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Best gyros on the north side?

chowgrrl Jan 30, 2009 11:22 AM

Where can we pick up some delcious gyros for dinner tonight?

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  1. nsxtasy RE: chowgrrl Jan 30, 2009 11:29 AM

    You might want to be more specific as to neighborhood. The north side is a big place, and there are gyros places all over. I doubt that you want to travel, say, between Rogers Park and Lincoln Park for gyros. Especially if you're not eating them there, in which case getting them close by means they'll still be hot when you get home with them.

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      chowgrrl RE: nsxtasy Jan 30, 2009 12:01 PM

      OK, well, I live in Old Town! So closer to L.Park than R.Park.

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      LabRat RE: chowgrrl Jan 30, 2009 12:19 PM

      There's always Nikko's on Elston at Western. Not sure if it's the best, but they are pretty good.

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        foodiefanatic26 RE: chowgrrl Apr 9, 2010 02:49 AM

        I've lived in the Chicago area my whole life and hands down the best gyros is at The Works in Glenview at Golf and Washington Rds. It's a bit far from Old Town, but if you find yourself in the burbs, you won't be disappointed. I just returned from Greece yesterday and the gyros at The Works are better than some I had in Athens and the Greek Islands.

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          cajundave RE: foodiefanatic26 Apr 9, 2010 06:37 AM

          The works is very good. I am going to try Nicks Drive Inn today. It's a little closer to the OP. It's at Touhy and Harlem.

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            Scylla RE: cajundave Apr 14, 2010 10:20 AM

            I grew up in Skokie and have tried The Works and Nick's. They are both very good! However, my favorite place for gyros is Papa Chris, which on Touhy near Caldwell (across from the Leaning Tower YMCA on the border of Chicago and Niles.) Their gyros is great and plentiful and the service and friendliness of Nick, his sisters and their dad (Papa Chris) can't be beat!

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              nsxtasy RE: Scylla Apr 14, 2010 10:53 AM

              Going up to Touhy from Old Town is pretty darn far just for gyros.

              Another good place up north is Cross-Rhodes in Evanston. But it too is quite a distance from Old Town.

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            gomexico RE: foodiefanatic26 Apr 14, 2010 01:45 PM

            I'm liking the gyros served at Hub's Restaurant on N. Clark St. between Catalpa and Bryn Mawr (on the W. side of the street) these days. No tossing the meat on the griddle to fry it here, as is done in probably the majority of places serving gyros in the city . . . it's cooked on the cone, sliced and served on pita that's been dipped in the drippings and griddled a bit first.

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              lbs RE: gomexico Apr 14, 2010 02:00 PM

              Oh my - I went vegan for Lent and gyros were the one thing I craved the most (which was weird because I haven't had a gyros in years prior to going vegan). I forgot about Hubs. Thank you for reminding me about their gyros! Looks like a walking trip is in the works this weekend.

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                nsxtasy RE: gomexico Apr 14, 2010 02:45 PM

                >> No tossing the meat on the griddle to fry it here, as is done in probably the majority of places serving gyros in the city . . .

                Huh? I've never seen that done!

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