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Papa Marco's Grill & Kabob

622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-4104
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
622 Grand Ave, Waukegan, IL 60085-4104
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Reviews (90)
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11 - 20 of 90 reviews

Reviewed 13 January 2017

Wow....great Lebanese place with lots of other menu options. We loved their Dolmas. This place is very clean and the food is really spectacular. It's a family run place and it really shows in all the best ways.

Thank RickMIusa
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I was so excited to see a Lebanese restaurant with such high reviews when planning my trip to Waukegan. This restaurant did not let me down!!! Superb food! The owners go above and beyond to make the dinners experience pleasant. Also, the restaurant was extremely...More

Thank Tjtaylor95
Reviewed 10 January 2017

A little place with a lot of heart. I grew up in Chicago and I now have made Waukegan my home and Papa Marcos has that old Chicago neighborhood feel. The owners are very kind and accommodating to your needs. From breakfast to dinner there...More

Thank Jay S
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Thought at first this might be an Italian joint, and walking into the restaurant, the decor is wonderfully and amusingly pan-ethnic. We ordered the Lebanese options and we are quite experienced with Lebanse food, but this place had some of the best we've tasted. The...More

Thank Candice C
Reviewed 27 November 2016 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
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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...More

Thank Nathir S
Reviewed 12 November 2016

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...More

Thank J6245YCdavids
Reviewed 3 November 2016

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...More

Thank Cory K
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
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...More

Thank Dee M
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Amy C
Are you open on thanksgiving?
10 November 2016|
Response from John R | Reviewed this property |
like/check their facebook page - they update with when expect to be closed
General price and what do you serve?
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
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
  • E-mail