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Casbah Cafe

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3628 Saint Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205-9065
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Tallahassee, Florida
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice lunch with my family here. The services was quite prompt and they made sure to refill and check on us at just the right intervals. The food was pretty good. The prices are right/average for the area. Only complaint was the chicken shwarma platter lacked the amount of chicken you'd expect based on the price. Nice beer... More 

Thank Frances H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Casbah is a hookah lounge that also serves very good food. It has inside and outside dining some nights they have entertainment. I suggest start with their fried cheese it is delicious also the hummus. I love their chicken kebabs with basmati rice. Dog friendly and kid friendly. A nice place to visit with friends and family.

Thank bellacraftella .
Jacksonville, Florida
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323 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

One could always rely on good to very good Mediterranean food in this small, local hang out. So, what changed? Our latest visit found the falafel's to resemble frozen with a strange coriander after taste compared to previously awesome falafels. Similarly, the hummus, Baba ghanoush and tabbouleh were strangely, and uninspiringly different. After the visit I spoke with a friend... More 

Thank dmarun
Jacksonville, Florida
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172 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

The food is actually very tasty--kebobs, dips & pita especially. If you eat indoors though you will be overpowered by the smoke (which will still smell on your clothes the next day!) Greek salad has way too much dressing, vinegar and salt. So if the temperature permits, sit outside. (unless you're doing hookahs)

Thank psf1
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

One thing that I have learned by traveling to the Middle Eastern countries is that Arabic hospitality is very warm and accommodating. Casbah is no different. The new owner is very gracious and charming. Our server, Alianna, is attentive and patient, outgoing. The food was very freshly cooked and the vegetables platter, and hummus was quite tasty and fresh. The... More 

Thank PenmanUk
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87 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016 via mobile

This place will always be my default go to place. I am vegan, so the food options are great as well. Hookah, beer, and wine, a very laid back environment, and belly dancing on some nights.

Thank Alexandria A
Lubbock, Texas, United States
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

This place has a great vibe. We visited on a Friday night and the place was full, but our group of 4 was able to get a table right away. The hookah was good - (not fantastic) - especially after we mentioned that it was getting harsh and the server came more often to change the coals. The food was... More 

Thank Linley J
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Walked here with our dogs. They staff was so nice and pet friendly. The food is great and the beer specials are good !!

Thank sunetenasee
Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I love this place! I was in town for business and I went here with two of my coworkers. We don't have decent Middle Eastern food in my hometown, or hookah, and this sounded really appealing. The food was authentic, and I know good Middle Eastern Food, as I have spent a lot of time there. Try the stuffed grape... More 

Thank Eastwardgypsy
Jacksonville, Florida
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Having recently moved back to the United States from Kuwait, I was thrilled to find the Casbah. The food was excellent and the staff helpful.I thoroughly enjoyed myself and enjoyed introducing some of my family members to the food I loved for the four years I was living in the Middle East. Well done!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, French, Moroccan, Cafe, Turkish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3628 Saint Johns Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32205-9065
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: 904-981-9966

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