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Damascus Restaurant

449 N 2nd St, Allentown, PA 18102-3119
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Ranked #13 of 365 restaurants in Allentown
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- Feb 10, 2014
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91% Recommend
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English first
West Chester, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
75 helpful votes 75 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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Lehigh Valley
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Spouse and I have eaten at the Damascus about a half-dozen times and ordered take-out about as often. We've tried different items from the menu and the only disappointment was an overly greasy batch of fried cauliflower. The Chicken Supreme certainly deserved its name, with chicken chunks, onions and peppers in a delicately spiced sauce. The kabob sandwiches are a... More

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Hanover, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

We went to Allentown to do some holiday shopping. We were all hungry for Middle Eastern Food. I did a search for this type of cuisine on Yahoo and it came back with The Damascus Restaurant. We found this restaurant in a neighborhood in Allentown and it actually looked like someone's house. We were the first ones to arrive around... More

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New Jersey, USA
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I went to Damascus after reading the great review but found the food to be average. I ordered several dishes to go including different kinds of Kabob platters, chicken Pita sandwich and different appetizers. They all taste like from the same marinate. The Kabob platters ran from $15 to $ 20 per dish. Chicken wing was $6 which consists of... More

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Bethlehem, PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Last weekend my husband, mother-in-law and I had dinner at the Damascus Restaurant. This was our fourth visit in the last year and it never disappoints. The service is friendly and helpful and always great for recommending items on the menu. The food is just like my husband’s Lebanese grandmother used to make. She is gone now but it’s wonderful... More

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