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Chicago Diner

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant and Diner$$$$
Lake View East, Chicago
195 Tips and reviews
  • vegan food
  • milkshakes
  • desserts
  • Reuben sandwiches
  • lively
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  • Lee C.
    Lee Cohen6 days ago
    Awesome cheesecake and from someone who isn't a vegetarian this place is really good
  • 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
  • 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 10+ 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
    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
  • 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
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