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Middle Eastern Cuisine & Olive Lounge

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7006 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 270-5154
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good lunch deals!

The food is fine in this old-timey family-run place. I appreciate their lunch specials, which are cheap and fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
eater70
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food is fine in this old-timey family-run place. I appreciate their lunch specials, which are cheap and fresh.

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Thank eater70
Takoma Park, MD
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a family run restaurant with a small pub, the Olive Lounge, attached to the back. They do most dishes that you would expect, the staff is quick and friendly and the prices are reasonable. We do take out about once a week, and it is pretty quick as well.

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Thank deathblosom
Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Lovely, dark, intimate atmosphere for a casual place, reasonable prices, friendly service by longtime family owners, and superb Middle Eastern food. Spiced tea, pita with zataar, baked stuffed eggplant (vegetarian), baked stuffed zucchini (vegetarian), amazing lamb chops, baklava and other pastries.

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Thank TripGirlMaryland
Takoma Park, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I went there 3 times and everytime tried something different. Everything fantastic. And the best is the extremely friendly people attending. Love this place.

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Thank ettamaeinn
Washington
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We frequently get take away meals from Middle East. It is so convenient for us, but we are not drawn to eat in the restaurant.

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Thank suehere883
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our go to neighborhood restaurant. While the prices aren't as cheap as they once were (in the past we would almost feel guilty about eating here) they are still very reasonable priced, well prepared and accompanied by friendly casual service.

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Thank Charlie H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great food, lovely service. Very inexpensive but excellent quality. Get the chicken and rice with yogurt sauce (and red sauce but I don't remember the name) dish..and don't forget to get the Baklava, which is to die for.

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Thank elise a
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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362 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We were staying in Takoma Park, MD and decided to seek out this restaurant for dinner. The outside of the front of the building has "Middle Easter Cuisine" etched on the glass, but no mention of the Olive Lounge, so we weren't sure if we were at the right place. Apparently the lounge is up the stairs and in the... More 

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Castleton On Hudson, New York
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169 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My husband and I were on a shopping errand in Takoma Park, while visiting from out of town and found this place almost by accident....we both enjoyed vegetarian falafel platters where we could choose the accompanying items...served with fresh hot pita...nice cozy atmosphere and friendly staff--we were not aware of the back room (Olive Lounge?) as we were just there... More 

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Thank bluesmama11
Maryland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Cozy, neighborhood middle eastern burger bar. The place is small, so arrive early. There's a small bar where the locals congregate to watch sports on their one TV. It's a small enough place so it works. Decent beer selection. The Olive Lounge actually is in the back of this middle eastern restaurant facing downtown Takoma Park. It has its own... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7006 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Takoma Park
  • Phone Number: (301) 270-5154

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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