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Restaurant Rave: Central Gyros

Posted by Patricia Gorecki | 9/20/2013 | Category: Restaurant Raves

Looking for an authentic Greek meal? We're raving about Central Gyros in Chicago's Cragin neighborhood! Check back weekly to find other Restaurant Raves for great dining spots around the Chicago area.

Central GyrosCentral Gyros, $$, Cragin
3127 N Central Ave Chicago, IL 60634
(773) 545-1276
Reviewed by: Trish Gorecki

Chicagoans looking for delicious, authentic Greek food may be surprised to learn that some of the best greek food isn’t found in Greektown, but a little further north, in Chicago’s Cragin neighborhood.

Central Gyros has been a neighborhood favorite since it opened its doors in 1979. Award-winning gyros, authentic greek dishes, individualized service and an at-home feel make Central Gyros a must visit restaurant.

The atmosphere is reminiscent of a family gathering around mom’s kitchen table complete with stucco walls, greek music and old-school decor. The friendly wait staff are always available to lend a helping hand and make recommendations while the owners are a regular sight, stopping by tables to ensure everyone is happy with their meal.

Gyros PlateThe menu is full of high quality, authentic, traditional Greek cuisine from such staples as Gyros (both chicken and lamb) and Kabobs to Souvlaki (pork skewers) and Dolmadakia (meatless vine leaves stuffed with rice and herbs). Less adventurous diners can enjoy a selection of burgers, steaks and chicken dishes. Vegetarians have a wide range of choices from the saganaki to the spanakopita (spinach pie) or greek salad.

SaganakiMake sure to start your meal off with an order of Saganaki (flaming cheese) served by the waitresses with a signature “Opa!” You can’t go wrong with an order of the Gyro Platter. Served piping hot, the portions are super-sized and amazingly delicious. It’s clear why Central Gyros has been voted Best Greek Restaurant by Chicago’s Best.

With free parking close by and easy street parking along Central Avenue and its location along the #77 Bus line, a visit to Central Gyros is convenient for city dwellers and suburbanites alike. Make sure to stop by this award-winning restaurant for some top-quality Greek. You won’t be disappointed!

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