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Lou Mitchell's Restaurant and Bakery

565 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago  Illinois  60661
United States
(312) 939-3111
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Midwest Living Review

Danny Lee
For 85 years, this Chicago institution has been serving Route 66ers and anybody hungry for a good bite of food.

Between towering downtown Chicago buildings in a neighborhood where parking spaces can be hard to come by, Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant and Bakery is a cozy place to start or end a Route 66 adventure. Served within a warm and friendly atmosphere, apple and cheese omelets ($10.50), waffles and salmon Benedict ($12.95) fuel travelers. And, as per Lou Mitchell tradition, all male customers receive a free donut hole, while ladies get Milk Duds.

Lou’s has been linked to Route 66 since its beginning; the restaurant opened in 1923, three years before the road itself made its debut. These days, the eatery still opens early; customers can get breakfast starting at 5:30 a.m. Later in the day, the meat loaf sandwich ($7.95) makes a reliable choice for lunch.

Visited: 
May 24, 2013

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