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Makarios Kabob and Grill

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940 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2610
+1 205-731-7414
12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 22:30
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

we always love the food at Makarios!! best Hummus anywhere... creamy... best lentil soup anywhere as well... Great Schwarma, gyro meat , chicken Kebob all are good

Thank Scott G
Arley, Alabama
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent Hommus! Could eat it on everything! Had shawarma and spouse had shawarma salad. Both were excellent. Good service and very clean restaurant in downtown (Five Points area) Birmingham. Will be back again.

Thank Gretchenholc
Auburn, Alabama
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Each time I come to Birmingham, I head straight to Makarios. My family and I haven't had anything on the menus we didn't like. Everything has been delicious. Today I got the Lamb Shawarma and my wife got the Lamb wrap. Mine was delicious, then I grabbed a bite of hers and it was even better. Always quick service and... More 

Thank Charlie C
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I had a kind of chicken kabok with basmati rice (don't remember the name of the dish). I ate in but I could see people coming in for take out. I'd go again if I am in Birmingham again.

Thank EndlessRoadGuy
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The staff is always friendly and welcoming. Their entire menu is very good, my husband is obsessed with their chicken Sajji sandwich, I love the Baba Gannooj and Mojadra Wrap. Great place for vegetarians!

Thank Lina G
Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Makarios is by far the best middle eastern restaurant in Birmingham. Food and service are always excellent. Large variety of menu choices and each is consistently perfected every visit. The vegetarian hummus gallaba is my go to dinner and it should be requested spicy!

Thank Chad P
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I liked this place, there is not bad food by good price. But today I was surprised by service. It was not nice. I'm not sure that I'll be back. In UAB location we have one more cafe with the same food. Please, be nice with your customers next time!

Thank Ольга С
Birmingham, Alabama
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Makario's has an incredibly friendly staff and a wonderful selection of vegan food! It always takes me a while to order because I have so many choices. The hummus, garlic veggie gallabah, falafel burger, fries, tahini sauce, smoothies, and juices are all fantastic, and they've got the best lentil soup in town. Bonus: they're open late on weekends, a rarity... More 

Thank rdrgrl
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

If you're a fan of Greek food this is a must visit stop bc there aren't many great ones around Birmingham. Authentic Greek cuisine. Menu is plenty diverse enough for anyone to eat here. A great place to bring a group of people to eat. There's something for everybody.

Thank David L
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

A very casual atmosphere similar to a typical downtown dinner. The FOOD is outstanding, the elections are mind boggling and the service is great. BABA GHANNOOJ appetizer is an incredible assortment of smokey flavors and spices. Their SHAWARMA too is a mass of flavors, My son prefers the gyros and my wife prefers a plate with GHALLABA and Grape Leaves... More 

Thank WDG52

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 940 20th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205-2610
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +1 205-731-7414

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