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449 N 2nd St, Allentown, PA 18102-3119
610-432-2036
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Amazing Syrian Food

This place is casual, affordable and family-run. The food is absolutely amazing and consistently so. I'm a huge fan of eastern Mediterranean food in general (Greek, Cypriot, Arab, Turkish) and highly recommend this place. Seriously anything you get will be delicious. They do run out of things... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This place is casual, affordable and family-run. The food is absolutely amazing and consistently so. I'm a huge fan of eastern Mediterranean food in general (Greek, Cypriot, Arab, Turkish) and highly recommend this place. Seriously anything you get will be delicious. They do run out of things which is a testament to how popular their food is.

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Roseland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This place is great. It's not fancy, but the food is prepared fresh for each order. This is a family owned and operated establishment. The service is very good and it often feels like you're getting served by family. They cook their grilled meats over an open flame and they serve amazing salads and appetizers. The desserts are made on... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

My husband and I really enjoy middle eastern food. We have been to the Damascus dozens of times over the years and tonight's meal was great, as usual! This family owned restaurant never disappoints. Everything is made in house, and fresh! Service is very attentive and the food is served quickly and hot! Portions are great and tonight we took... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

horrible.. i actually was sick.. go to some place that is clean.. really wipe the tables, and there is NO parking

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is an old world family run restaurant. The food is authentic and delicious. If you are looking for a great simple place to get great Greek food this is the place. Don't expect anything fancy. This is all about the food. Parking may be an issue as this is located in a residential neighborhood in Allentown.

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It was a nice surprise when I was told we would be dining at Damascus. I didn't have any expectations, and am very particular of the fattoush! (I have a loyalty to one in the area). So I didn't expect to love it so much. The fattoush was so refreshing and I would be happy to order it again! I... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Everything about this restaurant is pleasing. The food is absolutely authentic and refined. BYOB allows you to pair food with your favorite beverage. The service is friendly and attentive. Their appetizers are amazing and their platters are delicious. Finish up with some Turkish coffee. I've lived in Allentown most of my life and since I moved to DC have found... More 

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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The lamb here is so succulent and tasty, I've never had better. Home-made desserts, are fresh and delicious. All the sides: arnabit, babganoush and fatoush salad are really good too. All this plus BYOB! This is a casual "mom + pop" small restaurant where you will find yourself at home and well fed.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Only my second visit there. But this time tried many different foods since I was there with a lot of family members. Had a lot of appetizers. Liked most of them. Next time I would try a meal. My family who live there frequent the place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 449 N 2nd St, Allentown, PA 18102-3119
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: 610-432-2036

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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