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“First timer”

Greek Islands Restaurant
Ranked #43 of 9,548 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: West Loop
Miami
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“First timer”
Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

It was my first time eating Greek food, for some reason I never ate Greek before. This one was a good way to start, the service is pretty good and the food is fabulous. The ambience is very Greek, it makes you feel like u are really in Greace. Try the "giros"

  • Visited May 2013
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Sterling, Virginia
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71 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A must when you visit Chicago!”
Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Food and service is excellent! We came with people who are regulars and they say this place hasn't changed in more than 40 years. The food is full of flavor, the staff is attentive and you will be completely satisfied with your visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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Virginia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“DELICIOUS”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

We ate here at the recommendation of the bartender in our hotel. She was so right! The food was delicious and reasonable. It was crowded but the wait was not long. We ordered a mix of dishes for both the vegetarians and meat eaters in our group. Our waiter made recommendations that were accurate. We all enjoyed it. The portions were large and delicious!

Visited May 2013
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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
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“The Best Greek Food”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have lived in Chicago most of my life until having to move a few years back. I crave the food from the Greek Islands, so it was no surprise that this was the 1st place we went when I came home!!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Debbie H
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Crown Point, Indiana, United States
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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“My Big, Healthy, Favorite Greek Restaurant”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

There are many restaurants in Chicago's "Greek Town". So where do you start to explore this unique dining district on Chicago's Near West Side. Begin at Greek Islands. The food, décor, service and access to immediate and affordable parking ($6.00 parking right across the street) make it my number one choice when I crave the Mediterranean. There isn't a thing on the menu that won't make you feel like you're eating in a Greek taverna or at the home of your best Greek friend.

Go beyond the du jour saganaki and try a few of the other appetizers and don't forget to order the feta cheese (blocks of fresh, sharp, clean tasting cheese not like feta crumbles). We like the cold calamari & shrimp served in a light olive oil marinade and can never pass up the tzatziki and skordalia. Food is fresh, healthy and for dessert galaktoburiko is a must.

  • Visited May 2013
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