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Mykonos Greek Restaurant

€€ - €€€Mediterranean, Greek,
8660 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714-5600
+1 847-296-6777
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“saganaki” (11 reviews)
“braised lamb” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Grill
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
8660 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714-5600
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 13 March 2018

We're really lucky that we have it close to our house. Simple but tasty food. They know how to cook meat there! I don't leave the restaurant without a cup of Greek coffee! It's awesome! You will not find it anywhere else! Atmosphere is very...More

Thank Irishka60645
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

This is a sure thing for our family when we visit the area. Go to Greek food. We love it all but tend to gravitate to dolmades, octopus, salad, lamb, and the saganaki. A bottle of santorini or moschofilaro wines tops off our meal and...More

Thank cookinfan
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

I had the privilege to attend a bridal shower hosted at Mykonos and was very impressed! The food, the service, the atmosphere were all exceptional! Will definitely make a point to return again!! We enjoyed a delicious Greek Salad, saganaki, calamari, and chicken kabobs with...More

Thank lovealwayslisa8
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

I have friends I’ve known for over 30 years, and we are always looking for a place for a leisurely meal with great food and atmosphere. Mykonos checked all the boxes! The wait staff is attentive, nice fireplace, and a leisurely atmosphere. The food was...More

Thank 276elizabethl
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I would not have guessed that I would find a local restaurant that would rival the food I experienced from my recent two week vacation in Europe, but Mykonos did just that. I’m not sure how others determine “authentic” in their experiences, but this place...More

Thank Ingolf N
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Great friendly place with authentic Greek food. Once you come here you'll make this one of your favorites. Try the various greek dishes such as Domas and their flaming cheese, both are winners.

Thank dicksayad
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Delightful lunch in family owned restaurant. Excellent calamari salad served with crusty warm bread. Sampled the Retsina and Roditis wine. Both very good. Retsina is made from pine and is an acquired taste but if you enjoy something different you might might want to try...More

Thank CLC635
Reviewed 21 August 2017

I stopped by for lunch because I had a hankering for some good Greek food. I go to this place most times when I visit the Chicago area. I know the owner and head server very well. I had a very nice Greek red wine...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Simple, tasty Greek dishes in a clean, unpretentious setting that makes you feel like you're not in the middle of Niles, IL, but rather in a small local restaurant on the Greek islands! The food is better than most in terms of Greek restaurants in...More

Thank Nicole C
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Saw good reviews of this restaurant, and since we were visiting from out of town thought we would give it a try. Upon arrival, we were told the wait for outside was 45 min so we opted for inside which did not seem very busy....More

Thank Wildcat1111
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unnikrisb
28 October 2016|
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Response from Bill A | Reviewed this property |
I find the food at Mykonos to be flavorful with them using typical Greek spices like lemon, basil, oregano & garlic. Some of the appetisers , like taramasolat and skordalia have strong flavors, The main courses are... More
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froggi2
13 June 2016|
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Response from weakglovehand | Reviewed this property |
It's a real Greek Restaurant, they have roasted lamb, braised lamb. Greek Spagetti, Lamb Giavestu( baked lamb in tomato sauce and orzo I order this way too often because its good), Lamb in combo plates, gyros, lamb chops... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8660 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714-5600
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Niles
  • Phone Number: +1 847-296-6777
Description
Established in 1981, Mykonos Greek Restaurant has grown to become a leader in traditional Greek Cuisine. Owner Dimitrios "Jimmy" Merageas was born in Sparta, Greece. Growing up and watching his grandmother and mother cook delicious authentic Greek food in their tiny little taverna, Jimmy was always eager to help. But, school was a priority and in 1972, Jimmy packed up his bags and moved to Chicago, Illinois, to get an American education. His first few years in the United States were rough. He went to school during the day and worked hard in various Greektown restaurants in the evenings to attain the American dream. At that point he realized that his passion was to explore, discover, and create the best Greek cuisine ever. He went back to Greece and with much perseverance he had the unique opportunity to assist and learn from some of the greatest chefs of Athens. He brought back all his newly acquired knowledge to the United States, and luckily a break came through. He stumbled upon a small, local ethnic restaurant in Niles, Illinois, and quickly became the head chef. After a short time later, the restaurant was up for sale. He jumped at the opportunity and bought the place. He immediately changed the name and tweaked the cuisine to make it more traditional. Mykonos Greek Restaurant first opened its doors in October 1981. Jimmy decided to call his restaurant Mykonos after the beautiful island of Mykonos in Greece, which was one of his favorite places to visit as a child. Through the years, the restaurant and the menu have expanded. In 1983, Jimmy had an ingenious idea of bringing the outdoor atmosphere of the Greek isles to the Chicagoland area. He designed and built one of the first outdoor eating areas in the state of Illinois. The concept stuck and people loved it! Jimmy worked harder and harder to make his restaurant gain a world-renowned status in Greek cuisine and in the Greek restaurant community. In 1987, Jimmy met the love of his life and decided to start a family. His wife, Athena, and all three of their children, Peter, Renee, and Madeline, are very enthusiastic about Mykonos. They have helped evolve recipes to include organic meats and vegetables and also to offer gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan foods without losing traditional flavors. After visiting Greece in 2010, Jimmy and his family brought yet another idea back to Niles, a retractable roof for the beautiful outdoor dining area. One of the first of its kind, the retractable roof is a huge success. Jimmy, his wife, and the rest of the Merageas family continue to work their hardest to maintain a cutting edge, yet, traditional atmosphere at Mykonos Greek Restaurant. Only time will tell what the Merageas family has in store next!
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