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“A great meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abba

Abba
89 Old Colony Way, Orleans, MA 02653
(508) 255-8144
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Ranked #13 of 54 Restaurants in Orleans
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Thai
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2010

My husband and I went to Abba for a child-free dinner and were more than pleasantly surprised. From the outside, it looks really tiny, but it's roomy inside and has a covered outside eating area as well. Everything about the meal was a treat -- great service, nice variety on the menu, delicious bread and wonderful meal. The Falafel appetizer was outstanding. I have only ever gotten Falafel from quick-serve restaurants, so wasn't sure I should be ordering such fare from a nicer restaurant. Boy, am I glad I did. It was delicious. My husband had a fish dish that he loved. Even the sides were wonderful -- crisp, sauted veggies. We had a really great dining experience and I recommend Abba to anyone.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mississauga
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Much Better than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

After reading previous reviews, we were a little timid about booking here but were pleasantly surprised. It was a warm summer evening and we were seated in the outside screened in area which was comfortable with none of the smell that was alleged by another reviewer. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed a very interesting salad and other appetizers. The scallops were excellent and the food was very creative and interesting. The prices are average for a high quality restaurant in most cities we have visited. Overall we were pleasantly surprised by the evening.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious but a bit overpriced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2010

Recommended by our B&B owners. Indoor and outdoor seating; we had a reservation. Small menu, but what I had was good. Spring rolls as an appetizer, then lobster and shrimp phad thai. Lots of lobster in the dish, but very little shrimp. Overall tasty.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Western MA
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Bring your nose plugs!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2010

At first we were pleased to be sitting outside on their cute covered patio on a beautiful summer night. That quickly faded when we started getting periodic waves of a very offensive odor. When we questioned our waiter he was quick to dismiss us and said he couldn't smell anything. He also said there was nothing on the other side of the fence that could be giving off an odor. The next day we discover there were 4 dumpsters on the other side of the fence. Talk about an unpleasant dining experience. The food was tasty, service horrible...took us at least 15 minutes to get our drink order or bread. The good food does not make up for the very inattentive waiter and lovely odor we endured.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

Have lived in Orleans for the Summer for 8 years now. Abba one of the best. Make reservations and bring your wallet!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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