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Ali Baba Express

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287 Canada St, Lake George, NY
518-668-2037
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: They are basically Turkish, however they call themselves Mediterranean...
They are basically Turkish, however they call themselves Mediterranean. Check out their site. Also the phone Number is 518-668-2037. Or simply check them out. They're great.
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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic Food, Reasonable

My wife and I were headed to the north side of Lake George on the weekend of 17 January. Not a whole lot is open in the winter. Ali Baba Express was open so we stopped to get carry out for dinner that night. Place was empty. It's not big inside, but comfortable/clean/fashionable. We placed an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
amyanderic1
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Maryland
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Maryland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My wife and I were headed to the north side of Lake George on the weekend of 17 January. Not a whole lot is open in the winter. Ali Baba Express was open so we stopped to get carry out for dinner that night. Place was empty. It's not big inside, but comfortable/clean/fashionable. We placed an order for appetizers, gyros... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

There is not much to eat on the Northway between Albany and the border. We have made this a regular stop on our trips. In the off season, it is only open Friday-Sunday. It is family run and tastes like home cooking. They cook the lavash breads fresh for each order. No stale pita bread here. We've only gone for... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

On your way through? Stopping for a bit?- this is an authentic family run resto with good value, real authentic tastes for all generations. Try the fruit juices (with real taste), quail, or any of the meat/veg dishes. Servings are generous w/o being over the top. Service quick and helpful-Enjoy

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Ithaca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

What a treat to find in Lake George area. Everything we ate was perfectly seasoned. We had greek salad (fresh) and dressed lightly with lemon and olive oil. Baba Ganoush was flavorful and fresh as well. We also got a large order of lavash- wood oven baked- and ate every bit of it. Dipped in their yogurt sauce was phenomenal.... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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99 reviews 99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

In an unprepossessing storefront on Canada Street, Lake George's main drag, one might expect a "fast food" place; it isn't. Waiters provide table service. As mentioned in another review, a brightly burning wood oven provides a visual focus. A variety of Turkish foods are on offer, many familiar, a few less so. We shared a stuffed grape leaf appetizer, a... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I cannot exaggerate how wonderful this place is. This is not only one of my favorite places to eat, but is literally my wife's favorite place. First of all, we come from a part of the world that has some Turkish dishes mixed into it's culture, so we have something to base our review off from. We've eaten here at... More 

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Clinton, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A very late dinner for us on a Sunday after driving home from Montreal we ended up in Lake George Village. We saw the beautiful brick oven ablaze and decided to give it a try. The food was delicious, fresh and seasoned well with a fun presentation. The service was attentive and friendly. It was just a great dinner and... More 

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food and service were great. The atmosphere is lovely. Tall tables with comfortable chairs. We really enjoyed our food and actually went twice during our four-day vacation.

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Warren, Massachusetts
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785 reviews 785 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
2,280 helpful votes 2,280 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

There isn't much not to like about Middle Eastern food, so it was easy to choose Ali Baba Express for a mid-day meal with friends while on a weekend in Lake George. The restaurant features Turkish food; the restaurant is nicely decorated; and spotlessly clean. Service was prompt and friendly although the place was busy. As I often do in... More 

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Cromwell, CT
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

My family and I love Mediterranean food, especially the gyros! Every time we go on a trip gyro is always on our food list. We went to this restaurant and ordered gyros and the mixed grilled meats. They were exceptionally great, they make their own gyro bread. Unlike other restaurants, they use the store bought ones which is not fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 287 Canada St, Lake George, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
  • Phone Number: 518-668-2037

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

They are basically Turkish, however they call themselves Mediterranean. Check out their site. Also the phone Number is 518-668-2037. Or simply check them out. They're great.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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