Guest blog spot: Glenn’s Diner

It was a few months ago that fellow foodie blogger Jill Blacketer (aka “Cupcake” on ultra-yum Toronto-based food blog broccoli and prosecco) guessed the mystery sign for Five Star Bar. For her guest blog, she had brunch on her mind from day one, hoping to write about the rumored reemergence of the long-lost Dodo (sniff) or her go-to spot Jane’s. She settled on Glenn’s Diner, a northside gem with all you can eat shrimp, killer potato pancakes and cereal served in chilled bowls. Sounds like brunch to me. Her post and pics to follow.
“One of the things I love about Chicago is its abundance of great brunch spots. After living here for almost 10 years, I still discover new places to try.
An organization I belong to gets together one Saturday a month for a brunch meeting. In February, we convened at Glenn’s Diner. From what I had read, this spot stays busy all day and is a neighborhood favorite. And why wouldn’t it be with seafood specials like Thursday’s all you can eat “U-Peel-Em Shrimp”?
Back to brunch…It was a busy Saturday brunch crowd as advertised, and we were lucky to get a table for 6. Their breakfast menu is available ALL DAY (Yippee!) and has a diverse menu of egg dishes, pancakes, French toast, corned beef hash and daily menu specials that you can find on the two chalkboard menus. My order? Scrambled eggs with fresh chives and fresh Parmesan cheese with a side of bacon. All their egg dishes come with your choice of toast and an “in-house potato pancake.” They are fantastic, rich and creamy, and I suggest ordering a round for the table. What you’ll want to keep for yourself is a selection from the famous wall of cereal. Choose from 25 varieties of cereal served up in a chilled bowl with fresh fruit and milk on the side. Can you say worth the trek?” Glenn’s Diner, 1820 W. Montrose, 773.506.1720


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