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1030 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1102
708-848-7734
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11:00 am - 9:30 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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 4
    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
catered meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Gainesville FL
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Gainesville FL
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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Oak Park, Illinois
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

When you take a break from your Frank Lloyd Wright tour, stop at Jerusalem Café and have a bite to eat. A very unpretentious café with a decent variety of Mediterranean food. After all, you can't eat a lot. You have to still walk blocks and blocks of beautiful homes.

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Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really good falafel sandwiches, shwarma, and grilled vegetables. Oh, and the best homemade baba ghannouj you will find anywhere.

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The best Mediterranean in Oak park. Love this local spot. Our usual would be their chicken Kabobs, they are delicious and not to mention their hummus! to die for. love this place.

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Oak Brook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We been coming here for awhile they have the best falafel and kabobs we tried the lunch buffet it's very good diffrent variety of food on it

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I was not at all impressed when I ate here recently. The service was fast but the hummus was bland and the chicken swarma bland and dry. It's really a fast-food restaurant. I won't be going back. Grape Leaves is just a few blocks away and while it is a bit more expensive the food is significantly better.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I've been going to Jerusalem Cafe ever since it opened and it is one of the restaurants I miss the most when I'm away from Oak Park. The food is delicious and the service is nice. I especially like their lamb kabob sandwich and the falafel one as well as the Turkish coffee or the Persian tea. It's a great... More 

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Rochester, New York
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68 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

After a morning spent hoofing around the historic district, my wife and I stopped in at the Jerusalem Café looking for a light, flavorful lunch, and we were more than satisfied! They have a buffet, but it looked a bit picked over, so we ordered from the menu. We had a shish kabob platter, sides of taboule and hummous, and... 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: American, Delicatessen, Pub
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?