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Fred's diner

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American, Diner
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225 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1534
+1 847-223-9776
04:30 - 14:00
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Schaumburg, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's not enough words to review this place except GO you won't be sorry! This place is extremely clean, the food is amazing AND the owner Joyce & her sisters are a hoot & so much fun!! We will be back for sure, it's really a hidden gem...oh be careful you can miss it if you blink!

Thank Dee C
round lake, il
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love Fred's Diner. Joyce's friendly yell during the breakfast rush ensures everyone gets what they need when they need it. Heaping helpings of eggs, hash browns and pancakes mean you won't leave hungry...for a few days!

Thank luv2tvlwithkids
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A secret worth discovering! If you blink, you will miss it. Keep your eyes peeled for the door. Go back in time to a diner slinging the best breakfasts, service like a family member is waiting on you, and the prices are...amazing. Such value. Such taste. It is quaint, get there early for a table. You will not be disappointed.... More 

Thank Jane B
Grayslake, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great old time diner feel, great service, good food and reasonably priced. Its a great value good food and service with a reasonable price.

Thank Robert S
Grayslake, Illinois
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Food very good food, cooked as requested, wait staff is very funny, very popular, a very local place

Thank Joseph D
Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

You won't leave hungry! The portions are huge! The food is tasty typical diner fare in this little locals hideout. But, the most notable element is the zany staff that tease and joke with all the patrons. Local lore has it that the more they tease you, the more they liked you.

Thank scubawombat
Level Contributor
93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is THE PLACE for breakfast. Every single item is delicious. The service is wonderful, and often humorous. It opens at 4:00am, and closes at 2:00pm Monday through Saturday. I wish they were open on Sundays, but it seems that is their day of rest.

Thank karenmcclu
Grayslake, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Best breakfast or lunch served with love and sass ! Servers know everyone and joke around and treat you like family. Food is always good!

Thank sadiesnoni
Grayslake, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

fun restaurant to eat at good food , fun waitress good location in downtown Grayslake good for workers they have a breakfast bar no tipping

Thank Mary Lou Z
Grayslake, Illinois
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

A throw back joint with wise-cracking waitresses that serve great breakfast and lunch. Well worth a visit but get there early since it's a small place with a horde of regulars.

Thank stevesarich

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1534
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Grayslake
  • Phone Number: +1 847-223-9776

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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?