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Halas Mideast Eatery and Market

4323 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4909
+1 904-733-1855
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“pita bread” (6 reviews)
“tabouli” (6 reviews)
“baklava” (4 reviews)
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Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4323 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4909
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is one of my wife and I special places to eat. We used to go there before our son was born, and we still go after over 21 years! I recommend lamb shanks! But everything is good.

Thank Renato S
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We’d seen the sign for Hala when we were running an errand on University Boulevard and stopped in. The exterior is nondescript so we weren’t sure what to expect. Inside, the restaurant is to the right and there’s a market to the left. We took...More

Thank NieSam
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We were stocking up for the Holidays and bought lunch at Hala's. They carry an enormous selection of imported treats and bakery delights. We tried their lamb shawarma sandwich and a few spinach pies. The spinach pies are excellent (my main motivation for driving across...More

Thank KD4ML
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I have been going there for over 20 years; always enjoyed the food and the annexed middle eastern food store.

Thank Renato S
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

We finally made it to Hala Cafe for lunch and the food was amazing and great prices. We always shop at the grocery but never ate at the cafe. Their pita bread is amazing along with their chicken kabobs. Delish!

Thank AdventurousJax
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We were very hungry and, being from out of town, we were not familiar with places to eat in that area. Reluctantly, we took a chance and stopped at Hala's Cafe and Bakery. What a nice surprise. The food was excellent. The hummus was wonderful...More

Thank JMCKingsland_GA
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Lived nearby for years and did not know about this place! Stopped by for lunch, great service and yummy food. Had the stuffed grape leaves and Gyros. Pita bread was baked fresh--everything tasted great. So glad to have found this place!

Thank Valerie F
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Food was really good and the service good as well. Food tasted very fresh and hot. A must try! The lace was packed and full of satisfied people (I think)!

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Hala Café has been putting out great food for years. My wife and I hadn't been in the area for a long time and decided to stop in for some Middle Eastern food. We hope to get back again soon.

Thank Lee386
Reviewed 24 November 2016

I had the lamb shawarma wrap and had no desire to talk with my companion once I had my first mouthful. This is food to be savored. Had to take the leftovers home and was sad there wasn't more.

Thank patbartlet
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4323 University Blvd S, Jacksonville, FL 32216-4909 (Formerly Hala's Cafe and Bakery)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-733-1855
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