Quick Bite

A Must-Stop Spot for Fast-Casual Lebanese

At Dory’s Mediterranean Grill in Medford, most ingredients are imported from Lebanon.


Bright, welcoming spot for Lebanese; fast-casual, but everything is made to order. 

The scoop

Owners Dory and Christine Chamoun opened Dory’s—an ode to chef Dory’s Lebanese roots—last summer. 

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The menu

Nearly 80 percent of the ingredients are imported from Lebanon, including spices, tahini and pickled turnips. The menu is large and offers many tempting choices. Where to begin? The Mix It Up combo comes with choice of one protein and two veggies. Especially good is the chicken taouk with falafel and grape leaves (above), the chunks of boneless meat enlivened by a tangy lemon-garlic-yogurt marinade. Other proteins include gyro, kafta, pork souvlaki, white fish, and beef or chicken shawarma. These can also be had as sandwiches. Don’t skimp on the sauces, such as savory garlic that adds depth rather than harshness. Finish with a rich, dark Lebanese coffee, made with very fine grounds.

Heads up

Chocolate hummus is listed as an appetizer, but it makes a surprisingly light and appealing dessert. It comes with cinnamon-sugar pita chips. Order it to go and let the seductive scent of those fresh-made chips fill your car on the drive home.

What are Quick Bites? Short takes on casual, affordable dining.

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