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Greek Islands Restaurant

#163 of 8,445 Restaurants in Chicago
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200 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5489
312-782-9855
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 250
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Two visits in two days

We spent 2 days in Chicago, February 13 and 14 and ate at Greek Islands both days! Their food is excellent, the decor is very interesting, their servers are friendly and efficient but they really hustle all the time; they should wear skates! We loved the Avgolemono soup, so comforting in cold... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Linda M
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Tampa, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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492 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Tampa, Florida
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 days in Chicago, February 13 and 14 and ate at Greek Islands both days! Their food is excellent, the decor is very interesting, their servers are friendly and efficient but they really hustle all the time; they should wear skates! We loved the Avgolemono soup, so comforting in cold weather. My broiled salmon special was delicious and... More 

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Calgary
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Top notch Greek food in a casual setting. Excellent saganaki, skordalia, tzatziki and lentil soup. The stand out dish, however, is the gigantes. Best I've ever had. Order 2 and have one as an appetizer and have the other as a main. I did.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Never disappointed, service is always great and haven't found a better Greek Restaurant in the country. The staff is always friendly and speaking in Greek will always make it more comfortable.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Super food, great service. I total treat! In the heart of Greek town. Excellent quality. Really wonderful Greek hospitality

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Chilliwack, Canada
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a relaxed business dinner at this place. We sat in the bar area and shared a variety of small plates. Portions were good, quality was authentic. Service was slow but all in all a great experience and I will go back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

I was there 2 times in my life. Very upscale and romanic looking restaurant. The waiters are mexican all the escorts are white.I had asked one of the escorts "excuse me i said" and the white, half bald man with glasses standing by the register ignored me and took care of the woman who was behind me. For 30 minutes... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have been telling my Girlfriend for a while how I wanted Lamb chops. Well, she got tired of me complaining so off to the city, Greek Town, we went. My first experience at the Greek Islands and it was wonderful. Starting with the free valet parking, refreshing change of pace for Chicago. We arrived at a fairly early hour,... More 

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Frankfort, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

THE BEST FOOD I HAD EVER EATEN! Our party of four got seated right away! Our delectable meal started with saganaki, calamari, and the Athenian traditional Greek Salad which all were out of this world! Sea bass, roast lion of lamb, spanikopita, all were very tasty! Unfortunately, we had no room for dessert! We would definitely come back to this... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I live in Greektown in Chicago and have eaten in every restaurant on Halsted Street. Without question, this one is the overall best! When we have guests from out-of-town, this is where we go for a taste of Greece. I love their grilled octopus appetizer. It has great flavor and is incredibly tender. Their lamb dishes are excellent. But the... More 

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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Bring your appetite as the portions are huge. Grilled octopus was fantastic and their lemon soup some of the best I've had. Lamb was exceptionally tender and tasty. It's a nice place with a bit of a kitchy Greek decor and good service as well.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5489
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: 312-782-9855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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