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“delicious” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Damascus Restaurant

Damascus Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 459 Restaurants in Allentown
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Wapwallopen, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

grandma's tomato salad is awesome. try the pickled turnips. they will surprise you. omg, taboulli is so fresh and tasty. their motto is "so good, you'll think we stole your mother". if that were true, they would be serving pierogies instead LOL!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank dianar04
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  • English first
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English first
Clairton, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A Lucky Find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

I drove past this place while working in the area, and after seeing the reviews, I had to stop. I enjoyed my lunch meal of Babaghannouj and the Chicken Shawarma sandwich. The service was good, the restaurant was clean, but a bit small. Definitely high on my list of places to eat in Allentown.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank slasich
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Lehigh Valley
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A Neigborhood Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

Spouse and I have eaten at the Damascus about a half-dozen times and ordered take-out about as often. We've tried different items from the menu and the only disappointment was an overly greasy batch of fried cauliflower. The Chicken Supreme certainly deserved its name, with chicken chunks, onions and peppers in a delicately spiced sauce. The kabob sandwiches are a good value.

Atmosphere is that of a family restaurant and service is friendly and knowledgable.

If you want to try Middle Eastern cuisine, Damascus is a good place to start.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ruby Rose R
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Hanover, PA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Neighborhood Middle Eastern Restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2012

We went to Allentown to do some holiday shopping. We were all hungry for Middle Eastern Food. I did a search for this type of cuisine on Yahoo and it came back with The Damascus Restaurant. We found this restaurant in a neighborhood in Allentown and it actually looked like someone's house. We were the first ones to arrive around 5 PM and were graciously greeted by the owner's daughter. She was extremely helpful with dinner suggestions. We had told her it was our first visit. Our meals were excellent and we were given samples of some of their appetizers. The desserts were so tastry. More and more locals came in and filled this restaurant. We felt like we were in someone's home and were treated as special guests. We ordered several meals to take home before we left. This is certainly authentic and when we travel over to Allentown from Schuylkill County again, we will DEFINITELY be dining at The Damascus Restaurant!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank weluvsedona
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New Jersey, USA
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2012

I went to Damascus after reading the great review but found the food to be average. I ordered several dishes to go including different kinds of Kabob platters, chicken Pita sandwich and different appetizers. They all taste like from the same marinate. The Kabob platters ran from $15 to $ 20 per dish. Chicken wing was $6 which consists of 6 small cut up sections of wings (equal to 3 whole wings). I can't even call it dinning on a budget. Damascus is located in a rough neighborhood in downtown Allentown and street parking only. Parking is a real challenge in a residential neighborhood where practically everyone park on the street. It just wasn't worth all that trouble for marginal food. I don't see what all the fuss is all about.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LynnNJNewJersey_USA
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