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What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Many American restaurants are here, both fast food (Burger King, KFC, McDonald's, Subway, Texas Chicken, Baskin Robbins, Domino's, Papa John's) and sit-down (Chili's, Macaroni Grill, TGI Friday's). Most fast-food places deliver. There is a few great local restaurants as well, also Iranian, Pakistani, Indian food. There are local cheap fast food options which are the shawarma shops (a bit like a meat-stuffed burrito). They are dirt-cheap and tasty. - Aug 28, 2017
Muscat is full of Western chains and local favorites. We have McDonald's, Burger King, Subway, Pizza Hut, Papa John's, Domino's, KFC, Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins, Starbucks, Coldstone, Costa Coffee, Chili's, TGI Friday's, and more. Most have a more limited menu, but the food is the same and most of the fast food places will deliver. Everything here tends to be pricey and the restaurants are no different. For example, items in the U.S. that would be on a dollar menu are on the Rial menu. One Rial equals US$2.60. There are some very good local places that serve Indian and more traditional foods that are a little cheaper and really good. - Oct 25, 2014
Many of the largest U.S. chains are open here: KFC, McDonald's, Subway, Burger King, Hardee's, Dunkin' Donuts, Dominoes Pizza, Pizza Hut, Papa John's, TGI Friday's. In addition, there are lots of good Lebanese restaurants as well as shwarma stands or coffee shops for quick eats. The best thing I've had here is the fresh fish and seafood; the fishing industry is alive and well in Oman and it shows. I hear there is good Chinese food here, but I've yet to find it. If you want an alcoholic beverage with your meal, the restaurants associated with hotels are your best bet. - Jun 7, 2012
Everything. McD's, Burger King, Chilis, TGIF, Hardees, KFC, Pizza Hut, Domino's, Papa John, Subway, Pinkberry, Baskin Robbins, Starbucks, Cinnabon, Coldstone Creamery, Dunkin Donuts, need I go on? - May 3, 2012
You name it... KFC, McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, Papa Johns, Hardees, TGIF, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks..... - Aug 25, 2011
KfC, McDonald's, Pizza Hut. Expensive! - Feb 20, 2011
You have all ranges, but the quality is definitely restricted. The Turkish House is good and relatively cheap. Nice restaurants in hotels can be quite expensive. - Apr 1, 2010
Some, the usual McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut but local swarmas are wonderful and cheaper than a Big Mac. Indian food here is absolutely wonderful but then when you have a major work force made up of Third Country Nationals your bound to have some of that country's flavor around. - Feb 12, 2010
McDonald's, Papa John's, Pizza Hut, Chili's all at U.S. prices. But honestly, the best "fast food" is either "Arabic" (i.e., Lebanese) or Indian. - Jan 21, 2010
Subway (about US$5 per 6in sub); KFC; Pizza Hut and Poppa Johns (about US$17 for a large); McDonald's... The best value is going to get the local schwarmas and chicken sandwiches (less than US$1 each). Most restaurants are extremely pricey and don't open for dinner until 7pm. - Mar 19, 2009
Full range of standard fast food and cafes (McDonalds, KFC, Starbucks, Costa Coffee, Chili's, etc.). Some very good Indian restaurants. Hotels offer Italian, Mexican, and other specialities (including a Trader Vic's!). Increasing options for family/casual eating out including fusion, Italian, and, of course, variations on Lebanese/Arabic food. Few restaurants outside hotels, and those mostly Indian, are licensed to serve alcohol. The best restaurants - for example, at the Chedi and Shangri La Hotels - are as good as any top-end places in the world. - Feb 18, 2008