LOGAN SQUARE — Victory Grill, the new diner that took over the old Cafeteria Marianao site, will serve its first customers next week.
The diner, located across the street from the MiCa Towers at 2246-48 N. Milwaukee Ave., is set to open Dec. 11, according to the ownership team.
On the menu is an array of fast-casual American food including hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, gyros and pizza puffs, as well as milkshakes (with the option to add booze). Scroll for the full menu.
The diner is owned by George Liakopoulos who runs some of the best-known diners in the city including the White Palace Grill and Hollywood Grill.
Liakopoulos snapped up the Cafeteria Marianao property back in 2016. He liked the location so much he made an offer the same day the property hit the market for the full listed price.
Liakopoulos told DNAinfo in 2017 that he named the diner after his parents’ first restaurant, The Victory, at 18th Street and Wabash Avenue.
Liakopoulos wasn’t immediately available for an interview late Tuesday afternoon.
Cafeteria Marianao was a Logan Square staple for more than 20 years before it unexpectedly closed in 2016. The hole-in-the-wall Cuban spot was best known for its steak sandwiches, to-go breakfast and coffee.[scribd id=438112312 key=key-2TUbXGc6lrsVOSRbU9Zx mode=scroll]
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