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Greek Islands Restaurant

200 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5489
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Ranked #171 of 8,419 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Very friendly ambience and service. The food is good. I had fish which was light and tasty with cooked vegatables (too oily) my partner had lamb meet which was ok. The siziki was very good and the Greek salad was good. The cost was fair and the service was extreamly friendly. Good for family friend and business meetings.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

When you walk in and find the tables filled with extended families--and many of them Greek--you know you've hit on an authentic gem, not just a tourist attraction. We picked the Greek Islands, among the many choices, because of its high ratings -- and were not disappointed. Our family tried traditional favorites like the lemon-rice soup and sirloin kebobs as... More 

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Lake View, Iowa
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My family and I were in Chicago the night of Christmas eve because my younger sister was flying out of O'hare the next day. As you can imagine we didn't have alot of choices because so many places were closed but Greek Islands was open and it was amazing. We made a reservation for the 5 of us (which was... More 

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Great Midwest
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136 reviews 136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
207 helpful votes 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I dined here on January 18 2015 with my wife and two kids ages 7 and 11. We make it a point to eat here on every trip to Chicago. This is without question the best Greek food on planet earth. George was our server and this guy is on the ball never having to ask for anything twice. We... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had been here once before for an evening meal, and loved the food. So when we were back in Chicago with friends we returned. Even on a Friday lunchtime, and it was full. The food was great, the wine the staff recommended was very good, and we had a great meal - good food, good wine, good friends and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It is our tradition (3 couples) to eat at Greek Islands on New Year's Eve. The food is consistently well prepared and delicious. The service is friendly and professional. A favorite is broiled octopus, wonderfully marinated and broiled to perfection. The usual side offered with the entrees is potatoes and rice, I would recommend substituting one of the other side... More 

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La Grande, Oregon
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We joined relatives here for a wonderful meal! Waiters were very attentive and the food delicious. The atmosphere was festive.

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New York City, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We were very impressed with this restaurant and the food was very authentic. The dining room is huge and there wasn't a single empty table. If you're lucky, you'll get seated next to a warm fireplace that pairs nicely with a glass of Greek wine. We ordered mostly appetizers and nothing disappointed. Loved the fried zucchini with tzatziki as well... More 

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Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were traveling via Amtrak east coast to west coast. We had to stop for lunch once again. My son had octopus which,was superb. My wife and I had lamb shanks better than last year. We split a desert and walked back to Union Station.

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Additional Information about Greek Islands Restaurant

Address: 200 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5489
Phone Number: 312-782-9855
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
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
Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

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