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Damascus Restaurant

449 N 2nd St, Allentown, PA 18102-3119
610-432-2036
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Ranked #11 of 369 restaurants in Allentown
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- Jul 2, 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food at Damascus is always great! I ordered the cabbage salad and grandma to make the salad. We shared all of those. Very fresh. High quality ingredients. We had an appetizer of hummus with some type of ground beef which was season on top. Serve with pita bread. Two of us had the kafta sandwich served on pita .... More

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Rochester, New York
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252 reviews 252 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The Damascus' tag line is "Food so good you'll think we stole your mother". Well my mother didn't cook much Syrian food. and certainly not this good - so I think it goes the other way. You know it is fresh and homemade as you can watch your food being prepared by mother - and father - in the back... More

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Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My family loves Syrian food and Damascus is the answer. Lunch or dinner every month for many years. Myself find the Kofta Kebab platter with a unique taste

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had a great meal with 6 friends at the Damascus restaurant. Food and service was very good. Prices are reasonable. Value was outstanding. We will be back.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We started to visit this restaurant three years ago during our ski trip to Blue Mountain. We found a hidden gem. All of the food is exceptional. We enjoy the fried zucchini, hummus, falafel appetizers and kabob and malfoof platters. The restaurant caters to children as well. Make room for desert. The chocolate baklava is heavenly. This is by far... More

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Western Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

In Allentown for business and wanted to go somewhere off the beaten path. We found this little local restaurant around...well...nothing. But the waitresses were very friendly and the food was great. I had the fried cauliflower appetizer and a falafel sandwich and my associate had the moussaka. Both were well prepared and very tasty. If you're a vegetarian (as I... More

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Boston, MA
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117 reviews 117 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Damascus is an unprepossessing neighborhood middle-eastern restaurant with really great food. It's in an ordinary residential neighborhood with no decor inside worth noting, but we had one of the best middle-eastern meals we've ever eaten. Portions were large, the vegetable dishes were especially good -- the fried zucchini, for example, came as little slices of zucchini with no breading in... More

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Schnecksvill, PA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I have tried another Middle Eastern restaurant in the Lehigh Valley that I feel has much better tasting food and quality. The classic Middle Eastern dishes just weren't as good as at the other restaurant I go to often. For example; the hummus, tabouli, babba, just weren't as good. The meat dishes weren't as tasty either. The restaurant decor is... More

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

grandma's tomato salad is awesome. try the pickled turnips. they will surprise you. omg, taboulli is so fresh and tasty. their motto is "so good, you'll think we stole your mother". if that were true, they would be serving pierogies instead LOL!!

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Clairton, Pennsylvania
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113 reviews 113 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I drove past this place while working in the area, and after seeing the reviews, I had to stop. I enjoyed my lunch meal of Babaghannouj and the Chicken Shawarma sandwich. The service was good, the restaurant was clean, but a bit small. Definitely high on my list of places to eat in Allentown.

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