200 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60661
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Greek Islands Restaurant

Neighborhoods: West Loop
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Late Night

Greek Islands Restaurant is a Greek, Mediterranean, and Late Night restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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  • 6/10/2019

    A dining patron from Chicago, IL tried it.

  • 4/30/2015

    A Greek chowhound from Chicago, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

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Rating:
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Price:
$$$$$
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tulips500

 Los Angeles, CA
 

feasting in greek islands

i’m not a big fan of greek food, but i really like the atmosphere here. they do a good job of making you feel like you’re on a greek island w/all the white-washed walls and ocean blue trim. the service is friendly, and the food (amazingly) always seems to come out so quickly. greek islands is an ideal place for large parties (loud ambience), but also works for couples looking for a casual meal out.

Flaming Saganaki Cheese

square-shaped, oily cheese that’s put on fire at your table. it’s salty, cheesy, and delicious! don’t miss out on this popular appetizer.

Spanakotiropita at Greek Islands Restaurant

Spanakotiropita

3.5 stars. feta cheese + lots of spinach all wrapped in a thin doughy pastry. it’s got a tangy taste that goes well w/feta cheese chunks and the doughy pastry.

Greek Islands Special at Greek Islands Restaurant

Greek Islands Special

a super sweet baklava-like bottom topped w/a custard and cream. this dessert is too too sweet for my tastebuds – i probably wouldn’t order it again. if you’re a fan of baklava, you’ll probably like this.

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fattiusthebear

 Berkeley, CA
 

flaming cheese!

Greek Islands is a nice restaurant to grab some Greek food. They offer a good variety of food, and have lots of tasty sounding meats. The service was alright and the atmosphere was unassuming, yet nice. The food wasn’t too shabby either. I ordered the combination plate in order to try the greatest variety of food while at a legitimate Greek restaurant. It came with a little bit of all the standard stuff. There wasn’t much of each dish, though it filled me up enough I guess. I am not totally sure what great Greek food taste like, but I did find the food here good. It’s probably around 3.5 stars to me, but I’m going to round down in this case because nothing truly wowed me. Besides the flame theatrics from the cheese. Worth checking out though.

Combination Plate at Greek Islands Restaurant

Combination Plate

It came with dolmades, lamb, mousaka, a meatball, and some rice. I think it came with a couple other things, but I can’t remember them. The lamb was OK, but I liked the meatball and mousaka a lot. The dolmades was sweet and solid too.

Flaming Saganaki Cheese

I am going to have to agree and say that this dish was very good. It had loads of flavor and went very well with the bread. Nice and oily, and the huge flame at the beginning is sweet. Definitely one of the highlights of the meal. It might be too salty for some.

Greek Islands Special at Greek Islands Restaurant

Greek Islands Special

A fusion of baklava and custard. I liked the custard part on top, but I felt the baklava-like bottom detracted from it. I think it was going for a sweet and savory contrast, but it didn’t work as well as it could.

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turtley

 Irvine, CA
 

Pretty Good

Greek Islands is a nice, well decorated restaurant in the middle of Greektown in Chicago. It has numerous decorations and an amusing town-ish design. The layout was definitely different, as we were seated up two mini flights of stairs. Anyways, the service was about on par of what i expect from a restaurant. On to the food..

I don’t often eat Greek food, with the exception of gyros, so i took this opportunity to order something different. I got the Moussaka, which is like a better version of Italian lasagna. It seemed meatier and stuffed with more stuff than a lasagna. I enjoyed it a lot, but it was not completely filling. The saganaki was quite delicious (a little salty, but thats intended) and makes a very spectacular, flaming entrance. I felt the dolmades (which i stole from my brother’s combo plate) tasted too tangy and kind of weird. Overall, the place wasn’t bad, but if i returned to Greektown I would want to try the numerous other places around it so that I could get a feel for what is really good or bad.

Flaming Saganaki Cheese

I don’t normally enjoy cheese alone, but this was very good.

Mousaka at Greek Islands Restaurant

Mousaka

Tasty. Beats lasagna. Comes with half a potato on the side.

Greek Islands Special at Greek Islands Restaurant

Greek Islands Special

3 or 4 stars. The first bite tastes kind of funky, since its a blend of soft custard and a baklava-like bottom. As you get into it, it gets tastier.

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The staff is very courteous and the food is great !
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Mon-Thu 11:00AM - 12:00AM
Sun,Fri-Sat 11:00AM - 01:00AM
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Greek Islands Restaurant is located near the cities of Pilsen, Armour Square, Near South Side, Mc Kinley Park, and Near West Side.
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