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Athenian Room

Lincoln Park
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807 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3628
+1 773-348-5155
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Or at least close. And the chicken is to die for. And the Shishkabobs (so good on a sandwhich with cheese. And don't even get me started on that skirt steak! (add onions, it makes it even better.) I spent a lot of time eating at The Athenian Room once a upon a time, and now, decades later, it is... More 

Thank MizK8
Brooklyn, New York
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, these Greeks really fill a plate. We did not leave hungry. In fact we had left overs to feed us all the next day. My gyro was delicious. The chicken plate, juicy. Friendly staff. Great dinner experience.

Thank Jamboroni
1 review
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The food was good, but my biggest complaint here was the owner or at least she thought she was the owner. Got there late but the place was full, and I barely got her to serve me and my family, she put us at a tiny table in the corner, I'm from out of town so I had no clue... More 

Thank Ashley R
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The gyro was very bland. We ate it but was not impressed. Also had the spanakopita which was good but very hot (like fire) had to wait even when starving. It was busy but the wait staff was not very attentive. The hostess girl took us to 3 tables before we finally sat. All in all, not coming back.

Thank Emehta
Appleton, Wisconsin
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354 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Went after being recommended on foodie walking tour as local hot spot near Lincoln Park that is also a favorites of Tina Fey when she is in Chicago. Gyros were very large causing leftovers. Also enjoyed the pork tenderloin shish kabob with greek fries. Best advice is to arrive early as long lines start at dinner time.

Thank TravelerG8
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

If all you want is gyros or a burger this place is probably fine. Everything was very bland and there were few traditional Greek dishes on the menu. I'm sure there is much better Greek food to be had in Chicago.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Chicago, Illinois
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59 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We live between Lincoln Park and Greek Town and usually end up going to Greek Town for Greek food. A friend from Lincoln Park likes The Athenian Room, so we went with her. Wow, what a great neighborhood restaurant! It was a little more casual in feel than Greek Town favorites, but just as comfortable and had a buzzing, convivial... More 

Thank Annagins
Chicago, Illinois
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1,404 reviews
462 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 405 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We went to Glascott's Grogery (which is next door to the Athenian Room). The two establishments are connected - so you can order food from Athenian at the bar - which was nice and convenient. The food is delivered to you - and the waitress also came back and checked with us to make sure everything was good. And good... More 

Thank Diane K
Deerfield, Illinois
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119 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

My first and still favorite restaurant for gyros. This is and does feel like a local restaurant. However I think everyone that leaves anywhere in chicago has eaten here. Food is excellent, service good and a fun lively sometimes loud room. It is very relaxed and a great place to go with friends and have a fun time.

Thank jps819
San Francisco, California
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177 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Coming from San Francisco, I totally appreciate a place like this where you can actually get a full dinner plate meal for $ 12-: the Kalamata Chicken is delicious, nice moist chicken with side of vegetables and bread ( but do not expect olives). When Tina Fey lived here this was supposed to be her go to dish. The Gyro... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Mediterranean, Greek, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 807 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL 60614-3628
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-348-5155

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighbourhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.
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