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1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
773-506-1720
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nothing Fishy About This Place

Way more than a diner this little neighborhood place right next to the Montrose Brown station has great food and the most extensive seafood menu you will find anywhere. Nothing fancy inside just really well prepared food and very fast and efficient service. Has large menu of breakfast, lunch and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Tampa Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Tampa Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Way more than a diner this little neighborhood place right next to the Montrose Brown station has great food and the most extensive seafood menu you will find anywhere. Nothing fancy inside just really well prepared food and very fast and efficient service. Has large menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner items but the seafood selection really sets it apart.... More 

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Waterville, OH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I have a family of seafood lovers and without fail we're disappointed almost every time we try some place new. Don't get me wrong, it's not that every place is bad but there are times when, for the price anyway, we expect truly good to great seafood and are disappointed. We were so pleasantly surprised by this place. The feel... More 

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

This unique restaurant was a fun place to go for brunch. My husband and I were visiting Chicago, and decided to try a place featured on the Food Channel Show, "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives." We found this very not fancy, but unique restaurant in the Ravenswood area. It is very near the "L," in fact, you can see it if... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have thought about this burger three times since I ate it on 02/11/15; My husband had the BLT, which was bigger than his face; I had a bite, and it did not disappoint. Most surprisingly was that we were coming in before the dinner rush. The staff was amazing; very professional and our server was very congenial and let... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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92 reviews 92 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

had breakfast here.,lots of options, well priced and I had great pancakes. However the dinner menu looked fantastic with lots of fish options. Want to return for dinner!

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Illinois
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Spent a night with friends at the diner after watching Guys Drive and Dine show which talked about fish. Love the Marlin and tasted my friends plate, food was spot on and was not disappointed at all! This is my new seafood place to eat on Chicago.

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Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Finally came to check out Glenn's after hearing many friends raving about it. Most people seem to suggest it for weekend brunch - but its great for any meal, we had early dinner and it was wonderful! We had the shrimp-cargot as an appetizer (perfect to share), the swordfish & their amazing lobster fettuccine Alfredo. All of these were very... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We were told Glenn's had the best Bloody Marys in town, and it's true. It's like a shrimp cocktail and bloody mary put together. And at $8, what great value. It was so filling, we had difficulty finishing our entrees. Be prepared to wait for a table, but definitely be patient. The Bloody Mary was worth it!

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Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Don't know what world some of the reviewers came from who complained about service at this restaurant. Six of us arrived from Baltimore to visit Glenn's. We had reservations and were quickly seated. We ask if it would be possible to order to share between us (like tapas) because we wanted to taste as many dishes as possible. She said... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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135 reviews 135 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Don't know if the food is any good. Stopped by at 5:30 Sat. A couple of tables with patrons. The majority empty with reserved signs for later. Popular places could be more profitable if they limited reservations. We did not eat there. The owners lost revenue by keeping tables empty for 30-60 minutes. The hostess had zero personality. Clearly indifferent... More 

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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 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?