About Skewers Kabob House
Established in 2003, Skewers Kabob House is a family owned and operated restaurant in Modesto, California. We invite you to come experience our award-winning Mediterranean cuisine. We offer exceptional lunch and dinner menus featuring authentic flavors from the Mediterranean region. Our focus is on naturally healthy delicious cuisine by using only the finest fresh ingredients. All of our kabobs are hand trimmed and marinated for 48-72 hours, then cooked to perfection over an open flame to your specifications. We pride ourselves on exemplary customer service and consistent quality.
We also have two banquet rooms on site for your business or personal needs and have catering services that have served the Modesto, Turlock and Stockton area.
We look forward to making Skewers your favorite restaurant!
Mediterranean, Persian, Greek
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Skewers offers a variety of entertainment. In our lounge area we offer Karaoke on Thursday nights from 9:30pm-2am. Friday’s and Saturday's we have a DJ spinning until 2am! We offer drink specials all weekend!
If you are looking for something more family-friendly, Skewers has belly dancing every Saturday evening in the restaurant from 7-9:30pm.
Skewers offers professional off site catering services for your special needs. We have catered events up to 1000 guests. Our menu is versatile and our service always extraordinary!
Skewers is the only restaurant in downtown Modesto to offer it’s own private parking lot. This makes dining here quick and convenient for our guests. There is also a city parking lot adjacent to the restaurant. (This is monitored 7 days a week, 24 hours a day by the city, so please make sure to pay the kiosk at the front of the lot). There are also 3 parking garages within walking distance of Skewers and as always, plenty of street parking.
Private Party Facilities:
Skewers has a variety of options for every function and occasion from engagement parties, wedding receptions, baptisms, birthday parties, and more. We also offer private rooms for Pharmaceutical Programs, Business Conferences, and Private Company Dinners. We have helpful staff here to help you organize everything from finding the right space or room to selecting food and beverage packages to suit your needs. We are committed to excellent customer service and 100% guest satisfaction.
Private Party Contact:
Kristin O'Brien: 2095253611
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Skewers Kabob House Ratings and Reviews
Excellent, good variety of unique food. ...
Excellent, good variety of unique food. Fits well with vegans as well as omnivores.
Skewers is probably THE best restaurant ...
Skewers is probably THE best restaurant in the Central Valley... Mediterranean at its ABSOLUTE FINEST!
Always a good time
Always a good time
We had our usual, Tiger Prawn Kabob and ...
We had our usual, Tiger Prawn Kabob and Filet Mignon Kabob, both with Ceasar salads. Main courses were prepared perfectly, as usual. Our only comment is that the salad never seems cold enough and is not served on a chilled plate. That would be a nice improvement. Other than that, we are always very happy with our meals here. It's also nice that this restaurant doesn't seem to have a large turn over of wait staff. It's a bonus to be served by folks who know your likes and dislikes and make you feel at home.
Good food...lackluster service
I grew up eating this kind of food so I know what should traditionally served. Though they did not live up to my expectations, the food was very good. The service however was something else. We were there for almost 2 hours, yet the waitress only came around to our table 3 times the entire night!!!
Very enjoyable with interment two-some or a group.
The food is great, the staff wonderful. We go there quite often and this happened to be a Mother's Day brunch.. As usual we were not disappointed.
Delicious food, fun environment, service ...
Delicious food, fun environment, service was very friendly and accommodating. House drinks were incredible!
We were there during prom night so it wa ...
We were there during prom night so it was a bit noisier than usual... Food was out fast and was outstanding
We introduced a relative to his first kabob meal last week. He LOVED it! The food was even better than the last time we visited Skewers. The lamb is too die for! We can't wait until the next visit.
Excellent customer service and meal!
Modesto is the halfway point for my family( we are scattered between Sacramento, Fresno and the Bay Area). Skewer's has excellent customer service and delicious and generous portions. Highly recommend!!!
Love the food and service here ! It is a little small, close tables, hard to have any kind of private convo. The night we went, there was a party of about 10 across the room from us and their laughter was not really excessive, but it pierced our convo because the space is too small. I would love to see Skewers expand into a new space and location. The location creeps me out, but once inside you quickly forget all that. Please consider another larger space !
The food is very consistent. The Dinner ...
The food is very consistent. The Dinner wait staff is great, and very accommodating!
Our first time here and we had reservations on Valentine's Day for dinner. They had a prefix menu, prior to confirming our reservations I spoke with someone and I wanted to know what they will be serving so she told me there was the gold menu which was for $40 per person and platinum choice at $50 included with our dinner were choice of drink but when we got there, there was a change of menu so choice of drink was not included after all!! Anyhow so we went with the platinum choice, my husband had the surf n turf and I had Sultani dish, our veggies were undercooked and meat was dry. Quality wasn't that great but customer service was great and I'm glad My husband enjoyed his surf n turf, I didn't so much. Especially with our bill costing $130. I barley touched my dinner so had to end up taking it to go and my left overs end up going to my dog because I didn't enjoy my dinner as much as I would have liked to! Would I visit this place again on a prefix menu? definitely NO not worth the money.
Never thought to try Skewers in 12+ year ...
Never thought to try Skewers in 12+ years due to Name, location and perceived menu. Needed a lenten Ash Wednesday-friendly lunch spot in downtown Motown near the Doubletree. Friendly greeting and service but slow even though we were the only guests at 11:25AM. Food delivery time was fine, hot and nice presentation. Would I return? Sure, in daylight.
Excellent ambiance . Fun.
Great drinks , great food. All around good experience.
Recommended by a friend...
I went with my husband and son for lunch. Nice restaurant, good food and the BEST SERVICE EVER!! Wow! This is the way any waiter should take care of clients everywhere. What a nice guy. Definitely will go back.
We took a Girl Scout troop in to experie ...
We took a Girl Scout troop in to experience the Mediterranean and Greek style food. The waiter - Matthew was amazing. He was accommodating, informative , and so helpful with the girls. He made great recommendations for foods for the girls and the experience couldn't have been better! Also the gluten free options were plenty. Thank you.
Our family enjoyed a great lunch and had ...
Our family enjoyed a great lunch and had some good drinks. The service was excellent, definitely a place to come back for dinner and drinks with friends.
Have been there before and the food is a ...
Have been there before and the food is always good. The people who work there are always pleasant, courteous and aware of checking on you. Would obviously be a repeat customer there.
The food and the service were great and ...
The food and the service were great and the price was very reasonable.
Very nice place & very pleasant, attentive service. I was impressed with the healthy food options (grilled rather than fried)-if you skip all the carb sides. We were expecting the food to be spicier & although I don't like hot spicy food, just thought it would be more savory. We would return & try it again. It's close to the Gallo Center so it's convenient for concert goers.
Skewer's is Delicious!
We had a great meal, the Surf and Turf was so tender you could cut it with a fork. Lamb was the BOMB, rice the best!! Definitely will come back.
The food is awesome. I'll come back aga ...
The food is awesome. I'll come back again when I'm in town next time.
Ditch the Belly Dancer
The ambiance was warm, our service was excellent, and the Chicken and Shish kabobs were so moist and delicious. I really enjoyed the rice it is served on. The vegetables were fresh and crisp. I'd give that portion a 10. There were very strong flavors of garlic and curry. The negatives were that I prefer a flat bread that is a bit thicker, as theirs is very thin and somewhat chewy. Their hummus came in 3 flavors and I personally did not like them, although I would say if I had to choose the most edible I would pick the green one with the cilantro flavor in it. I missed the chutney you normally find at Middle Eastern restaurants, which is a vinegar/cilantro/spiced butter mixture. They had none. I'd like to visit again and try a few more things. However I will make sure not to visit when the belly dancer is there, as it felt more like an R rated experience more appropriate to a strip club with gyrating right up in people's faces and money sticking out of her hip garb. It kind of ruined the environment and was very loud during that time. Belly dancing can be done tastefully and respectfully, but that wasn't it. And some men were gawking even with their wives right next to them...that can ruin a date. I'd give that part a 0.
One of my new favorites
After eating here a few months ago, I have been dying to come back - I absolutely LOVE this restaurant! The lemon/garlic saffron chicken is delightful - and I could literally eat the hummus every day - so fresh! Dessert and wine menu is great, too. I highly recommend checking Skewers out for a casual lunch before a movie with friends or a romantic dinner celebrating an anniversary with your love!
Delicious Food,Convenient to Brendan Movie Theater
We chose Skewers because we love Mediterranean food, and it was located near the Brendan Theater, where we went to see a movie. We had a wonderful dining experience. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. The ambiance was pleasant and comfortable, albeit a bit nondescript. The food was delcious. We enjoyed the Mediterranean Sampler as our starter. The Saffron Chicken was extraordinary, and the lamb shank tasty. We ended with baklava and Turkish coffee... the perfect way to finish the evening.
Great food and the service was awesome
The shish kabob is amazing. And the hot Persian tea is so good. The atmosphere is great perfect for lunch or dinner and birthday parties
Always my go-to
This restaurant has never disappointed me so far. I love going here, and introducing my friends to the delicious flavors of all food here.
Waiter was great!!!
Our waiter Matthew made me grandmothers night. He took the time to talk to her and made us feel very welcomed. The food was amazing!!
I've been many places for Mediterranean ...
I've been many places for Mediterranean food and the skewers here are phenomenal! The Garlic Saffron Chicken is INCREDIBLE! I don't frequent Modesto, but when I do, I have to go to Skewers!!!!
The food was excellent with a nice varie ...
The food was excellent with a nice variety. Ambience was nice and the service was a pleasure. Would return to try other options on the menu.
I had scheduled 3 interviews to be compl ...
I had scheduled 3 interviews to be completed at this restaurant on 10/8/2015. I called ahead to verify that I would be able to have the table for 3 hours or more. The hostess was very friendly, and said that they were aware I would be interviewing and that was not a problem at all. When I arrived, they had me a table set up in the very back corner of the restaurant so that I could have more privacy. The service I received was beyond amazing - it could not have been more appreciated. The food was excellent, and the tea was the best I have ever had. When I am back in town, this restaurant will definitely be on the top of my list to revisit.
We stopped here for dinner before the theater and could not have been happier. Service was wonderful and the food was fantastic. I had the lamb chops and will tell you they were the best I have ever been served. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone, good service, great food and a quiet relaxed surrounding!
We frequently visit Skewers for the phenomenal food and service. Last night we went with a party of 13 for a special occasion. The service was no different if we had been there with only 2 people. They make sure every person is catered to and every dish is perfect. The food is made to perfection. We had a couple with us from Southern California and they wished there was a place as good as this down south. Every dish is so deliverable. Thank you Skewers staff for great service and great tasting food.
A huge surprise.
I had seen skewers for some time but never tried. Invited by friends, I love medateranian food, and had a pleasant surprise. The food was phenomenal. I do not say this lightly. My husband and I are both excellent cooks. So finding a place that can impress us and convince us to go out for dinner, is a real treat. Thank you so much for an exceptional meal and evening. Carol Merritt firstname.lastname@example.org
Excellent food & service
A group of 9 of us celebrated a friend's birthday. We ordered the family combo & the carnivore combo & it was just the right amount of food. The creme brulee & the turkish coffee floats are a must try. Delicious! We will be back :)
Awesome! From start to finish just perfe ...
Awesome! From start to finish just perfect. The hummus appetizer was great. Jalapeño hummus was the best though. The chicken kabobs were so tender and flavorful. I subbed the rice for the veggie kabobs and they were worth the up charge. Lots of fresh crisp veggies. The owner brought me some of the house rice to try and it was fantastic! I can't wait to come back next time I am in Modesto
Best food in Modesto
I LOVE THEIR FOOD. My medium rare lamb did not have even one drop of blood, which was amazing! Rare does not have to require blood dripping from the meat. Skewers does an incredible job making my mouth water and allowing each bite to feel like I just had a slice of well-cooked heaven. The company I work for orders their food often, and I always find myself getting a huge serving of just their rice and cooked tomatoes sometimes, because Skewers is capable of making even the filler items on their menu taste like they come from a 5 star restaurant. I don't rave about all restaurants like this, trust me. In summary, Skewers really does have some of the best food I have EVER had in my life. :)
Our first time at this restaurant and we ...
Our first time at this restaurant and we really enjoyed ourselves. Bar staff were friendly and the waiter was awesome. Really knew the menu - was really accommodating for dietary needs and we had a great experience.
Our server was excellent---friendly, efficient, groomed and professional. The food was well-prepared and an enjoyable evening was had by our party of four.
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