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Glenn's Diner

#453 of 7,467 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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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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Chicago, Illinois
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385 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for lunch and really liked the food and place. As others have said, blackboard menu, nice decor, little bar area, outside seating. Took my wife for dinner. She liked the food but the place is loud, really load. It's as if table's were trying to talk over each other. It is not cheap, expensive for a neighborhood place.... More 

Thank john b
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have tried several items , apps, lunch, dinner...fish, pastas, sandwiches...top quality service, and food..

Thank Jim A
Ocala, Florida
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130 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 June 27, 2016

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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1,804 reviews
1,396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 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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246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 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

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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, Diner, Gluten Free Options
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?