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113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt, MD 20770-1802
+1 301-474-5642
10:30 - 20:00
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Sun 10:30 - 20:00
Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has a lot of potential. It is located in a quiet area off the main road so one can sit outside in the summer and not choke on exhaust fumes or have to listen to the constant caterwauling of car alarms. Unfortunately the food and the service is strictly amateur hour. Up until late last year the food... More 

Thank 885fred
Talking Rock, Georgia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am visiting family here in Greenbelt, Md. where I lived for 3 years. New Deal was always a favorite place to eat foods not readily available elsewhere nearby, such as falafel, sweet potato soup, and other Lebanese cuisine which is completely unavailable in the area of NW Georgia where I now live. The cafe was having live music that... More 

Thank nursewendybird
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here today for a meeting. The place is large. It really needs to be updated. Probably the most ugly place. The food was horrible. I thought it was going to be great because all the locals speak so highly of it but don't be fooled like me. I'm not sure how this business is still in business.

Thank MAI3104
Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Met a friend for brunch, food average but music and employees made it a good morning. This is a unique community cafe co-op, a place to have a nice long visit over a meal without feeling rushed. They have been there 20 years, with big plans to continue their presence starting with a GoFundMe campaign to build an espresso bar.

Thank Beca K
Greenbelt, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I love this place. It is under new management and the food is great. There is live entertainment. This is a local meeting place for young and old. And yes once you've been here they do know your name.

Thank vicki o
Sellersville, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Lebanese food is very good. Not a fancy place. The staff was helpful answering some questions as we aren't experts on Lebanese cuisine. Portions were generous and the food was good. As other reviewers have said, its a bit of a local hang out. Back part of the restaurant area has a stage for live music, open mic nights, poetry... More 

1 Thank jmgsmggun
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Nice place for good Lebanese food, great gazpacho, falafel and kibee. Family run business. Sat outside. It's located across from co-op supermarket.

Thank Richard C
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

The New Deal Cafe (NDC) is in a nice location in the Roosevelt center in old town Greenbelt (Centerway at the intersection of Southway and Crescent Road.) Dine inside or outside. The atmosphere is casual and comfortable. The staff is helpful and friendly. From the bar, enjoy some wine or interesting draft beer such as Nude Eel, a flavorful IPA... More 

Thank 6836
Washington, D.C.
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123 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Right across the plaza from the Greenbelt movie theater (great place to see a movie - the only arts house in Prince George's County). Middle eastern menu that you order at the counter. They bring the food to your table. Always tasty and reliable. Good beers on tap and entertainment at night. Funky fun place .

Thank 29Lorenzo
Silver Spring, Maryland
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1,067 reviews
700 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

Tucked in the heart of Greenbelt, itself an unusual planned community founded (inspired?) by Eleanor Roosevelt, the New Deal Cafe hearkens back to leaner times. The cuisine is Middle Eastern; the lighting is Soviet era dark; the ambiance is hushed. They have live music on a regular basis (folks in the pre-revival mode). Republicans (and even post-New Deal Democrats) need... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 113 Centerway, Roosevelt Center, Greenbelt, MD 20770-1802
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Greenbelt
  • Phone Number: +1 301-474-5642

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