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Fred's diner

225 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1534
+1 847-223-9776
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner
225 Center St, Grayslake, IL 60030-1534
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basic diner, but what is VERY special is the high quality of harassment you get. They know all their regulars. Always fun. Always busy. A Grayslake favorite. Be prepared to give the staff a hard time, and you will be rewarded with a fun time....More

Thank msyfoopoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A waitress owned local diner where everyone knows your name, sarcasm is served with love, and the food is good and hot, like home! Absolutely the BEST breakfast strip steak this side of Vegas. Make this place your regular stop.

1  Thank ShowYourAuto
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Fred's Diner at the recommendation of friends. We were not disappointed, really great! The sisters who own/run this place are a stich! The only thing wrong is that they are closed on Sundays. Check it out, you'll be glad you did

1  Thank lgage2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful, quirky local haunt for breakfast that always packs em' in and I have never had a bad meal here. The ladies who run it aren't afraid to serve up a little abuse with your food, but its all good-natured. The "Special...More

1  Thank J6245YCdavids
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fred's has the best home cooked breakfast, lunch, soups, etc! The snarky waitresses will keep you on your toes! That's just one piece of charm this local establishment will provide!

1  Thank Chad E
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

There's not enough words to review this place except GO you won't be sorry! This place is extremely clean, the food is amazing AND the owner Joyce & her sisters are a hoot & so much fun!! We will be back for sure, it's really...More

1  Thank Dee C
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Love Fred's Diner. Joyce's friendly yell during the breakfast rush ensures everyone gets what they need when they need it. Heaping helpings of eggs, hash browns and pancakes mean you won't leave hungry...for a few days!

1  Thank luv2tvlwithkids
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A secret worth discovering! If you blink, you will miss it. Keep your eyes peeled for the door. Go back in time to a diner slinging the best breakfasts, service like a family member is waiting on you, and the prices are...amazing. Such value. Such...More

1  Thank Jane B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Great old time diner feel, great service, good food and reasonably priced. Its a great value good food and service with a reasonable price.

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Food very good food, cooked as requested, wait staff is very funny, very popular, a very local place

1  Thank Joseph D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
04:30 - 14:00
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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