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Emily's Lebanese Delicatessen

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641 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1963
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

I have never had Lebanese food and stopped in at Emily's due to my boyfriend's recommendation and got food to go. It was FABULOUS!!! Can't wait to go back!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Rogers, Minnesota
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  • Families with children
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff and place. Food is great but salad or taboule should be served with the food instead of starter to makes it less dry and fresher. Fish was too salty.

Thank Bambooly
Rogers, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I have never had Lebanese food and stopped in at Emily's due to my boyfriend's recommendation and got food to go. It was FABULOUS!!! Can't wait to go back!!!

Thank dms9116
Twin Cities, Minnesota
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158 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I drove up to Emily's to pick up some Syrian Bread. While there I decided to sample something from the menu. I ordered a small mistah and Lebanese Chicken and Rice. It was great! It really was very very good. The service was great. This is a wonderful eatery. It has a local neighborhood feel and atmosphere. On my visit... More 

Thank Vieux_Voyageur
Blaine, Minnesota, USA
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120 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

As of this writing the hours posted at Trip Advisor for Emily's Lebanese Delicatessen are incorrect. They are closed on Tue & open until 8 or 9pm on the weekends. Food was just as all the previous travelers have rated it. The best Lebanese food in the area. We had lamb kabobs, kibbeh nayeh, baba ganoush, grape leaves! No room... More 

Thank PhilnKathy
NE Nebraska
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154 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a great place for a family, or a couple. I really like this place and have been there 2 times now while in Minneapolis. The food is authentic and so very tasty. Highly recommended. I'd give it 6 stars if I could!

1 Thank HuskerFan1022
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Have enjoyed wonderful meals here over the decades, and rediscovered today. The spinach pie is absolutely delicious, and a huge serving. Tabouli is exquisite - nothing better. Many other great items on the menu, including lubin (home made yogurt, with a grainy texture). Tiny dining area. Terrific food and great service.

1 Thank Andrew E
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I've never eaten Lebanese before, but I will again! My raw kibbe, tabouli and stuffed grape leaves were delicious. The hummus and baba ghanouj was rich and flavorful. My wife had chicken and veggie kabobs serve with a strong garlic sauce.

1 Thank Trevor L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place has been around for decades... I know, because we grew up with grandma serving up delicious goodness from it! She was 100% Lebanese and this is the ONLY place she would buy tabouli, spinach pie, flat bread, and kibbe from if she wasn't making it herself. It's the "good stuff" and the place isn't fancy, far from it,... More 

1 Thank MNTripper77
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I love lots of deep green parsley in my tabouli (not "watered down" with too much bulgar). Great balance of flavors throughout - just LOVE it.

Thank janemarieh
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The food was very good! Best tabouli we have ever had! Pita bread was soft and fresh, Chicken Kabob was hot and spiced perfectly, and the rice was so yummy! It was fun to mix the flavors together and taste all the spice notes making a perfect melody. We tried the Spinach pie for the first time...the bread was delicious,... More 

1 Thank Michelle D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 641 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1963
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-379-4069

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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