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7921 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-2424
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Ranked #21 of 299 Restaurants in Bethesda
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Seafood, Ice Cream, Sandwiches
Good for: Local cuisine
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Good for: Local cuisine
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English first
Bethesda, MD
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You might not think much of this café from the outside. It looks like a wine store - luncheonette fusion. But the food is really good. Crab cakes are excellent and the gelato is dreamy. You can either order at the counter or have waiter service. There is a separate gluten-free menu and take-out GF food to purchase.

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Potomac, Maryland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Best gelato in bethesda. We always come for dessert whenever we eat in bethesda. Haven't tried anything else, but the sandwiches look good.

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bethesda, md.
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188 reviews 188 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Excellent sandwiches and other specialties. Lots of glute free offerings. Reliable crabcakes. Easy parking out back.

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Northern Virginia
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329 reviews 329 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Let's face it - most gluten-free bread tastes like sawdust. Pastrami and Swiss on a gluten-free baguette was delicious! The café has a retail wine shop, and you can buy a bottle and open it there for retail price plus corkage. None of the 3x or 4x markups that are so common in the DC area.

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99 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This little gem was awesome. They have large gluten free menu. Pizza, entrees, crab cakes, sandwiches , cupcakes and groceries too Yummy

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We love Lilit. It is one of the few places that we all can enjoy. My husband and daughter eat from their regular menu and I eat eat from the gluten free menu because I have celiac disease. They are very careful to avoid cross contamination. The gelato is awesome.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Lilit Cafe is a family run place with a great extensive Gluten-Free menu. One of my favorites in Bethesda.

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Rockville, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Loved the crabcakes. Liked the location. Easy to get in & out of. This location even has gluten free deserts.

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Burlington, Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We LOVED Lilit Café! This was just what we needed! We were staying nearby and found that it was very difficult to cook gluten-free in the very crowded kitchen of the people we were visiting. We all had a great lunch there (loved the crabcakes!) and then came back for take-out for my daughter the next two days! My daughter... More 

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Naples, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I wanted to check this place out based on the Yelp reviews. Its a little cafe in a beer/wine store or others might say a beer/wine coolers in a cafe. Its more a casual deli-style place. Decent menu with lots of gluten-free selections. You can browse and buy a bottle of wine from the wall coolers or order off the... More 

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Additional Information about Lilit Cafe

Address: 7921 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-2424
Phone Number: 301-654-5454
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Seafood, Ice Cream, Sandwiches

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