9 of Chicago's Best Spots for Gyros
By Jeffy Mai | July 10, 2014
There's perhaps no meat on a stick more famous than the gyro. A Chicago favorite, you can find the meat roasting on a spit at nearly every Greek and Mediterranean restaurant in town. Some places still serve homemade gyros while others offer different variations such as chicken gyros. We've listed the best spots in Eater Chicago's Gyros Map so you can get your fill however you like it. Read More


Hub's Gyros owner Tony Thanoukos and his son Billy stand inside of the restaurant eating area at their Skokie location. Michelle LaVigne~Sun-Times Media
You like-a-the juice? Hub’s dishes it out in Skokie
By Natalie Hayes | April 25, 2013
Poking fun at Greek stereotypes, “You like-a-the juice, eh?” was the line made famous by a classic two-part Saturday Night Live skit from the early 1990s.

But many people don’t know the star-studded skit was inspired by Hub’s Restaurant, a Greek-American eatery that’s been a Skokie landmark for almost 40 years.

The two skits embody the vibe and feel of Hub’s as a classic casual Greek joint, and poke fun at traditional stereotypes of the happy-go-lucky, loud Greek man with a heavy accent and a thick moustache.

Hub’s has three separately-owned locations today in Skokie and Chicago, but was originally established in the 1960s before being purchased by brothers Tony and John Thanoukos in 1976, shortly after they immigrated to the U.S. from Greece. Read More


1993 – Two Skits on Saturday Night Live "You like a da juice, eh?"
1999 & 2000 Winners of the Silver Platter Award
2010 Service of Citation Award
Award for their unselfish dedication to the ideals of Rotary International by the Rotary Club of Skokie Valley
2010 Nominee and Winner of the Skokie Beautification Award
January 2011 Review
Review on Patch "Hubs Burger Scores Surprise Knockout of Ubba" by Bill Burman
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March 2011 Review
Review on Skokie Patch "Hub's Does Fast Service Not Fast Food" by Samantha Nelson
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2011 Nominee and Winner of the Skokie Beautification Award
2012 Nominee and Winner of the Skokie Beautification Award
Contact Info
Hub's Restaurant
3727 W, Dempster, Skokie, IL 60076
Phone fax
847 . 677 . 7695
847 . 673 . 9409
847 . 677 . 7701
10:30am – 11:00pm   Monday – Thursday
10:30am – 12:00am   Friday – Saturaday
10:30am – 10:00pm   Sunday
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