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Stella's Diner

3042 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-5316 (Lakeview)
773-472-9040
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Ranked #371 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: American, Diner, Californian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Neighborhood: Lakeview
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I love eating at diners when I'm in America and Stella's was one of the best I've visited. The family who run it are really friendly and welcoming. The food was cooked really well and tasted amazing. The giant burgers and apple cobbler should not be missed! We'll be back. Thank you!

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Lenexa, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife and her parents were in Chicago visiting our daughter, I went a couple of days later. The next morning we headed out for breakfast at Stella's it was the third day in a row for my wife and in-laws. I asked if they wanted to try somewhere new, and they said it was too good to miss. It... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

Better than other similar places in the area. Been here a couple of times and find the staff and food better than other places. Good portion sizes, not too big. Nice place to go for brunch if you don't feel like cooking or going far.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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134 reviews 134 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We arrived to a wait of only a couple minutes - Sunday around 10:45am. Stella's is bright, colorful, not crowded seating - indoor and outdoor. We were greeted by a friendly host - who then seated us with an attentive waitress. Breakfast was quick and one of the best I've had. I had a french toast special - stuffed with... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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102 reviews 102 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I've been twice and love the comfort food. It is like what mom made. I had the hot open-face turkey sandwich and it is great. The service is also friendly and quick. I will be back!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We often go here for Sat or Sun brunch. Recently we sent with 3 other couples before going to TimeLine Theatre. Everyone loved it. You can BYOB. The servings are big, come people took home food. The price is extremely reasonable. The owners are friendly and very accommodating. If you want great comfort food at a reasonable price in a... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Our 8th year in early January on holidays - and the coldest, windiest weather we've ever seen! But, Stellas was an island of warmth, hot drinks and fabulous food, as always. We kept Maria & Team company on Sunday & Monday of Ion, Jimmy and the rest for the remainder of that first week of Jan 2014. Seriously, Stella's is... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

If you get the chance definitely stop here! Their cajun chicken is delicious and the wait staff are very friendly. This place is amazing.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

When staying in Chicago for 2 months at the start of the year, we rambled around Belmont and ended up finding this gem, right in the heart of Belmont village. The owner, Gus, was so friendly andthe other staff there were also fantastic! They could not do enough for you and made you want to keep coming back! The food... More

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Chicago,IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is solid, a notch above your usual greasy spoon. The staff, tatted and pierced to the max, is a colorful and accurate reflection of the East Lakeview neighborhood. It is one of my favorite places in the world!

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