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

All takeout foods available. - Sep 2020


You can get most things delivered, but there wasnt anything amazing. People like a burger place called Fatty Dabs. - Sep 2018


Local restaurants are very good. Lebanese, Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, etc. Talabat is the local app for restaurant delivery. It is quite good. Restaurants can be pricey if they are specialty, but many are reasonable. - Sep 2018


Great restaurant scene, wide variety. Jordanians love eating out! Although they do tend to start much later than we were used to. Prices are a bit high but there are a lot to choose from. Some of the eating out is the "to be seen" scene and there is a lot of just lounging smoking hookah so I wouldn't necessarily say that the quality makes it foodie heaven. - Mar 2017


Great food. Every neighborhood has a favorite schwarma or falafel place, and you will find the best hummus in the world. If one gets tired of the local food, there are many different restaurants, and almost anything can be delivered. - Jul 2016


Everything from McDonald's to Popyes to Pizza Hut. ifood.jo does delivery which is awesome. However, the local food is amazing. ifood.jo delivers everything! - Mar 2016


Lots of fast food options, delivery options, and chain restaurants--anything you want, you can get. - Mar 2016


Lots of local choices, also Chili's, Applebee's, Burger King, and some other fast food restaurants that I can't remember. Everything here can be delivered to your door. Even donuts. - Nov 2015


Why would you eat American fast food when you can eat fantastic Arab food? But if you have to: McDonald's, Subway, Chilis, Fridays, Burger King, Popeyes, KFC, PF Changs, Pappa Murphys, Pizza Hut. There is ok Thai and Indian. But seriously, stick with the local Arab food! Our favorite Arab restaurants are Hashems, The Great Amman and Levant. Burger Shack makes good American burgers--though way overpriced. Also, most food is available for delivery through ifood.jo. - May 2015


Every kind of American fast food, plus a lot of local shawarma/falafel joints. I don't really eat at the American chains but you can easily have a feast of hummus, falafel, etc for under 5JOD a person and it's delicious! - Mar 2015


Pretty much everything. Of course some favorites are missing (Chik-Fil-A anyone?) but Abdoun has Chili's, PF Changs, Buffalo Wings & Rings, a lot of fast food,and of course every form of Arabic food you could want. We have Caribou Coffee, Starbucks (one is even drive-through), Costa, and tons of Arabic coffee shops/cafes. Prices look like American prices (3JD for a Starbucks coffee) but 70fils=US$1 so the prices are about a third more once you convert. - Jul 2014


They have everything in Jordan except great chefs. Every chain restaurant you can imagine is here, as well as stores. The prices tend to be higher than the U.S. though not exorbitant for food. The best restaurants are Middle Eastern places like Sufra, Fakhr al-Din, and Levant, though there are also some good Asian places like Yoshi, Umami, and Vinagarette, though they really don't have a chef culture or inventive food choices. - Mar 2014


They have all your favorite American fast food restaurants in the malls here, for about the same price as in the States. Decent restaurants charge quite a bit, like US$40 for lunch for two. We don't go out to eat much. There's a drive-thru Starbucks near the Embassy. When I used it the other day, I rolled down my window and my youngest asked why it smelled outside. It's not perfect here, but things are modernizing. There's a Chili's with a play area that we like. We also like to get falafel sandwiches and hummus takeoutlocally, which is very affordable (like US$1.00/sandwich). - Dec 2013


Burger King, McDonald's, Chili's, and other franchises. The cost is comparable to the U.S., maybe a bit more expensive. - Aug 2013


McDonald's, Burger King, Papa Johns, KFC, Popeyes, Hardees, and many others are around at about DC prices. - Jul 2013


All fast food places are here, they deliver, and their prices are reasonable. But we don't like to order from them when Middle Eastern food is healthier, just as fast, and just as cheap. - May 2013


All of the American fast food you could want. Also good Arabic restaurants (and pretty much everything else) but nothing is cheap. You will pay twice as much as you would in the States to eat out somewhere decent. - Mar 2013


Everything is available here. McDonald's, Lee's Fried Chicken, KFC..and those are just up the street from where I live!There are many fantastic restaurants here. Jordanians really understand service. Prices at American chains are about 40% higher than in the US.A great meal at my favorite sushi spot costs some, but you can get schwarma and falafel for very little. I haven't found an amazing Italian restaurant yet, but I can cook pasta at home. Fahkra Al Dein should not be missed. Seriously, Amman has a lot to offer. - Apr 2012


All kind of restaurants from American fast food and casual restaurants (Chili's, Applebee's, etc), and a wide variety of other restaurants. Many of the high end restaurants are quite mediocre, but still have the crazy price tag. It's a bit frustrating as prices have risen remarkably in Amman in the past 5 years, it's hard to find a good value anywhere. Amman sees itself as a very cosmopolitan city and offers a wide range of restaurants and a number of price points...unfortunately that cosmopolitan feel is largely a veneer and the quality of the food here is not high. That veneer cuts across many facets of life here, not just the food... - Mar 2012


Fast food is widely available, both Western and Arab. The Middle Eastern restaurants (fast food and upscale) are great, there are a couple of Asian restaurants that are okay, several European/American/bistro style restaurants that are also okay. Meals in a "real" restaurant are priced comparably to major metropolitan cities in the U.S. - Mar 2012


Cheap--under $5 per person for dinner at a casual dining place. Street food is under $1. - Oct 2011


They are ALL here. One of the funniest sights I ever saw was some pretty cool and hip Jordanian twenty somethings hanging out by their car eating a bucket of KFC. - Aug 2011


McD's, Subway, Burger King, KFC, Fuddrucker's, Pizza Hut, Papa John's pizza, Chili's, Houston's steak house, Quiznos, Popeye's, Hardee's. All are very affordable if not cheaper than the U.S. - Aug 2011


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