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“best lebanese food at a low price”

Nate's Deli & Restaurant
Ranked #83 of 1,836 Restaurants in Cleveland
Price range: US$0 - US$20
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
ohio
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“best lebanese food at a low price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This small restaurant has been at the same location on west 25th street forever. Just down the street from the West Side Market, they offer both Lebanese dishes and Deli sandwiches. The prices are low and the food is great. A good place for families. We have been coming here since our oldest child was 6 weeks old and she's over 20 now. At lunch it can get crowed, with standing room only for a table wait. Not open for dinner.
The shish tawook, grilled chicken with tahini sauce rolled in pita bread, the rolled grape leaves, and the tabbouleh are all family favorites.

  • Visited May 2014
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English first
Aurora, Ohio, United States
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Just like Grandma's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

This is the best Lebanese restaurant in Cleveland. The food is always freshly made and the service is always great. They only serve breakfast and lunch. Everything on the menu tastes and smells just like Sunday dinner at my Grandma's house. If you are adventurous try the kibbe neyah (raw lamb with cracked wheat).

  • Visited October 2013
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Larchmont NY
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Top Middle Eastern Fare”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Cross over the Lorain Avenue bridge, turn right at the West Side Market, and you'll find Nate's Deli and Restaurant on the right, at number 1923. You'll enjoy the best Middle Eastern fare in town--the Hummus is famous, but try some of their other specialties, such as the combination plates. Whatever you order, you'll see why people come from as far away as Australia to enjoy the food here. The 50's style banquettes and seating add a vintage note. When you leave, stop at the bookstore next door for a particularly well-chosen selection of recent best-sellers--all at half price.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank de-la-f0lle-chans0n
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very nice and welcoming!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

We took the Reuben sandwich and the potato salad for take away. Service was excellent and so was the food, we were just briefly inside and the resturant was fulled! Looked like atmosphere was nice!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Libertime
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“YUM.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

I think the previous reviewer has it wrong. This can't be *just* the best hummus in Cleveland, because it's actually the best hummus in the world. Chickpeas everywhere sigh a little in sadness if, upon being harvested, they find themselves headed to a destination other than Nate's Deli. Do yourself a favor and get the combination plate - hummus, baba ganouj, kibbeh, tabbouleh and a spinach or meat pie. Before you start, section off the part of the meal you're taking home with you (unless you're a linebacker and haven't eaten all day), and enjoy. You're welcome.

If only I could have brought this deli home with me...

  • Visited August 2013
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