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Blondie's Diner

Diner, Italian
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8923 Grand Ave, River Grove, IL 60171-1322
+1 708-452-6969
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Franklin Park, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant reminds me of my childhood when we would go to the little greasy spoon restaurants. Great Service, Delicious Food and welcoming atmosphere

Thank HKF18
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Great food, good size portions, and cheap prices keep people going back. You may need to fight all the regulars for a table for breakfasts on weekends, but the service is fast and wait is usually short. Specials available for breakfast and lunch everyday except Monday (closed) -- and the specials ARE really special -- things you'd expect to see... More 

Thank E R
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Sit at the counter. These places are more the thing on the East Coast pretty quick services and good prices. Neighborhood joint down from ohare

Thank William M
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Great little neighborhood place with good food, decent service and fair prices. Only open for breakfast and lunch

Thank Jaclyn C
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Met a colleague for a late breakfast and was pleased to see an extensive menu for both lunch and breakfast. Decisions, decisions...went with breakfast-delicious. Friendly wait staff. Atmosphere is a little worn, but clean. Enjoy!

Thank Joseph S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

No matter what I order, the food is excellent. The staff is always friendly, the atmosphere is great, and very reasonable prices.

Thank Scoee S
Elmwood Park, Illinois
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282 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Blondies is the standard to measure others against. The servers have the right amount of "attitude" to keep their frantic pace fun. The food never disappoints in taste or quantity. Blondies is a great value and a load of fun. Don't miss it.

1 Thank Abenture
Franklin Park, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a favorite breakfast/lunch restaurant with the locals. The food is above average for a small diner and the food is delivered quick. Endless cup of coffee and waitstaff is terrific. On weekends, she offers breakfast specials like cinnabon french toast, cranberry almond pancakes and in fall pumpkin pancakes. Do NOT miss this one!

1 Thank Midwestgirl48
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

In the area and a friend suggested Blondie's. They are open for breakfast and lunch, close at 3pm daily and closed Monday. Original style local diner, large selection of breakfast and lunch items, breakfast served all day, plenty of veggie options, daily specials. Seemed like mostly fresh made food except fruit is canned peaches. The cauliflower soup was very good,... More 

2 Thank goneagain2
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

Blondie's is the quintessential diner: tasty comfort food, plenty of local customers & staff, relaxed and friendly environment. *read no hubris, no fancy faux-diner kitsch (just the right amount, mind you). Their regular menu is good but their specials board is really what to order. It seems to change weekly- or at least every time we go.

2 Thank Jaylee27313

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Diner, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8923 Grand Ave, River Grove, IL 60171-1322
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  River Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 708-452-6969

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