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Gyros on the Spit opens in Lakeview
Tzatziki all day, every day.

When you need your gyro fix, you need it now. But you hate, hate, hate driving to Greektown.

We get it. And we’re here to help.

Gyros on the Spit, a Lakeview spot that was beloved from 1973 to 2000, has just reopened in a new home on Lincoln--and the legendary house-made gyros are just as good as ever.

Owner Dino Sakkos buys sides of beef and lamb directly from the butcher and grinds and mixes them in-house. This means no sulfates, no chemicals--just really fresh meat and spices.

Yes, the simple restaurant serves familiar dishes like red-pepper hummus ($6) and fried zucchini chips ($7), but it also has a lot of truly traditional Greek food--stuff you’ve never tried before. We stopped by during lunch and ordered the light and tangy Domatosalata (beefsteak tomato slices topped with raw onions, capers and balsamic; $7) and the Tirokafteri (a very spicy feta-cheese dip served with pita bread; $6).

Even more exciting? There’s free parking on-site.

Gyros on the Spit, 2826 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-698-7999 or

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