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Salonica

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1440 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 752-3899
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cozy, Reasonbly Priced Mom & Pop Restaurant

If you're in the Hyde Park area, or by the University of Chicago and want a decent meal, Salonica is an affordable and quiet option. Located on 57th street and Blackstone, it specializes in Greek and American food. Most of the dishes are very good; some (like the bland burgers) are not. A plus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2015
JasonMovieGuy
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Their steak and egg meals are amazing. The time I was there with my boyfriend, we went there for brunch every other day. The hash brown doesn't taste too greasy and heavy. My siblings ordered French toast and pancakes and they loved it too! For the health conscious folks, there are wheat options available too. Reasonably priced and the service... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

When many places around had a waiting time during lunch, that was available. Cooking was nice. The interior may need upgrade, including restrooms. There was a line, and it is a risky situation with small kids.

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Thank Bostonian2011
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

If you're in the Hyde Park area, or by the University of Chicago and want a decent meal, Salonica is an affordable and quiet option. Located on 57th street and Blackstone, it specializes in Greek and American food. Most of the dishes are very good; some (like the bland burgers) are not. A plus here is that they serve breakfast... More 

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Thank JasonMovieGuy
Chicago
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The menu is typical breakfast, diner food and the staff is very friendly and efficient. They serve breakfast all day and the coffee is very good. Adjacent free street parking is available.

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Thank busy_traveler
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

We were on our way to the Museum and we found this place on the corner! AMAZING some of the best gyro meat ever, add that to an omelet and feta cheese one of the best breakfast! Oh and the baklava! Must try!

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Thank Brandi P
Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had skipped breakfast and were looking for a reasonable priced high quality place for lunch. After looking on tripadvisor I chose this restaurant based on location and menu. The dining room was not too overdone. Typical diner setup with comfortable booths that accommodated 4 to 6 people each. They also had a counter in the back with stools you... More 

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Thank NexusJAG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

On a family trip (including 3 children), we were looking for a restaurant to help us avoid the over-priced food at the Museum of Science and Industry. We also wanted to see the Robie House. This restaurant was a 5 minute walk from the museum, and about 10 minutes from Robie. The food was excellent and the service quick and... More 

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Thank Ben S
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We happened by this small restaurant and are glad we did. It was a busy alumni weekend - so the owner said they were busier than normal. We enjoyed sitting at an outdoor table and had a tasty gyro and wonderful egg lemon soup. Service was efficient and pleasant. A very nice afternoon lunch.

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Thank Diane K
Menasha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

4 of us when for lunch. We each had something different and each found the food to be good. I, on the other hand, found the gyro to be very good. Service was good and pricing reasonable. We did agree we will be coming back.

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Thank NickWI
Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Museum food is not my best favorite of it, so make the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago experience even more memorable, you can take a break and walk to this corner Greek restaurant. Staff were friendly and took our order as we were leaving the Museum and walking there! The food was good and tasty. Nice option.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1440 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: (773) 752-3899

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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

Staying in Hyde Park

Neighborhood Profile
Hyde Park
If you want to get a feel for quintessential South Side Chicago, you have to make a stop in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods. This historic area is home to two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions, the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Chicago. A stroll here will bring you past vintage and grand hotels converted into luxury apartment buildings; peaceful gardens, parks and green spaces; and ivy-adorned museums and other cultural institutions that speak to the city’s diversity and architectural beauty.