may be best known for its Chicago-style hot dogs, fries, sandwiches and soft serve ice cream. Now it is also becoming known for its breakfast menu.
In addition to omelets and home-fried potatoes, Mitch’s breakfast menu includes a stuffed French toast filled with strawberry or blueberry cream, cinnamon rolls and ham and eggs, among many other items.
"My husband and I have been coming to Mitch's for dinner," said customer Wendy Warden of Round Lake. "Now, we are coming here for breakfast too! We are thrilled that they are serving breakfast. The breakfast menu is awesome!"
Scott Landy, owner and general manager of Mitch's, said the breakfast menu is filled with unique items.
"We really wanted to avoid a "me-too" menu," Landy said. "We offer stuffed french toast, seasonal pancakes, cinnamon rolls, and a steak fajita omelet. We also offer a Garden of Eden omelet that is good for diabetics or people on the Atkins diet."
Their kids menu has items named after things in children's books, like Green Eggs and Ham.
"We really tried to get creative and offer different things," said Landy. He gave credit to Gregory Gilmore, lead breakfast cook at Mitch's, for helping to create the tasty treats.
Customer Patricia Fix said she enjoyed Mitch's breakfast options.
"I loved it and so did my daughter Emily," Fix said. "She had the chocolate chip pancakes, chocolate milk and chocolate chip cookies."
Adults and children filled up on the breakfast treats.
"It was a great breakfast," said Doreen Givens of Lindenhurst. "I had the omelet and my husband had...well, everything - ham, pancakes and more."
Dale Kehr of Lindenhurst, a leader with Girl Scout Troop 40875, participated in a fundraiser at Mitch's.
"Scott Landy has been awesome," said Kehr. "He is such a great supporter."
Mitch's sponsors several fundraisers throughout the year. During a recent event, Landy allowed Girl Scouts to help serve breakfast and sell cookies.
Linnea Michel Raeshawn, 13, of Lindenhurst described her volunteer work at Mitch's as fun. "I gave people water and coffee and asked if they needed anything," she said.
"It was fun working here," agreed Chelsea Marsh, 13, of Gurnee. "Every table was filled."
Mitch's is open for breakfast from 7-10 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and from 7-10:30 a.m. Sundays.
A customer review on Mitch's Facebook page summed it up this way:
"Went to Mitch's for breakfast again yesterday, and it is was very good as always. This time we ordered 4 cinnamon rolls along with our meals. The staff is pleasant, the food is great, and it is extremely kid friendly. We've made breakfast there on Saturday mornings a regular routine whenever our schedules allow for it."
Customers can also go to and leave a review there.