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Jerusalem Cafe

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1030 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1102
708-848-7734
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Middle eastern Food for a great price

Just doing some local holiday shopping with a friend, we decided to stop in for a quick lunch. You can't go wrong with the beef kabob, either in a pita sandwich, or as an entree, which is served with rice, vegetables, hummus, and pita for under $9.00. If you go there Monday-Friday between 11:00... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Katherine1228
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing middle eastern food, falafel is the best we ordered a tray for a business meeting that made up our night meat is full of flavor and the prices were very reasonable

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Just doing some local holiday shopping with a friend, we decided to stop in for a quick lunch. You can't go wrong with the beef kabob, either in a pita sandwich, or as an entree, which is served with rice, vegetables, hummus, and pita for under $9.00. If you go there Monday-Friday between 11:00 and 2:00, they have a buffet... More 

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Thank Katherine1228
San Francisco, CA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

This is a solid Middle Eastern hole in the wall on a nice block in Oak Park. The food was great and the value for the money is excellent. No frills, nothing fancy, great food. If you like Middle Eastern you can definitely not go wrong here.

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Thank Schnikis
Chgo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I have been eating here for about 4 years now. You will not find any better. What you think is better is Lully just greasier - greasy to me is not better, nor is it healthier. I've done the Naf Naf, I've done the Al Bawadi Grill at Harlem and 87th. There is no comparison. The quality of the food... More 

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Thank mikeinchgo
Oak Park, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I love the authentic tastes they put together here. I have been close to several Middle eastern families and the food is just as good as there home made meals. The staples (Baba Ghannoug & Hummus) are a creamy delight. The Kibbeh is my favorite. I'll order a side even when I get the Combo Feast.

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Thank FrankC1234
Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Neat and clean and unpretentious. The food is very, very tasty. I had a chicken shawarma and it was juicy and succulent. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Esprit_2012
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I discovered Jerusalem Cafe by accident when I moved to Oak Park. I had passed this place many times but never stopped, until I met friends for dinner and suggested we try Jerusalem Cafe. Everyone including myself loved the food. We will definitely come back for more...

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Thank MarketingExpert
Gainesville FL
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was unexpectedly great. I have passed this place many times but never ventured in, then ended up at a party where they were catering and the food was delicious. I loved it. We will go back for sure. Easy to see why there are iconic in Oak Park.

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Thank soccermom9
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The café is one of 19 restaurants taking part in Oak Park’s Thursday Night Out, a May-August program of al fresco dining, late shop hours, and live entertainment. Dine-around tickets sold at a kiosk at Lake and Marion get redeemed for the evening’s specials, a few ready choices at each place. We started our mobile feast with a falafel sandwich... More 

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Thank William O
Oak Park, Illinois
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I love this cafe. It's my first choice for fast food, and for the cost, it's a better option than most of the fast food chains. The food is healthy, addictive, and very affordable. Mohammed is very friendly, and will take the time to chat when he's available. I recommend the chicken and beef shwarma dinner and sandwiches. Both are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1030 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: 708-848-7734

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, American, European, Turkish, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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