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“Awesome Middle Eastern food (and hookahs to boot)” 5 of 5 stars
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Aladdin's Purple Cafe
3964 Government Blvd, Mobile, AL 36693-4723
251-665-0000
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Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Daphne, Alabama
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“Awesome Middle Eastern food (and hookahs to boot)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I have had a soft spot for good Middle Eastern food since days as a student back in New Jersey, and was thrilled to discover this spot in Mobile. I favor the vegetarian plate (hummus, tabouleh, baba ghanoush, etc) when I have Middle Eastern food and I highly recommend the version served here. I was surprised that I enjoyed the falafel, because honestly I've never understood the appeal. Turns out that I hadn't had falafel prepared as well as they prepare it here. The menu selection is varied and looks delicious.

I haven't been when they have the hookahs, but it looks like fun.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Food, Best Greek and Lebanese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

A co-worker recommended this place to me. My husband and I ate here after a Mobile BayBears baseball game. It was open until 2 AM on Friday night. Perfect for a post-game meal. I had the best tabbouleh ever and the most delicious chicken schwerma wrap. I have never had Greek and Lebanese this good. It is also a hookah bar, but there is a nonsmoking section. Try it. You will love it too.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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“Great Food! Best Greek and Lebanese”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

A co-worker recommended this place to me. My husband and I ate here after a Mobile BayBears baseball game. It was open until 2 AM on Friday night. Perfect for a post-game meal. I had the best tabbouleh ever and the most delicious chicken schwerma wrap. I have never had Greek and Lebanese this good. It is also a hookah bar, but there is a nonsmoking section. Try it. You will love it too.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Blown Away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

We were traveling through Mobile and decided to stop and find a place to eat that wasn't a chain. The cuisine may be obvious to some by the name but it was not for us. We were thinking a cafe with sandwiches and salads. Boy, were we mistaken. In a good way.

The hummus was fantastic - some of the best I have ever had. Greek salads were spot on with ingredients and flavor.

Go. Now. What are you waiting for?

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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