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Chicago Diner

#93 of 7,681 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657-2414
+1 773-935-6696
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always pleased when a vegetarian place does the cooking well. And then the dessert... I have a feeling in a blind test, most people can't tell that the desserts are vegan. If all meat free meal are like this, convert me to vegetarian, even to vegan!

Thank p l
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here with my almost-daughter-in-law on a Friday afternoon. She has the Radical Reuben and "cheese" fries (her favorite) and I opted for the Truffle Mushroom Lentil Loaf. It was moist and delicious, and smothered in rich gravy-like sauce. I had decided to forgo the potatoes so the server brought me extra veggies, which were fresh and crisp and... More 

Thank Christine L
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Normally I would not go to a vegetarian/vegan restaurant. However, the Chicago Diner had plenty of options that were palatable and more so. /Mushroom barley soup was great as was the Poutine appetizer. And the Milkshakes were fabulous.

Thank Pam S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I ate here with my friend who is a strict vegan. I thought she might pass out from joy! The food is delicious and beautifully presented even if you are not vegetarian/vegan. Solid cocktails as well. I liked how varied the menu is. The atmosphere is very much like a diner (small, close together tables), but the food itself goes... More 

Thank Amanda W
Munster, Indiana
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310 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Maybe I'll become a vegetarian! The quinoa chili and the mushroom truffle meatloaf were amazing to the last bite! Need the recipes!

Thank MamaG3
Bolton, CT
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Whenever I visit Chicago, my son takes me to all his favorite restaurants. The only one we repeat is the Chicago Diner. Chicago has 100s of fantastic restaurants, but the Chicago Diner is my favorite. If you are vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, or just like to eat healthy, beautiful plant based meals in a super friendly environment... go there. I... More 

Thank Kathy M
earlville, ny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Really good food. A bit of a wait we waited nearly an hour. Once at table quick service. Small but plenty of elbow room

Thank lorri p
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Comfort food done vegetarian/vegan style. Party of 3 noshing on house made fire roasted salsa and guacamole and then digging into an S.U.V. (Straight Up Veggie), Buddha's Karma Burger and Truffle Mushroom Lentil Loaf. The S.U.V. was a veggie sandwich. No meat substitutes here. Cheese, avocado, sprouts, tomato, onion, lettuce and Creole mustard on toasted whole grain bread with sweet... More 

Thank Kendra L
Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Totally unexpected veggie menu the one we found, but the outcome was great although a bit spicy. Very tasty food, nice place and excellent service.

Thank Dani L
Mishawaka, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My daughter became vegan while at college so when we came to visit she chose the Chicago Diner. I ordered the Cuban and it was simply delicious. I am not sure if it is insulting to use the "if I didn't know..." cliche, but it's true. I also tried the spicy "chicken" and it may have been even better. Dessert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657-2414
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-935-6696

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