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610 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-4419 (Chicago Ave)
+1 847-475-0380
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ran in to buy a salad to go. The portion was generous and it was so flavorful. I absolutely loved it. The price was great.

Thank Michele A
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Great food and huge portions Was very busy on Saturday evening but the atmosphere was great. Good quality and quantity Will definitely come back

Thank ahbla1
Dover, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Just about the ideal Mediterranean restaurant. The owner was there and seemed to be the equivalent of the mayor, very friendly, knows everyone, introduces them to each other - just a very nice atmosphere! Service was amazingly attentive. My husband didn't know what to order, so the owner just asked him a couple questions about what he does and doesn't... More 

Thank katwz
Frederick, Maryland
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The lunch specials are cheap and delicious! The staff is very friendly. A cheery atmosphere, with many repeat customers greeted by name during our single meal there.

Thank Jon K
Los Angeles
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I thought this was Greek for some reason, based on Yelp. But the music and paintings inside were more Arabian. I had the shrimp and beef kabobs,and they were ok. Big portions, but the 3 shrimp were lightly fried, but just tasted different than I expected. Service was good, and Olympics were playing on TV (no sound). The place reminded... More 

Thank gte338f
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Ordered takeout and received some of the most visually unappealing Mediterranean food I've ever seen. It tasted almost as bad as it looked. Skip this one.

Thank KPH95
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Vegetarian plate was intensely flavorful. All very fresh. The chicken tika is pretty hot - so watch out!

Thank TannednRested
Austin, Texas
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98 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

I had the lentils with rice and fried onions, with the cucumber yogurt salad on the side and it was quite good, but the stuffed mushrooms and baba ganoush our group had for appetizers were just okay. My daughter had the falafel wrap and liked it; she said the pita was really good. She also had the lentil soup, which... More 

Thank AABerry
Fort Collins, Colorado
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016

The food is amazing, the service is truly friendly, and the price is great. There is a buffet, which is a great value.

Thank RoaminChicagoBoys
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

This restaurant has been one of my "go-to" choices for years. The food is delicious. I love the kebab, babaganoush, and hummas. The service is attentive and efficient. I am often surprised by the reasonable prices. I have tried many of the items on the menu, and have to say everything is good. Olive Mountain is very popular with University... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 610 Davis St, Evanston, IL 60201-4419
    (Chicago Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-475-0380
The first of it's kind specializing in Mediterranean cuisine & fresh seafood since 1992 located in the heart of Downtown Evanston.

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