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“Great for Large Groups, Sharing”

Greek Islands Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 9,839 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Neighborhood: West Loop
Reviewed January 8, 2014

We met another family here for an early dinner, and rather than order individual dinners, we decided to share everything, from appetizers to salads to entrees to desserts. Heavy on the appetizers and small plates. It was a lot of fun, and great way to try lots of different items. We especially liked the fried calamari appetizer and the suckling pig special--both were seasoned very well and cooked to perfection! Service was good--a little fast, but we didn't feel rushed. When we were originally seated, we were near the bar, but it was too noisy, so they graciously moved us to another room where the table was slightly raised and "sheltered" from the rest of the large dining room. Be aware that your party needs to be complete before they'll seat you. The free valet parking was especially nice on such a cold night.

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1  Thank Kim S
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Our second visit and we liked it very much. The service was great but we didnt hear many suggestions this time but we order because our feelings about the food. We had some problems to get a taxi to go to the hotel and they turn a light in order the taxis watch it and they ask about service but I think it didnt work very well during winter season

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1  Thank EnriqueLP
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Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Ate here as a reunion with friends from Greece. The good news: the food was good. Greek classics with American level seasoning: so if you are after authentic food be warned that it is spicy by Greek standards, but I found it delicious amd familiar.

The bad news: it was expensive. By American standards it's a little high, but in comparison to what you'd pay for comparable food in Greece it's almost exorbitant. However, the staff was very friendly and the decor amusingly kitschy so I would recommend it if you don't mind the tourist experience replete with the experience surcharge.

1  Thank travelling_to_eat
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Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant is very disappointing. Server was very abrupt and pace of food was too fast. From the time we ordered, was served meal, finished meal, and pushed out - 30 minutes.

Food was all precooked and reheated until it turned to mush. Food was served way to fast and server kept lurking around and trying to clear the table. Server was very annoying.

The quality of food and service was basically poor quality Greek fast food with a high price tag.

This restaurant comes recommended but don't be fooled by the crowds. It is not that good. Better dining choices in Greek town are the smaller family restaurants rather than this tourist trap.

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

We really enjoyed our evening. Many wonderful specials offered,but many were sold out since we came about an hour before closing. The menu had a big variety and the food was great. The free valet parking was such a perk after a long day. Great for families, couples, groups. It's kindda a big, fun, controlled chaos kind of atmosphere. They took us the long way around to our table, I believe, in order for us to see the big grill with all the tempting items cooking. It made me feel like they wanted us to enjoy the experience, not just the meal. We did.

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