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Had some really good baba ganoush, feta, and hummus plus a very tender, medium rare order of the lamb kabob last night for dinner at this Southside Lebanese restaurant. There was a lot of food and two of us split the trough/ dinner kabob plate. I may go back soon to try some lunch options. Better, albeit spendier, than Makarios so far. Hummus was good but had lots of tahini. Good value too.

SheilaL and some others had mentioned it before but this was the first time I have tried it.

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Pita Stop Cafe
1106 12th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205

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  1. I went there with a group of people who oddly enough wanted to go for their tenderloin, which they said was fabulous. I had a middle eastern dinner, though I forget what it was. It was good. I remember that. This has been maybe 5 years ago....Do you remember if they had Kibbeh?

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    1. re: curej

      If you want kibbeh, try the St. George's Middle Eastern Food Festival Oct 7, 8, & 9. While I don't really care for their arabian beans (too greasy) the grape leaves and kibbeh are good. The falafel is pretty darn good too.

      1. re: sheilal

        So I guess I can only get it once a year then....Where is this event?

    2. FYI: Pita Stop is opening another location soon in Cahaba Heights across from Winn-Dixie in the building that used to be a Hardee's. They've done a lot of work on it, though; it doesn't look like a fast food building anymore.

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      Pita Stop Cafe
      1106 12th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205

      1. I've been eating at the Pita Stop Cafe through high school, college, and ever since (over 15 years). I've never had a bad meal there, and I have had just about every item on the menu.

        For lunch, it's hard to resist the specials (beef, chicken or fish, grilled and served in a casserole dish with wild rice, salad and hummus), but I almost always get a ribeye steak sandwich, the grilled chicken sandwich, or an omelet (the pepper steak one if my favorite). My mother always gets the falafel (it's good, but falafels just aren't my thing) with tabbouleh, and my dad always get the kafta (again, good, but not my thing).

        For dinner, if they have the filet, I ALWAYS get it. Funny how a little Mediterranean place has better steaks than all of the steakhouses that I have been to around here. The grilled amberjack is always a good choice as well.

        Don't pass on a light dessert; I recommend the Turkish coffee and their date nut bread, served cold with a layer of cream cheese sandwiched in between.

        i'm hoping to see the 2nd location open before my birthday at the end of this month; I have spent many a birthday dinner at the Pita Stop, and hope to do the same this year.

        I pass the 2nd location in Cahaba Heights almost every day. It's in the old Hardee's across from Winn-Dixie on Crosshaven Dr. The old building is no longer recognizeable, though it now looks a lot like the Fish Market in Greystone to me.

        To curej, Pita Stop does indeed have a Kibbeh plate (they spell it Kibby).

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        Pita Stop Cafe
        1106 12th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205

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        1. re: johnnystiletto

          The birthday girl and some others we dined with for the bday raved about the tenderloin and the bite I had was indeed very good and tender But then again, I never order filet. The girlfriend almost got the ribeye sandwich.

          1. re: Dax

            The ribeye sandwich is great - the beef is sliced thinly and is very tender. They also use ribeye in their omelets. Pita Stop is one of the only places I go for omelets, as I'm kind of picky about omelets!

            They often do a lamb chop dinner special; I highly recommend it as well.

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            Pita Stop Cafe
            1106 12th St S, Birmingham, AL 35205