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Greek Islands Restaurant

200 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5489 (The Loop)
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Ranked #134 of 8,282 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, Late Night
Neighborhood: The Loop
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418 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Gurnee, Illinois
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Came here by high praise for this salmon on Friday for lunch. It was so good I came back on the next Monday when it is offered again only to receive a piece of fish soaked in a plate full of grease I poured off onto another plate. The potatoes with crisp cover and amazing flavor on Friday were no... More

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Concord, NC
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We visited on a Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Parking was very hectic and a bit of a challenge. Food was very good. Noise level fairly high. It was so busy that it was a challenge getting in and out of the restaurant.

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Leiters Ford, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Where to begin? When I was young starting my career in Chicago, going with friends to GI was a weekly ritual... Oooopa and Rhoditas! Flash forward, Site for my wedding rehearsal dinner. Again flash - my first born's christening dinner (she even breast fed in the manager's office). Now, no trip to Chicago goes without the kids yelping for calamari... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My second time at Greek Islands and it was as good as the first. There was a wait for a table so we grabbed a drink in the bar as we waited. The food and service were as good as I remembered them from my visit years ago. My only complaint was were were told the family style meal was... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was excited to bring my children (ages 6, 9, 11) to Greek Town for dinner this week and selected the Islands based on TA reviews. So pleased to say it did not disappoint! Excellent portions, prompt professional service, and great lively atmosphere. We started with some saganaki (honestly the BEST I've ever had), dolmades (again, awesome, though IMHO less... More

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We enjoyed a delightful evening here as a family. The family style dinner for 4 (2 adults and 2 teens) was perfect because we got to try different appetizers (saganaki was a bit hit with the 13 year old boy who is a bit less adventurous of an eater!) and we had 4 different entrees to share from a nice... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Every time I am in Chicago, I try to stop by Greek Islands! The atmosphere, food, and service remind me SO much of home! I took 3 colleagues who have never been to Greek Town! We had the calamari, octopus, saganaki, and horiatiki salad for appetizers! I had the seabass for dinner! My friends had kebobs! Everything was splendid! A... More

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have loved this restaurant for years. It is always full, fun, festive, with fabulous food and service. We went for a calmer lunch of this trip and that was quieter but still delightful and delicious. My Big Fat Favorite Greek Restaurant.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Big (very) group showed up for planned meeting dinner . Some sort of mix up in the reservation and they did not expect us. I was prepared for a disaster. But staff FLEW into action - putting together a group of 50 on the fly. Drinks, Food, free shots...........I couldn't believe how quickly they served us drinks and food. Flaming... More

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North Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fast service, professional staff, great food. Plenty of food served for the price. Clean and orderly. EZ parking with their valet service. The Gyros is super.

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