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US$10 - US$35
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Lebanese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed March 13, 2021 via mobile

We stopped into Nawal's while in town for the weekend. Since it was middle of the afternoon, we stopped for cupcakes. They are delicious! If you're on a diet, they are worth cheating trust me. These were so good, that my husband who doesn't even...like cake insisted we stop on our way out of town to get more. We will definitely return for more!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 23, 2021

Stopped for dinner with two colleagues, traveling on business. Nawal was a wonderful hostess. The food wand atmosphere were great and the food was reasonably priced. I highly encourage you to visit Nawal's. Local restaurants need our business.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed October 11, 2020 via mobile

Excellent!!! Beautiful atmosphere, and amazing food! We were passing through, and stopped for lunch. The Moroccan chicken was perfection!

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 27, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is a lovely place tucked in a strip mall— amazing food!! My friend lived In Cyprus and I just love Mediterranean food. The owner is friendly and takes time to greet her customers all while creating truly delicious food. Also— the pita was...perfect! Kabobs tender and yummy. Kim and JaneMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

Wonderful meal and service. Morrocan chicken and lamb gyro are the best! Homemade baclava and Turkish coffee perfect finish to a wonderful evening.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed December 5, 2019

I've been going to Big Rapids for decades and only recently discovered Nawal's Mediterranean Grille. I had a delicious lunch prior to a meeting and was very happy with the experience. I was greeted by the owner and then was taken care of by a...wonderful server. I had Chicken Shawarma over rice and a Coke for $13, which I thought was pretty reasonable considering the quality and quantity of the meal. They serve beer and wine too, so maybe next time I'll have a beer...The restaurant is a little off the beaten path, on the south side of the City of Big Rapids in an old strip mall (across the street from Big Rapids Township Hall). I'd say about 1.5 miles from US-131 in case you're traveling. Plenty of seating. Very pleasant place. Lots of parking.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

Anytime we head up to Northern Michigan we stop at Nawal’s for lunch or dinner. Just finished lunched and it was great once again. Falafel wrap was very good as was the hummus, rice, and stuffed grape leaves. But the star of the show is...the desserts. Today we had the gluten free sea salt Carmel cupcakes and they were amazing. Best I’ve ever had.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 24, 2019

This eatery is a little out of the way, being south of the business district in a strip mall. While the parking is plentiful, you may not find it if you are just passing though. It is worth looking for. Although this restaurant says "Mediterranian",...I would classify it as a "Mid-Eastern" restaurant. We enjoyed our visit from start to finish. The seating is comfortable and the atmosphere is exotic. The wait staff was friendly and conversational. Best of all was that the owner/chef comes to the table and makes suggestions. We had standard dishes (shawarma) as well as house specialties (chicken with secret ingredients). With our meal we had both French and Italian wines. If you want a pot of tea, get ready for a large, elegant, urn. We also tried appetizers which were home made and excellent. If there is a weakness, it is the cupcakes. While these are signature creations, they did not taste fresh. I think the restaurant could eliminate the bakery counter and focus on what they do best.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 20, 2019

We ate here for the first time and Nawal greeted our children like they were her own grandchildren and made them feel very special. The food was great! Our 10 year old son said it was the best food he’s ever had in a restaurant....Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 10, 2019 via mobile

Nawal has great passion for creating fresh and authentic Mediterranean dishes and getting to know her guests. Our table had a variety including gyros, beef and chicken shawarma and fabulous desserts. Her bead pudding is the best I've ever had anywhere. Thanks for the great...food and service. Can't wait to come back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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  • Nawal's Mediterranean Grille, Gourmet Cupcakes and Desserts is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 5
    • Atmosphere: 5