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Chicago Diner

#81 of 7,665 Restaurants in Chicago
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3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657-2414
+1 773-935-6696
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10:00 - 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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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Pam S
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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 3 weeks ago 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!

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Thank MamaG3
Bolton, CT
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Kathy M
earlville, ny
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190 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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

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Thank lorri p
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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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.

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Thank Dani L
Mishawaka, Indiana
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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Springfield, Illinois
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915 reviews
584 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Great Diner all Vegetarian or Vegan in Chicago's Boystown area. Great food and service. The Torta Milanesa de Nopalitos (Mexican style sandwich made of Milanese style cactus), Gyro and Reuben Sandwich were all great. As well as their milkshakes made out of vegan products were excellent. The only part I did not like was the fact that they added a... More 

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Thank Clevlander
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This was not my first time to the Diner. It is a special treat for my wife and kids as they are vegan. The food is always excellent and delicious. The bakery and shakes are the best. I rate them in fact over most normal non vegan bakery. I would recommend this place. And then go with you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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?