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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Close your eyes. It's not pretty but it's excellent

One of my favorite places in the twin cities. I take all my friends. It is a classic family run hole in the wall with amazing middle eastern food. The Taboule is th best anywhere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Maple Grove, MN
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  • Families with children
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Maple Grove, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite places in the twin cities. I take all my friends. It is a classic family run hole in the wall with amazing middle eastern food. The Taboule is th best anywhere.

Thank Lomunchi
Maple Grove, Minnesota
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family took my mother out for her 89th. birthday to Emily's, great food,relaxing atmosphere,great attentive service. Everyone trying each others dish,just like home,except we're Norwegian. Really a cozy little place to gather,oh and the Baklava is the best in the city (and no calories..ha ha).

Thank Debbie S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

First time at a Lebonese place. Went in for breakfest to take on the road. Staff was amazingly helpful explaining whats stuff was and suggesting the best options. Got lamb and green beans. Amazing cold and warmed up afterwards. Hummas was fantastic. Next time I am in the area I will be stopping in!

Thank lcharlieb
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527 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

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
10 restaurant reviews
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 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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130 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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183 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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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: Mediterranean, Lebanese, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?