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175 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 725-4974
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Today
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This is one of my favorite restaurants. The prices are very affordable. The food is fabulous. The atmosphere is authentic for The most part and the service is always welcoming. I bring all my friends from out of town here and they love it. I have been going to Ali Baba for years now and I just love... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
mrsharleyd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The prices are very affordable. The food is fabulous. The atmosphere is authentic for The most part and the service is always welcoming. I bring all my friends from out of town here and they love it. I have been going to Ali Baba for years now and I just love it! I'm... More 

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Lincoln, Delaware, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

MOroccan food was not something I thought I would enjoy but it was so delicious. I will come here again. The location was fun and staff were as well.

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New Castle, Delaware
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Didn't know whether to rate this a 2 or 3. Had dinner at Ali Baba. Liked the food, as usual, except for the spanakopita I ordered. Not tasty, not appealing, rather soggy phylo. I'm going to skip this in future. The worst part of our evening was poor and erratic service. There were two new servers who were scattered, English-language... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've been going to Ali Baba's for ten years. This is one of those places all my friends love to frequent. The whole experience is always fun and satisfying. It is definitely a staple on Main Street. Keep being awesome!!

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Chesapeake City, Maryland, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

My sisters and I always eat our birthday dinners here, which means we are here three times a year. They recognize us and remember what we like to order! This time I shook things up and ordered their salmon - as delicious as their lamb kabobs. Service is not fast (although maybe they just know we like to relax) but... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

Ali Baba has been one of our favorite restaurants for over a decade. It has really grown in popularity with the University of Delaware students, as well as locals, and noticeable changes in the restaurant have been made to accommodate the increase in business. We see the same staff faces we saw from the beginning. Their customer service & quality... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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209 reviews 209 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ali Baba has been around quite a long time and has the best middle eastern food in New Castle County. The setting is exotic with tapestries and cushions and low decorative tables. My husband loves their lamb and I enjoy the hummus, falafel and tabouleh. Prices are ridiculously low. Unfortunately, Newark is a university town and when school is in... More 

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Sonora, CA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you're into experimenting outside the standard meals this is certainly worth going to. It has Moroccan furnishing and music. Also has an outdoor seating area along Main St. The food was very good.

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Newark, Delaware
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I've always liked this place, and until recently, only found the service wanting. On my most recent visit(s) I have found the service greatly improved - it now has some of the finest service in town. The food has always been excellent; and that has never an issue. I am so glad they concentrated (or changed whatever) to have the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Outstanding food and service. Quite a pleasant surprise. Mujaddara was outstanding as was the Moroccan chicken.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: (302) 725-4974

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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