Emily's Lebanese Deli

★★★★★
  • 641 University Ave NE

    Minneapolis, MN 55413

    Map & Directions
  • 612-379-4069

About Emily's Lebanese Deli

Hours
Mon., Wed. - Fri. 9:30am - 8:30pm;Tue. CLOSED;Sat. - Sun. 9:30am - 9:30pm
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This small neighborhood restaurant is a good find, particularly for those living nearby. It has almost no ambiance, but a good menu of Middle Eastern food, and a deli case for take-out. I wish there was more variety on the menu, but what they have is definitely good.

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★★★★☆

This small neighborhood restaurant is a good find, particularly for those living nearby. It has almost no ambiance, but a good menu of Middle Eastern food, and a deli case for take-out. I wish there was more variety on the menu, but what they have is definitely good.

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Emily has been dead for a few years. She does not wait on the tables. Her family carries on the management of this wonderful traditional restaurant. \r\n\r\n

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★★★★★

Emily has been dead for a few years. She does not wait on the tables. Her family carries on the management of this wonderful traditional restaurant. \r\n\r\n

Pros: The best authentic middle eastern food in town.

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CORRECTION TO THE LAST POSTING, EMILY'S IS STILL OPEN, AND DOES NOT CLOSE FOR REMODELING UNTIL EARLY SPRING!

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★★★★★

CORRECTION TO THE LAST POSTING, EMILY'S IS STILL OPEN, AND DOES NOT CLOSE FOR REMODELING UNTIL EARLY SPRING!

Pros: BEST LEBANESE FOOD IN TOWN

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My grandma and my mother would make labanese food for the holidays and i love everything! i love going to Emilys but recently i found out that they are closed do to remodeling! HURRY up i need food!

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★★★★★

My grandma and my mother would make labanese food for the holidays and i love everything! i love going to Emilys but recently i found out that they are closed do to remodeling! HURRY up i need food!

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My family has been enjoying Emily's for 20 plus years and it never get's old. I have tried just about every other middle eastern/meditarranean place and nothing comes close to this. The Tabouli is fantastic as is the Kibbe, meat pies, stuffed zucchini, stuffed cabbage, and my personal favorite- The Grape Leaves. The sole focus of Lebanese food gives Emily's a distinct advantage to other's who may feature it but also have Greek, turkish, or other food on the menu. Don't let the outside fool you, the food that awaits you on the inside is as good as food gets.

2
★★★★★

My family has been enjoying Emily's for 20 plus years and it never get's old. I have tried just about every other middle eastern/meditarranean place and nothing comes close to this. The Tabouli is fantastic as is the Kibbe, meat pies, stuffed zucchini, stuffed cabbage, and my personal favorite- The Grape Leaves. The sole focus of Lebanese food gives Emily's a distinct advantage to other's who may feature it but also have Greek, turkish, or other food on the menu. Don't let the outside fool you, the food that awaits you on the inside is as good as food gets.

Pros: Best Lebanese food in the city

Cons: Can be crowded if you eat in

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I loved the lamb shish kabob's as well as the feel of the place. This is not to say that the ambience is nice but it's this little family run place. I love that. The grape leaves and tabouli were very good as well!!

2
★★★★☆

I loved the lamb shish kabob's as well as the feel of the place. This is not to say that the ambience is nice but it's this little family run place. I love that. The grape leaves and tabouli were very good as well!!

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Can't beat this place for what they serve! The chicken kabobs, spinach pies, and tabbouleh are my favorites here. The atmosphere leaves a little to be desired and if you are not looking for this place, it's easy to miss. However, I haven't had this style of food for this price any better any where else. We eat here at least every two weeks.

2
★★★★★

Can't beat this place for what they serve! The chicken kabobs, spinach pies, and tabbouleh are my favorites here. The atmosphere leaves a little to be desired and if you are not looking for this place, it's easy to miss. However, I haven't had this style of food for this price any better any where else. We eat here at least every two weeks.

Pros: Fresh tasting ingredients and friendly staff

Cons: tight seating and so-so atmosphere

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I CAN?T BELIEVE THERE ARE SO LITTLE REVIEWS OF THIS PLACE!!! My parents have gone to this little restaurant about once a week starting in the late 70?s. I grew up on this food! Spinach pie?s are super buttery and the dough is moist and gewy. (Ask them to microwave it because otherwise they put it in the oven and it can get a little dry) You have to get the #1 or #2 platter RAW. Raw kibbie is the best, take a triangle of Lebanese flat bread, open to make a little pocket, spoon in some raw meat, drizzle with olive oil, add a slice of raw onion, wrap, eat, ENJOY! If you feel like you can?t eat raw meat get the chicken kabobs. It comes with a very tangy yogurt sauce that is also good to dip flat bread and drizzle all over the salad. The rolled grape leaves are sour and citrus-y. The tabouli is MOIST and not dried out like everyone else?s. If you like hummus you have to try their baba ganouj ?YOU will NEVER eat hummus again. Stuffed cabbage is phenomenal. Be warned if you go here you will never be the same. No Middle Eastern food will be like Emily?s. Puerta Beirut, Holy Land, do not come close to mastering Emily?s garlic, citrus, fresh flavors.

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★★★★★

I CAN?T BELIEVE THERE ARE SO LITTLE REVIEWS OF THIS PLACE!!! My parents have gone to this little restaurant about once a week starting in the late 70?s. I grew up on this food! Spinach pie?s are super buttery and the dough is moist and gewy. (Ask them to microwave it because otherwise they put it in the oven and it can get a little dry) You have to get the #1 or #2 platter RAW. Raw kibbie is the best, take a triangle of Lebanese flat bread, open to make a little pocket, spoon in some raw meat, drizzle with olive oil, add a slice of raw onion, wrap, eat, ENJOY! If you feel like you can?t eat raw meat get the chicken kabobs. It comes with a very tangy yogurt sauce that is also good to dip flat bread and drizzle all over the salad. The rolled grape leaves are sour and citrus-y. The tabouli is MOIST and not dried out like everyone else?s. If you like hummus you have to try their baba ganouj ?YOU will NEVER eat hummus again. Stuffed cabbage is phenomenal. Be warned if you go here you will never be the same. No Middle Eastern food will be like Emily?s. Puerta Beirut, Holy Land, do not come close to mastering Emily?s garlic, citrus, fresh flavors.

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We go to this place quite often as it is right near where we live and so I have had the chance to try out their food over a period of two years now. I think they have the best Tabouli in town. My favorite menu item is the lebanese chicken and lamb with rice. They have this sample platter which is also good. I think the food is very tasty, but be prepared for bad service-waiting forever for the food, no refills on water, not being told if there are nay specials, etc. My strategy is always to call ahead and get it to go!

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★★★★☆

We go to this place quite often as it is right near where we live and so I have had the chance to try out their food over a period of two years now. I think they have the best Tabouli in town. My favorite menu item is the lebanese chicken and lamb with rice. They have this sample platter which is also good. I think the food is very tasty, but be prepared for bad service-waiting forever for the food, no refills on water, not being told if there are nay specials, etc. My strategy is always to call ahead and get it to go!

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The atmosphere might not be great, but the food is delicious. Try as I might, I can never get my bill over $10 per person. The Mistah, warm bread in butter, is wonderful, but I can never finish it with less than 4 people. There are many tasty main dishes, but you can never go wrong with the Baked Kibbi. For dessert try the Crema. You will be surprised by the subtle flavors of honey and jasmine. Pair the Crema with some Turkish Coffee and you have the perfect end to a tasty and inexpensive meal. Insider tip: Order the Turkish Coffee before you end your meal. It takes awhile to make it.

2
★★★★★

The atmosphere might not be great, but the food is delicious. Try as I might, I can never get my bill over $10 per person. The Mistah, warm bread in butter, is wonderful, but I can never finish it with less than 4 people. There are many tasty main dishes, but you can never go wrong with the Baked Kibbi. For dessert try the Crema. You will be surprised by the subtle flavors of honey and jasmine. Pair the Crema with some Turkish Coffee and you have the perfect end to a tasty and inexpensive meal. Insider tip: Order the Turkish Coffee before you end your meal. It takes awhile to make it.

Pros: Cheap, Delicious

Cons: Servers aren't attentive

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This is the only shop my family and I shop for items we need at home to cook traditional Lebanese food. We get our cracked wheat, lubban and flat bread there, along with olives and grape leaves. They make the VERY BEST spinach pie at Emily's, which I would eat every day if I could.

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CONS: The space is small & it's a little tricky navigating in & out w/purchases.

4
★★★★☆

This is the only shop my family and I shop for items we need at home to cook traditional Lebanese food. We get our cracked wheat, lubban and flat bread there, along with olives and grape leaves. They make the VERY BEST spinach pie at Emily's, which I would eat every day if I could.

PROS:
CONS: The space is small & it's a little tricky navigating in & out w/purchases.

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The food is much better than the atmosphere in this glumb little place in a glumb little street. The tabouli was unique, and easily the best I have ever enjoyed. Everything else was tasty and i will be back to try the rest of the dishes. But the decor.....don't go here unless you are in a good mood!

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★★★★☆

The food is much better than the atmosphere in this glumb little place in a glumb little street. The tabouli was unique, and easily the best I have ever enjoyed. Everything else was tasty and i will be back to try the rest of the dishes. But the decor.....don't go here unless you are in a good mood!

Pros: food, cost

Cons: decor

Message from Emily's Lebanese Deli

Stop by out friendly neighborhood delicatessen to enjoy our savory, home-cooked Lebanese food. You can dine in or take out. We can accommodate large take out orders upon request. The regulars rave about our Tabbouli, Grave Leaves, Hummus, Spinach Pies, and more! We pride ourselves on using only the finest ingredients. Stop by or give us a call today!

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Whenever we have a hankering for the refreshing taste of homemade tabbouleh, we head directly to Emily's in Northeast Minneapolis. This small, very unpretentious rec room of a restaurant spares every decorating expense and puts its…

 

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