The gist: Though it's a casual counter-service restaurant, Pita Palace really does feel palatial with a huge, vaulted ceiling dining room complete with chandeliers. An offshoot of the popular Al-Yousef supermarket, it's a favorite place for large gatherings around huge platters of food.
The food: Smooth hummus with a pool of chopped peppers and olive oil is a must, as are the crunchy, deeply browned falafel. If you can't decide on a main, just grab a mixed grill to sample a bunch of meats, or some tender chicken shawarma wrapped in fresh, thin shrak bread.
The cost: Apps range from $4-$10, with sandwiches and entrees $7-$21. Family platters are $45-$90.
How to order: Order on their website or call 414-988-8100 for pickup or delivery.