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Lebanese in Charlotte?

Any recommendations welcome, I'm tired of gyros from Showmar's...

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  1. I have no idea how authentic it is, but I enjoy Kabob Grill on East Blvd. They also have a location in Ballentyne. There is also a place called Middle Eastern Deli on Independence, can't vouch for it personally. Same for Aladdin's Eatery in Matthews...my guess is that its the most authentic:

    http://charlotte.creativeloafing.com/...

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    Aladdin's Eatery
    7900 Stevens Mill Rd Ste G, Matthews, NC 28104

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      There is also Sultan Kabob House on S. Tryon...I think Creative Loafing wrote it up a while ago.

      I thought there was a Lebanese-owned restaurant in east Charlotte but I can't remember the name.

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      Sultan Kabob House
      Charlotte, NC, Charlotte, NC

    2. How about Cluckers off of 51 in Pineville? Or Middle East Deli on Independence? I don't know that they're specifically Lebanese, in fact I think the Cluckers folks are Palestinean, but I've had very good food at both over the years. Cluckers specializes in chicken dishes (obviously). Very good chicekn,

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      Middle East Deli
      4508 E Independence Blvd Ste 111, Charlotte, NC 28205

      1. Also, Little Village Grill, Uptown at Gateway Village, has an excellent Falafel Pita.

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        1. re: carolinadawg

          I just ate a falafel pita from Little Village Grill. It was good, but definitely not Lebanese-style if thats what you're looking for. I guess you'd call it Greek style since the rest of the place is Greek. Thick pita and a lot of tzatziki.

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          Little Village Grill
          710 W Trade St Ste G, Charlotte, NC 28202

        2. Here is a photo from Clucker's in Pineville. I also love Kabob Grill that was mentioned. There was also a man at the Farmer's Market near the airport last year that sold hummus, tabouli, bread and lebnah. Maybe he will be here for this summer too.

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          Kabob Grill
          1235 East Blvd Ste G, Charlotte, NC 28203

           
          1. Kabob Grill is probably one of the best Middle Eastern places in town. Their kibbe and falafel are excellent. Try the muhumara (a red pepper and walnut dip) for a treat. I used to love the Middle East Deli, but the quality kept declining. I noticed they rehabbed the restaurant - maybe the owner got a lift too - so I should go back to try it again. Lately, we've been visiting the Cedars on Central avenue (not far from the intersectin with Sharon Amity). They have excellent shwarma and falafel.

            Leah's Cuisine is the name of the folks who sell at the matthews Farmer's market. Try the manaish (flat bread with zaatar). Yum!

            Lastly, there's a Turk selling "doner kebab" in Latta Arcade Not bad

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            Middle East Deli
            4508 E Independence Blvd Ste 111, Charlotte, NC 28205

            Kabob Grill
            1235 East Blvd Ste G, Charlotte, NC 28203

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            1. re: hazardnc

              Middle East Deli has changed to Carolina Kebap. I have been a couple of times, they have really revamped, it has tables with waiter service. It has really improved since the deli days. I am addicted to their tabouli.

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              Middle East Deli
              4508 E Independence Blvd Ste 111, Charlotte, NC 28205

               
               
               
              1. re: waitress

                Wow, all of that looks delicious. Thanks for posting, waitress. I'll have to put this place on the list. ;-)

                1. re: waitress

                  Just to clarify. Carolina Kebap is a Turkish restaurant.