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Eleven City Diner

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5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Photograph: Martha Williams Eleven City Diner

Time Out says

Owner Brad Rubin scoured the country to research this Jewish deli/diner. His pastrami is tender, fatty and full of flavor; the milkshakes are thick and oversized; matzo balls are enormous; and the brisket is good enough that any grandmother would want to claim it, Jewish or not. Does it hold a candle to other Jewish spots in the country? It’s hard to say. But Rubin definitely holds his own as the host, giving this place enough character to become a fixture in its own right.



Address: 1112 S Wabash Ave
Cross street: between 11th St and Roosevelt Rd
Transport: El stop: Green, Orange, Red to Roosevelt. Bus: 1, 3, 4, 12.
Price: Average main course: $13
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-9:30pm; Fri 8am-10:30pm; Sat 8:30am-10:30pm; Sun 8:30am-9pm
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5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.7 / 5

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When I walked in here, I was surprised to see how big it was. We only had to wait a few minutes to be seated, and in that time I bought some candy. We got the latke lox, matzo ball soup and tuna melt. Everything was delicious. The bloodys were pretty good too. Additionally, the root beer comes unlimited. We preferred the original to the blonde. 

This diner offers my asbolute favoritest pancakes.They're so good. Such a good choice. I've mostly come here for brunch and it's always been delicious and plentiful, just like the guilt that's available for free on the menu. They serve a variety of alcohol here, which is surprising because it feels like a cute little old timey diner. So pile on the guilt, syrup and beer for an excellent breakfast.

It's also decent walk away from the museum campus and right in South Loop, so I'm fond of eating here before walking around the museums for a couple of hours.

Love the one in Lincoln Park! whenever I am craving a reuben and matzo ball soup, this is my go to! love the diner feel of it and their selection on the menu. normally when I go, I am seated right away but there have been a few Sunday mornings when I have to wait for a little.