Casual Greek eatery & bar specializing in gyros, souvlaki & flaming saganaki since 1979.
Ordered their Moussaka, nice size portion with good flavor. I definitely will return to order again. I’ve had the dish at a few different restaurants in the nearby area and would recommend Central Gyros.
This place is decent. I’ve discovered it accidentally and simce I had it on my mind I decided to give it a try. First of all easy to find, parking is on the street. You can pay trough the app or machine. Restaurant is clean and has a lot of place to seat. You will be welcome by nice hostess which will give you a menu. You can take a seat and peacefully take a look on options they offer. I decided to try Avgalemono soup until they prepare my lunch to go. Soup was ok. It looks like food is fresh and that is walhat I like. I ordered chicken kabob in pita and it was tasty. Dolmade portion come in 4 pcs and they are tasty as well. And large. I like that they are filled with beef and rice. I took also potatoes and rice as a side to go since I was expecting company for lunch. And we both agreed that rice is a winner. We will go again for some food. Owner is also very polite and with good energy.
Went to do a distance visit to my mom so of course while in the area, grabbed some takeout and brought it back to the burbs. Smelled just like I remembered it from growing up in the area, I think only the prices have changed. My family enjoyed it a lot, glad this place is still around and serving even during quarantine, we went with the 1lb kit which included the 1lb of gyro meat, 1/2 quart of tzatziki sauce, generous amount of white slices onions with tomatoes yum! And 4 soft delicious pita breads & side of fries for $29.89. They were very busy so we waited about 45-60m, Thank you to my Mexican paisanos for cooking such awesome Greek food.
We came here for dinner and the dining area was very spacious and recently remodeled. The interior looks amazing and makes it very comfortable to dine in. We were seated promptly and were quickly able to put our orders in. I ordered their Gyro sandwich combo for 11.99 and came with fries and a drink. My wife ordered their chicken souvlaki plate for $13. I will admit it took forever for our order to come out and literally 1 minute before our food came out, our waitress brought bread to the table?? Why? Why not give us bread immediately after we ordered? I mean, it’s not like the bread came out warm and fresh out of the oven. I mean come on! Anyways, the Gyro was tasty. One of the best tasting ones I’ve had. Some are too greasy, some are to salty, this one tasted just fine. It could have used more tzatziki sauce, and other I’ve had also really pack the pita bread with gyro meat literally falling out with every bite. So you don’t get a bang for your buck here at 11.99 with fries. We all know fries are cheap, so this is by far the most expensive gyro sandwich I’ve ever tried. The Chicken Souvlaki was very tasted. Perfectly cooked, seasoned, and was very tender. It was served with rice and was absolutely delicious. A very delicious meal yet still pricey at $13 for rice and chicken. Overall the food was really good, but their customer service needs to improve. The bread that was given to us right before our meal, was a slap in the face, and then we waited 10 minutes to come and it never did. So we got up and paid at the register. Then she gave us our bill while we were standing. And it’s pricey imo.
Came in on a Saturday afternoon and right away we were greeted & seated. They have enough tables to where you’re not seated to close to the other guest, so that was great.. Our waitress Nina was the best! She made sure we were taken care of. We ordered the gyro meal-$12.99 not bad at all!! Oooo and you can park for free across the street in the city parking lot. I highly recommend
I stopped at Central Gyros on Monday night, 2/17 because I participate in a couple of Chicago area restaurant pages on Facebook. One of the page monitors called a pop-up dinner at the place which I saw two hours before it was set to start. With no definitive plans for dinner I figured, “why not?” And so I went… Ended up being just four of us, but it was still a great opportunity to try the place out. I was the first one there and when I mentioned there might be a few people coming, the staff quickly set up a table for ten people with more room available should it become a larger group. I found the restaurant to be kind of interesting in that the front area had the look and feel of a fast food place, but the seating area was definitely geared toward table service. Very open, large and clean appearance. Co-members who came ordered a variety of options from the menu and seemed to be pretty pleased with their meals. I ordered a lemon soup and the gyros plate. The soup was good but I have had better. When the server brought out my gyros plate, the potatoes didn’t seem right – looked like steak fries rather than Greek potatoes. The server confirmed my suspicion and noted kitchen had plated the wrong spuds. The error was quickly corrected. As for the entree, often a platter comes with two pieces of pita – this came with one. I did manage to get all the gyros meat onto the single piece which kinda confirmed my second observation – the platter was slightly smaller than most platters I’ve had at similar restaurants. Before I draw my final conclusion, let me step back and talk about the two servers that were on the floor when I first arrived. Both of them were personable and enthusiastic. One of them started to check on us, but I think she was cut so the other server took care of our table. Top to bottom she did a great job. I’ve said it in previous reviews and I’ll say it again here – nowadays anybody can make “good food” – but it’s the service that sets places apart. Which is why I’m giving Central four stars rather than three. The food was OK – nothing all that different from most peer restaurants. But the servers that took care of us were friendly and did really well – for me, they made my trip to Central worthwhile and a reason to return.
Went in and got a carry out order the other day. All the employees were wearing masks, and it was super clean inside! They were very fast and it was one of the best Gyros sandwich I have ever had, my husband said the same thing too! Prices are a bit high I think but it was so good it was worth it!!
IT’ ALL GREEK TO ME I last wrote a review in 2010 for this neighborhood gem which is currently celebrating 45 years in business. That is an amazing feat to accomplish in the world of failed Chicago restaurants. I grew up eating here with my family. We had a family business and this was a weekly dinner stop on our way home because of the long hours we always worked. I returned to my old neighborhood again because my wife was craving a good gyro and she wanted Central Gyro. When we arrived I noticed that they had remodeled the interior including fresh paint, new walls and new tables. I was also happy to see the owner standing at the front counter. He is a staple and the pillar of this restaurant. We were seated promptly on a Saturday afternoon. I loved seeing that the restaurant had a great crowd the whole time we were eating here. It wasn’t packed but remained half full the whole time we dined which was great considering we were here after lunch. I also noticed a lot of carry out customers too. I’m a little selfish because I want this place to remain open for another 45 years. They are old school here and serve fantastic free sesame seed topped french bread with butter. I miss the days when all restaurants served bread to start a meal. We started with the Saganaki which is the flaming cheese. As it arrived to our table the whole restaurant yelled, “Ooopa!”, while our cheese went up in flames. In fact, everyone yells this every time a table receives there flaming dish. It makes the dinning experience fun. We all ordered gyro sandwiches which were fantastic. Each sandwich is topped with raw white onion, tomato slices and tzatziki sauce with a perfectly toasted pita. This is a solid sandwich and it is as good as I remember. If you’ve never been here then I recommend you dine here. They have a full bar and domestic beer is only $4. There is also a free parking garage across the street which is great for all of the local businesses in the neighborhood. Thanks Central Gyro for providing me and my family delicious Greek food for the last 45 years. You are truly a local gem in the city of Chicago.
Excellent gyro lunch special. Very fresh and tasty. This was my first time experience and I shall return.
I used to go here all of the time. Then I moved to the burbs. Still the Best Gyros around. I was in the neighborhood visiting family. Walked in and placed order. They were very fast. Followed proper COVID procedures. Upgrade the fries to the Greek Fries(lemon, feta, and Greek seasoning), you won’t be disappointed.