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Greek Islands Restaurant

#54 of 8,177 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
West Loop
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 354
    Excellent
  • 209
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Like being in Greece!!

Great food, traditional and original. It's exactly like being in Greece. Extraordinary and friendly service as well. A must if you are in Chicago!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Ciancio20
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Madrid
via mobile
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Madrid
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, traditional and original. It's exactly like being in Greece. Extraordinary and friendly service as well. A must if you are in Chicago!!

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Cypress, United States
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the best places I have had Greek food. Having visited Greece on several occasions the food is authentic. The staff was fast and friendly. We enjoyed the food and we tried several things. I would strongly encourage you to try it.

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Thank Anthony P
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

reccomened by hotel very busy at lunch had a service dog with us for me had to put his name on a list we were put in a room away from every thing food just ok service was not very good try the place across the street the food store down the street was wonderful mariors market just wonderful they... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we stopped for dinner with our son, daughter-in-law and our 2 year old granddaughter after visiting the field museum in chicago. the place was very busy, but we only waited about 15 minutes for a table. our waiter was very attentive to our needs. we started with 2 orders of saganaki which were flamed tableside and were delicious. my son... More 

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Fresno
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is located in the West Loop, a block from our hotel, the Crown Plaza Metro. The food was exceptional and the portions large. My husband had the combination plate and I had the salmon. We rounded out the meal with a baklava (large enough to share) and Greek coffee. The decor and music gave us the feeking we... More 

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Thank Roseann S
Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After viewing the outstanding traveling exhibit on Ancient Greece, we dined at this very large restaurant in Greek Town on Sunday afternoon. The restaurant is broke into several medium sized rooms with fireplaces, stained glass scenes and a nice overall Greek decor. A large menu offers many Greek options from salads, lamb and chicken dishes, large quantity of seafood plus... More 

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Thank NatureEnthusiast7
Chicago, Illinois
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224 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good to know there are still Greek restaurants that give lawyers the middle finger not afraid to lite their saganaki! Dolmades with beef and lamb! Outstanding lamb in tomato sauce. Equally excellent was the sea bass. Surprised by the lima bean appetizer. Calamari the only average plate. Excellent service. Order the baklava!

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Thank SamAdamsGhost
Norwalk, Connecticut
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Few places are as good for a group dinner as Greek Islands. They prepare all the Greek classics exceptionally well -- cold and hot appetizers, meat and fish mains, and salads. They tout their lamb chops and it is fully justified -- flavorful, juicy, and grilled just right. The wine list is larger than in most Greek restaurants and reasonably... More 

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Thank Hawk470
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is Old School. Not trendy. Not flashy. The food is consistent and seems authentic. It's a friendly atmosphere for groups, dates, families and fun. Parking is complimentary - huge bonus. Good Chicago tradition when visiting or for the locals!

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Thank WendySue111
Chicago, Illinois
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71 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there with our kids(adults) for dinner, although we typically go on Sunday nights. We had tormosalata, saganaki,sea bass, white fish, grilled calamari, large house salad for the table and one baklava. Everything was fabulous, service by Victor was attentive and we washed it down with a bottle of red GREEK wine and a few glasses of roditis. This... More 

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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>  > West Loop
  • Neighborhood: West Loop
  • Phone Number: 312-782-9855

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West Loop

Neighborhood Profile
West Loop
Fulton Market, Randolph Market, Jackson Boulevard and Greek Town make up the West Loop. The neighborhood is best known as the location of Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios, but this downtown neighborhood is also an up-and-coming spot for Chicago’s trendsetters. Several sub-neighborhoods within West Loop make this a unique neighborhood to visit. Dotted with factories and warehouses, West Loop is packed with various types of dining and nightlife options. If your timing is right, you can take part in neighborhood events like the West Loop Farmers Market, Craft Beer Fest, or the Randolph Street Market Festival.