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Ken's Diner & Grill

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American, Diner, Kosher
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3353 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076-2411
+1 847-679-2850
11:00 - 20:45
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Modi'in, Israel
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55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We had a family reunion lunch at Ken's. Delicious food, reasonably priced, excellent service, and Kosher. What more can you ask for? I had a delicious juicy turkey burger (I don't eat beef) and my teenage daughter had a veggie burger (she's a vegetarian), and we were more than satisfied with the size of the portions, the freshness of the... More 

Thank David N
Beit Shemesh, Israel
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 November 2016

we ate at this classic diner last week, the booths were just like out of a movie, place was clean . food was outstanding, we had a corn beef sandwich -delciious and the signature dish the burger buddy, we were not disappointed great food , higlhy recommended

Thank benjyb123456
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Ken's Diner makes the best hamburger I have ever had. I crave the Burger Buddy when I am away from Chicago and compare every burger that I ever have to it.

Thank Ya'el M
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93 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

First its Kosher. So the meat is by far better!! Ken's is closed on Saturday. Credit cards are taken. There is no wait service. Pick a booth, go to counter and order. Place is in a strip mall. Kens's has a retro theme from the 50's and 60's with Coca Cola all over the place. We split a corned beef... More 

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Mazkeret Batya, Israel
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

If you're looking for a solid burger/pastrami/chili on the North side of Chicago with a classic atmosphere- this is the place.

Thank Mike R
Chicago, Illinois
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2,928 reviews
2,273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Located in a small strip mall along Dempster St. in Skokie, you will have to look a little for this one. But it will be worth the extra look. When you first walk in, you are struck by the interior which is really like a 50's diner with plenty of memorabilia, including more than a few sports things. You order... More 

Thank Allen21096
Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This restaurant was an instant hit when it started as a 50's themed diner. The great food is now combined with 50s and sports memorabilia, live sports on the TV, and the owners are friendly and shmooze with the customers. And it's Kosher too!

Thank JBH613
Skokie, Illinois, United States
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

There is a nostalgic feel to the place. The food is fresh and well made. Basic menu with some healthy alternatives. I like the burgers and Italian beef. There is a back room for groups. Sometimes there is a guy playing guitar (folk, rock, etc).

Thank Ed C
Skokie, Illinois
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015

Perfect diner. Vibe is great (and new tvs at each table allow you to go out with kids and enjoy your meal!), food is consistently excellent. Can't miss with classics like the Burger Buddy, the Bay-Ken Burger, the Avi .. the list goes on and on ...

Thank deatravel
Sarasota, Florida
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194 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2015

Great choices for lunch or dinner. Very casual. Everyone is always happy with their meal whenever we go. French fries are great....worth the splurge. They even offer a veggie burger selection. My husband had the mushroom barley soup and an Italian beef sandwich. It's known as a meat restaurant for the Kosher crowd.

Thank J R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Kosher
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
11:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3353 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 60076-2411
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Skokie
  • Phone Number: +1 847-679-2850

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