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Glenn's Diner

#476 of 7,854 Restaurants in Chicago
#518 of 8,619 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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 64
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  • 31
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 5
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Repeat Visit - Hoping For Many More

Absolutely fun, but crowded Chicago gem. In one of the dining hubs of the US, Chicago has lots to choose from and so does Glenn's. Probably our fourth time back. Just a great selection. Fish is tremendous, which is not always the case in Chicago. Great selection, done brilliantly. Love the New... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Absolutely fun, but crowded Chicago gem. In one of the dining hubs of the US, Chicago has lots to choose from and so does Glenn's. Probably our fourth time back. Just a great selection. Fish is tremendous, which is not always the case in Chicago. Great selection, done brilliantly. Love the New England Clam Chowder - there is ONLY one... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Went there Saturday evening. Not much in the way of ambience, given the price points; but the food is great. Had a waitperson who spoke so softly, we could hardly understand a word he said - so it was great that there's a black board with all the seafood selections. Quite an impressive list it is. Started off with a... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

With outdoor and indoor seating can accommodate a good sized crowd. Wait staff was friendly and thorough and when a large group of us came in all at once the service was better than one might expect under the circumstances. Did not hear any bad comments from any in our group. Nice selection of seafood. First day experience was so... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Weather was perfect so we opted for an outdoor table. Service was good and the menu choices on the chalkboard were plentiful. We had barramundi, marlin and scallops and ate every bite. Try the smoked trout dip. Yum!

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Orleans, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Glenn's diner is the one place we HAVE to go to while visiting Chicago. They have weekly specials including, all you can eat King crab legs and lake perch. Their seafood menu is endless. The crab burger is amazing! Excellent service and great food makes Glenn's diner the place to be!

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Genoa, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My son and his wife took us for Father's Day dinner. The food and service was terrific. We had mussels and Oysters Rockefeller and the had Halibut, Sturgeon, Bass and a seafood fettuccini. It's a byob so you can save a lot of money. It was a very nice evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Went with family for lunch and my daughter, who's a chef and has introduced me to many fabulous places whenim in town from PDX, said this was one of her favorites. Very casual and besides the fresh fish which is listed on the wall there's a complete menu. We both had the seafood salad- best in my life and kiddies... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Don't be fooled by the online menu. That is only one of their menus. The gem is the second blackboard menu available at dinner that you can order from that has a large variety of fish/seafood dishes. The night we went their were 19 fish/seafood dishes to pick from alone. This "diner" title is deceiving in it's description of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Went to Glenn's Diner last night and had the lobster fettuccini. Had a few small shells in the first few bites but continued eating until I crunched down on a shell the size of a fettuccini noodle fearing I had broken a couple of my capped teeth! Owner came by and was rude and unapologetic saying that the shells are... More 

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Bloomington, IL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had researched this place looking for fresh seafood in Chicago...the blackboard specials looked amazing and we saw they received fresh fish daily! Our daughter's graduation from UIC was the evening before so we made reservations for three for Mother's Day since we were going to be In Chicago overnight. Our research also led us to the DDD you-tube and... 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 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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