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Amsterdam Falafel Shop

248 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
+1 617-764-3334
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good44%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“falafel balls” (11 reviews)
“fries” (24 reviews)
“sandwich” (12 reviews)
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Fast food, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
248 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is make your own falafel place. You get to choose the toppings and there is lots to choose from. Enjoyed the falafel sandwich.

Thank Radha_Rangarajan
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Once a month is a customary trip that I have to make at this place. When family or friends are visiting, this is a must-do grab and go on their itinerary. Make your own sandwich or bowl! (I love DIY's) Best part: it will meet...More

Thank HafsahSyed
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to grab a quick bite with a friend. Friendly staff, explanation of ordering right in front of my face, buffet style fixins. A good variety of sauces and traditional falafel compliments and very delicious! Vegetarian and vegan friendly.

Thank Cecilia M
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Had a doctor appt. and found this place. So good and gluten allergy friendly-even the delicious fries!!!!

Thank Peggy C
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The food was pretty good, through the falafel balls were way over fried. I liked being able to fill my falafel ball however I liked. I enjoyed the Dutch style fries and the fry sauce bar. We are here before seeing S%#t Faced Shakespeare across...More

Thank DofDenver
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The shop recently added chicken sandwiches, and they gave out coupons for free sandwiches to people in the neighbourhood. I decided to try it so I went out to the falafel shop, got my sandwich and loaded it up with toppings. The seasoning on the...More

Thank Silas B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Fries and Falafel loaded with toppings! Definitely do a sandwich and just go up for more toppings if you polish them off. The curry ketchup is great, too!

Thank cmiles4774
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I like this place. I like the food. I like the "sides" for the falafel, however I think it's too expensive for what it is. The falafel balls in a small bowl that you walk along and add toppings/ sides to ends up costing something...More

Thank Eur0pe2013
Reviewed 14 March 2017

In atmosphere this is a quick serve-yourself place. The evening we went the people working there were very informative and pleasant. You specify your order, you get your falafel or whatever and then beyond the sneeze screen you pile on your toppings and additions. There...More

Thank CliffHugger
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I really enjoyed that you select either a sandwich or bowl & then put the toppings on yourself. Also the sauces for the fries were INCREDIBLE! Holes in the table for your fries & containers to hold your falafel were also cool touches, as are...More

Thank Jgraves700
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-764-3334
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