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Glenn's Diner

#456 of 7,681 Restaurants in Chicago
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1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
+1 773-506-1720
9:00 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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Sherwood Park, Canada
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124 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of our favorite go to spots when going for dinner when in chicago. I usually order this special spicy seafood soup when it is available and my partner wishes theyd ordered the same! The staff are fun and witty. The establishment is clean and loaded with locals asking us how we found out about thier little secret!

Thank constance w
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017

Great fresh sea food dishes, fish is all done wonderful and the king crab legs are the very best. They also put out a good breakfast and a awesome Bloody Mary.

Thank Earl76
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Son treated us to dinner as it was his favorite restaurant & I can see why. Knowledgeable & friendly wait staff & food was phenomenal. The appetizer - best calamari I ever had & the lobster Fettuccine Alfredo was even better & the red snapper melted in your mouth. As we live an hour and a half away, we won't... More 

Thank Rose N
Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at Glens with three kids and three adults recently and were all delighted by the food and overall experience. I was quite surprised by the wide selection of fresh fish. Better than some places downtown who charge twice as much. Overall great spot!

Thank mcnamart
Pleasant Prairie
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank alan s
New Jersey
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368 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 650 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 

Thank Tony J
Evanston, Wyoming
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161 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank 72850007
Chicago, Illinois
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418 reviews
198 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 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible
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?