Greek Islands Restaurant
200 S Halsted Street & Adams, Chicago, IL
After your visit to the Chicago Art Institute (111 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL) and your pilgrimage to the Official Route 66 Start Shield (across the street at S Michigan & Adams,) we suggest you head west to Chicago’s Greektown and one of our favorite restaurants since 1971.
Right off the bat, you’ll enjoy their free parking which makes your arrival stress free. Put your name in with one of the handsome hosts and enjoy waiting at their long bar featuring Greek wines, beers and the ever-popular Ouzo, an anise flavored clear liquor when poured over ice turns a milky-silver color. Dining room features a beautiful central fireplace for those cold nights.
Patronized by families and businessmen alike, the plentiful portions and reasonable pricing keeps locals coming back for more. Menu features a build-you-own combination plate so you can sample all of what they have to offer. Don’t pass up the fresh seafood on display or anything lamb.
If you’ve got kids in tow, have a little fun and order them flaming appetizers and entrees. You’ll have the whole table yelling OPAH! Don’t’ miss their second location further west (Greek Islands, 300 E 22nd St, Lombard, IL 630-932-4545) just 1 mile north of Old US Rt 66 (IL Rt 34W) & Highland Avenue.
Hours: Daily 11am-10/11pm