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New Deal Cafe

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113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt, MD 20770-1802
+1 301-474-5642
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Lebanese food is very good. Not a fancy place. The staff was helpful answering some questions as we aren't experts on Lebanese cuisine. Portions were generous and the food was good. As other reviewers have said, its a bit of a local hang out. Back part of the restaurant area has a stage for live music, open mic nights, poetry... More 

1 Thank jmgsmggun
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place for good Lebanese food, great gazpacho, falafel and kibee. Family run business. Sat outside. It's located across from co-op supermarket.

Thank Richard C
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

The New Deal Cafe (NDC) is in a nice location in the Roosevelt center in old town Greenbelt (Centerway at the intersection of Southway and Crescent Road.) Dine inside or outside. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. The staff is helpful and friendly. From the bar, enjoy some wine or interesting draft beer such as Nude Eel, a flavorful IPA... More 

Thank 6836
Washington, D.C.
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109 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Right across the plaza from the Greenbelt movie theater (great place to see a movie - the only arts house in Prince George's County). Middle eastern menu that you order at the counter. They bring the food to your table. Always tasty and reliable. Good beers on tap and entertainment at night. Funky fun place .

Thank 29Lorenzo
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,007 reviews
653 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Tucked in the heart of Greenbelt, itself an unusual planned community founded (inspired?) by Eleanor Roosevelt, the New Deal Cafe hearkens back to leaner times. The cuisine is Middle Eastern; the lighting is Soviet era dark; the ambiance is hushed. They have live music on a regular basis (folks in the pre-revival mode). Republicans (and even post-New Deal Democrats) need... More 

Thank jaseaton
Delray Beach, FL
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230 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

First, this is an incredibly hard place to find even with GPS. We ended up parking on the wrong end of a confusing, open-air shopping-center and wandering around. Second, I got the impression it was more a gathering place that a restaurant. People gathered in small groups talking and the waiters seem to be part of that. It wasn't particularly... More 

Thank DrJohnWarren
Halethorpe, Maryland
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Good mediterranian/middle eastern food in old Greenbelt. Friendly staff, wide menu, good beers on tap with a nice outside area. My biggest complaint is the front dining room is dismal looking and poorly lit. Feels kind of run down which is a shame because the kitchen is great.

Thank metrawatt
Greenbelt, Maryland
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

the soup of the day is scrumptious, everything delectable, my son and I ate every last morsel! ordered mainly vegetarian dishes

Thank marilynne01
greenbelt, MD
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Wasn't sure what to order. I stopped by for lunch. I don't remember what it was called, but can describe it. The meal had these thin strips of chicken piled up. Not a whole lot of flavor. A cup of plain white rice, a very small salad and a scoop of humus and some pita bread. Cost over $13!! About... More 

Thank pens1960
Shepherdstown, West Virginia
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

This place has a history rooted deep in Greenbelt spirit. From a cooperative venture working out of the community building it has grown to the towns favorite eatery, serving up Near Eastern delights and music, poetry, sidewalk people watching and more.

Thank ma w

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt, MD 20770-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Greenbelt
  • Phone Number: +1 301-474-5642

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