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Papa Marco's Grill & Kabob
Ranked #1 of 158 Restaurants in Waukegan
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Reviewed 3 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 Mediterranean food, prices or friendly service. On our most recent visit, there were 7 of us with 3 being first time visitors. While we ordered a variety of different dishes, everyone was pleased with their food and experience. This isn't a fancy high priced place and it doesn't serve alcohol but it sure does serve good authentic Mediterranean food. Regardless of what you order, be prepared for owner to throw in a free appetizer or dessert "you must try". This has now made our list of "have to eat here" places (Quonset Hut Pizza being the other) when we're in the Waukegan area 2-3 times per year.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LakesideDon
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
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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. He fills them with a very tasty combination of rice, parsley, onion, tomato, mint, and spices -- and then gives them a pan-fried finish which adds a slight, crispiness to the leaves.
His silky hummus is -- in a word -- fabulous.
Lebanese pita is thinner than I prefer, but it's perfect for scooping up the delicious hummus, baba ghanouj, etc.
The two squeeze-bottle table sauces are tahini and hot sauce -- which is a tasty combo of salsa and charif (an Israeli hot sauce -- the name comes from the word "sharp").

Once you visit, you'll look forward to returning.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank illinoistravelere
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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 eaten at a number of Middle Eastern restaurants in the Chicago area and Papa Marco’s is at the top of my list.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mrperfectionist
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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
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