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Mykonos Greek Restaurant

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8660 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714-5600
+1 847-296-6777
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I know what we like at Mykonos and always start out with the saganaki (flaming cheese) and zucchini with the garlic spread. Then we might have a gryros plate (or sandwich) or lamb chops, or even the whole combination plate where you can try all kinds of Greek specialties, with a little of the gyros in there... More 

Thank Barbara H
Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

No disappointments here, food is authentic and high quality, service impeccable. I highly recommend Mykonos for any occasion.

Thank Markjurczyk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We go Mykonos Greek Restaurant every few months. It is a great place to go with the family. They can easily seat larger parties often without a wait. They are masters at all types of Greek specialties. Our favourites are the grilled octopus. It's always flavourful and oh so tender. Thier gyros are the best. I have not ever had... More 

Thank Leon Z
Cassopolis, Michigan
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This is a very good Greek restaurant - comparable to most in Greektown. If one is in the far northern suburbs of Chicago, this should be on the list to 'to-do's for dining. If you enjoy lamb, moussaka, saganaki or any of the many delicious treats of Greek cuisine, you will feel right at home inside or outside Mykonos.

Thank walnutridgechef
Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This casual place has it all. If greek food is your favor, then this restaurant is a good choice . A very large menu but, try the dolmades, it's a winner. Good selection of wine will top you're evening. Enjoy. OP-AH.

Thank dicksayad
Grand Prairie, Texas
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We saw the sign and turned around but were expecting just another marginal Greek restaurant with Gyros on the menu. We were surprised to see a full, and I mean full, wine list with favorite wine, Mavrodaphne, on list. Had a Greek Salad as a appetizer and it was great. Love Feta Cheese. I had a organic chicken meal and... More 

2 Thank mafnbolton
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Being senior citizens with reduced appetites, the wife and I typically order one entree and one appetizer for the two of us. I ordered the Charcoal Octopus appetizer for $14.75, which was probably the most expensive appetizer on the menu. The wife ordered the Traditional Combination Plate for $15.50. The food was great. When ordering, the waiter asked if we... More 

3 Thank travelingone1760
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere outside garden a must real grape leaves and a retractable roof heaters for winter Food outstanding stuffed grape leaves pastichio a Greek lasagna and octopus one of the best I've had but it was 14.50 for a small plate Come on guys this is not downtown Would recommend they still have left some reasonable entrees

Thank Patrick H
northbrook il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

its a family run restaurant.. that serves the best greek food,,its a city place in the burbs..the service could not be better the food is the best what ever you order or what ever any one at your table orders your going to get a fresh meal cooked to order if you have not been here in a while but... More 

Thank elliot m
Niles, Illinois
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We have been going to Mykonos for over 30 years. Sometimes in the summer, dinner is just appetizers, bread, and wine in their garden. My favorite meal is braised lamb in artichoke lemon sauce.

Thank Bill A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Mediterranean, Greek, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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