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Chicago Diner

#77 of 8,173 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
American, Vegetarian, Diner, Vegan
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3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657-2414
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Yes, thank you for your menu with new items.

I appreciate new vegetarian fare. Updated items and tasty deserts! Thank you Chicago Dinner for being there!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Margaret G
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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Chicago, Illinois
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127 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Chicago Diner, as befits its name, is a greasy spoon of Chicago vegan restaurants. The dishes tend to be heavy or fried or both. Our table had the ravioli (deep fried) and quinoa cakes (fried) for starters. They ate like depth charges. Then we had the pierogi quesadillas, black bean tostidas and kale salad. Solid entrees, emphasis on solid... More 

Thank ChicagoFamilyGuy
Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I appreciate new vegetarian fare. Updated items and tasty deserts! Thank you Chicago Dinner for being there!

Thank Margaret G
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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231 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here with a meat eater (I'm veg), we both loved our meals. Prices are great, service is friendly, and the food is delicious. I recommend the cauliflower burger! The atmosphere is typical for a diner, but the food is very good and all vegan!

Thank LGBTtraveler
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Visiting my son who put this on the list of places to eat--SOOOOOOO GLAD HE DID!! It's small, but what they prepare in that space is outta sight! Had the Country Fried Steak with mashed potatoes and grilled veggies. Have a pic, but can't upload (sorry) Also had the Thai Wings-fabulous!! Can't wait for my next trip up!!

Thank Orchard Park S
Kapaa, Hawaii
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Over the years I've probably eaten at this Chicago classic 50 or 60 times. I keep coming back for the great atmosphere, attentive friendly service, and of course the vegetarian comfort food. There are so many good options on the menu but if I haven't been here in a while I always go back to my old standby, The Radical... More 

Thank Paul S
Taipei, Taiwan
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68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This place is possibly one of my favorite vegetarian places in the United States (and definitely my favorite veggie place in Windy City). Whenever I am in Chicago, I always try to find my way here. The meals are generally American style home cooking, with various types of hamburgs, meat(less)loaf and (tofu) steaks. There are also dishes with Asian flavors,... More 

Thank Saricie_Q
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Wanted to venture out of downtown, looked for a vegetarian place and had a nice experience. The Mocha shake was one of the best I ever tasted. A bit disappointed with the deep fried ravioli and the patties on the burger, but this place is guaranteed to make you feel good. The carrot cake was excellent.

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San Francisco
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

My niece who lives in the neighborhood recommended this restaurant, and it did not disappoint. The menu offered a variety of choices from appetizers like filling pumpkin ravioli to lighter picks like roasted kale and brussels sprout salad to hearty entrees like a mushroom and lentil casserole, that was so delicious. The noise level was about 5 on a scale... More 

Thank aumkathleen
Seacrest Beach, Florida
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We discovered Chicago Diner when Diners, Drive-In and Dives reviewed it. Guy Fierey was absolutely right and we have been going there ever since that show. This is one of the very best vegetarian restaurants in the country. Their menu includes every type of dish that pleases the most discreet diner. Always crowded, but definitely worth the wait.

Thank sonny757
Chicago, Illinois
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is my hometown and this is one of my absolute favorite restaurants. Everything is always fresh and delicious. You don't have to be a vegetarian or vegan to love the Chicago Diner.

Thank denidrinkwater

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657-2414
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-935-6696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Diner, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?