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Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Aladdins Shish Kebab

1421 Lawrence St., (410) 625-7800

Posted 9/22/2004

We know a frozen falafel when we bite into one, and the falafel at Aladdins most certainly is not frozen. The South Baltimore restaurant makes all its falafel from scratch, and it’s the best in town. The lamb kebabs, hummus, and brick-oven pizza are also exemplary, and the prices are hard to beat. As if this weren’t enough, Aladdins offers an amazingly satisfying low-budget dining experience. The restaurant offers takeout and delivery, but we love to gather a huge group of friends together around the large tables on the restaurant’s porch, which overlooks the harbor. The atmosphere is casual; we bring our own beers and smoke from the huge honking hookahs that the restaurant offers. And we always make sure to tip the staff generously for being so patient with our drunk asses. It might not be the Charleston, but on a warm spring night there may be no more pleasant dining experience in town.

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Other Awards for Best Middle Eastern Restaurant:

Baba's Mediterranean Kitchen, 9/16/2009

Orchard Market and Café, 9/17/2008

The Orchard Market and Café, 9/19/2007

The Helmand, 9/20/2006

The Helmand, 9/21/2005

Carlyle Club, 9/17/2003

Kabob Hut, 9/18/2002

The Orchard Market and Café, 9/15/1999

The Orchard Market and Café, 9/17/1997

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