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Glenn's Diner

#478 of 7,539 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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New Jersey
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340 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 628 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit here. It is located next to the CTA brown line’s Montrose train station. They call this place a diner, but, it is actually much more than a your usual diner. It is a very casual looking and affordable restaurant. I stopped here for a late lunch on a Wednesday around 3pm with my party of... More 

Thank Tony J
Evanston, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Have usually been here for dinner (which is also very good) but we really enjoyed lunch this time. The best was a lunch-sized portion of jambalaya, a great price and just enough. Cobb salad was also excellent, and we always enjoy Glenn's fine wine list.

Thank pureblueskies
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Glenn's Diner is in a bustling location, so be sure to leave time to find parking. We had no issue finding a spot across the street, but give yourself a couple minutes. The service was fantastic! Even on a Saturday night, with a full house, the service was attentive and friendly. Seafood is the specialty of Glenn's Diner, and there... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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386 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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159 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, 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?