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Fred's diner

225 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1534
+1 847-223-9776
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (10 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
4:30 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
225 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1534
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great nostalgia. The food is all diner. The service is wild and surly but sweet! WE love this place for a great cheap food. But be aware it is VERY popular and gets crowded. So go early of late and have a wonderful breakfast!

Thank Patti2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small time diner with good food. Waitresses make Your meal fun. We've eaten there for breakfast also.

Thank Carroll F
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious everything-- swiftly delivered--constant coffee refills-- you'll love it! It's a tiny place, try for a window seat.

Thank karenmcclu
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Only open for breakfast and lunch Monday thru Saturday, this place can turn your bad day into a great day! Owned by one fun lady and all waitresses are related to her - making them so fun as well. Have to have a sense of...More

1  Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 8 August 2017

We stop here every time we see our Doctor who is in Grayslake. Great service, great repartee with the waitresses and the food is very good. Lots of fun.

Thank vegasjan52
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Great service, delicious food served in a timely manner. Always consistent. Perfectly cooked eggs. They will remember you after a visit or two

Thank Jean T
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Quaint diner with a sassy server, she is great, but the only reason to return. Typical greasy spoon diner, which we all need sometimes for sure. The menu is exactly the same as Whitney Street just a few doors down.

1  Thank Meghan_A_Columbus_OH
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We had an omelette , eggs , pancakes, toast The waitress was a lot of fun We sat at the counter and watched all the food being made . The food was excellent diner food Coffee was good too I will definitely return for more...More

Thank sarah h
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is the way a diner should be. A wide selection on the menu, with an ample portion of whatever you order, cooked the way you wanted it. I ordered the Spanish omelette soft, with no bell peppers. Hash browns well done with onion added....More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food is hearty, plentiful, and reasonably priced (be aware, it's also CASH ONLY) but the best part is the mouthy waitresses. The more they pick on you the more they like you. Great fun for breakfast and they open REALLY early (4:30 AM last...More

1  Thank Paul D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 AM - 2:00 PM
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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