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Lilit Cafe

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7921 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-2424
+1 301-654-5454
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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303 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a hybrid space of store and cafe. We stopped by for breakfast on Sunday at 10, and it was empty. There are lots of GF options, but nothing is particularly delicious.

Thank Amy W
Level Contributor
34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Loved their gluten free menu- it's massive!! Had the melted Brie baguette and later the chocolate mousse- sublime! Great for being gluten free. Love it

Thank Lauren H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The restaurant has both regular and gluten free options - but they have a full gluten free menu, just just a handful of items. They also sell a wide range of gluten free products (packaged products, frozen food, beer) in the store, too. I always get the gluten free pizza - so I can't personally comment on the other options.... More 

Thank thwashingtondc
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We've been to this little unassuming cafe many times in the last year especially with friends. It's a cozy place with a deli inside with a wonderful array of wines & beers including Gluten Free beers! They have many not just one so you can take your pick. They also have amazing GF cookies, pastries, cupcakes (get the chocolate ones!!)... More 

Thank viaggiareconpoco
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Wonderful restaurant, wonderful food, and wonderful service...and good prices. Best crab cakes I've ever had. The homemade gelato is really good, too.

Thank Matthew D
Rockville, Maryland
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

There are very few places that I can go and feel comfortable about eating the food that is labeled "gluten" free but at Lilit Cafe they really get it how to prepare and serve gluten free meals. We always go there for my birthday and Mother's Day because I have have their pizza, which is the best I've ever had.... More 

Thank Sophies-Mom2008
Framingham, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We ate a light lunch before attending a show at Imagination Stage. Fresh crab cake sandwich, nice roast beef panini, lentil soup and fries. Tasty and fresh. Wait staff very attentive. Priced just right.

Thank ShellConcha
Bethesda, Maryland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Attention to detail and food quality is always obvious. Lots of incredible lunch sandwich options for people like me, and they offer a discount for NIHers like me. Healthy options and offers lots of gluten free choices. Building is plain on the outside, but inside is clean and nice and anything but plain choices. Of course it offers a fine... More 

Thank rockflower1
Bethesda, MD
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80 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Like many of you, I have driven past Lilit Cafe on Old Georgetown Road thousands of times and never thought to try it. My wife and I went in for lunch and were pleasantly surprised. We shared a sandwich and a Greek salad and both were nicely prepared and fresh. The menu is larger than you would think, with a... More 

1 Thank Sheldon H
Bethesda, Maryland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

This cafe is truly a pleasure; excellent food and the service is far and away better than any of the other "upscale" joints in Bethesda. If you enjoy good, fresh food and a friendly atmosphere, go to Lillit Cafe---you won't be disappointed.

2 Thank Donald D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7921 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814-2424
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-654-5454

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?