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The Works

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Mediterranean, Hamburgers, Greek
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2676 Golf Rd, Glenview, IL 60025-4744
847-724-0616
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 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
Gyro, Italian Beef, Oh My!

We got a lot from here for a just a little. We ordered the 1 lb gyro and the Italian Beef sandwich for the main

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Steffani P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We got a lot from here for a just a little. We ordered the 1 lb gyro and the Italian Beef sandwich for the main

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

To get into the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame, a hot dog place or deli has to have been in business a long time and have great customer service. The Works opened in 1978 and is serving third-generation customers. They have a full menu which includes Greek specialties, chicken, salads, hot dogs, burgers, Italian beef, Polish sausage, and all the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Took the whole family to 'The Works' and food was GREAT! Place was fun, friendly & staff very personable. My husband can eat plenty & he was stuffed with their gyro sandwich--- had lots of meat on it. If you haven't been here-- it's a must.

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chicago, Il
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Mediterranean, Hamburgers, Greek

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