Greektown Neighborhood Map from Chicago Traveler

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Located in the West Loop district of Chicago, Greektown is a bustling community filled with plenty of restaurants, bars, and attractions.

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Greektown is a bustling community filled with plenty of restaurants, bars, and attractions.

Use our Greektown neighborhood map to find the places that everyone is talking about.

History

While it is not the original site of Greektown (the original Greektown in Chicago was located on the University of Illinois at Chicago's campus, and then moved to its current location during the 1960's), the Hellenic neighborhood is a vibrant community with a rich heritage.

Many Greek immigrants first traveled to Chicago in the 1840's, and made a living by opening their own Greek stores and restaurants. Today, the number of restaurants and small businesses has increased dramatically, and the City of Chicago funded the building of traditional Greek pavilions at various points around the neighborhood to promote Greek culture. As a result, Greektown is now one of the most popular areas in Chicago.

Restaurants

If you're looking for authentic Greek food, then you have come to the right place. There are a number of popular Chicago Greektown restaurants located in a very small area. These are just a few suggestions.

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There are a number of popular Chicago Greektown restaurants

For more than 20 year, Pegasus (130 South Halsted Street) has been a staple in Greektown in Chicago. The restaurant has been serving up hearty portions of authentic Greek cuisine to locals and tourists alike. Greek treats like spanokopita, dolmades, and oven roasted lamb will keep you coming back for more.

While it's a far cry from starched white linen dining, Greektown Gyros (239 South Halsted Street) offers great food at an affordable price. And despite the name, there is more to the menu than just gyros. The Greektown restaurant also offers burgers, hotdogs and french fries.

Greek Islands (200 South Halsted Street) is another popular Greek restaurant, and it is not just because of the food. In an area where parking can be hard to come by, the free valet parking at this Greektown restaurant is a big draw. Their food is about as authentic as you can get as they import many of their ingredients straight from Greece.

For a lighter fare, try Artopolis Bakery and Café (306 South Halsted Street). This cozy Mediterranean café bakes fresh breads daily, and has a delicious selection of Greek specialties. As the name suggests, this Greektown establishment also has a cafe in addition to the bakery. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the menu offers everything from a delicious parfait of fruit and Greek yoghurt, to traditional Greek salad, to rustic wood fire pizzas.

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Bars

What's an Irish pub doing in the middle of a Greek neighborhood? We're not sure either, but Dugan's Pub (128 South Halsted Street) is a great place to grab a beer and a bite to eat! With daily drink specials, free food (that's right, free!) during Happy Hour, and two huge flat screen televisions, it is no wonder that Greektown Chicago, IL. has welcomed the Irish pub with open arms.

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There are a number of places to hang out in Greektown.

Spectrum Bar and Grill (233 South Halsted Street) is a small Greek bar that is open until the early hours of the morning. The bar menu features a nice selection of Mediterranean cuisine, daily food specials, and a good selection of beers.

Shopping

While there aren't a huge selection of shops in Greektown Chicago IL., there are a few specialty stores that are worth a visit. For a fine selection of scented candles and home accessories, The Athenian Candle Company (300 South Halsted Street) is the place to go. If you're looking to bring a little of Greece home with you, stop by Greektown Music (304 South Halsted Streey) which sells a nice collection of authentic Greek tunes, as well as more contemporary hits.

Attractions

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There are a few specialty stores that are worth a visit.

The Hellenic Museum and Cultural Center (801 West Adams Street) has produced many exhibits that study Greek culture and history, as well as the Greek influence in this West Loop neighborhood. It is a great place to learn more about this vibrant community.

Where to Stay

Crowne Plaza Chicago Metro (733 West Madison) is a 3.5-star hotel located in the heart of Greektown. This Chicago hotel features plenty of perks, including complimentary wireless Internet in each of the rooms, an on-site restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a fitness center. The rooms are stylishly decorated and come with cozy beds, premium upgraded linens, and luxury complimentary toiletries.

Getting There

Getting to Greektown by car is the easiest way, but public transportation is also available. Chicago Transit Authority's Blue Line stops at the nearby UIC-Halsted station, and the Halsted bus line can be caught from there.