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Glenn's Diner

#388 of 7,702 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
+1 773-506-1720
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We discovered Glenn's after googling "dive breakfast Chicago" , after reading reviews and the menu, however, we came for diner and their incredible fish. Best meal I have had in a looong time. We had mussels as an app, and then halibut and barramundi. All were prepared perfectly. The service is friendly, laid back, and very knowledgeable. They have a... More 

Thank yayafabs
Aachen, Deutschland
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant doesn't look very special from outside but surprises with an amazing fish offering. Everything was made to order and tasted great. Considering drinks we went for byob.

Thank chris_ernst
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of Chicago's hidden gems, usually only visited by savvy locals. Ciopinno is incredible, as as anything on the chalkboard menu full of seafood treats. Also not to be missed? Breakfast or brunch! The best potato pancakes I've ever had! Check it out - you'll love it. Been there dozens of times, and I can't rave enuf!

Thank tmatta
Sherwood Park, Canada
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

One of our favorite go to spots when going for dinner when in chicago. I usually order this special spicy seafood soup when it is available and my partner wishes theyd ordered the same! The staff are fun and witty. The establishment is clean and loaded with locals asking us how we found out about thier little secret!

Thank constance w
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great fresh sea food dishes, fish is all done wonderful and the king crab legs are the very best. They also put out a good breakfast and a awesome Bloody Mary.

Thank Earl76
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Son treated us to dinner as it was his favorite restaurant & I can see why. Knowledgeable & friendly wait staff & food was phenomenal. The appetizer - best calamari I ever had & the lobster Fettuccine Alfredo was even better & the red snapper melted in your mouth. As we live an hour and a half away, we won't... More 

Thank Rose N
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch at Glens with three kids and three adults recently and were all delighted by the food and overall experience. I was quite surprised by the wide selection of fresh fish. Better than some places downtown who charge twice as much. Overall great spot!

Thank mcnamart
Pleasant Prairie
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

What a great place. Small, kitchy, fabulous food, great service. I had the lobster roll and it was excellent. Fresh, cool and delicious! My son had the Cob Salad and he enjoyed it. Our waiter was the best. I highly recommend Glenn's.

Thank U2967MTdianes
Evanston, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We've been going to Glen's Diner for over 5 years and the food has consistently been good. Their fresh fish meals are posted on large chalk board located on either side of the restaurant. The children's selection and meat dishes are found in the menu. Our most recent dinner included a sea food pot pie - delicious and large enough... More 

Thank alan s
New Jersey
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373 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 657 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

This was my first visit here. It is located next to the CTA brown line’s Montrose train station. They call this place a diner, but, it is actually much more than a your usual diner. It is a very casual looking and affordable restaurant. I stopped here for a late lunch on a Wednesday around 3pm with my party of... More 

Thank Tony J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Diner, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1820 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613-1008
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 773-506-1720

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