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Emily's Lebanese Delicatessen

641 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1963
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Ranked #285 of 1,604 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $10 - $15
Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 pm - 9:00 am
Thu - Fri 10:00 pm - 9:00 am
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Lebanese
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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 

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Alexandria, Minnesota
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I have been an Emily's customer for many years - they simply have the best tabbouleh I've ever had - the right balance of ingredients plus a light, tasty dressing. The restaurant itself is a bit of a hole-in-the-wall - it's old and cramped - but the food is wonderful. I usually get the same takeout order everytime - tabbouleh,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As a family run restaurant Emily's is a must for anyone who likes tasty Lebanese food served rapidly in an environment that is simple and never ostentatious. Upon returning from Europe we went back to Emily's so that we could once again have home cooked food at a very reasonable price. The range on the menu is excellent; the people... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Emily's is a nice neighborhood restaurant; not big on atmosphere but really big on great food and good value for your dollars. I love Middle Eastern food. I grew up with that cuisine in my home. My grandmother was the best cook in the world; the whole world. Emily's food tastes so similar to to my grandma's cooking I would... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We tried some tabouli, baba ganuj, kafta kabob, an lamb shish kabob. Taste was average nothing exceptional.Place is small an shabby if you decide to sit inside, and the service was average. Probably we were quite used to Mediterranean an arabian cuisine, both of us didnt find anything raving to talk about. Infact the lamb shish kaboob was undercooked. Kafta... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Love, love, love their Tabouli Salad! That alone is worth the trip. Table seating is limited and it can get quite warm inside of the establishment. The service is not the greatest and it can be very slow so get it to go if you are in a rush. Other than that the food is good and it is a... More 

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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We ordered a few items, including a sampler plate, so we could try lots of things. Everything was really good, especially the lamb, spinach pie and baklava. Yum! We were the only ones in the place on a Saturday night, which surprised me based on the great food and decent prices.

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Bismarck, North Dakota
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154 reviews 154 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Stopped by about an hour before closing on a Saturday night and we were the only ones there other than some people stopping by for take out. Had a really good lamb shank for only $12! My wife and I shared a kobob and also a combonation dinner so we could sample several items. They were all really good. We... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

If you like flavor and meat this is not the place for you. Ordered the stuffed cabbage with lamb and rice. There were little tiny bits of lamb but I bet it wasnt even one slice that was cut up and since meat is where the flavor is, there was no flavor. Totally bland rice rolled in cabbage. The tabouli... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Chicken and rice is the best here! I will agree with the rest of the reviewers- the flatbread is disapointing. The yogurt is top notch. The tabouli is great! Get the apple struedel cheesecake- amazing! The spinach pie is to die for. Can't wait to go back!

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Additional Information about Emily's Lebanese Delicatessen

Address: 641 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413-1963
Phone Number: 612-379-4069
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 pm - 9:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 pm - 9:00 am
Thursday 10:00 pm - 9:00 am
Friday 10:00 pm - 9:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Lebanese

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