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Glenn's Diner

1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
+1 773-506-1720
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“fresh fish” (19 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The back wall of Glenn's Diner & Seafood House is decorated with counter-to-ceiling boxes of sugared cereals. In fact, all-you-can-eat-cereal is one of the restaurant's staples. And breakfast is served all day. But the primary attraction is seafood, fresh fish, even species that you've never...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being a humble neighborhood advocate, you want all to do good, but seriously, at times you can not get in this place. From special nights that feature all you can eat Alaskan Crab or dedicated to another night, Shrimp........ to a back bar wall of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Chefvio
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Treated to an amazing seafood place with a casual atmosphere. Started with the smoked trout dip that was quite delicious, but when my main course came of Lobster Fettuccini Alfredo, I was in heaven!!! The sauce is not quite a traditional Alfredo, but had such...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Virginia F
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Out for an impromptu dinner with my son and his significant friend. All places in the Ravenswood Area were a 60 minute wait and then Jess phoned Glenn’s. They had immediate seating at the counter. I have never been here before. On this damp, overcast,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bill E
Reviewed October 26, 2018

What a delightful surprise this place is. We went for dinner and their fresh fish selection is amazing. The barramundi was the best I have eaten anywhere. The service was friendly, but professional. Also, their cereal selection looked so fun I was sorry we didn't...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kim J
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We ended up here by accident on a three - day stay in Chicago when our plans changed and took us to a different part of the city. The vegetarian omelette is great, and is accompanied by a unique potato pancake ( like a latke)...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank IvanSusanin1613
Reviewed August 6, 2018

this is a great neighborhood seafood restaurant. It is clean, cute and the food is great. My favorite is the clam chowder. This is a definite I will return. I never get bored of the food served here. The keylime pie is great. Actually all...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Joyce J
Reviewed August 5, 2018

I love this place so much I came back again for my favorite lunch portion of cioppino for $15.95. I love their spice of the cioppino’s fish broth. This was the first time we enjoyed lunch outside on the sidewalk. My only complaint is in...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank tonytigerjaz
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We came here for lunch. Prices are very reasonable for what you get. All the fish is very fresh and tasty. We had the tuna tartare which was very good. I had the pork chop entree which was just ok, a little dry. But the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Cubs_Fan007
Reviewed June 22, 2018

This restaurant is a hidden gem. If walking or driving past, it would not particularly attract one's attention, but it should. The atmosphere is casual and cozy, and the food is delicious. The menu is very big and there are so many fish dishes to...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Beverly R
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December 18, 2015|
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Response from Larry R | Reviewed this property |
I have eaten there three times and have never had any problems. We have enjoyed it very much.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 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 - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Square
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Square
  • Phone Number: +1 773-506-1720
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