Greek Restaurants in Chicago

18 February 2020

Photo courtesy of Athena Restaurant Chicago Greektown Facebook.
Photo courtesy of Athena Restaurant Chicago Greektown Facebook.


Just a stone’s throw from 1000M, Greektown sits on the southern edge of Chicago’s West Loop in its own storied, welcoming neighborhood, bringing a taste of Greece to locals and visitors alike. A buzzy location to explore culture, nightlife and dining, Greektown is home to some of the best Greek restaurants in Chicago. Here’s a few of our top picks:



When you’re at casual seafood spot Santorini, you just might forget you’re actually in Chicago. Full of authentic ambiance, accented by decorative Greek knickknacks and a stone hearth for added warmth, the blue walls and white tablecloths at Santorini evoke the feeling of eating seaside in Greece. Diners are encouraged to adventurously explore the broad menu, with prices that are just right, and tastes that never disappoint. 

Santorini is located at 800 W Adams St, Chicago, IL 60607.


Greek Islands

Greek Islands has provided a classic Greek dining experience since 1971. This eatery serves classic Greek dishes such as saganaki, mousaka and dolmades, bringing a familiar and warmth even to first-time visitors. They’re all about great food and great service, and tout that anyone who dines with them is joining the family.

Greek Islands is located at 200 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661.


Athena Greek Restaurant

Athena Greek Restaurant brings the seaside to the city with deep, aquatic blue walls in an old world setting. But distinguishing this spot from the others, Athena goes one step further, with a dining room beneath a beautiful ceiling mural, and a spacious outdoor terrace that includes a retractable roof, waterfall and sweeping views of the city. Not to mention the delicious Greek cuisine. 

Athena Greek Restaurant is located at 212 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661.


Artopolis Bakery, Cafe and Agora

If you’re itching to expand your expertise beyond baklava, Artopolis Bakery, Cafe and Agora is the perfect spot for you. This Mediterranean cafe is a modern, loft-style space and features an open-air kitchen. Their cafe offers modest bites, while their bakery gladly satisfies your sweet tooth. To complete the experience, their specialty market, the agora, features Greek items and wine to take home or purchase as gifts.

Artopolis Bakery, Cafe and Agora is located at 306 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60661.