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Penny's Noodle Shop

Lincoln Park
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950 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614-1416
+1 773-281-8448
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 9:30 pm to the pennys noodle shop. The wraitress threw the menus on the table and urged us to choose the meal. The food was correct but she flashed bad glances throughout the meal because she wanted close to 10 pm We finished at 10:05 but she was cleaning the floor while we were eating and came... More 

Thank Emma l
Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

I was told there was only one thing to order here - Hot Pepper Noodles - in Beef, Chicken or Tofu. I had the Tofu - was very nice with Thai basil and hot sauce - it is spicy though! Great option for a cheap meal in Chicago.

Thank 42travel366
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

The food is good here but the food was nothing special that I feel I need to go back here. It's standard Thai food that you can get at any Thai restaurant. The service was just ok. I would go back here if I was in the neighborhood craving Thai but I wouldn't make a special trip here.

Thank Lee L
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

I went there with my son. We were going to a show at the Athaneum Theatre. We had the spring rolls. They were fresh & delicious as was the edamame. My son also had crab rangoon which he said was great. We both had Pad See U. I had shrimp he had chicken. The shrimp was ok but the noodles... More 

Thank Mark L
Chicago, Illinois
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

I think I have been spoiled by the deliciousness of Jims Noodles. Penny's noodles was just too peanutty for me and kind of greasy. The chicken was actually pretty good. It wasn't what I ordered, but it's what I got, and not sure what it actually was called.

Thank Melissa H
Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

While visiting Chicago a friend had suggested Penny's for lunch. The place is ordinary in appearance and menu offerings, however, the hot pepper noodles blew my socks off! One of the tasty dishes I've had. In fact, so good I went back the following day to try the phad thai, once again a home run. Job well done!!!

Thank Ron J
Boca Raton, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

We had lunch at Penny's noodle shop on our recent trip to Chicago and I have to say that I have never had a meal so horrible. We ordered the chicken pad se eu and the chicken was very dry and hard. It was also extremely sweet. We also ordered the gyoza, which were fried to a crisp. Both the... More 

Thank Suzly561
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2015

We enjoyed the food which was made with fresh ingredients and served promptly but somehow it just missed being delicious. Nevertheless it was good value for money and the staff were pleasant. Care had been taken over the decor and it was a clean environment. This restaurant is very popular with the locals who seem to drop in after work... More 

Thank poetryeuropa
San Marcos, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2014

I visit Chicago a lot and stay in Lincoln Park-Lakeview area. I always see Penny's Noodle Shop from Diversey train station. I decided to give it a try. They have friendly service but sorry to say that food is not great. It's not terrible but at best, it is very ordinary. I ordered gyoza and satay for my 3-year old... More 

Thank iluvmanila
Atlanta, Georgia
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316 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2014

Think you can’t eat cheaply in Chicago? Think again. Head to Penny’s Noodle Shop and score dinner for around $8. When I asked my server about her favorite dish, I was offered an off menu item called Dry Wonton Noodles, a combination of two menu items, Egg Noodles with Barbequed Pork and Thai Ravioli, which are miniature shrimp and pork... More 

Thank William T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 950 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614-1416
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-281-8448

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

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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