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Greektown

South Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661 (Southwest Side)
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Ranked #144 of 365 attractions in Chicago
Type: Neighborhoods, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Traveler Description: Somwhat of a remnant of a formerly much larger area tragically demolished in the early 1960's when the circle interchange of the Chicago expressway... more »
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Louisville, Kentucky
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64 reviews 64 reviews
62 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

We actually got lost here and ended up wandering around for a couple of hours taking pictures and smelling the food. It's a nice area, if a bit small and good for a walk.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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199 reviews 199 reviews
109 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I'd been here a few times when living in Chicago and I have to say this neighborhood is small, and aside from the Greek flags and occassional lettering, not very convincing. Considering the large Chicagoland Greek population, I don't think this neighborhood does that group justice due to its small size and its unencompassing feeling. Greek Street or the Greek... More

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Pakistan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Since it is next to my University, I have been there a zillion times and yet it seems fresh every time. The catch is the location with views of Sky scrapers on East, open space on South and beautiful restaurants on North and that's where you will be walking. The restaurants have taken care to have a modern calm look... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,328 reviews 1,328 reviews
650 attraction reviews
704 helpful votes 704 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

The greek neighborhood is really nothing special. There are a few restaurants, of varying quality, but really you could almost miss it if there weren't greek flags along the main avenue. Come to try some food but don't expect much.

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Thessaloniki
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

It's been almost ten years (2003) since I visited Greektown as an abroad student at the Chicago area! It could be a bit tacky, however it's lots of fun! We visited a few places for food and drinks and had lots of fun around there. It does offer a Greek perception in Chicago, and if you are interested to meet... More

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Santee, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We have been to Greek Town many times. Enjoy the food it is worth the trip. We particulary like 'Greek Isles" but the other restaurants are great also

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Nicosia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We really looked forward to visiting the Greektown of Chicago but once getting there it was a real disappointment. There is actually nothing to show that the Greektown is the Greektown! We almost missed it. Yes, there are some Greek restaurants and a couple of shops selling original Greek goodies but it was not the place I thought I would... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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173 reviews 173 reviews
154 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Greektown isn't the most iconic Chicago neighborhood architecturally, but it's a delicious stop for lunch or dinner one day. There is a multitude of Greek restaurants to choose from (we went to the Parthenon - quite good). The best Greek food outside of Greece!

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I've been going to the restaurants in Greek town for decades, usually to the Parthenon and Athena, but I've tried several others and never been disappointed.

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The majority of restaurants are getting filthier! Items such as tzatziki sauce are now distributor bought and put on your plate in small cheap plastic containers. Nothing feels or is home made any more. Its about how many drunk tourists we can turn

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