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Mediterranean Deli & Catering


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Lahm Bi Ajeen
Fresh organic dough topped with a mixture of ground sirloin with onions, tomato, spices, parsley and garlic.
Lamb Fatayer
Freshly ground lamb mixed with onions, parsley and middle-eastern spices. Topped with roasted tomatoes.
Reuben Fatayer
Freshly sliced corned beef topped with swiss cheese, saurkraut and homemade thousand island dressing. Baked on rye bread.
Chicken Fatayer
Fresh‎ chicken breast marinated with specialty spices and topped with grilled mediterranean veggies.
Turkish Soujouck Fatayer
Aged, spicy turkish sausage with freshly, oven-baked eggs.
Spinach Fatayer
Fresh sautéed spinach with scallions and nutmeg, and garnished with roasted tomatoes.
Veggie Fatayer
Sautéed spinach with grilled, marinated zucchini, squash, red peppers, mushrooms and onions.
Greek Fatayer
Fresh spinach, chopped roma tomatoes, red onions, calamata olives, greek feta cheese and fresh garlic baked on our local organic dough. Brushed with olive oil and served with tzaziki sauce.
Mana- Eesh
Pita dough brushed with extra virgin olive oil. Topped with zaatar (wild thyme), sumac and sesame seed.
US$10 - US$15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They did the catering for our wedding party at our house. We had lunch (for free) to take a look a the options: appetizers, carbs, proteins, salads. All the salads are outstanding and the hummus and the eggplant sauce are delicious. There were not many...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank deinabop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Chapel Hill for a yearly birthday outing about an hour away. This is the birthday girl's favorite deli. This was my first time there. It was delicious. We ordered different things and shared them all. The olive bar with spices was great....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Igocrazy
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

This place is a feast every day. Most of it is good quality. The space is very noisy and feels chaotic, but it mostly works well. Take out, or eat inside, or outside on the sidewalk. A Chapel Hill institution.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 13 January 2019

I love this place. Their gyro meat is fabulous - sometimes we buy a couple pounds to bring home. I love their little bar with extra stuff to load up on like tziki sauce. I could live on that stuff. Their hummus is delightful. Just...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NC2427
Reviewed 11 January 2019 via mobile

Loved all the options! The food was good. The reason it’s not 5 stars is because of service and the food. Some food was great but other items were just ok. Would come back though.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bsnestrvler
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

I wanted to try this place after my mom had spoken so highly of it. It lived up to all of my expectations. When I first entered, it was a little overwhelming. There were so many vegetarian options. We decided to split a Greek Fatayer...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nickbliv
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Med Deli is always fresh food with a wide range of choices. Authentic mid eastern food in a lively atmosphere. Located on Franklin Street in the heart of Chapel Hill and one of the best places to eat with a casual atmosphere. Will please both...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank thedbaird
Reviewed 6 January 2019

So many deli items; I just wish I knew what half of them were. I loved Mediterranean food. very nice atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank sidek1277
Reviewed 22 December 2018

Live in Asheville but eat here every time I'm in Chapel Hill. Great, unique mid-eastern food, fantastic grains, reasonable prices, and serious size portions. Wish there was something similar in Asheville

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jake B
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Mediterranean Deli offers fresh food with a wide variety of choices to fit selective tastes. Lots of seating. Street parking is minimal but there are several lots within walking distance. Be sure to end with baklava and a Turkish coffee.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Sheila B
11 May 2018|
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Response from Dan N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can.
17 May 2017|
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Response from Janice E | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Just push the small tables together. It might be worthwhile to mention to one of the restaurant staff your intentions. Or phone them beforehand just to give them a heads up. They might be willing to set it up... More
18 March 2017|
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Response from bethgoldstein104 | Reviewed this property |
No specific parking. There are some lots across the street as well as street parking.
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