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Wally's Cafe

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3900 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608-3610
510 597 1303
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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tucson, az
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting family, looked for a quick casual lunch spot. GREAT spot for lunch, dinner, whathaveyou. Some of the best Lebanese food ever. Shawarma, dolmas, babaganoush, lentil soup. Yes yes yes. The whipped garlic garnish was unbelievable. More please. Do yourself a favor, eat here now!

Thank juleskTucson
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Wally's in tucked in behind a bank/bar and is your best bet for low key, low ambiance, high quality food with like-minded folks.

Thank Susan W
Santiago, Chile
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Hidden treasure. We were nearby and stop to have dinner. We ask for Falafel plate which came with hummus, salad and pita. While we wait for our main course, they offer us an entree of lentils & rice soup. And to finish... Baclava! Excelent & tasty food, fast service and reasonable price. Must visit if you like mediterranean food.

Thank tereanguita
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Go here. Seriously, it's awesome. As soon as you sit down you get lentil soup and at the end of your meal you get home made baklava (the best I have ever had!) for free! The Greek food is delicious but plot twist the Cheeseburger is the best I've had. And as a bonus Wally, the owner, and his family... More 

Thank MintJulipy
Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Good Mediterranean food. They gave us soup and baklava, included in the price. Friendly service too.

Thank GiantsFan54
Parlier, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

#27 my favorite! Great place to eat! Locate in Emeryville ca. Small dinner but who really cares the food is delicious! I take friends,coworkers if you are in the area please stop in and try .

Thank MrVegas101
Manhattan Beach, California
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385 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

After a busy afternoon of eating edibles and trippin' around the Berkeley pier, hunger appeared out of nowhere (my partner said no more candy). So we managed to find our vehicle and take the 3.5 mile journey down San Pablo Avenue. On the way we spotted Mr. Gus and the Weird Man walking in the opposite direction; is this backwards... More 

Thank ycnans coat
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This place has it all. It's a Lebanese diner with the best food and best service and ambiance ever. Also, if you are visiting from out of town. You gotta go. It's a total locals joint with a great cross section of Oakland folks. You should not miss Wally's when you come to town.

Thank kathleen g
Emeryville, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

I've been going to Wally's for about 5 years now and love the meats and rices you get there. I'm partial to either the shawarma and chicken pomegranate plates. They really load the to-go containers with delicious pilaf, salad and lots of meat. I'm a huge fan of the lentil soup that come with each meal as well. If I'm... More 

Thank MixSeven6
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

The place isn't exactly a proper restaurant, but its clean and modest. The staff are very friendly and their food is tasty. This is the closest middle eastern food you can get in the area.

Thank Najlarom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Halal, Greek, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3900 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608-3610
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Emeryville
  • Phone Number: 510 597 1303

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?