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Damascus Restaurant

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449 N 2nd St, Allentown, PA 18102-3119
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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.

Thank stopsey
Lehigh Valley, PA
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63 reviews
32 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 

Thank Ah2travel
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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144 reviews
101 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 

Thank Tom M
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181 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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 

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 

Thank Jmoser1
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Irma C
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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 

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.

Thank rkjk87
Boston, Massachusetts
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141 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

This place is casual, affordable and family-run. The food is absolutely amazing and consistently so. I'm a huge fan of eastern Mediterranean food in general (Greek, Cypriot, Arab, Turkish) and highly recommend this place. Seriously anything you get will be delicious. They do run out of things which is a testament to how popular their food is.

Thank Dimitrios D
Roseland, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

This place is great. It's not fancy, but the food is prepared fresh for each order. This is a family owned and operated establishment. The service is very good and it often feels like you're getting served by family. They cook their grilled meats over an open flame and they serve amazing salads and appetizers. The desserts are made on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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: 610-432-2036

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