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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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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-4104
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Try to eat here every time we're in the area. Always a satisfying experience. We try to bring new locals with us each time. It's a pleasant surprise in an unassuming location. Great vibe of local on site ownership. Never a disappointment. Can't beat the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LakesideDon
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Food came quick and was great ! Good variety. Chill atmosphere, will definately return and try other stuff

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank xbsillinois
Reviewed 2 November 2018

There are always improvements and changes to look forward to at casual-dining, family-run Papa Marco's. This year, it's the outdoor seating area. The food remains excellent! Michel's dolmas (stuffed grape leaves) are among the best I've ever eaten -- here or in the Middle East....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank illinoistravelere
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I had the pleasure today of visiting Papa Marco’s for the first time. It will definitely not be the last. It is the best Mediterranean food I have had this side of Beirut. It is not fancy but everything I ordered was fabulous. I have...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mrperfectionist
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Lovely owner, great waitstaff and a wonderful meal left me wanting to come back again very soon. The kafka meat platter was so delicious. The meat was seasoned perfectly, and the homemade taziki sauce and hot sauce were wonderful condiments to the meal.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sandra m
Reviewed 11 August 2018

I dearly love this place! The food is incredible and the wait staff is friendly and helpful. Nearly all of the food (or maybe all) is hand prepared on premises by an expert staff. This place does not have a large seating capacity, but it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank David P
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Thanks fellow reviewers for recommending Papa Marcos. I was staying in Gurnee and braved the construction traffic to dine at this gem for some wonderful Middle Eastern cuisine. The falafel was some of the best I’ve ever had and the beef kabobs were favorful and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank justin p
Reviewed 6 August 2018

My daughter invite me to meet her for lunch. I was not familiar with this place, but found it to be a change to the regular fast food places.All and all, I enjoyed the food and the restaurant was clean and the service was very...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank jj1450xl2018
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Four of us met for lunch on a Saturday. Ordered dolma, burak, falafel and beef and chicken Shawerma. Waitress could not have been nicer or more attentive. Food was great. Nice cold lemon water was a nice touch. My friends have had middle eastern food...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank fractioned
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We are visiting Zion several times every year and it was not a single time when we skipped a lunch or dinner at Papa Marco's. The owners are super nice, food is great, prices are good + usually, you get something "on the house" (maybe...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AP_007_Chicago
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Amy C
10 November 2016|
Response from JohnR1434 | 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
Kids, 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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