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Patty's Diner - Skokie, IL - Soon to close...


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Patty's Diner - Skokie, IL - Soon to close...

bourj | Jul 24, 2009 03:10 PM

I didn't see any threads about this place, but a brief mention in the burger thread made me think that it deserved some attention. Much like the nearby Burt's Place in Morton Grove, this is a tiny family-run place that isn't much to look at on the inside. I know it may be a familiar haunt for north suburbanites, but it's fairly new to me.

However, I was taken there by a coworker to pick up lunch one day, and I have to say that this place serves up the most unexpectedly enormous and delicious cheeseburger I have had in a long time. Imagine a Kuma's-sized burger prepared in true diner fashion, and that's about the best description I can give. Huge, charred outside, juicy inside, and absolutely delicious. Apparently they were recently written up in the Tribune as having one of the best burgers on the north side.

There seems to be a fairly devoted breakfast following (as evidenced here:, but I don't live in the area, so I can't vouch for it. It sure does look delicious though.

Anyways, the sad news is, it seems like this place is slated to close next month (or at least, that's what it says on Centerstage). I will have to get up there to enjoy a burger before they go.

Patty's Diner
3358 Main St, Skokie, IL

Burt's Place
8541 N Ferris Ave, Morton Grove, IL

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