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740 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
+1 919-286-2884
Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Newport Beach, California
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331 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I was pleased to see that this wonderful place which we have known for over 20 years is still there and popular. the youngest son of the founder is running the show. The quality of the subs has not changed - as the original owner said proudly but correctly "the best.' Never ask for ketchup though - a cultural and... More 

Thank beentheretooo
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My Husband and I have been going to Int'l Delights for years. They put an amazing Lebanese spin on their cheese steaks. I turned a lot of friends on to this spot. It's a must if you're in Durham. DO NOT ASK FOR KETCHUP. You'll see the signs 😂

Thank JDobbins555
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Been going here for years!! The food is delicious and I love that I can get the Lebanese fruit drinks I love. Love the owners, they play no games, and DONT dare ask for ketchup. If you forget there are plenty of signs posted.

Thank JDobbins555
Hartford, Connecticut
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

I found the food be to excellent and authentic. I was concerned when we saw it but the food quality was perfect, good price and large portions. Hummus was awesome. Would totally recommend!

Thank QA_Geek
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Although every Middle Eastern dish is perfection down to the most subtle nuance (the humus is chilled and the pita bread -- his own recipe made daily by a local bakery -- is warm), my personal favorite is the Philly Cheese Steak, best in the world, no close competition. Every ingredient is always fresh, flavorful, and perfectly seasoned. Enjoy the... More 

Thank Chuck H
Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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487 reviews
350 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016

I had enjoyed Turkish coffee once here with my brother about ten years ago, and, in Durham again, decided to finish my evening with another. The coffee is thick, sweet, and flavorful. Though I can't speak to the food, the Turkish coffee is very good.

Thank David S
Durham, North Carolina
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1,372 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,111 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

I knew it was Middle Eastern food but when I saw that you could get a chicken hoagie with provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, oil & vinegar, and seasoned chicken, it never dawned on me that they would use Middle eastern seasoning. DUH!! So, this was probably my fault. My husband liked his hoagie (he said he would have given... More 

Thank cheryl h
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I have been to this restaurant several times. It is in a fun part of Durham. The owner is very dedicated to making sure the food is good quality and that guests feel welcome. He will bring the food out to you himself. The tea is made with leaves and brought in the most charming tea pot, served in small... More 

Thank zeethelibrarian
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2015

The food here was alright. The chicken in my dish was lacking in flavor and was very dry. The lamb/beef gyro meat was good. The tahini and tzatziki were average. The service left something to be desired. The location was pretty convenient. Also worth noting, this restaurant has an off-putting "no ketchup" policy that seems sort of elitist. It is... More 

Thank Anthony C
Durham, North Carolina, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Owners are Lebanese; everything is really good. Believe it or not, the absolute tastiest thing on the menu is the cheesesteak (beef or chicken): it's absolutely fantastic!

Thank mempheel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 740 9th St, Durham, NC 27705-4803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-286-2884

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?