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Glenn's Diner

#449 of 7,468 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ocala, Florida
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was Sun.at 4:00 & hadn't planned it but we got right in. We were just at the Square Roots Fest in Ravenswood 9 or so blocks down Montrose Ave. Being from Minnesota,I noticed walleye on their blackboard just B/4 the L stop just across the street. It is a diner & Seafood House.They serve breakfast all day. The several... More 

Thank Bill T
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an incredible breakfast. If I lived in Chicago I would want to come here every morning! The food was INCREDIBLE, I would even venture to say it was the best omelette I've ever had! It was huge, perfect for leftovers! And to top it off it was super cheap! I 100% recommend!

Thank bucketlisttravelling
Newburgh, Indiana
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

North of Wrigley,off the beaten path, Montrose, worth the walk. Seafood is the star here, 20 kinds to choose from.

Thank roger g
Bradenton, Florida
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141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is nothing fancy, hence the name diner. It is located right across the street from an L stop. Easy to get to even if you don’t have a car. The bar area takes up a large part of this restaurant and the current fish elections are written on the wall on the chalkboard. I started with a cup... More 

Thank marathonman33
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The seafood is always fantastic. They have a blackboard dinner menu with rotating seafood specials that always have my mouth watering. I'd recommend the seafood bisque or the meatloaf sandwich with potato pancake. They also have an extensive beer list as well. It's a great little place, with a relaxed atmosphere. In the summer there's outdoor seating as well. Highly... More 

Thank rachelle1625
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Charming place, nice staf and a cioppino go die for! Highly recommended! From the outside it looks like a diner, but it's also a seafood place in the know.

Thank Sun1968
Chicago, Illinois
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1,697 reviews
1,329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Just west of the Ravenswood "el" or Brown line platform, this is a small restaurant though it does have outside seating. Menus and specials are written on huge blackboards. The tables are a little close together, but it is not loud inside. We tried an appetizer - Gorgonzola "My Love" garlic bread, along with a gonzo bloody Mary. The garlic... More 

Thank Allen21096
Fort Worth, Texas
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263 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

This diner was recommended by Ravenswood regulars. I got the Reuben with a potato pancake and had the sauerkraut on the side. My husband got bacon, eggs and toast. With coffees, the bill came out to @$25. The food was tasty and the place, cozy. Lots of blackboard specials. Would return if in the area.

Thank Laurie M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

High quality food, great breakfast selection and fun servers especially Caitlyn. My son loved his two course breakfast which allowed him to choose from 30 cereal selections. Their dinner/lunch selection looks amazing as well. A great neighborhood spot. :)

Thank ryann w
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

We had all you can eat King crab legs and these are good sized legs if felt like I was I. The Bearing Sea catching them. The waiter will bring you a bunch and after you go through those bring you a leg at a time which makes sense to me as it keeps them hot. Great service and excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
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
  • Phone Number: 773-506-1720

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