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“Good food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chicago Diner

Chicago Diner
3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657-2414
773-935-6696
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Ranked #20 of 7,739 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Diner, Vegan
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating
San Jose, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The Chicago Diner has great food--oh, and it is all vegan. As a vegetarian, it is really nice to be able to just choose from the menu without having to ask about the items that look kind of vegetarian. There is a wide variety of food on the menu and all that I have tried has been excellent. My wife is not a vegetarian, but still loves going here because of the food and the atmosphere. The atmosphere is not fancy--but it is very Chicago--a great mix of neighborhood friendliness and big city hustle and bustle.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nashville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Vegetarian / Vegan's Delight!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Had dinner here with friends. The menu is a bit obsessed with veggie meat imitations, which is not my thing but... The gazpacho was amazing and my entree, the avocado tostadas, was creatively assembled with very fresh ingredients. A very tasty and enjoyable meal.

Visited August 2012
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Vegan food even a non egan will love.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I've been hearing about how much the woman I love loves this place for so long that I felt like i'd been there and her billing matched the reality of my visit this weekend during the Chicago Marathon. Great variety of food on the menu from Vegan specialties to things a non vegan would like as well. If you've never tried a black bean burger...this is the place to do it. But be aware, the portions are very large (great value) and you probably will not be able to finish. It might be a good idea to share several things ( if your party can agree on what things!) Great service by really friendly people. This is a very comfortable, welcoming place and you will be comfortable here. Came back twice in three days and it was great both times!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rome, Italy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great vegan diner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We decided to eat here before the Bruce Springsteen show (09/7/12) and then we come back for the next two days! Great value for money and big portions of everything. My non vegetarian friend had a Cajun burger and she loved it. The place was very busy but the service was fast enough. I'm Italian and this place for me is a real dream!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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lexington, ky
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Just average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

After all the great reviews we were really looking forward to some really good vegan fair, but it all seemed very average.

Visited September 2012
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