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Papa Marco's Grill & Kabob

622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-4104
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“hummus” (15 reviews)
“baklava” (17 reviews)
“shawarma” (6 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-4104
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This budget friendly meal was a pleasant surprise in this North Chicago suburb. The hummus and baklava alone are worth a stop. Relaxed and casual atmosphere.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 30 April 2018

When you can get authentic Mediterranean food this good, served by people this nice, in such nice surroundings, for so little money ... well, it doesn't get much better. To top it off, the waiter dropped off complimentary pieces of dessert pastry. Wow. I just...More

Thank Buckminster_Fievre
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best food outlets in the US. The food is amazingly great and the entire restaurant was exceptionally clean. Markus was very hospitable, he offered Hummus on the house, the Shawarmas were great. The food is not expensive and you get...More

1  Thank AmirJahangir
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We love, love, love the gyros from here. They are extremely delicious and they are so friendly when you go in. It is a family owned restaurant and we love to support our locally owned business. We have loved everything that we have ever gotten...More

1  Thank Amy D
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Don't let the nondescript outside fool you. This place is a Mediterranean jewel! ALL the food was delicious (the best falafel I've ever eaten) and the service was exceptional. I truly felt like I was dining with friends - friends who could cook really well.

Thank TL H
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We don’t get to dine in very often but we have carry out orders at least every other week. Everything is absolutely delicious and we would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a delicious meal!

Thank Carole D
Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a great little restaurant in Waukegan that serves beef, chicken and lamb kabobs which I think is their specialty menu item. I really like their gyro sandwich-wrap. They also have beef, chicken and lamb Schawerma, and many different kinds of salads inclding Tabboula,...More

Thank Timothy F
Reviewed 9 January 2018

The food was so good I felt like I was home in Tel-Aviv. The place was clean and the service was very friendly.

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Marvelous Marcos. Positively popular Papa. Superior service. Friendly faces... in all seriousness. We have been wow'd. The hostess is quite fabulous. She, and the other staff, took great care of us. A+. The food presentation was also awesome. Then there is the tastes; Yes, also...More

Thank timlinger
Reviewed 3 November 2017

There's a great place for Mediterranean/Levantine food in town where you'd least expect it! Situated in a small strip mall on the east side of Waukegan at Grand Avenue sits Papa Marcos. This restaurant is a little sneaky with regard to its specialties. On the...More

2  Thank mrkevin
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Amy C
10 November 2016|
Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
like/check their facebook page - they update with when expect to be closed
27 January 2016|
Response from artickiss | Reviewed this property |
Prices are very reasonable any where from 5 to about 9 per meal. They serve Mediterranean, think: shiskabobs, falafel, gyros, rice. But they also serve up french fries, burgers, dogs, sandwiches. Pretty good food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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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