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Wally's Cafe

3900 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608-3610
+1 510-597-1303
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lentil soup” (17 reviews)
“baklava” (16 reviews)
“baba ganoush” (4 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.All hours
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, Vegan Options, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
3900 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608-3610
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We're from the Detroit area, with a very large Middle Eastern population. So we have lots of great choices. This place rivals the best in metro Detroit. We tried lots of dishes to compare to what we know is the best. The lamb shwarma sandwich...More

Thank joelalpert
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a hole in the wall restaurant. Very nice staff and atmosphere. The food is awesome and enjoyed in multiple visits. Lebanese and American dishes.

Thank dmf332
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

The restaurant in a homeless area that looks extremely scary and not a family atmosphere they have a bar that is occupied with scary looking people

Thank ahed1983
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Wally's is located off of San Pablo Ave right across the street opposite Safeway where parking is easier…actual location at the back of the Bank Club dive bar…can be accessed on the side of the building through a small passage...from the street not very obvious…remember...More

Thank amcos
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I visited wally cafe back in June 2016! What a little gem hiding behind the main San Pablo Avenue in Emeryville. We were on our way to Ikea, and stopped here for lunch! I need to go back for some delicious middle eastern food!!! Staff...More

Thank Heliana M
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Oh my what a surprise. This restaurant is so off the beaten path and unexpected. We had trouble finding it, but luckily for us there were two women crossing get the street that knew right where it was. The restaurant is in the back of...More

Thank Terre M
Reviewed 9 December 2016

This place serves wonderful, home-cooked Mediterranean food. The baba ganoush is smokey eggplant perfection. The kebabs are juicy and plentiful. The falafel is light & fluffy. Best of all, every entree comes with the best lentil soup I ever had (no kidding, I have to...More

Thank JenTravels808
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Really, if you were walking up the street, odds are that you'd pass by without noticing it there unless you have a good sense of smell. There are two entrances to Wally's Cafe, and neither grab your attention. Best option is to go into and...More

Thank jimkaiser2015
Reviewed 22 July 2016 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
Reviewed 22 June 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3900 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608-3610
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Emeryville
  • Phone Number: +1 510-597-1303
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