacon done to perfection and the eggs exactly as ordered every time I've eaten there and never a cold item. It comes with a bonus too, nostalgia, it’s like a piece of history you become part of. The only draw back is they are a bit overpriced I think, but not outrageous. You can't go wrong here. One day I want to try lunch there, I've heard it's also over the top also.
My wife and I started going there in 1975 before we were married. Lou had an interest in a resort hotel and wanted to put us up there for our wedding.
The food is great at the resstaurant and the wait was worth it just to talk with Lou.
My daughter has recently moved back to Chicago and we have encourgaged her to keep up the tradition.
Sent from Clear Lake Iowa
My parents/grandparents began taking me to Lou Mitchell's when I was a baby (36 years ago). We took the train downtown and had the best breakfasts ever. I'll always remember standing in line, talking with Lou, enjoying my Milk Duds and donut hole, the fresh juice and excellent Greek toast. Always worth the wait, always good food, always a good time.
Man o man! If you like your pancakes hot, your eggs perfect, and your server sassy, this is the place. They do not mess around. Lots of food, lots of coffee, and lots of folks. Don't forget the Milk Duds. An old timer told my daughter that the front window is bullet proof glass installed after a former owner had a disagreement with some disagreeable people. Very cool, Lou.