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Chicago Diner

#82 of 7,536 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657-2414
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are vegetarian or vegan, the Chicago Diner should be a must-visit stop on your trip to the city. I was visiting for the weekend and we stopped in for lunch. Everything we had was absolutely delicious—try the seiten strips and the pierogi quesadillas. The desserts were great. We shared the peanut butter puck and it was beyond delicious.... More 

Thank Lauren T
Fort Campbell, Kentucky
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111 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting our daughter who attends school in Chicago. We were in the Halsted area for a show and planned on stopping in the Diner for a vegan meal afterwards. This place is a little rough around the edges but don't let the appearance deceive you, the food is phenomenal. There was a bit of a wait, but most... More 

Thank vince b
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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110 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my friends and i stopped at Chicago Diner for lunch during a quick trip to Chicago. We were there on a Saturday during lunch and it was very busy. I was a little weirded out because in the middle of the restaurant you sit on a long bench with other diners with very little space in between you and strangers.... More 

Thank LisaPunk01
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A totally vegetarian restaurant serving an interesting selection of dishes. Tasty food and friendly service. It was good to have a whole menu to chose from rather than picking our way through a regular menu. Great desserts and milkshakes.

Thank 298barbara
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

For over 15 years we have planned our trips to Chicago to arrive/depart at or near a meal time. Dinner on the way there, Breakfast or lunch before departing. We live 8 hours away. The Diner always provides top notch service with WONDERFUL food not available anywhere else. We even did a Thanksgiving dinner with our kids there one year.... More 

Thank Jack M
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326 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We saw the sign for this restaurant on a building and decided to check it out. While we are not strict vegetarians, we enjoy eating meat-free. The menu was fascinating and creative. Portions substantial. Our waitress told us it was actually a vegan restaurant. The Radical Reuben really tasted like meat - but better. The lentil and mushroom loaf was... More 

Thank EarlFlorida2
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The food is great, and I highly recommend the reuben or gyro, but the real winners for me were the shakes. SO creamy and delicious!

Thank Rachel F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Let me start off by saying that I worked in the restaurant industry for several years. Rarely do I rate restaurants poorly. However, our experience at Chicago Diner was less than desirable. The menu looks amazing! All of the food had our mouths watering. However, we went in in for a few shakes. We ordered our 5 shakes and sat... More 

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Mount Pleasant, SC
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

My son and his girlfriend require vegan/gluten free so we went here when we arrived in Chicago - they rated it the best restaurant they had been to! He had the Thai stir fry and she had the soul bowl and they both had vegan shakes. I, who normally am an omnivore, thought their quinoa chili was excellent.

Thank Jack and Fran C
Flossmoor, Illinois
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

It is wonderful to come to a place where the entire menu is available to vegetarians and everything is delicious! The wait staff is also friendly and helpful. We live in the southern suburbs so it is a hike for us but always worth the trip when we come. Save room for a shake if you can!

Thank SanD618

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657-2414
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 773-935-6696

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?