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Chicago Diner

#83 of 7,638 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657-2414
+1 773-935-6696
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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Bolton, CT
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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190 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Pete M
Springfield, Illinois
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886 reviews
565 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

Thank Clevlander
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4 reviews
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.

Thank chicagocarnivor
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This is the best vegan restaurant in the entire world. Period. I've been to four continents and nothing is better than Chi Diner.

Thank ashleyosborn
Glenview, Illinois, Usa
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Excellent vegan food! Great service and looks like a diner complete with the diner clock! Great location.

Thank Deborah H
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Delicious Vegan food!! I went for Brunch and had amazingly delicious meal!! I had the tofu and french toast and it was yummy!!! I wish I could go there all the time!! This is a must eat at restaurant for anyone! It has a local vibe and cool atmosphere and is a short walk from Wrigley!!

1 Thank leahdk14

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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
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?