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“Olive Branch early dinner” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Branch

Olive Branch
355 Broadway, Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 814-0355
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Ranked #32 of 316 Restaurants in Bethlehem
Cuisines: Greek
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“Olive Branch early dinner”
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 with good oil. Then we shared a mixed kabob excellent meat and rice good too. The place is cute and gradually started to fill up. Liked the place a a lot and will return. It is take your own. Oh and our bill 31 bucks!

Visited July 2013
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Cheektowaga, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Don't miss out on this gem!”
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 but has unique Middle Eastern dishes, including a delicious meat pastry appetizer. Prices are very reasonable and portions are large enough to share, to save room for dessert! A huge selection of fresh pies and cakes are available, but I recommend the sticky-sweet baklava and Aracbic coffee (espresso flavored with cardamom and cinnamon - delicious). Don't pass this one up!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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“Outstanding Middle Eastern Food”
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.

  • Visited July 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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Long Island, NY
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“Inexpensive and tasty middle-eastern food”
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 probably like it.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Westchester County NY
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“EXCELLENT... the best Middle Eastern food I have had in years.”
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 the Lamb Kabob. The restaurant itself was bright and spotlessly clean. Prices are incredibly reasonable.If I lived in Bethlehem I would go there every single week!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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