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Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 26 October 2020

The food is good but the wait is long and the staff aren't the friendliest. Even though the food is good the experience wasnt.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 1 August 2020

1. Lost my order. I was waiting for my order about 40 minutes inside. 2. Prepared "medium", not "well done". The meat was grilled after checking the second time. 3. The meat was too salty. 4. Workers in gloves, in which they touch food, calmly...touch their clothes.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 13 June 2020

I was in the city for government administration purposes and stumbled onto this restaurant. I was with my family, and we were STARVING. We had a great variety of food from the restaurant and I would say most of it was really good, and the...rest was moderate. I don't know if I would actively search for the restaurant when I return to the city, but I was definitely pretty pleased with my experience here.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 16 May 2020

No concern for covid 19! Curbside pickup doesn’t work because they cannot even get order ready as promised!. Will take an hour and then not even bring to you so you have to go inside store every time!!! Do not risk your health to eat...here!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 22 April 2020

Manakeesh. Oh man! it is like an Arabic pizza that melts in your mouth. Very tasty!!! One of the best middle Eastern places since I moved here, if not the only one. The power of baking aroma is so tempting. So authentic, fresh food that...is made from scratch at a very good price!!! The service is wonderful; people there greet me by name, helloooo - bounce :) Whenever I go I stock up with my favorite baked goods and freeze them. I reheat one for my dinner and it comes out as fresh. Great service, yummy food, reasonable price, warm atmosphere. Bottom Line: HIGHLY recommended!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 9 September 2019

Stopped by for a quick lunch and was not disappointed. Tried several appetizers and entree items: hummus, tabbouleh, zaatar manakeesh, chicken tawook kebab, kafta kebab and lebanese beef kebab and a chicken shawarma sandwich. All the food was very tasty and it was served quickly....Would stop here for lunch again.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

For pictures and other reviews. Check me out on Instagram @asimlilani Can’t go wrong with this place that I have been frequenting for years! Food [8/10] - When we walked in, there was a long line of people who wanted a piece from menu and...for good reason. Food is solid from the platters to the sandwiches! The bakery next door also serves some delicious smoothies, crepes and coffee! Beirut Coffee (Caffe Beirut) hit the spot after a long day at the beach. The Chicken Shawarma platter was delicious and left me really satisfied. It came with a large serving of Chicken Shawarma pieces, French fries, Hunmus and Salad. Service [7/10] - Order at the front and pick up when your number is called. Simple, easy and efficient. It works for this place. Ambiance [7/10] - Been here for casual lunches and dinners as well as sit downs with family and this place doesn’t disappoint. There is a nice outdoor seating space for summer nights which is always a plus. A lot of people visit Saad’s across the street but miss out in this gem.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Manakeesh was the first Lebanese restaurant that I ever ate in and the food was so delicious that I am excited for more! I had Fool for an appetizer. Fool is fava beans with lemon, garlic, olive oil and a bunch of other delicious goodness...that I don’t know. You dip a delicious and fluffy flatbread into your Fool. I then had a chicken shawarma wrap which tasted like nothing I’ve ever had before. It is similar to a gyro, but the spices and sauce are different. It is spiced, but not spicy hot. The wrap is also a flatbread. Dessert consisted of sticky, sweet, and crunchy baklava. The restaurant was clean and decorated beautifully, but also a casual dining experience. You order at the counter and then seat yourself. They call you up by number when your food is ready. There were interesting things to look at everywhere your eyes went. There were people from many different cultures dining together in comfort. This was an all around great dining experience and I hope to dine there again.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

This is one of the best middle eastern foods we ate in the States. We've been to Middle East a few times. The food at this restaurant comes very close. This is not a fancy place. It is a self-service and it can be slow...sometimes. We stopped by around 7PM on Sunday night. It was packed with families which is usually a good sign. You stand in line to order. The person who takes orders can be quite "stern" (which is quite authentic too :). Then you pick a table and wait till your number is called and pick up your plates at the counter. We ordered chicken kabab, special salads, variety of chick peas dishes - everything was fresh and delicious. Pastries are sold at the cafe section and are well worth trying. Coffee is really strong (as it should be). It is a real Philadelphian gem.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The food, including flatbread pizzas, hummus, smoothies, and desserts, are all very good. We have been here many times for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and each time the service is not good. The people who work here are gruff and rude.

Date of visit: March 2018
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  • Manakeesh Cafe Bakery & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4