June 12, 2018
Wally's Restaurant 1006 N. Northwest Highway Park Ridge, IL 60068
I’m not sure how long Wally’s has been around, but it’s been at least 30 years because my family and I would frequent this place regularly when I was in high school. Time is a heck of a test, and Wally’s, thankfully, has weathered the test of time well.
Wally’s gyro sandwiches are by far the best I’ve ever had anywhere. They are always loaded with fresh stuffings, tasty Tzatziki sauce, and HUGE. Because I hadn’t visited in a few years, I wanted to overdose on this lip-licking lamb delight, so I ordered a Gyro Plate. The oversized plate was overflowing with lamb, veg, and french fries. Every bite was fantastic.
Early on after diving into the sea of meat, I realized I was in for a challenge, and the fries were just filler. For the first time in a long time, I couldn’t clean the plate! I even took my time enjoying the RC airplanes hanging from the ceiling, as well as the ball game on the TV, but I just couldn’t muscle through it all. You definitely get your money’s worth here.
I am so glad the schedulers put me on long call this day, allowing me to reacquaint myself with this old friend. On the corner of Northwest Highway and Oakton Street, it’s not hard to find Wally’s, if your in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. The place has an expanded menu to include burgers (and more), but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Gyros!