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Olive Branch

355 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 814-0355
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Ranked #10 of 314 restaurants in Bethlehem
Cuisines: Greek
Most recent review
- Jun 18, 2014
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English first
Des Moines, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

good food. small room. good service. our family was visiting and seems like have a dedicated local following which is a good sign. good place for informal inexpensive dinner nothing fancy-foo. good in every way and certainly i'm not saying anything bad and would go back but i don't understand some of the gushing reviews.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

First, thanks to everyone who wrote reviews. You were right on. How this restaurant is not rated number 1 is beyond me. My husband and are foodies and we live in the DC area so no shortage of great food. Oh my!!!!! Flavors burst in your mouth and then you want to talk about the flavors you think you tasted.... More

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We treated ourselves to dinner at the Kassis family Olive Branch in Bethlehem last night. Hospitality and dinner were fabulous! I am vegan and choices were many! The grape leaves were fabulous! We can't wait to go again!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews 70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My wife and I eat Middle Eastern/Mediterranean quite a bit, especially when traveling, since it provides some safe vegetarian choices for her. That being said, this may have been the best Middle Eastern meal we've ever had (including on our trip to the Middle East). I will definitively say that the vegetarian grape leaves were the best. The pie sampler... More

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Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Have been going here for years, and the place never disappoints. Delicious food, friendly service. Sam and Ghada are the best. Love the kebabs, hummus, falafel and DESSERT! We had them do our wedding cake - chocolate cake with raspberry layered inside. We moved from Bethlehem, but try to get back here whenever possible. It's a nice place to meet... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I found this little place on Tripadvisor and dropped in before a concert. This is a great little place, the proprietor was so helpful and kid. Service was quick. We had delicious starters Houmas pita tabouli and those meat and cheese pie things. All fresh and delicious. The owner gave us a complimentary salad which was dressed... More

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Cheektowaga, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stopped here for dinner after a movie at SteelStacks and had one of the most amazing dinners we've had in a long time! The food was unique, fresh, and delicious. The small restaurant doesn't look like anything special, but the perfectly seasoned meat, generous portions, and friendly service will transport you to the Middle East. The menu is small... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The Olive Branch is a family favorite and all generations enjoy the restaurant. The food is authentic and prepared similar to the old country recipes. We live over an hour away but it's well worth the trip.

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Long Island, NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This little restaurant in downtown Bethlehem PA isn't fancy (although it has some nice home-made decorating touches indoors), and isn't very large, but the food is terrific and the prices are extremely reasonable. Everything we ordered on a recent visit was delicious, better than you get get a higher-priced restaurants. If you're feeling adventurous, try it out and you will... More

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Westchester County NY
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59 reviews 59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We visited Bethlehem and went to the Olive Branch this week based on the Trip Advisor reviews. Oh boy, do I wish I lived near this wonderful Middle Eastern restaurant. Everything was authentic and delicious, perfectly seasoned, bright fresh colors and textures. The baba ghanouj was the best I have has in years. The tabouli was perfection. My son loved... More

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