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The Works

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Greek, Hamburgers, Mediterranean
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2676 Golf Rd, Glenview, IL 60025-4744
847-724-0616
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 7
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  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
disappointing!!

i went to the works today for the first time. I ordered for pick up and took the food home. I ordered a pound of gyros with all the fixings and a whole Athenian chicken. The food was just ok and it was all over cooked and dry, the few slices of gyros that were thicer were better but most... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2014
tennisdir
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chicago, Il
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chicago, Il
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

i went to the works today for the first time. I ordered for pick up and took the food home. I ordered a pound of gyros with all the fixings and a whole Athenian chicken. The food was just ok and it was all over cooked and dry, the few slices of gyros that were thicer were better but most... More 

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chicago, il
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you are in Glenview don't miss this place. They serve classic Chicago greek/american fast food and they've been rocking it since 1975. I've been eating here since 1980. Big bomber size Italian beef sammies, Italian bread pulled high with tender sliced beef, sweet or hot peppers and loads of au jus. The gyros, chicken on pita, and tuna of... More 

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67 reviews 67 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I have always love this place since my first visit decades ago. On this visit though, I ordered my usual and there was not as much food for my gyro plate as in the past. That was the disappointing part. Overall taste still seems the same. Maybe when I go again it'll be different (hopeful thinking). I'll post again if... More 

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Ohio
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272 reviews 272 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant 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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479 reviews 479 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 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
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2676 Golf Rd, Glenview, IL 60025-4744
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Glenview
  • Phone Number: 847-724-0616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Greek, Hamburgers, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 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?