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Glenn's Diner

#490 of 7,631 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
+1 773-506-1720
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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Pleasant Prairie
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place. Small, kitchy, fabulous food, great service. I had the lobster roll and it was excellent. Fresh, cool and delicious! My son had the Cob Salad and he enjoyed it. Our waiter was the best. I highly recommend Glenn's.

Thank U2967MTdianes
Evanston, Illinois
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We've been going to Glen's Diner for over 5 years and the food has consistently been good. Their fresh fish meals are posted on large chalk board located on either side of the restaurant. The children's selection and meat dishes are found in the menu. Our most recent dinner included a sea food pot pie - delicious and large enough... More 

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New Jersey
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356 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 649 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

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 

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Evanston, Wyoming
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153 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
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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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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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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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410 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 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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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 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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

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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, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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: +1 773-506-1720

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