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City Cafe

116 N Washington Ave, Frnt 2, Scranton, PA 18503-1869
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Ranked #21 of 284 restaurants in Scranton
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Most recent review
- May 11, 2014
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22 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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English first
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Yesterday, we were wearily making our way to Syracuse for a young friend's graduation, when we stopped off in Scranton for a cup of expresso. The first place we found from "Around me" was closed for good, when we called another, it was also gonzo. On the third try, we found City Cafe. What we did not realize before we... More

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New York City, New York
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98 reviews 98 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

There is no restaurant, Lebanese or otherwise with better prepared food or a more genial host. A modest but comfortable atmosphere, BYOB, an excellent selection of traditional dishes and desserts. I make this a regular stop when I am anywhere near Scranton!

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Arriving in Scranton for a family event, we were driving around downtown looking for a place to eat, when my wife spotted City Cafe. As we enjoy Middle Eastern food, and having seen nothing else interesting, we stopped in. We were warmly welcomed and the proprietor arranged two tables so we could sit together, not having to use the high... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My wife and I usually stop here for lunch whenever we are in Downtown Scranton. Also stopped a few times with coworkers. Never had any food that I didn't like! The menu is great and has a nice variety of different Mediterranean dishes to choose from. The meat pies are one of my favorites! The hummus, wraps, sandwiches, soups... Everything... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Really excellent Mediterranean food staff was wonderful . Excellent staff service was great worth a try unique to this area

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Great Falls, Virginia, USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Visited for lunch over Columbus Day weekend. Service was prompt and courteous. Kafta kabob was perfectly spiced. Owner came by for a chat. All in all an excellent stop on the long trip home. With easy on and off from I-81 via Scranton Expressway, why opt for fast food or a chain? Recommended.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us. We were looking for a healthy, satisfying meal while staying in Scranton, the Electric City. Small dining area. Everyone seemed to know one another - good sign. There were five of us and we each ordered something different. There was not a bite left on anyone's plate. The food was fresh, tasty, healthy. We... More

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Carrollton, Georgia
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7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Eat here. Beautifully tasting Lebanese/Mediterranean dishes. Our family has eaten here several times and all four of us find it one of the best restaurants we've visited. We're all vegetarian and this restaurant has plenty of vegetarian choices. Each dish we've gotten has been uniquely seasoned and just a joy to consider the flavors while eating -- standards like lentil... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon City Cafe by chance and were pleasantly surprised. The host made us feel at home. We shared the red pepper, walnut and pomegranate molasses and the Fava bean, red onion and tomato appetizers. We also had chicken and lamb kabobs which came with delicious Lebanese fried rice. While the chicken was a bit dry, the lamb was... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I love middle-east food, so I was expecting a good experience. However I was greatly disappointed. The food was either dry and stale, or bland. I saw the owner and asked him if I could have some kind of spicy sauce on the side. Well you would've thought I asked for gold. He gave me a derisive look and walked... More

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