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Chicago Diner

#66 of 7,452 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657-2414
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm not a vegetarian. By any means. I'm a carnivore through and through. And then the Chicago Diner comes along. Let's just do a quick breakdown: 1) Price - totally affordable, not crazy expensive. Check out the menu when you get a chance. And just to be clear, none of the items have meat in it. None. Of. Them. 2)... More 

Thank sanojmon
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's always a relief to find a vegan restaurant when on vacation. But this old fashioned style dinner has a fantastic traditional revisited menu. Please try the buffalo wings!

Thank Pierre-Antoine C
Burlington, Canada
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the Chicago Diner by accident. While walking through the neighbourhood of our B&B we caught the words, "meat free since '83". Being vegetarians we just walked right to the diner to give it a try. It's a tiny restaurant with a big smile! The servers were friendly, polite and quick to show us to a table. The menu... More 

Thank Christine K
Washington, DC
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a wonderful place! All the food is veggie, and many gluten-free choices--so much to choose from. The vegan milkshakes were amazing!! and all of our meal tasted fabulous. The wait staff was friendly and the service was quick and efficient even though the place was packed. Can't wait go to back!

Thank Vivgoesvroom
New Carlisle, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always looking for an opportunity to get the best vegan food when visiting my daughter. Today my mouth had the pleasure of enjoying the Titanic BLT Burger. It was tasty and delicious! We shard the Thai Chili Wings, a family favorite, and finished with shakes to go. If you're a vegan, vegetarian, or other, you will not be disappointed!

Thank LoriAnn82
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food exceeded expectations. I'm a vegan and my girlfriend is not and despite the diner being meat free we both loved our meals so much, we ate there three days in a row and if given the chance would go back in a heartbeat. Expect big portions and reasonable prices. Located in a good area and they have their... More 

Thank CassidyandSeth
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Being a vegetarian who loves Chicago, I want to also love The Chicago Diner, but my two trips there so far leave me a bit uncertain. The diner has been crowded and loud both times we've been there, although we only had to wait in their back tent the second time we visited. Sitting in a booth is highly preferable;... More 

Thank Chris C
Racine, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

I was very pleased with my dish a Mexican dish with quinoa and vegan sour cream on the side. I ate every bite so light and tasty! For desert I tried the vegan turtle cheese cake I found it to taste strange a weird savory aftertaste when I really wanted sweet so maybe think twice about the cheesecake. Service was... More 

Thank nich0leu
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Service was awesome! Highly recommend. The food was great i have tried a few vegan/vegiatrian restaurants and this is hands down the best food ive had.

Thank Deon R
Normal, IL
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Since we live over two hours away, eating here is always a treat. Each time we go, we have an old favorite but we also try to have at least one different item. Over the last couple of years, we've been here many time and we've never been disappointed! The staff also contributes to a positive experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Diner, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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?