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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
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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
Well-Rounded Excellence!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
XYguy
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

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Baltimore, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews 139 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had been told by a Palestinian friend, that there were several very good Middle Eastern restaurants in Allentown, PA. The only problem was I neglected to get the names of those restaurants. We were going to be in the area, so I looked up several and Damascus seemed to be a good choice. It was a Friday night and... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I always have to visit Damascus restaurant whenever I am in Allentown. Their selection of Mediterranean type salads are unbelievable. The grandma's tomato salad, cabbage salad, mushroom salad, potato salad, tabbouleh are always delicious and fresh. This visit I only had four salads, pita bread and a yogurt drink.

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Durham, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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347 reviews 347 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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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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