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Lola's Diner

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920 Bussie Hwy, Park Ridge, IL
(847) 518-5226
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6:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
50's Diner

This is a fun neighborhood restaurant. We especially like their breakfast. The food is good and service is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Kate K
Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
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Park Ridge, Illinois, United States
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a fun neighborhood restaurant. We especially like their breakfast. The food is good and service is great.

1 Thank Kate K
Salt Lake City, Utah
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We visit Lola every once in a while when we are in Chicago, usually for a family breakfast. The portions are large (usually one more egg than the menu says) and the ingredients are fresh. The gravy IS homemade (no Sysco) and the vegetables are not canned. The servers are very kind and play with our turbulent boys (2 and... More 

Thank TommeeL
Dubuque, Iowa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was so pleased to see that Lola's Diner had salads on their menu that actually had vegetables, too! Everything was fresh. I had the chili too and it was great! It is unique to find a diner that has food for someone who doesn't want to eat quintessential "diner food." Lola's service is awesome and they do a great... More 

Thank JMR1590
Chicago, Illinois
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903 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

When you walk in to Lola's, you think that you are walking into a diner that is trapped in the late 50's - early 60's. The booths, the tables, the chairs, the counters, all contribute to that perception. The food is simply delicious comfort food. We came for dinner, so after going through the menu, we tried the country fried... More 

Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Fun atmosphere in Park Ridge. Food was delicious, big portions, and on the inexpensive side. The only drawback is that it is a little out of the way. Definitely will come back again.

Thank Matt_from_Chicago
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Lola's serves bountiful plates of delicious food. Our family favorite meal is breakfast there. Delicious omelettes, fluffy pancakes and always enough for the next day's breakfast left over. Prices are reasonable, service attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

What a hidden find for a diner. The decor is straight retro diner and the food is really good. Great value for your money and everything was so tasty. If you are searching the hinterlands for a food spot check this out, you will not regret.

Thank kylegabe
Park Ridge, Illinois
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My Cuz and I went there for lunch yesterday and even though it was crowded with the Columbus Day kids off from school, the service was still fine and the food was very good. I had the chicken ceasar salad and the cream of corn soup and both were among the best of their kind that I have ever had.... More 

1 Thank pondgal
Des Plaines, Illinois
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If the water didn't have a bad taste/aftertaste, I'd give this place a 5. So we always get a juice of some sort. We grab breakfast here at least once a month. Skillets are the best!! Nice portions. They always give you three eggs in any order that has two. The atmosphere is clean and retro. Blakc and white checkered... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We wanted a place to meet a friend near O'Hare when we flew in before driving off. It was very convenient. And the food was delicious. It was lunch so I had the chopped salad, delicious. One of my friends avoids gluten and they had gluten free crepes for her to choose from. A big portion and she only could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 920 Bussie Hwy, Park Ridge, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Park Ridge
  • Phone Number: (847) 518-5226

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American


Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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