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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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11:00 am - 8:30 pm Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-4104
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank xbsillinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Thank mrperfectionist
Reviewed 31 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.

Thank sandra m
Reviewed 12 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

Thank David P
Reviewed 8 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

Thank justin p
Reviewed 7 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

Thank jj1450xl2018
Reviewed 23 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

Thank fractioned
Reviewed 12 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

Thank AP_007_Chicago
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Service goes beyond friendly and efficient. Food is fresh, reasonably priced and tasty. Don't let the location of this Northshore gem (sandwiched between a road and mini market within an area with lack of exterior trash cans) throw you off. The inside is clean, decorated...More

Thank Patricia H
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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
27 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 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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