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3151 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-4508
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been going her for more than 15+ years. Always fresh and always good. BYOB :) Sometimes food doesn't come out so fasst if this place is full because it is all made to order! Spinach Boereck are my favorite.

Thank lunareist
Chicago, Illinois
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312 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

I'm assuming it's the husband and wife owners who are also the waiters. The woman is friendly and pleasant. The man is kind of gruff. My girlfriend asked for water after our uncorked wine was poured, and the man snapped a bit about only being able to do one thing at a time. We were both immediately reminded of the... More 

Thank SamAdamsGhost
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very good combinations - like my Chicken Pesto which has a sour cherry sauce. Juicy and very flavorful. Very delicious soup was included in the price. Unusually good falafel. Attentive waitress without hovering. Not rushed. Very pleasant atmosphere. BYOB without a corkage fee. Liquor store is across the street.

Thank Craig A
St Albans
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Unassuming but definitely worth the trip. Mixed appetiser plate was perfect - especially the thing with walnuts, can't remember what it was called - then garlic chicken kebabs, couscous, etc as main courses were all extremely well-judged. Lovely genuine service, great music in the background. No alcohol licence but happy to pour whatever you bring with you.

Thank chasm205
Sarasota, Florida
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I had the Lamb Steak, which was quite awesome! Meal came with a salad or soup. I opted for the salad which came with a lemon vinaigrette. Awesome as well. I also had the spinach phylo appetizer which was (guess what?) awesome and slightly spicy. Across the street is a liquor store with tons of beer/wine/liquor options priced reasonably so... More 

Thank JessicaLover
Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

I'm a regular at Casbah. I've been eating there for at least 10 years now. So when it comes to slow service or overcrowding, I am more lenient than most would be. The food is amazing. The sauces in each dish are mouthwatering and the marinated meats on the grill are extremely tasty. There's nothing on the menu you won't... More 

Thank kfabbrolous
Cortland, New York
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We went to Casbah a few days ago. The owner was very nice and the food was great. Lebanese/Middle Eastern food. The portions are big - the entrees come with a choice of salad or soup - but we finished most if it. So, if you're hungry the portions are well sized. We had the sarma and spinach borek for... More 

Thank AlexVN81
Central , Illinois
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Go about once per year to this restaurant and it never disappoints. The menu is small but it delivers with great constancy. They don't have a liquor license, so buy a bottle of wine across the street. Always good always friendly.

1 Thank Jabezgreen
Montreal, Canada
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

When I dine at the Casbah I am always delighted by the consistent taste of the food and of course the service. The interior is small, charming and the music selection relaxing. Nick is always welcoming and Nordine the waiter's mood is never changing. Accommodating and pleasant. I have been going for close to 4 years now with friends and... More 

Thank CSConnaiseur
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74 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

Amazing food. Lamb kabobs and the appetizers are the best but chicken and fish also exceptional. Small place so need reservations during the weekend and food takes some to cook.

1 Thank nkashyap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Middle Eastern, Moroccan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3151 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657-4508
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lakeview
  • Neighborhood: Lakeview
  • Phone Number: 773-935-3339

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?