Located between Van Buren and Madison Street is the vibrant Greektown neighborhood of Chicago. It’s on the south branch of the Chicago River. You can’t miss the place as there are rows of Greek restaurants clustered on Halsted Street between Van Buren and Washington Streets.
Most of the Greek restaurants offer similar menus at different prices ranges offering Gyro, Feta Fries, Paork Souvlaki, Paidakai Plates, Lamb Souviaki, Moussaka, Greek Salads, Bakiava, Dipies, and various other Greek favorites.
The moderately priced restaurants offer Greek music for you to dance to as you dine and to ensure the Greek wines and deserts.
With over 30,000 Greeks living in Chicago, Greektown Chicago is a very viable place to visit if you are longer to eat at some Greek Restaurants.
Chicago’s Greektown is more than just a row of restaurants. There are specialty shops and stores that sell Greek books, religious items, and souvenirs. There are authentic Greek markets selling Greek wine, cheeses, spices and other essentials for the many Greek transplants that now make Chicago their home.
There also Greek candle shops, a Greek Museum (the Hellenic Museum), and a Greek cultural center.