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Cedar's of Lebanon

Hyde Park
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1618 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615-4210
+1 773-324-6227
11:30 - 21:15
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great food and service. The falafel are always good hear with Spicy red lentil soup! They have great vegan options and for meat lovers as well.

Thank Amal I
Grass Lake, Michigan
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

The food is very good; waitstaff and management is very friendly; atmosphere is family-friendly but good for adults as well. Portion size is ample.

Thank asti439797
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Really good, freshly prepared Mediterranean/Middle Eastern food. Excellent value and friendly service. Lots of vegetarian options. You have to try a soup, so satisfying and tasty. It is near the University of Chicago. No alcohol sold but you can take yours.

1 Thank jlennie
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Order the cauliflower and eggplant pita sandwich. You will not be disappointed! The food is all quite delicious and extremely reasonably priced. Good for families. BYOB.

Thank Brooke L
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

I spend a fair amount of time in the area where this restaurant is located, but for whatever reason, it was never on my radar until now. Maybe it's because it's in a large, busy strip mall, positioned back from the street. But it is neat, clean, cozy, and friendly. The food is tasty and priced right. I need to... More 

Thank SouthsiEEED
Chicago, Illinois
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Let me just say that I would prob stand on my head to eat at Cedars - we've eaten there many times and the food is all wonderful, never had a bad meal. The service is spotty tho. You may or may not get what you thought you ordered, in spite of pointing out the item on the menu. Our... More 

Thank Teri G
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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640 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

With all Honesty, this is the best Lebanese restaurant I have ever visited in the US. True, I have never visited Lebanon, but for the meantime, it is the best I have access to and tried. I order take out or dine in at least monthly, for the last couple of years. I really like the falafel, pita sandwiches, hummus.... More 

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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

You won't find Jordanians eating Mensef with their bare hands here, but it is a lovely place to get your dip on. Kebabs are always tender and juicy, and surprisingly, the salmon kabobs are really good.

Thank Ammer K
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Good food at a good price! Excellent service as well! We were on business and it was a great place to go and relax. Not that kid friendly.

Thank Tony C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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93 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2013

This is a bright and busy place that serves lovely Lebanese food at reasonable prices. The pastries are wonderful. The service fast. The food excellent.

Thank LeBonVoyage58

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
11:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1618 East 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615-4210
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-324-6227

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

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