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Casbah Cafe

3151 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-4508 (Lakeview)
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Ranked #1,634 of 8,269 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: African, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Moroccan
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Lakeview
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Lakeview
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92% Recommend
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English first
St Albans
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Unassuming but definitely worth the trip. Mixed appetiser plate was perfect - especially the thing with walnuts, can't remember what it was called - then garlic chicken kebabs, couscous, etc as main courses were all extremely well-judged. Lovely genuine service, great music in the background. No alcohol licence but happy to pour whatever you bring with you.

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Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I had the Lamb Steak, which was quite awesome! Meal came with a salad or soup. I opted for the salad which came with a lemon vinaigrette. Awesome as well. I also had the spinach phylo appetizer which was (guess what?) awesome and slightly spicy. Across the street is a liquor store with tons of beer/wine/liquor options priced reasonably so... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I'm a regular at Casbah. I've been eating there for at least 10 years now. So when it comes to slow service or overcrowding, I am more lenient than most would be. The food is amazing. The sauces in each dish are mouthwatering and the marinated meats on the grill are extremely tasty. There's nothing on the menu you won't... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We went to Casbah a few days ago. The owner was very nice and the food was great. Lebanese/Middle Eastern food. The portions are big - the entrees come with a choice of salad or soup - but we finished most if it. So, if you're hungry the portions are well sized. We had the sarma and spinach borek for... More

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Central , Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Go about once per year to this restaurant and it never disappoints. The menu is small but it delivers with great constancy. They don't have a liquor license, so buy a bottle of wine across the street. Always good always friendly.

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Montreal, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

When I dine at the Casbah I am always delighted by the consistent taste of the food and of course the service. The interior is small, charming and the music selection relaxing. Nick is always welcoming and Nordine the waiter's mood is never changing. Accommodating and pleasant. I have been going for close to 4 years now with friends and... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

Amazing food. Lamb kabobs and the appetizers are the best but chicken and fish also exceptional. Small place so need reservations during the weekend and food takes some to cook.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

PLEASE READ (specially towards the end of review!!!!): I have been to Kasbah several times, and it is probably one of my favorite Mediterranean restaurants in the area. We arrived early and got the table up by the window, and our server was awesome. She knew the menu and what to recommend, why you should order this and not that... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2009

Quiet, cozy and the food is divine. What else is there? Everytime - bring your own wine....The proprietor cooks as if he was cooking for his family - it just tastes different that way. I have become a regular and visit everytime I am in Chicago. Ingrid

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2008

Love, love, love this place. the owner is wonderful, he always shows us a good time. the food is excellent. one of my top three restaurants in chicago. (i still have a lot to check out). this place is byob which makes it even more fun.

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