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Diner Grill

1635 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL - (773) 248-2030
Diner Grill led a previous life as a pair of Evanston trolley cars. Today it's an unregenerate example of a classic, 24/7 old-fashioned diner, with a dozen stools along the counter, true short-order cooks behind that counter, and nothing fancy on the menu. The thing to eat is a slinger, especially at 2 a.m.
100% Approval Rating (2 votes)

Scorecard

2 - Overall: Good - Worth a Return
Overall: Good - Worth a Return
Slinger
Vanilla Shake
Gypsy Skillet

Highlighted Reviews

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Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle - Photos (2)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Molecular cuisine, it's not. Chicago does offer three Michelin stars at Grant Achatz's cutting edge Alinea, but does Alinea offer a slinger in a re-purposed trolley car? No, for that you'll have to travel ten minutes north, to the neighborhood of Lakeview, and the ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

1635 West Irving Park Road, Chicago, IL
(773) 248-2030

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Slingers are associated more with St. Louis than Chicago, but don't let that stop you from enjoying one at Chicago's Diner Grill, particularly if it's after midnight.
"Slingers are associated more with St. Louis than Chicago, but don't let that stop you from enjoying one at Chicago's Diner Grill, particularly if it's after midnight."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle





The gypsy skillet is a big jumble of ham, mushrooms green peppers, cheese and onions, along with a couple of eggs, any style you want.
"The gypsy skillet is a big jumble of ham, mushrooms green peppers, cheese and onions, along with a couple of eggs, any style you want."
Cliff Strutz


Diner Grill's interior is small enough that it only takes one person to run it at a time.
"Diner Grill's interior is small enough that it only takes one person to run it at a time. "
Cliff Strutz


One half of the menu board.
"One half of the menu board."
Cliff Strutz


A 24/7 greasy spoon with urban soul to spare
"A 24/7 greasy spoon with urban soul to spare"
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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