Hours: M–F 11am–10pm; Sat 10am–10pm; Sun 10am–9pm


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!


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.


Comfort Food & Spring Specials!

Stop by for plant-based, vegan, and vegetarian comfort food classics. We're a traditional style diner serving all the classics you're familiar with, in a plant-based, vegan and vegetarian format. Stop by for truffle mushroom lentil loaf, country fried steak, sandwiches and burgers, pancakes, breakfast bowls, biscuits and gravy, fries 3 different ways, award-winning vegan shakes, a bevy of decadent desserts, and more. And don't forget our current specials:

Jalapeño Poppers, Blueberry Fields Forever SaladBanh Mi, Smoked Tofu Club, Tamales Con Mole Verde, and our Monthly Special: Backyard Griller. And for a limited time we are also serving our Strawberry Cheesecake, Salted Caramel Shake, and our Lavender Lemonade Craft Soda. Order carryout or pickup.


M–F 11am–10pm
Sat 10am–10pm
Sun 10am–9pm

Last seating 30 minutes before close.
Brunch is served until 3pm in addition to our regular menu.
Pickup and delivery orders may be placed up to 30 minutes prior to closing times.
A 20% gratuity is added for all dine-in. Tips are equally shared between all service team members.

New local safety orders.

Due to citywide changes, we are no longer required to check vaccine status or enforce mask wearing.


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

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

Mickey and Jo, owners of The Chicago Diner, serving plant-based vegan and vegetarian comfort food classics.

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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.