A long tradition of quality food and service.

For more than 38 years, Ali Baba Restaurant has been serving up Mediterranean and American cuisine to the Morgantown and surrounding areas. Ali Baba’s has become a destination of Morgantown locals as well as international travelers from around the country seeking authentic Middle Eastern cuisine. Centrally located at the Morgantown Municipal Airport, Ali Baba’s provides great food in a warm and welcoming environment with an unique atomosphere. 

Come experience for yourself why Ali Baba’s is the perfect place for authentic Middle Eastern cuisine.


Elias Hishmeh opened his first restaurant in the form of a small deli in 1978. The love for the foods of his home land of Palestine led him to begin serving some of them as specials on certain nights of the week. It didn’t take him long to discover that it was those nights that were by far the busiest. With this in mind, he rolled out a new Mediterranean-inspired menu and name: Ali Baba Restaurant. The residents of Morgantown and the surrounding areas were eager to try the unique menu with the exotic sounding names. They experienced a certain brand of hospitality, which kept drawing them back again and again.

Over the last 38 years, Ali Baba Restaurant kept its commitment to quality Mediterranean Cuisine, superior customer hospitality, and has continued to mature and improve as the Morgantown community has, expanding services to a full catering and banquet menu. Ali Baba has moved from Westover, to High Street, to its current location at the Morgantown Municipal Airport, where Elias has been greeting customers since 2003.

Elias and Aaron are back! Ali Babas' is Ali Babas' again, and also what Ali Babas stood for, fresh homemade Mediterranean cuisine and honest hospitality. Ali Babas will not be moving forward, it will be moving back, back to the principals that it was founded on in 1978. During Elias' absence the past couple of years, Ali Babas strayed from the values that Elias knows is the most important, that the customer is by far the most important person in the restaurant and that food should always be fresh and prepared to the customers' preference. Rediscover Ali Babas', the "real" Ali Babas'.