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175 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 725-4974
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Sunday
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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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Visitor rating
  • 35
    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
Most recent review
Try something different...

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Phyllis M
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Lincoln, Delaware, United States
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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62 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lincoln, Delaware, United States
Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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199 reviews 199 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
63 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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Princeton Junction, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for something unusual for dinner and were glad we found this listing. It was even better than what the other reviews suggested. Cushioned banquettes and stools around ornately decorated tables create a great atmosphere. We noticed other diners had their tables piled with so much food, they had to take home several containers. The portions are very... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?