Glenn's Diner & Seafood House

Row 1

1820 W Montrose Ave (at Wolcott Ave.)
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 506-1720
Seafood, Breakfast, Diner
$ $ $
Mon–Fri: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM Sat: 9:00 AM–10:00 PM Sun: 9:00 AM–9:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Go to Glen's diner and let yourself be nostalgic about cereal.
  • Where else can you choose between 16 varieties of fresh fish and seafood daily or a bowl of your favorite childhood cereal? All-you-can-eat-crab Tuesdays and shrimp po' boys? Duh. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Try the cioppino from our 100 Best list: Among the reasons people flock to the place is this classic San Francisco dish: a spicy broth sporting a rotating cast of fish, sweet shrimp & tender mussels.
  • There are so many kinds of fish to try there and they all seems so mouth watering delicious. It's one of my favorites and my family's favorite.
  • Get the soup of the day.
  • Nice variety of cereal for you morning train commuters.
  • The lobster roll is out of this world. And, uh,'s REAL lobster.
  • Try anything and everything. I've yet to be disappointed. The fresh fish blackboard specials are amazing, but anything on the menu is worth a go, too.
  • Since Glenn's serves breakfast anytime, that means you can get a side of pancakes anytime; break the traditional rules of dining and get some with your dinner (or for dessert)!
  • For $10 for A crab cake, I'm not quite sure I'll get it again from the menu but everything else was superb. Spinach salad was really good. Simple. It's the dressing. Kudos to the chef! Fresh seafood.
  • Salads, grilled sandwiches and enormous omelettes, all made with fresh veggies and no greasy-spoon feel, are what keeps us (and Mayor Rahm, who counts this among one of his favorites) coming back.
  • best New England clam chowder in Chicago!
  • Arctic Char that's on the Seafood menu. Spicy shrimp sauce, with side of roasted potatoes and asparagus. Very good, totally recommended. Also a large portion so great value for $.
  • Guy was surprised to learn they do breakfast their way too. Here, you can order more than 25 kinds of cereal, everything from Cap'n Crunch to Cheerios.
  • Clam chowder is outstanding.
  • Go early if you want a table or make a reservation. Answer the movie quote on the chalk board for a free soup :-D
  • Always, always order off the chalkboard. Yes, it's all seafood. That's why you're at Glenn's, right?
  • Love this place!!! Small, intimate space, friendly staff, fresh seafood and great appetizers!
  • What a great hidden gem! Amazingly large menu for such a small place. If there is a wait, you can wait at the bar across the street and they will call you!
  • Amazing experience! Had the crab cake and shrimp kargot app...they were awesome!! My hubby got the lobster Alfredo which was so so good! The yellow fin tuna was meh. All in all we had a great night!