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3900 San Pablo Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608-3610
+1 510-597-1303
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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California
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 find out how they build the flavor) and baklava!

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Thank JenTravels2014
Emeryville, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 though a dive bar called "Bank Club" (I believe). At the very back of the... More 

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Thank jimkaiser2015
tucson, az
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank juleskTucson
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Susan W
Santiago, Chile
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 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.

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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 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 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 

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Thank MintJulipy
Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank GiantsFan54
Parlier, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 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 .

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Thank MrVegas101
Manhattan Beach, California
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402 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 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 

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Thank ycnans coat
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Greek, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?