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Geneva Diner

American, Diner
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14 S 2nd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2205
+1 630-232-1288
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 06:00 - 15:00
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Aurora, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up here recently when the fancy breakfast place in Geneva (Buttermilk) basically told us: "by the time you get a table, we'll be closed". Geneva diner is just a couple of blocks down State St and I'm happy we wandered in. The front portion of the place has old fashioned counter service. While we waited for them to... More 

3 Thank robus1
Geneva, Illinois, United States
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325 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

an old school diner that does it right! good food. good staff. easy parking. a great place to take the kids!

2 Thank Troy G
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I love this place. No, actually my whole family loves this place. So lucky to have this local hem in town where I can get breakfast just like I'd make for my family, only I don't have to make it. I can occasionally sleep in on the weekend. Bonus that this is a family owned place, run by the nicest... More 

2 Thank ericablondegirl
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Came her for breakfast, felt claustrophobic!! this is a VERY small restaurant. We sat WAYY in the back, bathroom was right next to us. Just not my thing, I felt very uncomfortable in the surroundings. I need some space to enjoy my meal and relax and not be RIGHT next to the person next to me hovering over them. Food... More 

1 Thank Chianti25
Batavia, Illinois
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

When you enter , you will think that you were in Mayberry. They have a huge counter to eat at- and several tables on the side. Food is how it was made- one plate at a time with love. A huge menu filled with tons of breakfast and lunch offerings. I had their corned beef hash and their pancakes, their... More 

2 Thank superbob47
Mesquite, Nevada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

It is a diner, but everything tasted very good. The french toast I ordered was excellent quality and a medium portion size. The prices were awesome, and my party of three all ate lunch for less than $30. I would recommend this for anyone visiting Geneva, IL.

2 Thank TeamRhoden
Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The service was good and the options were plenty. Just the way a diner should be. No frills but healthy basic diner options. I ordered a sandwich with Cole slaw and when it arrived it was just as I had envisioned.

2 Thank Teresa987
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Visit here all the time. Great breakfast and reasonable prices. Wait staff always friendly. Great local diner.

1 Thank sallyjver
Lindenhurst, Illinois
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122 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Great old style dinner. Very friendly and attentive staff. Had the steak skillet and it wasn't greasy or heavy, just very good. We visited a little 6am on a Saturday, but I imagine that this place gets very busy later in the morning. Well worth the stop

1 Thank RandR J
Geneva, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2016

When living in the Geneva area my husband would meet his friends here every Saturday morning for breakfast. Sometimes I was lucky enough to be asked to go guys' we're not available. Typical diner offerings that are delicious!

1 Thank Jeanie2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 S 2nd St, Geneva, IL 60134-2205
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +1 630-232-1288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?