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Elia's Mediterranean Cuisine

Mediterranean, Lebanese, Greek
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2128 South Bend Ave., South Bend, IN 46637
574.277.7239
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: We are a family owned and operated establishment, located at our new...
We are a family owned and operated establishment, located at our new location on 2128 South Bend Ave, across the street from Martin's, near the corner of SR23 and Ironwood.We strive to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere with traditional Mediterranean cuisine with many meat and vegetarian menu options. If you want a unique, warm, and tasteful dining experience, Elia’s is the pace to be.
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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Lebanese Food

I saw an article in the paper about this restaurant, so my husband and I decided to try it.The decor is very interesting and the place is clean and well arranged. The ingredients are touted as fresh, and everything we ordered was good. It bothers me when we are the only people eating in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rhonda L
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Goshen, Indiana
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Goshen, Indiana
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I saw an article in the paper about this restaurant, so my husband and I decided to try it.The decor is very interesting and the place is clean and well arranged. The ingredients are touted as fresh, and everything we ordered was good. It bothers me when we are the only people eating in a restaurant and this was a... More 

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Thank Rhonda L
Aurora, Illinois
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We have had two very nice meals at Elia's with friends that eat there frequently. By far some of the best hummus and babaganoush in the region, rivaling any restaurant in Chicago. The kibbeh and falafel were to die for. The garlic spread was fantastic as well as the sauces served with various dishes. The mixed grill was delicious as... More 

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Thank SnowChef630
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We've made Elia's our dinner destination of choice on our annual trips to Notre Dame. It's the perfect spot to hit after a Friday evening pep rally, especially if you've made a reservation. (However, the host hooked us up during our last visit, sliding us into a table that opened up early so he could honor his other reservations.) The... More 

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Thank Andrew B
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155 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Based on Recommendation by visitors on Trip Advisor, I felt this would be a Win win situation. Nice ambiance with a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Pita Bread was cold and tough. Salad was fantastic. Generous portion and very flavorful. Steak Kabob: Wrong choice as the Filet Chunks were very small and overcooked. My request had been for Medium. Rice was... More 

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Thank Roman T
South Bend
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Fresh food, nice selection, including gluten free choices. Love the garlic spread so much! Tasteful but simple decor.

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Thank sbholts1996
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I've been going to Elia's since before they moved to their beautiful new building. I kind of miss the small, family-owned restaurant feel that it had before but the new location is spacious, beautiful, and very atmospheric. Their food is consistently amazing. The owner is extremely gracious and a joy to chat with. If you have any allergies or dietary... More 

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1 Thank Raquel T
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

From Chicago visiting family and was very pleased with freshness and flavor of all salad and meats. The mixed grill was delicious. The houmas and tabouli was as fresh and favorable as we have ever had. Service was very good. Beer and wine only. We will be back for sure!

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Thank Trees078
Fairport, New York
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely freshest possible ingredients make for great food. Obviously family run, you cannot go wrong here. Falafel is as good if not better than NYC. The only song is I'd like to see the gyro meat come off a spit rather than prepackaged strips. Didn't matter through the tatziki was exceptional. Don't hesitate

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Thank thetuch
Traverse City, Michigan
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Don't kid yourself - this is a Lebanese restaurant. Which is a good thing! All the food we've had there has been great. I'm partial to stuffed grape leaves and my wife loves the kibbie, so we order both and share. Hummus and tabouli are also must-haves. The portions are huge, so be prepared to take some home.

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Thank Robert A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

I Elia's on the the way to a baseball game and I was thinking that it looked interesting. I had the Shish Tawouk with a Lebanese side salad, it was amazing. My mom had the Grilled Salmon with a Lebanese salad and she said it was excellent. We had the vegetarian grape leaves for an appetizer and they were phenomenal.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2128 South Bend Ave., South Bend, IN 46637
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: 574.277.7239

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Lebanese, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

We are a family owned and operated establishment, located at our new location on 2128 South Bend Ave, across the street from Martin's, near the corner of SR23 and Ironwood.We strive to provide a warm and friendly atmosphere with traditional Mediterranean cuisine with many meat and vegetarian menu options. If you want a unique, warm, and tasteful dining experience, Elia’s is the pace to be.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?