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“Mediterranean Fabulousness”

Nate's Deli & Restaurant
Ranked #100 of 1,872 Restaurants in Cleveland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed 29 July 2013

It's crowded and crazy because it is GREAT. The food is ridiculously genuine--I love the falafel roll and tabouleh for lunch. Inexpensive, fun and there's a regular who's who of Cleveland meandering through for an offbeat business lunch.

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Reviewed 26 July 2013 via mobile

When we were searching the West Side Market for a corned beef sandwich, one of the purveyors suggested we try Nate's just up the street. What a great recommendation! My husband had his corned beef Reuben and pronounced it wonderful. But it's not just a deli. There's a whole Middle Eastern side to the menu. My choice, the vegetarian combo, could have also fed the table next to us. Baba ganoush was delicate and smoky, tabbouleh fresh and tangy, hummus equally good. Platter also featured a spinach pie and two lightly fried (or possibly baked?) falafels, all cooked to perfection. Another plentiful salad of chopped tomatoes, lettuce, parsley and toasted pita pieces with it's own distinct seasoning completed the selection. When in Cleveland venture into the real neighborhoods if you want a truly fresh ethnic food experience. Nate's will not disappoint.

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1  Thank Debbisam
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

Nates is a family fun business that serves mostly Lebanese food, but also American. They seriously have the best falafels in Cleveland by far, and they cost $3.50, where else can you have lunch for that price? I enjoy giving business to local businesses and would suggest nate's to anyone who wants a not fancy, but very delicious lunch or breakfast. You should note they are not open for dinner and only take cash.

Thank laudee46
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Reviewed 1 July 2013

I love this place. Best middle eastern food in Cleveland! The shish taouk is amazing and love that they provide pita bread on every table. One downside is this place can get very busy on Saturdays and they only take cash.

Thank Lulu2828
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

Nate's looks unassuming but has awesome food and fast service. Note that it is cash only!

Only issue is that if you have 2 people they won't let you sit in a booth; they are reserved for 3/4 diners only. I kind of understand this, but if you have 2 in your party, you sit at the long line of tables which are very close together. You basically eat with other people on both sides making for a real lack of conversation privacy. Better to try a window seat if you can get one, at least the tables are separate.

Great food!!

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Thank lostinthepast
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