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Papa Marco's Grill & Kabob

622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-4104
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“baklava” (17 reviews)
“shawarma” (8 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-4104
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank mrkevin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just had the most wonderful lunch experience at Papa Marcos. I’m visiting a friend that lives in the neighborhood and was so happy to find this restaurant. We had falafel, a veggie wrap, and a cheeseburger and fries. All of the food was very...More

Thank louh332
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

So don't let the location or front entrance by the quick mart scare you off. This was one of the best food experiences we had on our Chicago trip. Truly a family run business that takes pride in what they serve and their customer service....More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The menu is a mix of Lebanese and American (hotdogs and hamburgers). Lunch came with water with lemon juice, hummus and bread, The falafel appetizer was fresh, crisp and best I have tasted. The lamb kebabos came on bed with yellow basmati rice. The lamb...More

1  Thank ChicagoTrish_D
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The food is terrific here! Service is friendly and quick. My friend from Lebanon told me it tasted like home to her. I am a MIdwestern gal but love this food and this humble spot. Eat there and order more to take home. Worth it!

1  Thank HTSSS
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

While driving on our way to Wisconsin we were looking for a place to eat after getting through the Chicago traffic. My wife found this place because it had a five star review. It is worth every star. Great food and the owner bends over...More

1  Thank drstubb1
Reviewed 4 May 2017

On our way to see Todd Rundgren at the Genesee Theater last night in Waukegan, we tried to go to a number of places, Non-Mexican as we had just been in San Antonio this past weekend. There was a Filipino buffet place that of course...More

Thank SweetWillie
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Food is excellent price is tops would recommend this place to any one we love this place . We have gone the several time and have never had a bad meal the owner serves and is always there for all you needs

Thank Bill F
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Visiting from out of town. Stayed in Gurnee. Was looking for ethnic food options. Read about this place on TripAdvisor. Intrigued by menu options and all the great reviews. Met friends there. Lived up to all the raves: good food, great service, very reasonable prices,...More

1  Thank LakesideDon
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We were in the area for a show and stopped in for dinner. We were very impressed with the food and the owners could not be nicer. Thanks also for the Baklava treat after our meal.

Thank Robin R
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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
26 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 - 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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