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Greek Islands Restaurant

200 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661-5489 (The Loop)
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Ranked #168 of 8,289 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
Neighborhood: The Loop
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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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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Greek Islands is my "go to" Greek restaurant in Chicago. We suggested it to several other groups this trip, and they all enjoyed it as well. Food is very good and so is the service. Lots to choose from for every palate. I've never been disappointed here. We were there early for dinner, so noise level was acceptable, but be... More

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Hutchinson, Kansas
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Our food was at our table within 5 minutes of ordering it. It was hot, fresh, affordable, and incredibly delicious! If you like greek food, this is a MUST.

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We have been going to this restaurant regularly for the past 5 years. Great food, cheerful Mediterranean ambiance, free valet parking and most importantly, waiters know their menu. A couple of dishes we seem to order every time we go: cold plate is a must have with three different spreads (caviar, eggplant & yogurt) and seafood, soup differs every day... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Our hotel was about a mile from the Greek Islands Restaurant and it was a cold evening but well worth the walk. We love Greek food and this might have been the best we have ever had. We had the dinner for 2 but we could have easily feed 3-4. A great selection of their best dishes. We were there... More

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Alameda, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

After being picked up at Midway, our friend brought us to the Greek Islands for dinner. We were seated a nice table at this large restaurant with a lively atmosphere. Opa! We ordered: Appetizers: Taramosalata, considered Greek caviar. This is blend of cod roe, potatoes, onions and olive oils. A delicious smooth spread eaten with the sliced French bread. Flaming... More

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Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

If you're looking for real Greek food, this is a good choice But, be advised, this is not like some places that offer a gyros platter and then a dozen burger varieties and call themselves Greek. Have dined here for years, but recently brought grandkids, and even the smallest grandchildren could appreciate how delicious the food is, even though they... More

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81 reviews 81 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Been going there for decades. Just a great classic experience. Late hours. Great selection of Greek food. Wine selection is limited. Don't miss it when in Chicago!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Although it took forever to get our food it felt like a fast food restaurant.Very noisy and the tables are layed out poorly so it felt like someone was behind me thru the whole meal.That would have been okay if it were the waiter but he was nowhere to be found.The food was mediocre.My soup was cold and the flaming... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I visited this restaurant with a tour group. Many had not experienced Greek foods and won't be tempted to try it again after their experiences at Greek Islands. The restaurant is located in the Greek section of Chicago. Dishes were served "family-style" and there was much food leftover on those platters, yet no one wanted doggie-bags even though they were... More

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Reading, PA
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666 reviews 666 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
3,181 helpful votes 3,181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We love this place. We have been coming here since the mid '70's when we lived in Chicago. The food is fresh, delicious and genuine - as well as very reasonably priced. We ate there twice in 4 days. Had we not had other dining commitments, we would have eaten there all 4 days!!!

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