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449 N 2nd St, Allentown, PA 18102-3119
+1 610-432-2036
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Stafford, Virginia
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155 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate lunch here and when we went in there was two tables as we sat there the simple restaurant quickly filled up. The server was very friendly and efficient. We had hummus with pita and some garlic chips. It was excellent. The garlic chips were so flavorful and coated with the garlic a perfect pairing with the hummus. Then... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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153 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Visited 10/29/16 for dinner Just far enough from home (after a road trip down South) my wife found this place in Allentown. We got here right about 5pm, which is about when we like to eat... It was empty. After a warm greeting, we got to sit anywhere we wanted. Not crazy hungry... we opted for some hummus, tabouli, grilled... More 

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Thank Conradb2
Barto, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Yummy. A must experience for any local. Travelers would also enjoy this experience. Great food, service and special atmosphere. Small dining room make reservations.

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Thank stopsey
Lehigh Valley, PA
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Super food. Order things to share so you can taste a variety of dishes. This restaurant is small, gets crowded and a bit loud, but that just adds to the atmosphere. The wait staff is very friendly and helpful explaining the different foods if you, like us, are not all that familiar with Lebanese, Syrian, middle Eastern, Mediterranean foods. Definitely... More 

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Thank Ah2travel
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

Damascus is a small (maybe 40 people if packed) family run BYOB restaurant. Plain tables, kitchen chairs, placemats, sparsely decorated. It features Syrian food churned out of a small kitchen by 2-3 family members. And it's uniformly delicious! The hummus is creamy and flavorful! The babaganoush is among the best anywhere...smoky and full of that slightly charred taste! The spinach... More 

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Thank Tom M
pennsylvania
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183 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

We have been eating there for years and it's still one of my kids favorites when they return to town. The kibbee is amazing as well as the baklava. Service is extremely friendly. All the food is really tasty and the platters come with a salad, and either hummus or baba ganoush. The fact that its a byob is a... More 

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Thank 4vrongo
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Seriously delicious food and excellent service!! We loved the chicken kabobs, the grape leaves, those Garlic chips which are HEAVEN, and especially the hummus. My father loved the fried meat and rice balls - and also loved the lamp stir fry. We ordered our kids food off the kids menu and we won't do that again - because they LOVED... More 

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Thank Jmoser1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

My all-time favorite restaurant anywhere. Always so fresh and wonderfully seasoned. Service has always been very good.

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Thank Irma C
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

I heard about this restaurant for years, but did not eat there until last week. We had a party of 5 and were seated immediately by the friendly waitress. She then served us wine glasses as we had 2 bottles of wine. Food was all delicious, homemade and hot. My husband and I split a spinach pie for appetizer -... More 

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Thank musicteachjc
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

The prices of the food are reasonable...This is an Arabic restaurant..Food is delicious..I love the called Foutoush with chicken...Parking can be difficult depending on time of day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 449 N 2nd St, Allentown, PA 18102-3119
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 610-432-2036

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?