The Chicago Diner

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 10 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Dessert, Dairy-Free + 6 more
28% of 7 votes say it's Celiac friendly

3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657 Directions

(773) 935-6696
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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    This place is not gluten free, despite their prominent and deceptive claims to the contrary. When you get there you'll find a fine print notice on the menu stating that the food is made with "shared equipment, utensils, and fryer oil". So, everything. Reviews I've seen also consistently report that at least some of the staff are either incompetent or uncaring. The kicker is that the restaurant has been definitely aware of these issues for nearly a decade and done nothing to resolve them. My advice is to stay far, far away, and not to give this place your business.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    I felt safe eating here. Many gf and vegan and vegetarian options. The sweet potato chickpea burger was excellent. Shakes were mediocre but definitely Celiac safe with knowledgeable staff.

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    1 rating
    1 year ago

    I ordered a veggie omelette and tried to ask some questions of the server. She was dismissive and said I "would be fine". Well I was not fine at all, this food made me sick for weeks. Would not recommend.

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    I'm vegan and also have a gluten sensitivity, and this place was a dream come true. There's a dedicated gf menu, but they don't have dedicated fryers (which my server made sure I was aware of). The gf menu isn't huge, but what is on it is amazing. I had the portobello truffle melt on gf bread and it changed my life. It was so good! The milkshakes are awesome too. It's kind of pricey so I can't go as often as I like, but this is my new vegan/gf haven.

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    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    This place made me so sick, even though I ordered a GF dish. Why go here and risk it when there are so many reliable GF options in the area? I give it 2 stars because the milkshake (albeit small) was delicious.

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    1 rating
    5 years ago

    Was sick for days after eating here...

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    4 rating
    5 years ago

    My son is gluten intolerant, not celiac, so I can't gague cross contamination. We really loved the food, and the place is not so granola as it used to be...they have gone more international and upscale with their food. The place is still teeny inside, kind of crowded in a Chicago way. They have a dedicated GF menu, which specifically tells you that they don't have a GF fryer (so avoid the chips and fries). Staff well educated and very accomadating. We'll be back!

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    1 rating
    6 years ago

    You will get cross contaminated if you eat here. I thought I could be safe enough with a hummus and veggie plate but even that was a no-go.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Gluten Free Menu


  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free
  • Diner
  • Late Night
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Vegan Friendly
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 10 pm
11 am - 11 pm
10 am - 11 pm
10 am - 10 pm

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