Lakeview: M,T,Th,Fr 12–8; Sat, Sun 11–10br>
Logan Square: M,T,Th,Fr 12–8; Sat, Sun 10–10


Award-winning Vegan Milk Shakes

Just ask anyone who's had one; our milk shakes are cause for wide eyes and deep contemplation. And some of them are gluten free too!


The Radical Reuben!

Our flagship sandwich, The Radical Reuben is known worldwide. Come in and taste what all the fuss is about!


Gluten Free Items!

We have several gluten free items on our menus. Just ask your server.


Our Halsted Location

Our original Halsted location in Lakeview features the old diner feel.


Logan Square Location

Our newest location in Logan Square features a full bar with 9 taps along with our award-winning menu and booths that can handle large groups.


Winter specials!

Our current specials are: Stroganoff Poutine, Enchiladas De Mole Negro, Tofu Marsala, and our Burger-of-the-Month: Cauliflower Kale BurgerOrder carryout or pickup.

COVID Vaccine Requirements

Starting January 3, 2022 the City of Chicago has mandated that all dine-in patrons ages 5 and over will need to show proof of full vaccination.

If you are unvaccinated, now is the time to help your community and local businesses. If you are vaccinated, go the distance and get your booster. Masks are still required to enter.

More vaccine info is available at

Special Hours

Our Lakeview location is open regular hours: M,T,Fr 12–8; Sat, Sun 11–10
Our Logan Square location is open regular hours:
 M,T,Fr 12–8; Sat, Sun 10–10
Brunch is served until 3pm in addition to our regular menu.
We are closed on Wednesdays.
Pickup and delivery orders may be placed up to 30 minutes prior to closing times.

Limited Dine-in Reservations and Walk-in Tables Available!

Both locations are open for limited dining in. Tables may be reserved online. If you're nearby without a reservation, we have made more tables available for walk-ins, on a first come basis. As you probably know, restaurants are still facing capacity restrictions so we’re limiting our tables to keep everyone socially distanced. Please read the safety guidelines on our booking page before making your reservation. We’re very excited to see you guys again! Virtual hugs!

Please read our safety FAQs so that we may all be as safe as possible under the circumstances.


We are looking for employees! Please email your contact information and resume as a PDF or Word doc. Thanks!

COVID-19 statement

Hi everyone! We'd like to ask a favor.

We realize stress levels are high but we'd like to ask that we all please make an effort to be kind. Our staff and drivers are leaving the safety of their homes daily to provide a service. And customers are leaving the safety of their homes to dine with us, pick up orders, or run errands. Please be aware of social distancing when encountering other people.

We love our staff and customers and want everyone to be as safe as possible. It's an imperfect and completely abnormal time right now. As a small, locally owned business, we're doing our very best to continue providing the comforting foods you love while abiding by the safety orders coming from our local government.

Please be aware of local safety orders.

no mask, no service graphicWe support our local government guidelines including requiring masks for anyone picking up orders or dining in at either of our locations.

Please also abide by the pick up time for your order so we may ensure customers are spaced apart safely. If you arrive early, please wait outside until your pickup time and please be aware of the distance guidelines when entering. Our staff will not be exiting our restaurant to hand off orders outside.

Thank you so much for your support,
Mickey, Jo, Michael, and the crew.

Mickey and Jo have their masks at the ready

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    Our latest cookbook makes a great gift! Recipes include our signature Radical Reuben, milkshakes, Buddha Karma burger, cheesecake, and home made seitan meats. Order one today.

  • Reservations

    Our Lakeview location is taking limited reservations for dine-in.

    Book your The Chicago Diner – Lakeview reservation on Resy

    Starting April 13, we re-opened our Lakeview location for limited dine-in reservations. As you probably know, restaurants are still facing capacity restrictions so we’re using Resy to manage our open seats and keep everyone socially distanced. Please read the safety guidelines on our booking page before making your reservation. It’s been over a year since we’ve had dine-in service so we’re taking things slowly by only opening Lakeview at this time. We’re very excited to see you guys again! Virtual hugs!

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  • Gluten Free Items

    Check out our gluten free items: appetizers, entrees, sandwiches, brunch, and dessert items.