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Byblos Restaurant - Boston, Norwood, MA
Byblos Restaurant - Boston, Norwood, MA
Byblos Restaurant - Boston, Norwood, MA
Byblos Restaurant - Boston, Norwood, MA
Byblos Restaurant - Boston, Norwood, MA

Byblos Restaurant - Boston

4.8
4.8
892 Reviews
$30 and under
Lebanese
Maurice Daaboul and family’s Byblos is the Boston area’s premier eatery since 1996 for authentic, homemade Lebanese cuisine. Located in the heart of Norwood, Massachusetts, Byblos offers all the best features of Lebanese dining, including a large hall where feasts are laid out in traditional Lebanese Maza style to the tune of live Arabic music and oriental belly dancing. At Byblos we pride ourselves on bringing freshness, authenticity and service to our valued customers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (781) 762-8998
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Catering<br /><br />Byblos offers full catering services at offsite locations in addition to our in house function room. Our staff is more than willing to work with you to set up a catering event that works best for you. Byblos offers creative and beautifully presented food along with our thoughtful service and planning. Our experience ranges from large weddings to intimate private parties. From a simple food drop-off service to a fully staffed, all inclusive event, we pride ourselves on client satisfaction.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Function RoomThe Al Diwan function room is available for private occasions all days of the week. Our staff is professionally trained to accommodate weddings, showers, graduations, and all other private occasions.
  • Private party contact
    Maurice Daaboul: (781) 762-8998
  • Neighborhood
    Norwood
  • Parking details
    There is plenty of street parking and private parking for Byblos patrons behind the building.
  • Public transit
    Commuter Rail: Norwood Central Train Station on the Franklin Forge Park Line
  • Entertainment
    Live music (Arabic, Greek, Armenian), live Belly Dancing
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 892 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston Metro South

    Best Food

  • Boston Metro South

    Healthy

892 Reviews
  1. AmyD

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really fresh, wonderful food. So delicious. The menu can give a lovely meal for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores. Recommend the family feast #2! A welcoming atmosphere for everyone.

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  2. Granny

    Greater Boston

    107 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Byblos is always fabulous. Shrimp kabin, salmon, and beef kabobs were had. We always wonder how they make the hummus. It is absolutely the best any of us has ever had. And celiacs are absolutely safe.

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  3. kotoole

    Greater Boston

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The many selections for meals on their menu is amazing...so many choices...and ALL of them absolutely delicious. The salads are fresh and filled with lots of healthy veggies and their dressing are refreshing. One of our diners ordered the salmon and it was moist and very flavorful, another had the grilled shrimp which were huge...4 bites each!...and very tasty...I had the grilled lamb chops which were infused with the flavors of mint, lemon and garlic...DEEEElicious! All were served with different rice and all were perfect! We love this place...and try to come often. The waiter Ralph was outstanding...always checking to see if we needed anything and keeping our water glasses filled.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Byblos has excellent staff and service. The floor manager is very attentive to ensure outstanding service and truly cares about every customer. Food and drinks are always excellent. The traditional music is really fun on weekends. Add this place to your top 5.

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  5. VeryPleasedPatron

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going to Byblos! The food is so delicious and the owner is so personable.

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  6. BrightonCorgi

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They served a ton of food that covered all the bases of Middle Eastern cuisine. All done appropriately authentic. Wines from Lebanon were reasonably priced. I'd go back.

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  7. Katie

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious!! Very large portion as well. The ambiance was lively and is a nice date spot or night out. The live music and belly dance performance were wonderful!

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  8. CNajjar

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great special occasion place to have dinner. This place has been my go to place for years.

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  9. PatriciaM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I took my friend out for her birthday. The highlight was our server, Catherine. She was very attentive, gave us recommendations, and was just very pleasant and sweet. We loved the fattoush salad and the chicken with wild rice special. We enjoyed Turkish coffee and a dessert out server recommended. Nice touch that there was a rose at every table.

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  10. ChristinaB

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We always get Platter #1 that feeds two but realistically could feed 3-4 hungry people. Everything is fresh and bursting with flavor. Absolutely delicious! The owner is always present, making sure all guests have a pleasant experience. The wait staff is very attentive and well-trained. Consistency keeps us coming back for more!

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  11. Bandito

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience! Great food and service was very attentive.

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  12. DavidK

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is xceptional! Every table was booked but it didn’t feel over crowded. The atmosphere is beautiful and welcoming. They don’t rush you and you have plenty of time to sit, relax and have conversation following your meal! This is my husbands favorite restaurant and we went to celebrate his birthday.

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  13. WesW

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent restaurant with friendly and family atmosphere!

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  14. Disappointed

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always excellent! The waiter was great! He was very polite and service was at the right pace.

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  15. THOMASA

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the lamb shish kebab & the hummus were especially flavorful & delicious!!! The side salad was very good, too. This was my first time here. I checked the menu last night & decided to order takeout to bring home. When the check came, I noticed we were charged literally double the price of what the online menu posted for lunch. When questioned, I was told they don’t serve lunch on the weekends. I would have liked to have known that upfront. Our reservations were for 12:45 pm. We were meeting for lunch. Portions were generous & the waiter tended to all of our needs. I recommend Byblos for its food & ambiance. I’m just upset because I unknowingly ordered takeout way out of my budget & was stuck with the big bill. I was showing the waiter my phone with the takeout items & prices circled before I placed my order. He didn’t say anything about the circled prices. It was too late to send the order back, so I was stuck with a huge bill. Other than that, the place was really nice.

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  17. SandraK

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gourmet Lebanese food. Lovely atmosphere. Fabulous atmosphere service. Lunch menu is reasonably priced

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  18. Jack

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was bad. Entertainment was not as advertised. Website reservations misleading.

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  19. DavaS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh and abundant! Loved every bite and will be back soon!

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  20. JohnM

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Byblos many times and we are never disappointed! The service is amazing the food is amazing and the owner or manager always comes to the table personally and asks how everything was! Highly recommend you will not be disappointed ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  21. outwithfriends

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Being of Lebanese heritage, I can say without a doubt their food is authentic!

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  22. KathyB

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy eating at Byblos. The food is excellent, we love their grape leaves and all their dinners. The staff is extremely attentive and welcoming. Food is authentic, tasty, and fresh.

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  23. SurenA

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. First time eating there for us both and would go back again. The nightly specials were amazing. Food was so delicious, felt like home made.

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  24. Jtsull

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, good location. Ive never had a bad meal here.

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  25. CharlesB

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great night at Byblos. We had a few of the entree specials along with Beef Shawarma, kabobs, and some lamb. Everything was well prepared. Highly recommend. There was entertainment scheduled for 8pm so we made a later than usual reservation yet there was no performers as of almost 9pm. Still worth the trip.

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  26. ABarr

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a most exemplary dining experience in every way. From the moment we walked in, we were treated like we were in a warm, generous and sumptuous home. The wine choices were extraordinary, featuring some Lebanese favorites. I highly recommend the rose! Khalel (I hope I got his name right!) is a complete delight, warm and sweet. He was well-informed about all the dishes and also about Byblos in Lebanon. The food did not disappoint, particularly the grape leaves, babaganoush and pumpkin kibbe. Wow! Please order Turkish coffee and the cookie platter. I am hoping my cousin and I can hold our BIG birthday party at Byblos when the time comes. It is a special place!

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  27. Jeff

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Closest I've found in the Boston metro area to my grandmother's cooking.

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  28. robertob

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good..I wish see the belly dance presentation.. I did reservation for performance but unfortunately open table not understand the option..next time

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  29. DebK

    Alabama

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Outstanding food. Service was not engaging from the waiter, however, owner and manager were very nice - owner came over to greet us. Food was outstanding. I was checking out the restaurant for an event - the atmosphere is dark and not updated. It could use a facelift. We didn't stay for the dancers - guessing that would liven it up, but it the decor should be updated.

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  30. Nicole

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food(and vegan friendly!), great service from all staff that we interacted with

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  31. PatR

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have been customers at Byblos ever since it was located in South Norwood. In the past we have been happy with food and service. On our most recent visit we were not totally happy with the Dinner for 4. Salads and hummus were good, the appetizer pastries (spinach and meat) were mediocre; dry and not particularly tasty and the main meal was just ok. Meat was a bit tough and very few grilled veggies. We would not order this dinner again give the cost of the meal. The drinks were good but enormously overpriced. A $10 beer is a bit pricey but $18 gin and tonics? And, no top shelf gin, just house gin. Unbelievable! One drink cost almost as much as a dinner for one. We will think about returning to the restaurant and will definitely not order any alcohol.

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  32. LoisM

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful Lebanese restaurant in Norwood center. Everything was enjoyable - the ambience, service, and quality of the food. We were a party of four and had a relaxing experience - never felt rushed.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Server not at all attentive. Had to call server multiple times to attend to us. Checking into the restaurant was also not a good experience. They say many ppl who arrived after us, though we had a reservation for that time. Food tasted good.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome experience!!!

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  35. Stephen

    Greater Boston

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Every thing was great until we got the bill. We saw that we were charged $3.00 extra because I asked for some extra salad dressing which amounted to about two tablespoons. Very petty charge. I doubt I’ll ever go back.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was amazing. The dancing and music was so fun, and the falafel‘s are the best I’ve ever had, and I have spent time in the Middle East! It is loud, even in the Pforr room with the dancing and music, fun to watch, but difficult to have a conversation over time.

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  37. Riles6

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food was delicious.. fresh and flavorful!

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  38. DanP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific experience! Would definitely come back a again and bring the entire family

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Try to avoid going when they are hosting events in the back half of the dining room. They were frazzled and we felt second fiddle

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  40. AnneJ

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We (2 senior women) were shown to the worst possible table in a nearly empty room. We refused it. This practice is tediously common and it needs to stop.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Byblos Restaurant - Boston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 762-8998.

Byblos Restaurant - Boston is rated 4.8 stars by 892 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Byblos Restaurant - Boston

678 Washington Street, Norwood, MA 02062

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Norwood
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is plenty of street parking and private parking for Byblos patrons behind the building.
  • Public transit
    Commuter Rail: Norwood Central Train Station on the Franklin Forge Park Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Live music (Arabic, Greek, Armenian), live Belly Dancing
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (781) 762-8998
  • Catering
    Catering<br /><br />Byblos offers full catering services at offsite locations in addition to our in house function room. Our staff is more than willing to work with you to set up a catering event that works best for you. Byblos offers creative and beautifully presented food along with our thoughtful service and planning. Our experience ranges from large weddings to intimate private parties. From a simple food drop-off service to a fully staffed, all inclusive event, we pride ourselves on client satisfaction.<br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Function RoomThe Al Diwan function room is available for private occasions all days of the week. Our staff is professionally trained to accommodate weddings, showers, graduations, and all other private occasions.
  • Private party contact
    Maurice Daaboul: (781) 762-8998
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