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“Fresh and healthy” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill
6455 Dobbin Rd. #45, Columbia, MD 21045
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Ranked #16 of 229 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Columbia, Maryland
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Fresh and healthy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

If you like foods such as falafel, hummus, and eggplant dip, this is the place for you. The format is similar to Chipotle Mexican, except with Mediterranean food instead. You go to the counter and they will fill your plate or pita with whatever you like. They cheerfully offer free samples of anything available, too. The prices and value are very good. The restaurant is clean and attractive. Be sure to try the homemade chips! They offer some delicious teas I have not seen anywhere else.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Not just an alternative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is not just a place for an occasional alternative meal, I could see going here regularly. They have a good selection of food for all tastes and moods, including beef, chicken and vegetarian. You can get it in different forms like wraps, sandwich, pita, or salad. They have a nice selection of soup as well. And try the lemon grass ginger iced tea, its quite excellent.

Also surprising is the fact that the dolma are really pretty good. The felafel is ok...I like it well enough but its not my favorite. It was a little crunchier, coarser and maybe a little overcooked for my preference. The chicken shawarma is excellent.

What really gets me is the portion size. I stuffed myself silly for about $11. While the meal deal seems like a good value, you might want to take some home, or opt out of the deal if you're not hungry enough to eat the side dish.

The place is clean and friendly. Plenty of seating. Free internet, including a few tables next to plugs. I haven't tried ordering online yet but that seems like a great feature if you're in a hurry. They do have a frequent diner program, which starts with a free felafel side when you sign up.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Columbia, Maryland
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98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“So delicious and tasty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

The new Mediterranean restaurant in local Columbia is far from bland! WIth so many options, falafel, warm pita, toubouleh, baba ganoush, homemade chips,and the delicious hummus you wont miss out on a thing! They have chicken shwarma thats amazing as well. A must try! and much needed in Columbia since everything else is a typical chain.....I will be going back very soon!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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