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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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first time visiting Papa Marcos. The food was great. The service is great. I found my new favorite place.

Thank Chanier T
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I are always on the look-out for Lebanese restaurants. When we heard about Papa Marcos in Waukegan, we went there not knowing what to expect. Here's what we found: The restaurant is like the old-fashioned diners of olden times: small, clean and simple. It is run by a young couple, Marina and Michael. Marina attended to our... More 

Thank Nathir S
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a gem this is! We've tried all the wraps and, while the beef Kifta is our favorite, all feature great grilled veggies and perfectly grilled meat. The service is attentive and very friendly. While small, the decor is nice and this is one of the cleanest places I've ever seen. Great hummus, solid falafel and I've paid twice as... More 

Thank J6245YCdavids
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In an area that is a food desert, this place is a 10. The selection of food, price, and cleanliness is a frequented place for lunch professionals. It becomes so busy, parking can be tricky at times but its worth it. I suggest the lunch special #1... filling and leaves you craving more.

Thank Cory K
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Worth finding your way to Papa Marcos. Don't miss the chicken soup starter or the Veggie Combo tray.

Thank Whisperingsquash2016
Racine, Wisconsin
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

7 friends were going to the Genessee theatre for a concert and stopped in to dinner beforehand. What a find! The people who run it, Marco and Marlene are extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. It's a really eclectic little place, decorated in a style I've never seen before but cute and comfortable nonetheless. Nice menu with all kinds of mid-eastern... More 

Thank Dee M
Indianapolis, Indiana
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This was a great spot for lunch and the menu had something for all members of my family. The kibbee was the favorite and the copious amounts of Greek yogurt sauce made it even better. Highly recommend.

Thank travelmum415
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Love going here for pizza for one. Also their homemade soups. Very good. They also have a variety of ice creams. It's very busy during the summer months since it's right across the street from Six Flags; but it's smaller, cozy and family owned.

Thank Anita C
Waukegan, Illinois
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

very good food - made by an unbelievably friendly service from the husband/wife/staff. The place not only serves middle eastern type foods, but has the usual hot dogs/ burger/ beefs/fries. But i've only ever ate the middle eastern foods - which are spectacular.

Thank John R
Waukegan, Illinois
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

My girl and i come here everytime shes visiting. My son is here for the first time. And being 4 hes getting spoiled.

Thank ronnie m

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?