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Mykonos Greek Restaurant

) #6 of 128 Restaurants in Niles $$ - $$$ Mediterranean, Greek,
8660 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714-5600
+1 847-296-6777
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“saganaki” (10 reviews)
“braised lamb” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Grill
$$ - $$$
8660 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714-5600
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 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
Reviewed 1 July 2017

My wife and I have been going to Mykonos for quite some time, now. The place is always busy; but, they somehow always manage to squeeze us in. This time I had a boneless organic roast chicken that was delightful. My wife's gyros were superb....More

Thank Orso52
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I am coming to this restaurant for many years The owner is charming and friendly The food is always great. Everything is very good. The lemon soup is amazing We love the atmosphere. We love to seat outside.

Thank Udi A
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious Mediterranean cuisine! Loved the charcoal grilled octopus appetizer with the olive oil and lemon. Dinner was dolmades -- the biggest I have seen and the wonderfully seasoned Athenian Chicken.

Thank meyerinc1
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

For a perfect Greek lunch try Mykonos. My husband and I rarely get to enjoy lunch together during the work week but if we get a chance we like to go to Mykonos. We always are greeted at the door and always enjoy the saganaki...More

Thank Momellenman
Reviewed 21 March 2017 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...More

Thank Barbara H
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
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...More

Thank Leon Z
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...More

Thank walnutridgechef
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29 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
14 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
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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