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Casbah Cafe

3628 Saint Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205-9065
904-981-9966
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Ranked #332 of 1,740 restaurants in Jacksonville
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner, French, Moroccan
Most recent review
- Jun 9, 2014
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English first
Jacksonville, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Casbah is a fantastic, laid-back restaurant. They have great all-day "happy hour" specials on beer & wine (they don't serve liquor) during the week. I received great customer service on both of my visits. I highly recommend the vegetarian grape leaves. They are the best I have ever had. Perfectly seasoned and made with tender grape leaves that are very... More

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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have walked by this place many times and finally went in and ate. It was a very enjoyable experience. Really good service and food. There was even a surprise belly dancing show.

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Toronto, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

The place got really cold and we asked for the a/c to be turned down, but they didn't do it for us. Other than that their main attraction is the hookah. The place had average décor and the service was alright. I wouldn't say it was anything spectacular though. Prices where quite decent and the food was just average.

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Jacksonville, Флорида
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I loved the food and the athmosphere in this restaurant. Couscous, hookah, dancers and cafe latte (surprisingly) were excellent!

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Yulee, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I'm always on the hunt for a good hookah bar, and this place fits the bill. It's tucked back on the street with a large patio. Inside, there are many slightly cramped tables and booths, the walls are dark, and the air is clogged with the sweet scent of burning shisha. The music is always loud, especially during the belly-dancing... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012 via mobile

The atmosphere is hip and laid back. On top of it the food was delicious and the hookah was divine. The belly dancer was beautiful also.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Service was fine; food not bad. Why do people want to smoke those hookahs?????????

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jax
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20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Love the fresh hummus and tabouli. Nice patio..with the occasional belly dancer!

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jacksonville, fl
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80 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Great casual middle eastern food. Great selection of hookahs and flavored tobacco. Also, belly dancers on Friday and Saturday night - what's not to love?

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Jacksonville, Florida
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199 reviews 199 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2012

Decent, but not extraordinary, Middle Eastern food in the heart of Avondale. Pro: good falafels, tasty couscous, moist and well seasoned chicken and fish, really good hummus, great stuffed grape leaves & kibbeh, belly dancing and live music on the weekends. Cons: wildly inconsistent (understatement of the year), moody staff (another huge understatement), unresponsive ownership, overpriced. If you're going to... More

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