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“What a find in South Philly - more of a grocery with tables” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bitar's
Ranked #894 of 4,321 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: US$0 - US$20
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
Hudson Valley, NY
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170 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“What a find in South Philly - more of a grocery with tables”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

Excellent food and reasonable prices. We had the falafel sandwich and a chicken kabob sandwich. The taste was terrific. The desserts are great too. No coffee or espresso is served here. If I lived in this area, I would be here on a regular basis. Please note that this is really a mini-grocery type store with tables.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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346 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“THE REAL DEAL-WONDERFUL BAKLAVA, HUMUS, FRESH PITA”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2013

Bitar's is combination grocery store/restaurant. It would qualify as a hole in the wall place but at least you can eat indoors. They stock Middle Eastern ingredients that you will not find anywhere else. the Pita is baked fresh daily. the humus is execellent. The Baklava(pistachio or walnut) is just the right size. It is rich, buttery and honey sweet. At $1.25 per portion you can't beat it.
The grill room has a sandwich which won a best of...radio contest. will be back to try a gyro or kebab

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LARRYOTTER
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Wilmington, Delaware
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Little middle eastern deli/eat-in in South Philly. Good service, great food, what more do you want? Well, a little more room maybe, it's pretty small, but go anyway. Order whatever you want, it's all good. Definitely worth the trip.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank olddog53
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Atanta, GA
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111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Favorite!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

I lived in Philly for 8 years and ate at Bitars on a weekly basis. My recent visit this past fall took me back for their incredible grilled felafel pitas. It was just as I had remembered it. The felafel and pickled beets are soooooo good! Their baklava is amazing, especially the pistachio.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TraveLoggin
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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491 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“Great Sandwich & Grocery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2012

For all your middle eastern food yens. Great pita, hummus, falafel etc. The sandwiches are very good & there's a playground across the street with an entrance on 9th Street if you want to get your sandwiches to go

Visited June 2012
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Thank pookala
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