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Glenn's Diner

#419 of 7,875 Restaurants in Chicago
#478 of 8,779 Places to Eat in Chicago
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1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
773-506-1720
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
All you can eat King Crab Tueday nights, and the bananas foster for dessert is excellent

We had all you can eat King crab legs and these are good sized legs if felt like I was I. The Bearing Sea catching them. The waiter will bring you a bunch and after you go through those bring you a leg at a time which makes sense to me as it keeps them hot. Great service and excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Frank P
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had all you can eat King crab legs and these are good sized legs if felt like I was I. The Bearing Sea catching them. The waiter will bring you a bunch and after you go through those bring you a leg at a time which makes sense to me as it keeps them hot. Great service and excellent... More 

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Thank Frank P
Saint Louis, Missouri
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

When a friend said we were going to a diner I pictured burgers on the grill, eggs over easy and three different kinds of pie. Glenn's Diner on West Montrose is much more than that. It has arguably the most extensive seafood menu of any in Chicago. Everything from Ciappino to scallops to 10+ different fresh fish and all done... More 

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Thank Andrew R
Chicago
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I love the neighborhood and eat at Glenn's all the time. I especially love it for brunch (don't miss the mimosa - yum!). They have wonderful seafood and a great outdoor patio when the weather is nice. I bring every visitor I have to Glenn's!

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Thank Emily K
Chicago, Illinois
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1,288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 909 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Glenn's Diner at 1820 West Montrose Avenue in the Lincoln Square neighborhood draws raves for its breakfast menu, which is available all day long. It's hard to pass up...25 choices of cereal with fresh fruit, omelettes, steak and eggs, French toast, buttermilk pancakes, Bananas Foster apple pancakes, parmesan and chives scrambled eggs. And the seafood hash for weekend brunch is... More 

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Thank Taylor B
Naperville, Illinois
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Glenn's has become a family favorite. Recommended by Guy Fiore and Check Please, we gave it a try several years ago. Cereal boxes dominate the far wall as you walk in the door, giving the restaurant an artistic edge. The menu, chock full of seafood concoctions, decorates the side walls. If you love seafood, you can't help but love Glenn's.... More 

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Thank artmajor51
Bethesda, Maryland
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The four of us had a really great breakfast here. In particular, I'd recommend the new orleans scramble with eggs, andouille, peppers & onions. The portions are large, the atmosphere is cozy and the service was friendly and excellent. Don't miss the pancakes. The non-breakfast menu looked great with numerous interesting seafood dishes. We will definitely be back next time... More 

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Thank devildad12
Monroe, Michigan
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We saw were in Chicago and looked on Diner's Drive Ins' and Dives list and saw Glen's Diner with out pulling up a menu we stopped in for lunch. Glen's is not your normal diner especially for lunch. My steak sandwhich was very good and the atmosphere was great items are very pricey.

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This restaurant was on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives and has been on my list for awhile. I can see why Guy pulled the Camaro in for a bite. I love casual restaurants with great food. Glenn's chalk wall menus are attractively designed and are matched by the creative preparations of the seafood. I had Marlin with curry sauce, rice, and... More 

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Thank Michael S
Hartford, Wisconsin
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Arrived at Glenn's just before the 11 AM opening time. I saw that Crab Cakes were one of their offerings, so I put it together with Eggs Benedict over Crab Cakes with their own 'special' chipotle ( I think) sauce. The service was excellent and the servers were very helpful, friendly, outgoing and just pleasant people. Casual dress, whatever you... More 

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Thank JOHN1949_12
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Food was excellent and the atmosphere contagious! Our kids had fun eyeing and devising plan to conquer the wall of cereal... Servers were fun and supportive of our first timer indecisiveness!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-506-1720

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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