Little Marakesh

Moroccan Restaurant
1825 Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025 1825 Limekiln Pike, Dresher Directions
+12156433003
This place has not been rated by customers.
79% of 92 customers recommended
This place is closed.

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Moroccan, Mediterranean, African, Middle Eastern, Cafe
  • Meals
    Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Cuisine
    Moroccan, Mediterranean, African, Middle Eastern, Cafe
  • Meals
    Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Free Parking
    Yes
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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41 Tips
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Report | 4 years ago
a very fun time with good food!
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Report | 4 years ago
A delightful, inexpensive way for a group of people to spend an evening. Was a pleasant surprise. Unfortunately, they are only open on Friday and Saturday nights (strange) and are somewhat hard to find, at least for us.
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Report | 4 years ago
The only reason I went back was because of the food. The service it not good the owners are rude. They forgot the last course. They charge fees for everything little thing! WORST OF THE FEES $6 FOR BYOB!!! I have never paid because I bought a bottle to a BYOB. I will never go back nor recommend them to anyone!
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Report | 4 years ago
Owner and staff are very friendly and make certain that customers are enjoying the food and ambiance. Food is wonderful and plentiful. We plan to come back again!
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Report | 4 years ago
This was the poorest attempt at Moroccan/Middle Eastern dining I have ever experienced!! Nothing about this experience was authentic, even down to the all non-Arab staff and the nasty attitude of the owner who tried to chastise me for waiting "until the last minute" to use my Groupon; I truly wish I had my money back instead. A dingy dump; a total let down.
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Report | 4 years ago
The chicken tagine tasted more bitter than a combination of sweet and sour like I have had in many other Moroccan restaurants. Both the beef and lamb kabob was riddled with fat and grizzle, not really edible, and they were out of vegetable kabobs which is really strange to run out of vegetables when we were there at the first seating on a Saturday night, unacceptable. The couscous was really dry and flavorless. The pita tasted like it was a mass manufactured product not fresh made. If it wasn't for a very pleasant waitress, Sam, the experience would have been miserable. The greeter was very pleasant also, it is just unfortunate that the food was not good, especially for the price.
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Report | 4 years ago
Keep on keeping on.
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Report | 4 years ago
It was very difficult to get reservations yet the restaurant was mostly empty when I went. I was also charged a corking fee for a bottle that I did not even open. I was here years ago and the servers and belly dancers were more ethnic. I'm wondering if there are new owners. The food tastes the same.
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Report | 4 years ago
Food quality has gone down considerably since i ate there a few years ago. The food was obviously reheated - the whole chicken was ICE COLD in the middle. There were even ice chips in the gravy. We were a large group, but I made the reservation a week before- surely they had enough time to defrost the previously cooked and then frozen chicken. Service was slow, which makes no sense given the fixed menu. Needless to say, I won't be going back.
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Report | 4 years ago
Wonderful Moroccan food and perfect atmosphere! I love this place! 7 courses, belly dancers, a hookah, and wonderful service. Thank you!
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From Our Editors

Stretched amidst pillows, berber rugs, and the glow of brass lamps, diners at Little Marakesh must balance their attention between feeding their own stomachs and watching those of the performers. Belly dancers twirl past tabletops on Friday and Saturday night, feeding the warm, ethereal ambiance of the Moroccan hideaway. Surrounded by red and gold decor, the diners dig into house specialties such as the Atlas Bastille—shredded chicken with herbs, spiced eggs, and almonds stuffed in a sugar-speckled filo-dough pastry. They can order dishes à la carte or as part of a prix fixe feast, which includes salad, chicken tagine, and couscous.

According to Philadelphia magazine, native Moroccan Terry Manfa founded the restaurant out of nostalgia for his country. Commissioning a team of chefs to craft authentic shish kebabs, grape leaves, and hummus was only one part of relieving his homesickness—he eventually added a hookah menu and a bazaar, where patrons can browse handmade pottery, bags, and other goods from Moroccan artisans. The captivating belly-dance shows and communal atmosphere lend themselves to dinner gatherings, whether groups are celebrating a birthday or showing coworkers how to dress on casual-midriff Fridays.

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