“Lou Mitchell’s is one of my favorite breakfast places...” —Pat Bruno, Chicago Sun-Times
“Lou Mitchell’s is one of the few places left in the country where you can get absolutely top-quality food at truly affordable prices. This Chicago landmark still packs them in after 80 years in the same spot. Small wonder critics define Lou Mitchell’s as the one American coffee shop to recommend to a foreign visitor. Pastries are made from family recipes, coffee is served with real cream, and the omelets are huge and heavenly. ...” —Austin America Statesman
“If God made omelets, they’d taste like creations at this loop, World-class breakfast place. Open for lunch, too. Great pancakes. ...” —Zagat Survey
“Lou Mitchell’s may be the Heartland’s preeminent breakfast joint.” —Midwest Living
“Lou Mitchell’s offers a host of different sandwiches, including hamburgers made from beef ground fresh daily and served with hand-cut french fries.” —Daily Southtown
Lou Mitchell’s was inducted into the Route 66 Hall of Fame on June 8, 2002.
Lou Mitchell’s, established along Route 66 when the fabled road was a key transportation link between the Midwest and California, was added to the National Register of Historical Places in May 2006.