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1030 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1102
+1 708-848-7734
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

consistently good, simple middle eastern food, friendly staff. We often get the lunch buffet. Pita sandwiches are great, hummus, baba ghanoush as well. They could use a space planner as the seating utilization needs improvements and it needs a general refresher of furniture.

Thank 97artf
Oak Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very good selection during the lunch buffet, in the summer there is an option to eat outside. You can choose the salads or try the 4 or 5 meat dishes.

Thank seng102757
Oak Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ordered food from Grub Hub and several items did not come with the order. Tried to contact restaurant and they never answered the phone. Never again

Thank cheri h
Oak Park, Illinois
Level Contributor
37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I live in Oak Park for over 6 years and this was my first visit. I must confess, I was missing a lot - very good place, excellent food, especially kebab and pakhlava. You would not regret if you like that type of food. Thanks Jerusalem Cafe!

Thank Kirg898
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

I went to Jerusalem Cafe for the lunch buffet based on the excellent reviews. However, the food was not good. I tried several of the items on their buffet and did not find anything worth retuning for more.

Thank Chickenhawk12
Lake Forest, California
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336 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Went for brunch after church and we were first in line. We had Chicken Shawarma entre and the Combo fest entre. Both were good and you get plenty of food. You can substitute veggies for rice if you want to lower the carbs. The service is fast and the lines are short. Great place to have lunch.

Thank Tim_the_Enchanter417
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016

I love Hummus and falafel and always on the look for the best.. this one was just OK, but I have high standards... their side salads were very good.

Thank dancelove123
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I am hooked! I am obsessed with their Shawarma! It is really so so good. They have eat in, carry out or delivery. I also just tried the schawarma sandwich and I am not kidding...my mouth is watering thinking about it. The portions are perfect and you have to also get the Tabbouleh. Just delish!!!

Thank Kcoughlin77
Oakpark, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Wonderful ethnic food and music in a small cafe setting. Order in line, they bring food to your table. Was excellent food but definitely a small cafe

Thank nwine
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I love the falafal sandwiches and the beef and chicken sandwiches. The food is fresh and handmade to order. Delicious. And a terrific value. The staff is friendly. I love to sit outside on Lake Street weather permitting.

Thank thomasdavidm

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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
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Delicatessen, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1030 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301-1102
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Oak Park
  • Phone Number: +1 708-848-7734

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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?