After a night of enjoying some Three Floyds beer, we decided that it was time for a big greasy lunch. We were planning on tourist-ing it up and checking out the Lincoln Park Zoo, so we found Johnny’s Beef and Gyros in the area. They were supposed to have great gyro meat and not only that but we were intrigued by the Big Daddy Burger, which was more or less a double cheeseburger with gyro meat and tzatziki sauce.
We ended up ordering the Big Daddy Burger as well as an Italian Beef just for kicks. The burger was less greasy than expected but was huge, the double patties combined with a good amount of gyro meat made for an extremely hard to eat and filling burger. We found the Italian Beef to only be so-so, so if you end up coming here stick to their specialty (gyro meat). Apparently this place is really popular for late night eats (open super late on weekends), and we can definitely see why. All-in-all, it was a pretty good meal although probably not really worth making a trip over if you aren’t in the area already.
Johnny’s Beef & Gyros
2300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614