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

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and friendly service.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
David B
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Oak Park, Illinois
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English first
Oak Park, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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Oak Park, Illinois
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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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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181 reviews 181 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Outstanding, made to order food. My favorite is the shish kabob sandwich and if I'm really hungry I order up the shish kabob platter. Portion are generous. And the fresh brewed ice tea is amazing. Very clean and I love the music they play it really sets the tone and takes you to someplace else while you eat. The staff... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

the first time I went to this restaurant was 5 years ago and absolutely loved it. The food is amazing, their lunch buffet is great and everything is just plain delicious. I wish I could have some of their shish kabbob, rice pilaf and hummus right now and lets not leave their pita chips. This place had authentic flavor 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?