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Old City Cafe & Grill

20 N Union Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016-2119
+1 908-276-2701
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“falafel” (4 reviews)
“kabobs” (4 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Lebanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
20 N Union Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016-2119
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us had lunch here. Service was friendly, but they forgot my order. They made up for it by giving me a small baklava dessert gratis. The sandwiches are served on pita which is very fresh. The food was good and nicely spiced.

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have come here a number of times and the food, no matter what i get is consistently good; However the service can stand a boost and change. The dishes are usually big enough to share if you get an appetizer or salad as well....More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little restaurant. Service is amazing and they take the time to tell you about any dishes with which you may be unfamiliar. Ordered most of the appetizers on the menu so the whole table could try them...amazing. Then tried the City Mix platter for...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed August 8, 2017

This is a little jewel for Middle Eastern cuisine. I make it a point to visit as often as possible. Small space but big flavor. They have a good menu and anything that I have ordered is always delicious and plentiful. So much so that...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed June 8, 2017 via mobile

I've had better Middle Eastern food in New York City or other cities. But this is a viable option in you're in the area, want Middle Eastern food and don't want to travel. We had a variety of small plates and a shawarma platter. The...More

Thank Alan304
Reviewed May 6, 2017

We've come here many times. The homemade hummus is wonderful, and the meals are delicious. Great service, too. Small and cozy inside. The owner Raffie is great!

Thank nyrlisa35
Reviewed January 21, 2017

This restaurant is just great. Nice atmosphere, the attention and service are just sensational. staff is super friendly. Food is really tasty and ingridients are fresh. It's a good place to sit down and relax with friends since you can bring your own bottle and...More

Thank Rosangel M
Reviewed December 29, 2016

The staff is very nice and were very accommodating to us. My only complaint is that their menu is extremely limited. I would love to see some more choices.

Thank NickyT711
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

First, the staff was very accommodating for our group of 7. The small plate appetizers were all excellent and the main course kabobs were delicious. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

Reviewed July 11, 2016

This is our go-to place for fresh, delicious and more exotic flavors than many of our other local restaurants. NJ has a disproportionate number of Italian restaurants o when this middle eastern place opened years ago we tried it and loved it. The place has...More

Thank george g
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 N Union Ave, Cranford, NJ 07016-2119
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Cranford
  • Phone Number: +1 908-276-2701
  • E-mail
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