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Penny's Noodle Shop

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DePaul
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950 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 281-8448
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Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Delivery

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very Ordinary

I visit Chicago a lot and stay in Lincoln Park-Lakeview area. I always see Penny's Noodle Shop from Diversey train station. I decided to give it a try. They have friendly service but sorry to say that food is not great. It's not terrible but at best, it is very ordinary. I ordered gyoza and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2014
iluvmanila
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San Marcos, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Delivery
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San Marcos, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visit Chicago a lot and stay in Lincoln Park-Lakeview area. I always see Penny's Noodle Shop from Diversey train station. I decided to give it a try. They have friendly service but sorry to say that food is not great. It's not terrible but at best, it is very ordinary. I ordered gyoza and satay for my 3-year old... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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207 reviews 207 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Think you can’t eat cheaply in Chicago? Think again. Head to Penny’s Noodle Shop and score dinner for around $8. When I asked my server about her favorite dish, I was offered an off menu item called Dry Wonton Noodles, a combination of two menu items, Egg Noodles with Barbequed Pork and Thai Ravioli, which are miniature shrimp and pork... More 

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I frequented Penny's during my graduate school years in Chicago in the mid to late 1990s. I developed a love for pad see ew there. Penny's used to be BYOB and the prices were always good (and still are). Last week I visted Chicago and had Penny's pad see ew for the first time in 15 years. It's still wonderful!... More 

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wonderful local restaurant. Service was fabulous, Pad Thai was very good, reasonable prices and great service.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Penny's Noodle Shop never disappoints. It was one of my favorites, if not my favorite restaurant, when I lived in Chicago. Now that I live out of the area, its one of two must eats when I am in town. The service is always great and you can not beat the prices. The crab Rangoon is the best of anywhere... More 

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I were looking for a place to have dinner while we were in Chicago for a couple of nights. Given that we were part of a convention, it was our only night free where we could choose our restaurant. We wanted something delicious, but simple and not expensive. I spent almost an hour online, looking at groupon... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is a great place to grab a quick dinner, especially if you enjoy spicy food. There are some great noodle dishes that will make you sweat. Price was good too.

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Chicago
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I like the pad thai and spicy noodles. The broccoli salad is just cold broccoli, so skip that. BYOB. Nice outdoor seating but we usually get take out.

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Marco Island, Florida
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126 reviews 126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

The place is very tiny, but you can bring your own drinks if you wish. It's nice to sit out during the warmer months. I wouldn't call this authentic Thai, but the food is always fresh, clean (meaning not a lot of ingredients or additives), tasty and pretty cheap, too. They aren't always the friendliest there, but if you give... More 

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Chicago
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

I first had Penny's Noodles when i was a college student at DePaul University. It was my first introduction to Thai food. And I have to say, more than 10 years later, Penny's Noodles is still my favorite Thai place. I've lived within 2 blocks of Penny's for years, and pass by every time I get on/off the Diversey "L".... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 950 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > DePaul
  • Neighborhood: DePaul
  • Phone Number: (773) 281-8448

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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