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$30 - $30
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Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed June 25, 2022

We ordered the lamb shish kabob. It was very good but a little overpriced for what we got. A pile of rice was centered on the plate with 6 small pieces of lamb around the rice. That was it! I was surprised it was so...small. There were no vegetables at all. When I think of shish kabob I think of meat and veggies on a skewer. Often the meat is taken off the skewer at the table. Not here. No skewer. No veggies. Just a pile of rice and some pieces of meat. I thought the rice was excellent and the meat very good but for the price I would have like some veggies and a couple more pieces of meat and perhaps a fancier presentation.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022

this was a great place to take our Afghan friends looking for Hallal entrees. The combination platter and kebab platters were excellent. Tons of food and delicious offerings.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2021

My wife and I wanted to meet up with friends in Columbia Maryland, and they suggested Rudy's Mediterranean Turkish Diner to meet. We drove from Fairfax VA, and we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of food, and friendly service. The Lamb Shank was tender...and flavorful, and their Kababs were spiced right, full of flavors. Finished off with Baklava and of course Turkish Coffee. Would definitely visit again :)More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 28, 2021

Rudy and his staff were very personable and the food was stellar! From the Turkish appetizer plate to the main dishes and dessert (sutlac - rice pudding), everything was fantastic. Rudy also purchases his vegetable and meat stock from local farms. Even the Harissa was...awesome! We will definitely be back and highly recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 21, 2021 via mobile

Good burger. It comes plain which I didn’t expect but it was super good. I’d love to go back and try some of the more traditional regional cuisine. Pickup was quick too.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 12, 2021 via mobile

The food was good although I later discovered they have a daily lunch special that I didn’t hear mentioned when we were there. Very friendly staff, happy atmosphere. I had never been there before. Very good lentil soup, tasty house salad dressing, good kebab, bland...but buttery rice.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed December 24, 2020 via mobile

Rudy’s is fantastic! This un-assuming restaurant off the beaten path in a business park setting is a gem. I visited on a temperate October day and my friend and I sat outside at one of the many outdoor tables. We were one of two or...three parties and they made sure to set us all far apart. I appreciated that attention to detail in these uncertain times. Our server was fantastic. He was very attentive and we talked about more than just our order, drinks, etc. my friend and I each had a cocktail and a very nice lunch followed by a dessert that we shared. We sat and chatted for a long time and never felt rushed to leave. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced. The menu was large and there were many choices I would have enjoyed. It ended up being a lot of food and I took leftovers home with me. I highly recommend Rudy’s for the overall experience: cocktails, service, food, and dessert.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 10, 2020

I met up with a colleague for lunch during the week and enjoyed an outside table in the shade. The staff and restaurant practiced good Covid-19 safety practices. My Doner was very tasty, lots of lamb/beef accompanied with a small portion of green salad and...white rice. It also came with a small Lentil soup. My colleague enjoyed her Greek Salad with Chicken. The servers were very friendly and attentive. Lots of free parking.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed May 30, 2020

Had a socially distanced medical school graduation party for 7 people...ordered doner kabob, moussaka, and chicken saute...excellent. Arranged for delivery...well done. Salad and soup were included. Everyone was quite happy.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed April 28, 2020

We ordered two dishes as a carry out meal. I noticed as we drove home that Rudy's had overcharged us by adding a third dish on the receipt that we neither ordered nor received. I called to ask them to fix that. The cashier admitted...he had made a mistake. The next day it had not been fixed on my credit card so I called and spoke to Rudy - the owner. He said he would take care of it. However, they did not credit back the total overcharge but just removed $5 from the bill. I asked for the correct amount to be credited and Rudy rudely refused and said he could not. He then said to send him our address to get a check and rudely hung up on me. We will never go back here.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020

Hidden gem right in Columbia!!!! We had an excellent dinner last night at Rudy’s Mediterranean Grill. Service was excellent, very attentive and friendly; the atmosphere is very nice, and the food was beautiful and delicious! All of the entrees were perfect. Can’t believe we didn’t...know about this before, and they serve breakfast & lunch as well! We will definitely be going back!!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 26, 2020 via mobile

This is great place for Turkish food, tucked into a strip mall. It is not a hip or overly crowded/popular restaurant. Instead, think old world charm, unassuming, good service, pleasant decor, and most importantly, excellent food. Family of four adults for dinner. All the dishes...were great, including lamb chops, shrimp saute, lamb saute and fish. Appetizers and desserts are also stars here. All around a great night and a great experience.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2020

Incredibly delicious. We had the lentil soup, falafel, hummus, lamb kabab, Acili ezme, and baklava. The service was superb. Our water glasses were never empty. We ended the meal with Turkish coffee. Highly recommend Rudy's!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 24, 2019 via mobile

Went with a friend for evening meal and truely enjoyed the meal and service. If your looking for a meal where you can try new food and share with a friend this is the place. I will definitely return.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019

Eight friends gathered at Rudy's recently for a Friday night dinner. We made a reservation earlier in the week and were pleased that we'd been assigned to a round table making it easier to talk to each other, but we were there for the food...weren't we, and we were not disappointed. The waiter was diligent in meeting our smallest requests, and everyone was pleased at the choice of Rudy's for our gathering. I had the Lamb Shish Kabob. The meat was cooked to perfection--done, but still juicy. Those who ordered the Mousaka had to ask for a carton to take some home and those who ordered the lamb chops were happy as well. We'll be going back in the near futureMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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I know the offer several vegetarian options, but cannot speak to vegan offerings.
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Hi, The Happy Hours are: Monday - Friday from 3 PM - 7 PM. Free appetizer with drink purchase. I hope this helps.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4