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Fred's diner

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American, Diner
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225 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1534
+1 847-223-9776
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04:30 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 04:30 - 14:00
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Madison, Wisconsin
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You won't leave hungry! The portions are huge! The food is tasty typical diner fare in this little locals hideout. But, the most notable element is the zany staff that tease and joke with all the patrons. Local lore has it that the more they tease you, the more they liked you.

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Thank scubawombat
Chicago
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is THE PLACE for breakfast. Every single item is delicious. The service is wonderful, and often humorous. It opens at 4:00am, and closes at 2:00pm Monday through Saturday. I wish they were open on Sundays, but it seems that is their day of rest.

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Thank karenmcclu
Grayslake, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best breakfast or lunch served with love and sass ! Servers know everyone and joke around and treat you like family. Food is always good!

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Thank sadiesnoni
Grayslake, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fun restaurant to eat at good food , fun waitress good location in downtown Grayslake good for workers they have a breakfast bar no tipping

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Thank Mary Lou Z
Grayslake, Illinois
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A throw back joint with wise-cracking waitresses that serve great breakfast and lunch. Well worth a visit but get there early since it's a small place with a horde of regulars.

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Thank stevesarich
Chicago, Illinois
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is improving and the atmosphere is always fun with these crazy ladies. I wish they would add some more yuppie, upscale breakfast options to the menu.

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Thank Blackhawks2010
Grayslake, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This busy little restaurant serves up a mean breakfast. The rapport the staff has with the customers is friendly and fun. It's like being at Cheers but with eggs and coffee.Great spot for breakfast, if you can find a seat.

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Chicago
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This is THE PLACE for breakfast. Every single item is delicious. The service is wonderful, and often humorous. It opens at 4:00am, and closes at 2:00pm Monday through Saturday. I wish they were open on Sundays, but it seems that is their day of rest.

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Thank karenmcclu
Bartlett, Illinois
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193 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Our son suggested we try this place. Open from 4:30 am to 2:00 pm. Not open on Sunday. Not sure about Saturday. Very much a diner inside. Everyone in there very friendly (staff and customers). Had a great breakfast and VERY reasonably priced for the amount if food. Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere!! Definitely will go back.

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Thank tweety874
Round Lake Beach
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The owners are very friendly, but known for there rudeness they do out of fun. Food is very home made and very good.

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Thank Sharron A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
04:30 - 14:00
Tuesday
04:30 - 14:00
Wednesday
04:30 - 14:00
Thursday
04:30 - 14:00
Friday
04:30 - 14:00
Saturday
04:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1534
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Grayslake
  • Phone Number: +1 847-223-9776

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