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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant & Bakery

565 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661
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  • Lou Mitchell's Restaurant & Bakery
    Courtney Laurie
    5 Oct 16, 2013

    Wonderful doughnut holes and Milk Duds! Yes, for breakfast. Long lines on Sunday mornings after church, but well worth the wait. Fun and crowded. Great waffles, eggs, and the best coffee in Chicago.

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  • Lou Mitchell's Restaurant & BakeryPro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    4 May 13, 2014

    Lou Mitchell's was started in 1923 and I first came here in 1993 after I picked up the book Road Food. My ex-wife and I came in mid-week (with no line) and were charmed by the old Chicago ambiance, the good and plentiful food, and of course a choice of donut holes or milk duds. In fact, I still have the picture somewhere of her in front holding that box.

    Lou Mitchell's is also located near Union Station and at the start of the old US Route 66. This place was frequented by many people on the start of their journey along that highway, earning it the nickname as "the first stop on the Mother Road." For train commuters, that journey beginning continues today and for me most times I'm back in the Windy City.

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  • Lou Mitchell's Restaurant & BakeryPro 2014
    Sara Benson
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    4 Oct 19, 2013

    Old. School. Chicago. This diner just a few blocks from Union Station was standing in the Loop even before Route 66 was officially designated - that's how historic it is. Your breakfast will probably come with free donut holes or Mlik Duds, maybe also a free prune and a scoop of soft-serve ice cream afterward. How can you beat that? The food's diner standard, but served with loads of smiles. And it's cheap.

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  • Lou Mitchell's Restaurant & Bakery
    Kimberly
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Delicious breakfast! And a great part of Chicago history.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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    Paula Janis Fraser
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    5 Mar 29, 2012
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4.5 out of 5
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493 people visited Lou Mitchell's Restaurant & Bakery

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