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Chicago Diner

#32 of 7,856 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
$$
Vegetarian, Diner, Vegan
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3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657-2414
773-935-6696
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
One of the best vegetarian restaurants I've ever been

This place is amazing. It looks like a traditional American diner and the food they serve is all vegetarian and amazingly good. The staff was super nice and I would definitely visit this place again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Harri N
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Helsinki, Finland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing. It looks like a traditional American diner and the food they serve is all vegetarian and amazingly good. The staff was super nice and I would definitely visit this place again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

One of the best places to have a meat free meal...anywhere. While the space is small the menu is quite large. The milkshakes are fantastic as well as everything I have had on the menu. They are known for the Reuben and there is a reason why. It's fantastic!!! Don't forget to save room for dessert!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I was looking forward to our visit at The Chicago Diner after reading about it and seeing pictures, especially as I've never been able to eat an American Diner before. We were not disappointed with our choices. Portions are large - most guests seemed to be taking a leftover box. Milkshakes are SO good (we had the salted caramel shake).... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Some Vegan friends took me here. I was skeptical as to why Vegetarians and Vegans would imitate diner food but found the results to be tasty.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I am always skeptical about the all veggie places in America.. but guess this is a big exception...awesome Veggie food.. Very helpful staff - actually helped me to try a veggie cola..and no difference then normal cola but doesn't have that much of artificial sugar.. All in all a great experience.. and will come back here for sure..

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Down the street from wrigley field is a haven for vegan eats. A small place with lots of character. The menu is quite varied and everything is vegan, but you can get eggs and dairy if you want. NO MEAT!... The food was delicious and promptly delivered just like a "diner"

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Emerson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

First its great to be able to eat anything on the menu. I had the country Benedict. SOOOOO good. The waiter suggested jalapenos if I liked spice and it added a kick without taking away from the flavor. It was so good and really filling. I will never go to Chicago without going there and maybe I'll book a long... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I made a special effort to get to this restaurant after reading great reviews and seeing it listed as one of the "go to" spots for vegetarians. It did not disappoint! The staff was very friendly and helped me make up my mind about what to order. Usually vegetarians have 1 maybe 2 options to pick from on a menu... More 

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White Lake, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

All of the food was wonderful and my husband, a true meat eater, Said he would be a vegetarian if all the food tasted this good! You can tell it's all freshly home made, very good food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I'm not a vegetarian, but this was close to our hotel and came highly recommended. And I see why. The food was excellent. I had the Thai noodles. Not sure what the meat substitute was but it seemed to fit well. The service was great. All of the staff were very upbeat and helpful. It was quite busy but our... More 

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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: Vegetarian, Diner, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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?