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Papa Marco's Grill & Kabob

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622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-4104
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing family and veterans owned small business. The owners treated us, as first time customers, as if we'd been eating there for years. They have an easy and comfortable rapport with regulars without sacrificing warm hospitality toward newcomers. Even with all that, the food is the star attraction here! The lamb schwarma wrap was authentic, and the hand-rolled... More 

Thank BQSD
Round Lake Beach, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food, the people there are so very nice. The Lady at the front called at least 10+ people by name as they came in the door. She was so very nice. This place gets busy but worth it.

Thank JEATS1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Hidden gem in waukegan, great food awsome atmosphere, on a budget with a great selection of Mediterranean food

Thank lmonchis
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This food was out of this world delicious . I had never had something called "chicken schwarma" ( I AM SURE i SPELLED THIS WRONG) and pita wraps before. There was a dressing others in my group called SAZIEKE or something like that. I was in heaven. I have never had such a lunch..

1 Thank Alice H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

In an area full of pizza, BBQ, and fried chicken, i was thrilled to find a restaurant promising authentic mediterranean food. It certainly did not disappoint. My host Michel was a genuine and cultured as the food and made me feel welcomed and free to create a meal just for me. I had the vegetarian plate with a side of... More 

Thank shane d
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

The food was delicious and authentic Lebanese food and plentiful! The owners were so friendly. We took our just-graduated from RTC, son and they treated him so kindly! Prices very reasonable.

Thank Lin1234567
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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1,226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Wow....great Lebanese place with lots of other menu options. We loved their Dolmas. This place is very clean and the food is really spectacular. It's a family run place and it really shows in all the best ways.

Thank RickMIusa
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I was so excited to see a Lebanese restaurant with such high reviews when planning my trip to Waukegan. This restaurant did not let me down!!! Superb food! The owners go above and beyond to make the dinners experience pleasant. Also, the restaurant was extremely clean which is a huge plus for me. The prices are so low, I'd say... More 

Thank Tjtaylor95
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

A little place with a lot of heart. I grew up in Chicago and I now have made Waukegan my home and Papa Marcos has that old Chicago neighborhood feel. The owners are very kind and accommodating to your needs. From breakfast to dinner there is something for everyone. The food has a Mediterranean theme but the menu crosses over... More 

Thank Jay S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Thought at first this might be an Italian joint, and walking into the restaurant, the decor is wonderfully and amusingly pan-ethnic. We ordered the Lebanese options and we are quite experienced with Lebanse food, but this place had some of the best we've tasted. The dolmas, which are hard to get the way I remember them, were unusual but delicious.... More 

Thank Candice C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-4104
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Waukegan
  • Phone Number: 224-656-5809

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?