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The Works

2676 Golf Rd, Glenview, IL 60025-4744
847-724-0616
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Ranked #19 of 127 restaurants in Glenview
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Greek, Hamburgers, Mediterranean
Good for: Families with children
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Good for: Families with children
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English first
Ohio
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218 reviews 218 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

The works is great because it is an old fashioned Chicago-style place to get your hot dogs, Italian Beef, and Gyros. The staff there is extremely friendly and have the most amazing memory! Even if you are a party of six, the cook behind the counter can remember your complete order, even when you special order! I no longer live... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

The best Gyro's you'll ever have. As good or better than any Greek food in Greektown. Gyros are fresh and homemade, tzatziki sauce is the best ! No yogurt here. Sour cream and fresh herbs dominate with lemon juice and garlic....... Fantastic Now mind you, this place is not fancy, the Works is fast casual with excellent homemade food. Come... More

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Los Angeles, California
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408 reviews 408 reviews
305 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Friendly service, fast service, great food and cheap! How great is that? Their food is just as good as the good food you would get in the city in Greektown. I'm glad we don't have to go too far whenever we are craving some good gyros. I will definitely come back again!

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

Ordered two gyros plates with fries. It wasn't as good as places like Hubs or Goodi's The place is dark and pretty well worn. It wasn't awful, but I won't go out of my way to go back.

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Glenview, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Thirty five years ago Andy Kollopoulos with his brothers opened The Works, the restaurant that serves hot dogs, burgers and GYROS plus other fast food items. By no means it was another "greasy spoon joint". No fancy dinning room, just tile floors, paneled walls, vinyl chairs, but don't let that fool you! It is a food that made this restaurant... More

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Libertyville, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I have been going to the works since I was a kid. Everyone who lives in and around the area knows that these are the best gyros - always have been.

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Colorado
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96 reviews 96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Whenever we visit this area we make it a point to stop in at The Works for our Gyros fix. This is one of those places that you don't go for the fancy dining room, you go for the food...and the characters who cook it! The Works is located in a large strip mall and has an old school order... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

The service was fast. The food was great. The staff was super. I got the hot dog with everything on it, it was good but i recommend others get it without the cheese. The cheese made it too sloppy and it didn't really help the flavor. They use vienna beef hot dogs and the flavor was really good. The gyro... More

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Glenview
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2010

They have the best Gyros! Their tzatziki sauce is to die for...thick not runny. They take orders on the phone so you can run in and pick it up, but they also have enough tables to sit and eat there too!! If you like gyros you need to try theirs!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2009

Unassuming place in a strip mall. Some of the best gyro to be found.

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