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Chicago Diner

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant and Diner$$$$
Lake View East, Chicago
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  • Renz P.
    "They were delicious along with the ice cream and black bean burgers."(7 Tips)
    Ami
    "The chocolate peanut butter cookie dough milkshake is incredible."(5 Tips)
    Dora T.
    "Vegans, vegetarians, non vegetarians will love this place."(55 Tips)
    Susie D.
    "Try the Radical Reuben - Easily the best vegan Reuben ever made!"(3 Tips)
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  • Xinnie
    Xinnie2 weeks ago
    Finally get to try this place! Even the delivered food is impressive. Had the Thai chili wings, yummy! My bf liked his truffle mushroom loafer too. Will dine in next time for sure.
  • Debbie
    DebbieSeptember 18
    The vegan cinnamon roll is decadent and yummy.
  • Carrie R.
    Carrie RigdonAugust 24
    The brunch menu is great. And the vegan Dagwood is fabulous!
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • Bram H.
    Bram HubbellAugust 1
    Vegan gyros!
  • Leo A.
    Rueben sandwiches are so good
  • Darwin F.
    Loved it...and this is coming from a definite carnivore! Had no idea I walked into a vegan restaurant, but I'm glad I did! Food and service was top-notch!
  • Veg W.
    Veg WiseJune 6
    Go hungry and even then you may want to split a meal! We had more than half the Titanic Burger & Country fried steak leftover- it would've fed at least 4 ppl! Desserts were amazing so save some room😂
  • Brian P.
    Brian PierMarch 18
    Ruben, shakes and the quinoa chilli
  • Paige K.
    so many breakfast options i thought i'd said goodbye to once i went vegan. everything is wonderful!
  • Lee C.
    Lee CohenFebruary 15
    Awesome cheesecake and from someone who isn't a vegetarian this place is really good
  • Angel S.
    Angel SalasFebruary 9
    Absolutely delicious vegan food.
  • PureWow
    PureWowJanuary 5
    Serving up classic diner staples without any animal products. Yep, there's steak and eggs, Reuben sandwiches and chilaquiles all without meat, cheese or eggs and just as good as the real thing. Read more
  • Linda H.
    Linda HarrisonDecember 13, 2016
    The Rueben
  • Yasemin
    YaseminOctober 10, 2016
    I had the black bean burger with avocado and fries. It was delicious!
  • Adam R.
    Adam RoweOctober 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The avocado toast adds have great taste mixed with a great mix of textures. Crunchy lettuce, hard she'll taco mixed with creamy avocado and so much more!
  • Daniel M.
    Daniel MillerAugust 20, 2016
    The shakes, Reuben, country fried everything, everything is good. Make sure to get the mac&cheese
  • Alex K.
    Alex KAugust 7, 2016
    Everything! Even as an omnivore it's delicious
  • Ricky K.
    Ricky KimAugust 2, 2016
    do not leave without ordering the poutine. you're welcome
  • Phillip J.
    Phillip JohnsonJuly 5, 2016
    I think is my favorite vegan restaurant ever! Loved everything I had here. This location is more cramped than the other one but it's across the street from Roscoe's!
  • Amanda
    AmandaMay 19, 2016
    Best Restaurants according to radicalpossibility.com
  • Ryan
    RyanApril 17, 2016
    The herb gravy on the mashed potato side drenches them but is still really light and tasty.
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyApril 1, 2016
    Great vegetarian spot.
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyMarch 31, 2016
    Very vegetarian spot in boystown
  • Anne S.
    Anne SoinskiMarch 28, 2016
    I would move to Chicago for this place. Ate here 3 times in one weekend. Rueben was the best, followed by bbq ranch salad.
  • Keith P.
    Keith PeltasonMarch 4, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    they have a stupid policy of not seating until everyone is there, regardless if the restaurant is more than half empty. that's just ignorant
  • Raed M.
    Raed MansourJanuary 18, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Seriously meat free but couldn't tell. The gyros was great! Nice small selection of craft beer. Crowded but loved the diner atmosphere. Nice servers.
  • Hathor R.
    Hathor RabiahDecember 23, 2015
    My favorite go to spot when I'm in Chicago. Best vegan Reuben in the world!
  • Zak H.
    Zak HillDecember 20, 2015
    Vegan shakes and fries are amazing. It's easy to spend a more money than you plan on here, but you won't be disappointed
  • Majed A.
    Majed AldeeriDecember 6, 2015
    Cajun Black Bean burger!
  • Connie P.
    Connie PraterNovember 24, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I'm not a vegan, but the milkshakes here are better than any I've had with dairy.
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EarlyNovember 24, 2015
    Great place for a carnivore to take a vegan! Delicious food, do not go expecting it will taste the same as meat, go and explore how good vegetarian can be.
  • Alisson S.
    Alisson Soche-ForeroOctober 18, 2015
    Portobella sandwich, salad and green tea.
  • Pam D.
    Pam De SilvaOctober 6, 2015
    Fantastic vegan comfort food. The cookie dough peanut butter milkshake is a must! Concocted from soy milk and corn ice cream goodness.
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezAugust 24, 2015
    The buffalo wings were some of the best buffalo wings I've ever tried - and I'm a meat eater who loves wings! Tastes amazing - you won't even know it's not chicken!
  • rebecca b.
    rebecca bAugust 17, 2015
    Always a wait but that's a good sign! Vegan desserts are to die for!
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle MarksAugust 9, 2015
    Black bean burger, portobella prime sandwich, and tofu stir fry were delicious!
  • Adam C.
    Adam CernyMay 12, 2015
    Everything is good here! I would recommend the pizza popper appetizer. You'd NEVER believe it's vegan. The salted caramel milkshake is also divine. 🍭
  • Holiday
    HolidayMay 5, 2015
    Probably everything but mos def Reuben and lemon meringue
  • Kübra Z.
    Kübra ZenginApril 28, 2015
    Cajun black bean burger is tasty! Sweet potatoes is really nice!
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FlammApril 24, 2015
    The shakes are bangin'!
  • Matthew S.
    Matthew StraubApril 10, 2015
    However you feel about it, almost everything is made from soy.
  • Rob K.
    Rob KolminMarch 25, 2015
    Margaritas
  • Kingsley Y.
    Kingsley YoungerMarch 10, 2015
    All the desserts here are complete vegan. Featured on Unique Desserts. Must try the orange lime raw vegan cheesecake and cocoa mousse cake!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BauersfeldMarch 3, 2015
    Excellent grasshopper shake
  • Michael W.
    Michael WayneMarch 1, 2015
    Always, always save room for dessert.
  • Mischa L.
    Mischa LumiereFebruary 20, 2015
    Very filling!! Great brunch option.
  • Ricardo T.
    Ricardo TorresJanuary 10, 2015
    I am no vegetarian and vegan neither, but food here is Amazing!
  • Ryan
    RyanDecember 29, 2014
    A really special place. Food wonderful and feel is one of a kind. Had the Reuben and the Kale White Bean soup. Both were outstanding. I think they make the Thousand Island. I want it on everything.
  • Leonardo G.
    Leonardo GastmannDecember 16, 2014
    Their signature burger!!
  • nina m.
    nina moralesDecember 11, 2014
    Good for a date and awesome music!
  • Marissa Y.
    Marissa YennieNovember 17, 2014
    Can we talk about those snickerdoodle cookies, please? Unreal.
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffNovember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicago vegan legend. Reuben gets all the love but the truffle melt really, yes, melts my heart. Seitan wings are amazing starters and the peanut butter shake is the best end to your vegan junk feast.
  • Dora T.
    Dora TungNovember 1, 2014
    Vegans, vegetarians, non vegetarians will love this place. I recommend the Thai chili wings as an appetizer. I love that there is a small lot adjacent to the diner. Rare in Chicago
  • Dana P.
    Dana PanyaOctober 20, 2014
    I always get a shake to end the meal, no matter how full I am! The peanut butter cookie dough is one of my favorites
  • Renz P.
    Renz PeeOctober 17, 2014
    The food here was great . Got my non-vegetarian grandfather to try the veggie ribs and he liked them! They were delicious along with the ice cream and black bean burgers. Must walk through the kitchen
  • Forrest
    ForrestOctober 12, 2014
    You don't need meat to have a delicious breakfast.
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WeisSeptember 27, 2014
    Get a milkshake. A bit expensive, but oh so good.
  • Gregg P.
    Gregg PullanoSeptember 26, 2014
    The Reuben is my all time favorite sandwich. Best food in the world. This is also one of the top vegetarian restaurants in the whole country!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
    Check out Chicago Diner as seen on Unique Sweets Read more
  • Madeline G.
    Madeline GullettAugust 18, 2014
    Everything! Great for vegans, vegetarians, or anyone who likes burgers and milkshakes. My sweet potato burger with avocado etc was fantastic and so was the vegan Mac n cheese on the side! A fav place
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel StineAugust 13, 2014
    Do not order anything here. I'm a longtime vegetarian and everything I tried was AWFUL
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneAugust 13, 2014
    Never ever ever order the Vegan Banh Mi. It's the worst...
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 11, 2014
    Very good variety for a vegan place. Everyone enjoyed their dishes.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    With an extensive menu of food and drink, the friendly staff can cater to all of your comfort food fantasies, and even make it a bit healthy along the way. Read more
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    Looks like a classic American diner but serves vegetarian and vegan versions of comfort foods such as reuben sandwiches, country-fried steak and even a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving. Read more
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    The thin slices of juicy seitan are impressively flavorful especially when smothered with the creamiest vegan tzatziki sauce you can imagine. The whole deal is wrapped in a perfectly fluffy pita. Read more
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WeisJuly 26, 2014
    Radical Reuben <3
  • Bradley P.
    Bradley ParkerJune 30, 2014
    Such a good black bean burger!!
  • Maricela C.
    go vegan ;)
  • Kaili L.
    Kaili LambeJune 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong with the wingz
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloMay 17, 2014
    Get the poutine!
  • Kush S.
    Kush ShahMay 4, 2014
    Best vegan options till date!!! Meat lovers feeling left out!! Quinoa chilli was nice
  • Julie
    JulieMarch 22, 2014
    So many vegan options, it was overwhelming! The food was fantastic!
  • Erick C.
    Erick CruxenMarch 16, 2014
    The best veggie restaurant in the world!!!! AMAZING....
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SpanglerMarch 12, 2014
    VEGAN POUTINE
  • Colby B.
    Colby BechtoldFebruary 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Spicy Chickun Sandwich is amazeballs. Like... faux reelz
  • matthew g.
    matthew gilboyFebruary 10, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Best vegan food in forever. It's like I would make at home but better times 9000
  • Joseph H.
    Joseph HatfieldJanuary 25, 2014
    The brunch menu is the only thing worth waking up before 3 for.
  • Khadija B.
    Khadija BrewingtonDecember 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    carrot cake milkshake is the best!
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BrooksDecember 21, 2013
    Mexicana Bowl all day. So delicious.
  • Becky D.
    Becky DeFordDecember 19, 2013
    My boyfriend got the ruben sandwich & loved the sauerkraut. I got the spicy black bean w/ a side of kale &Ginger so good!! We topped off our lunch with splitting a peanut butter cookie dough shake!
  • matthew g.
    matthew gilboyOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    New mango habanero wings are the win!
  • Deanna
    DeannaSeptember 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Getting there early enough for the brunch menu is completely worth it.
  • Ian A.
    Ian AllenSeptember 7, 2013
    Do they not believe in putting ice in your water...? Really?
  • 🆗🆒Lindsey W.
    🆗🆒Lindsey WeberAugust 31, 2013
    Holy shit, the carrot cake shake.
  • Dennis G.
    Dennis GeorgesAugust 17, 2013
    Breakfast stops at 3pm
  • Emily C.
    Emily CanibanoJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Watch the grease quotient on sandwiches they can be a lot to handle ESP if you have gallstones
  • Michael L.
    Michael LiuJuly 12, 2013
    The Vegetarian Times recommends the Radical Rueben with a side of greens and a mocha milk shake.
  • Elizabeth F.
    Elizabeth F.July 11, 2013
    I just can't handle how good the food is!
  • phill h.
    phill hJuly 9, 2013
    It is an atrocity that in 100+ tips the country fried stæk has not been mentioned. So there, I mentioned it.
  • Matt K.
    Matt KelchnerJune 10, 2013
    Chances are there's going to be a wait when you go. The food's worth every minute of it!
  • matthew g.
    matthew gilboyMay 27, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The wake fry poutine is amazing, utterly satisfying
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 16, 2013
    Though this diner doesn't serve any meat, it serves the kind of greasy food diners are known for. The radical reuben, a vegan reworking of the classic sandwich, is just as good as its meatier cousin.
    Upvoted Sep 5
  • George W.
    George WilksonMay 10, 2013
    They should make their items order-able from a smart phone by adding them to the app "appay biz". That way, I can order ahead using "appay"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Kelley J.
    Kelley JohnsMay 6, 2013
    All vegan/vegetarian! and I am not but I went for my daughter and the food was very tasty!
  • Lauren
    LaurenMarch 29, 2013
    Chai milkshake = DELICIOUS. The reuben was also amazing.
  • DinkyShop S.
    DinkyShop SGMarch 17, 2013
    Good variety on menu.. Good service. Place is a lil seedy, grimy tho'.. Time to wash down & paint the interior & walls. Milk carton sitting out unrefrigerated.. I doubt the glass shelves get washed..
  • Mary B.
    Mary ButlerMarch 10, 2013
    Planning a party and need a fab cake, but need to accommodate a range of food allergies in your group? The bakery here can deal w/lactose-, nut-, and gluten-free requests & make it pretty and delish!
  • Paras K.
    Paras KharaMarch 9, 2013
    Incredible food! Love the brunch menu. Also get the snickerdoodle cookie for dessert :) so good
  • Jenni S.
    Jenni SpinnerMarch 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggie gyros: tastiest dish in the city
  • Gary S.
    Gary SchechnerFebruary 20, 2013
    The peanut butter puck dessert is friggin ri-donk-ulous.
  • James D.
    James DelnortFebruary 10, 2013
    When cold outside put your name on the waiting list right away, even if you're waiting on your party to show, and use the enclosed waiting area behind the restaurant instead of standing in the cold.
  • VNessa H.
    VNessa HJanuary 21, 2013
    I had a salad from here that seemed to take a while BUT when I got my salad I started to wonder if they hadn't plucked the vegetables fresh from their own garden. SO FRESH and delicious!
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BraunJanuary 14, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Greatest vegan restaurant on the planet. Go for something hearty and meaty!
  • kartik s.
    kartik sJanuary 12, 2013
    Got to try the gyros! Skip the soul bowl...
  • Mimi C.
    Mimi ChanelJanuary 2, 2013
    I rate it a 6 not 9.2 rating it has. Pricey for the portions. Portabella Melt and sweet potato fries. Not impress b/c my sandwich was cold and there were few strips of shrooms. Coffee was nasty.
  • Jason M.
    Jason M.December 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Breakfast Bowl - Biscuits, gravy, eggs & potatoes. Totally #vegan & a perfect breakfast.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda ConnerDecember 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Gyros are awesome! Although, so is everything else! :)
  • Emily C.
    Emily CanibanoNovember 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't seat yourself park on the side of the building and order BBQ Wingz
  • Khadija B.
    Khadija BrewingtonNovember 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The titanic burger is the best burger on the menu! For brunch the scrambled tofu and cinnamon rolls are the way to go!
  • Khadija B.
    Khadija BrewingtonNovember 14, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The bbq wings r insanely good! If u hate ranch, like me, get the balsamic vinagrette for dipping!
  • Paul F.
    Paul FenwickNovember 9, 2012
    Courtesy Veg*n Chicago by Amy Graff
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithOctober 30, 2012
    Grab a side of mac and cheese for a classic comfort food gone vegan. I don't know how they do it, but it's good.
  • VegNews Magazine
    VegNews MagazineOctober 29, 2012
    The spicy Buffalo-style wings are to-die-for, and the creamy soy shakes are truly delightful. Also awesome: the biscuits ‘n' gravy, tempeh Reuben, chicken-fried steak, and cookies-and-cream cake.
  • Shawna R.
    Shawna RendaOctober 20, 2012
    They have the best veggie burgers around!!! :) I will be going there again. :D
  • Haley J.
    Haley JessemanSeptember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The sweet potato quesadilla is perfection.
  • Drew F.
    Drew FreySeptember 19, 2012
    This might sound like a greasy place but it's one of Chicago's best veggie restaurants.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SchonfeldSeptember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The BBQ wingz are the best.
  • Susie D.
    Susie Denegree ⓋAugust 28, 2012
    Try the Radical Reuben - Easily the best vegan Reuben ever made!
  • Joe M.
    Joe Murphy LibrarianAugust 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the special Baja fish tacos, and peanut butter chocolate cake!
  • Morgan B.
    Morgan BrychelJuly 29, 2012
    My favorite restaurant of all time. Some of the "fake" meat items like the rueben or the gyro are better than their "real" counterparts. I'd definitely recommend the desserts and the shakes, as well.
  • Michael J.
    Michael JohnstonJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for the Dagwood. It's not on the menu any more, but it's amazing! Get it with cheddar cheeze.
  • tara d.
    tara defranciscoJuly 27, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Service often slow, occasionally awesome. Chi Diner, why did you get rid of one of your most popular items (pb choc cake)?! Bring it baaack!
  • MellyVe
    MellyVeJuly 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The water is never cold.
  • FLee Q.
    FLee Queen of TartsJune 28, 2012
    A vegan/veggie friendly restaurant in Lakeview, not far from the GAYHOP. They have (v) burgers, (v) shakes, even beer. Busy on weekends so call ahead.
  • Lele
    LeleJune 24, 2012
    A must stop for anyone who loves veg restaurants, has a fantastic atmosphere. Check out the buffalo wings - the best ever.
  • Nia M.
    Nia MorenoJune 22, 2012
    Meat Free since '83! Almost everything on the menu is vegan! You can't go wrong with anything, but try the roasted veg polenta, grilled portabello or caprese sandwich. Don't forget dessert! Yum!
  • Alissa D.
    Alissa DriesMay 24, 2012
    Get the cookie dough peanut butter shake!! AMAZING!
  • Khadija B.
    Khadija BrewingtonMay 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The strawberry lemon cupcakes r unbelievable!
  • Iyke M.
    Iyke M'ebo III™April 20, 2012
    This is no place for a budget eater, but the food is damn good.
  • Wigglyville P.
    Vegetarian & Vegan, place has great comfort food and awesome brunch. Great drinks - beer, wine, smoothies, specialty drinks.www.veggiediner.com
  • Emma Z.
    Emma ZimmermanApril 17, 2012
    Vegan milkshake heaven.
  • Dritan V.
    Dritan VushajApril 14, 2012
    Eat everything. It's all edible godliness. Especially hungover.
  • Adam S.
    Adam StiversApril 14, 2012
    Breakfast Bowl (tofu) is amazing!
  • Angela P.
    Angela PoweApril 12, 2012
    Hipsters everywhere--LOL!! :) Great food, whether you're vegan/vegetarian or not. Enjoy your experience!
  • Bradley C.
    Bradley CampbellMarch 15, 2012
    Amazing veggie comforts! Try the buffalo chickün wings and wash it down with a Vanilla Chaï milkshake. Amazing service by beautiful people!
  • Monica B.
    Monica BhallaFebruary 24, 2012
    Had a great burger. I plan to go back and try something new!
  • Mad Mimi
    Mad MimiFebruary 8, 2012
    You'll love this place even if you're not a vegetarian!
  • Lionel G.
    Lionel GarciaJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    the new buffalo "chicken" sandwich is UBER tasty! Or my favorite the "Gyro" with sweet potato fries!
  • Brittney H.
    Brittney H.January 19, 2012
    pancake combo with spinach tofu scramble for brunch! my favorite
  • MJ B.
    MJ BerstJanuary 7, 2012
    The vegan shakes are to die for! Skip the wait- get a shake to go from the counter!
  • Darcy
    DarcyJanuary 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely try the pesto chickn sandwich
  • Kenny Z.
    Kenny ZdanowiczJanuary 6, 2012
    They water the sriracha down. Otherwise not bad.
  • Stefanie G.
    Stefanie GoliszewskiDecember 8, 2011
    Sweet potato quesadillas. EAT THEM, LOVE THEM, LIVE THEM.
  • Delia R.
    Delia RigneyNovember 29, 2011
    BBQ wings are a must have app :)
  • John B.
    John BackOctober 22, 2011
    Try the west potato fries with the spinach dip. Nom Nom Nom.
  • ZocDoc
    ZocDocOctober 20, 2011
    Start off your day with a well-balanced meal at The Chicago Diner! We’re pretty enticed by their “soul bowl”, which features quinoa, sweet potatoes and your choice of tofu or eggs. Yum!
  • Hugo
    HugoSeptember 26, 2011
    The potato skins are pathetically orgasmic.
  • Luke W.
    Luke WilsonSeptember 23, 2011
    Gotta try everything on the menu, at least once!
  • Lily L.
    Lily LSeptember 21, 2011
    Chocolate ship cookie dough shake.
  • Mina R.
    Mina RSeptember 12, 2011
    four words - chocolate chip vegan cheesecake.
  • Mary B.
    Mary ButlerSeptember 5, 2011
    The bakery has an excellent selection of vegan cakes , which are a good choice when you need to get a birthday cake for someone who is lactose-intolerant. Read more
  • Erica Grigg @.
    Try their vegan milkshakes! Soo yummy!
  • Christopher H.
    Christopher HoustonAugust 8, 2011
    Service is terrible and the wait time for your food is a very long time. I had a waiter that actually argued with me about what an appetizer was. I will never go there again.
  • Sarah ..
    Sarah .July 27, 2011
    Get the strawberry shake...you won't regret it!
  • Gordon W.
    Gordon WrightJuly 23, 2011
    Better gyros than Greektown. Better cinnamon roll than Ann Sather. No kidding.
  • Allie B.
    Allie BustionJuly 19, 2011
    Don't let the meatlessness fool you. This place is amazing and has the most filling and delicious of foods. Of any foods. Read more
  • Tom G.
    Tom GlorfieldJuly 17, 2011
    Two words, breakfast bowl.
  • Erik G.
    Erik GoznelJuly 17, 2011
    You'll get ratted out to Aurors for casting illegal curses while dining... ;)
  • Leanne V.
    Leanne VanderbylJuly 15, 2011
    Some of the best vegan fare in America. The vegan buffalo "wings" are a must-try - better than real wings, and that's coming from a carnivore!
  • Chris T.
    Chris TarbellJuly 8, 2011
    Best vegan diner style restaurant bar none. NYC and SF got nothin' on this place!
  • Katie H.
    Katie HendricksonJuly 1, 2011
    The vegan milkshakes are out-of-this-world amazing, even if you aren't vegan. Definitely get the chocolate chip cookie dough/peanut butter.
  • RCRD LBL
    RCRD LBLJune 29, 2011
    Even if you are a carnivore, this place rocks.
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GJune 17, 2011
    vegan cookie dough peanut butter milkshake tastes better than any real shake youll get anywhere!!
  • Deanna
    DeannaJune 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Vegan ranch sauce!!!!!
  • Deanna
    DeannaApril 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Shamrock shake & a shot of wiskey= Heaven
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DuJanApril 17, 2011
    Chicago Diner hates women. It's strange, but they inject their politics into everything. They use misogynistic images of Sarah Palin and other consetvatives. Have never seen more hate filled vegans.
  • Rachel H.
    Rachel HallMarch 19, 2011
    So wonderful even meat eaters love it!! All different types of food to fit every craving!! And AMAZING deserts!!
  • Shaun V.
    Shaun ViauMarch 15, 2011
    Try the tofu scramble Ah-mazing
  • Michael J.
    Michael JohnstonMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Mozzarella sticks are pretty tasty but the cheez is a strange texture.
  • Leah P.
    Leah PickettFebruary 3, 2011
    order the buddha burger. its amazing!
  • Lawrence J.
    Lawrence JJanuary 26, 2011
    The Halfpipe sandwich. Its like man vs food. O m g
  • Michael J.
    Michael JohnstonJanuary 17, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the black bean burger! It's awesome with cheeze (possibly better without). Liberally apply the mayo!
  • Vinny M.
    Vinny MartinezJanuary 15, 2011
    Cinnamon roll and breakfast bowl. Yes please!
  • Foodspotting
    FoodspottingJanuary 2, 2011
    Try the Pumpkin Smores
  • Cassandra S.
    Cassandra SuraDecember 19, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    There is a back patio for outdoor summer dining. In winter it is enclosed and heated for waiting patrons. (Always expect a wait.)
  • Emily V.
    Emily VagtsDecember 17, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great Po Boy Samich!
  • Chris K.
    Chris KangDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Why is everyone SO nice?? Loves it! Be sure to not be too long for take out orders- sweet potato fries will get soggy.
  • Travel Channel
    Travel ChannelDecember 7, 2010
    The Chicago Diner is a haven of meatless dining. Truly tantalizing to the vegan sect are their non-dairy desserts like black forest, cookies and cream or lemon cakes. Read more
    Upvoted Sep 5
  • Julie V.
    Julie VazquezNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Nachos are nommin!
  • Ethan A.
    Ethan ANovember 15, 2010
    Get the avocado tostadas if you like Mexican food
  • Kurt L.
    Kurt LatosOctober 16, 2010
    if youre a burger fan, go for the bbq bacon cheeseburger. ive been here 3 times and that was probably the best thing ive had thus far
  • Tiffany C.
    Tiffany ChilvereOctober 11, 2010
    Chocolate peanut butter cookie dough milkshake is straight from heaven! I'm not vegan and it was hands down the BEST milkshake I've ever had!
  • Kevin K.
    Kevin KovanichSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    The s'more milkshake is amazing.
  • Jeffrey S.
    Jeffrey SumberAugust 30, 2010
    Vegan Caesar salad rivals the best dairy versions in the city....
  • Anne H.
    Anne HolcombAugust 26, 2010
    The mexican style huevos for breakfast and burrito suizo special for dinner are the best. Service is slow if you sit outside.
  • Travis T.
    Travis ThomasAugust 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Peanut butter pucks are the best! And they keep in the fridge at home for days (if you can get them to last that long!)
  • Jason J.
    Jason JacobsAugust 11, 2010
    Ruben is amazing!
  • Black Velvet Magazine
    Black Velvet MagazineAugust 8, 2010
    Grilled soya cheese sandwich ftw!
  • Joee F.
    Joee FJune 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    BBQ wings... Everytime I'm in to start
  • Chris F.
    Chris FojtikMay 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Sweet potato quesadilla!
  • Ami
    AmiMay 18, 2010
    The chocolate peanut butter cookie dough milkshake is incredible.
  • Lauren Z.
    Lauren ZApril 11, 2010
    The Monte Cristo is the way to go for brunch my friend.
  • Brent K.
    Brent KnepperApril 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Birthday=free pint!
  • Jill O.
    Jill O'GMarch 24, 2010
    my Mom had a fake Reuben Sandwich with Sweet Potato Fries
  • Drew L.
    Drew LeinonenMarch 24, 2010
    The best potato skins I've ever had.
  • Jonathan H.
    Jonathan HartmannFebruary 26, 2010
    The Dagwood tastes like winning a gold medal! Chuck and Sam are the best; take a picture.
  • mark r.
    mark rothFebruary 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The peanut butter cookie dough milkshake is straight from heaven. Really!
  • Laviyah N.
    Laviyah NahumFebruary 1, 2010
    The chai milkshake. That is all.
  • Mikaela M.
    Mikaela MinerJanuary 13, 2010
    Try their delicious soy ice-cream milkshakes and potato skins ... mmm
  • Brent K.
    Brent KnepperJanuary 9, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the fib-rib sandwhich and tell your server that you pretend they are human ribs.
  • Emily M.
    Emily McNishSeptember 20, 2009
    get the raw vegan cheesecake! I'm not even a vegetarian and it won me over
  • Tim K.
    Tim KerseySeptember 1, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Everyone must try the "Roast Beef & Cheddar"
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