Centerstage - Chicago's Original City Guide

Virtual L ®

Virtual L Locations Near Eleven City DinerWhat's near Eleven City Diner?

in South Loop or Roosevelt on the Red line

Chicago Dining
By Style
Restaurants A-Z
Dining Guides
User Reviews
Find an error?
Are you the owner?
Tell Us Here

SUBSCRIBE to
CRUMB and FestFile is Centerstage Chicago's Weekly E-Newsletter.
Enter your email to get
our weekly newsletter:

Eleven City Diner

View Map1112 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago
Tel: (312) 212-1112
View Website
Details Find What Else Is Nearby Eleven City Diner User Reviews

Editorial Review of Eleven City Diner

You won't miss the Big Apple one bit when you set foot in Eleven City Diner, which takes Carnegie-deli-worthy fare up a notch by serving it with the kind of cheery attitude that Chicago does best.

Tables and comfy booths are plentiful in the bright, spacious, storefront loft. But if you're alone, snag one of the swivel barstools for a close-up view of the authentic soda fountain, where a trained soda jerk mixes phosphates, egg creams and the like in frosty glasses.

For your chicken soup fix, Eleven City's magical broth comes with your choice of matzah balls, kreplach or noodles for just $3.50 (such a deal!). The after-hours crowd might want to opt for greasy-spoon appetizers like sliders or bite-sized reubens. For sandwich lovers: Mountains of tender corned beef or rich, peppery pastrami are piled high atop toasty rye bread, with creamy-crispy coleslaw and a crunchy kosher pickle. And even vegetarians can get their fill, with options like a portobello burger or tabouleh salad.

Stick around for dessert. Espresso drinks, fresh cakes, cheesecakes, pies and handmade ice creams from Evanston's famous Homers seal the deal: anything New York can do, the Windy City can do...better.

Average cost: <$10

Centerstage Reviewer: Julia Steinberger

Styles Tagged To Eleven City Diner

User Reviews

Read other people's reviews and post your own opinion about Eleven City Diner too!

Hours

7:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7:30-midnight Friday; 9 a.m.-midnight Saturday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday

Directions to Eleven City Diner

Our directions are included with our maps of Eleven City Diner
Eleven City Diner was mentioned in these articles...

Close-to-Campus Breakfasts, 9/15/08
We've found the best breakfast spots near campus, now all you have to do is roll out of bed and cross the street.

Pastrami Party, 5/12/08
We've taste-tested our way across Chicagoland in pursuit of the best pastrami joints around.

It's Morning in the Loop, 4/29/08
When you need to refuel after pulling an all-nighter at Looptopia, head to these nearby spots for some breakfast grub.

Mad About Matzoh Balls, 3/26/07
Just in time for Passover, we seek out the best bowls of salty matzoh ball soup in town.

chicago

chicago, metromix
-->