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Al Ryan Mediterranean Cuisine

817 1/2 Main St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1507
+1 434-845-3500
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lamb” (10 reviews)
“shawarma” (3 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
817 1/2 Main St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1507
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love home-made Mediterranean food, this is a wonderful. The owner is personable, and always willing to accommodate individual needs and tastes. The Baba Ganoush is superb; the best I've ever had. If you're going, be aware that alcohol is not served. I've not...More

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a group of friends and we all really enjoyed the food, which was well priced. The staff was very friendly (some Jordanian and some from Hispanic countries). Some of the atmosphere was rather plain, but they did have a beautiful section over...More

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 16 September 2017

The food was good, and the owner told us about how he makes everything fresh and from scratch. The owner was very friendly.

Thank Chelsey H
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Be prepared for a small restaurant with authentic cuisine. The only worker (I assume was the owner) was doing all of the cooking AND waiting on tables. A public parking garage about a block away makes for easy access to this downtown location. A large...More

Thank TC1Camper
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I've only had his Shawarma, but I can't fathom how it could taste any better. The interior is nothing special, but it's clean, and the owner/chef/waiter :-) is friendly. He cooks-to-order, so everything is fresh and served hot. Tip - if going for your lunch...More

Thank RebeccaJean113
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We as a family have been eating Mediterranean food and while and while visiting Lynchburg Va we tried this restaurant and they were very friendly and the food was great. We will go back again.

Thank William K
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I was fortunate enough to be able to treat myself to another fantastic and flavorful meal at Al Ryan! Al Ryan, and I refer to both the food and the owner, are a local treasure! He prepares the food to order so the aromas tantalize...More

1  Thank kamikazekiddo
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Traveling through Lynchburg around lunch time decided to stop and see what was available. Was very surprised to find a Middle Eastern restaurant on the main drag. Was not expecting this, and even more so to have it be genuine, not frozen McShwarma. I had...More

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This is a very good meal, especially when you consider the reasonable price. You can get a lot of food for $10-13.

Thank GlennyB58
Reviewed 13 October 2016

This small, out of the way restaurant was a surprise. The lamb dishes were superb, well prepared and presented. The chef said the only meats he serves are lamb and chicken, goat (dinners only), and fish if he can get it fresh. Hot tea was...More

Thank 199betty
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james R
22 February 2015|
Response from Glennmeister | Reviewed this property |
If you Google the restaurant, you'll find the website for Al Ryan. There is a dinner menu there. trip advisor won't let me paste the link. Against the rules.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 1/2 Main St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1507
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-845-3500
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