Midwest Living Review
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.