This fast-food restaurant is conveniently located on International Drive in the heart of the tourist district in Orlando. Their menu is split between classical American fast-food and traditional Middle-Eastern dishes. It makes for a great pit-stop for those enjoying a leisurely walk along I-Drive or not wanting to travel too far for a meal after a long day at the theme parks like Universal Studios or SeaWorld.
This restaurant severs typical Middle-Eastern dishes like shawarma wraps, falafels and hummus. They also serve American classics like pizza, burgers (click here for my Top 5 List of Halal Burgers in Orlando), chicken wings and tenders. The foods are made to order, however many of the menu items are not made from scratch in-house and so the quality does suffer some for the sake of speed.
This is a fast-food service style restaurant and you place your orders and pick up from the counter. The food is prepared quickly and efficiently. The staff is friendly.
Halal Food Express has a location right on I-Drive which is very convenient for visitors to the area. It is locate very close to the intersection of I-Drive and Universal Blvd, and it is lit like a Christmas Tree with many neon signs in the windows, making it easy to spot if you’re not driving too fast. There are only a few parking spots in front but there are public parking lots further down just a short walk away.
The inside of the restaurant has tables and booths setup for dining parties between 2-6. The counter to order is at the back of the dining space and the bathroom is located down a hallway at the back of the restaurant. There are large hand-painted murals on the wall depicting the 3 holy sites of Islam, the Kaba, Prophet’s Mosque and Masjid al-Aqsa which is a nice feature piece.
The restaurant is located in a tourist area and as such the price point is a little higher than comparable restaurants offering the same menu items. However, there are menu items priced for all budgets and appetites. A specialty pizza can cost in the $20 range while a sharwama can cost around $8.
Halal Food Express is an excellent choice for visitors to enjoy a quick bite to eat or to sit down for a good dinner after a long day at the theme parks. The food is good but comes at a premium for the convenience of the location. The service is good and prompt. Worth a consideration if you are looking for a quick bite on the go or if you are on a tight schedule.
Food Category: Italian, American fast-food, Middle-Eastern
Guru’s Rapid Review: 3 of 5 Stars
Must Try: Gyro Pizza, Hot Wings
Address: 6227 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: (407) 203-0885