What typical restaurants, food delivery services, and/or takeout options are popular among expatriates?

Most restaurants will do take-away without much trouble. Food delivery is limited, because Jeddah doesn't use normal street addresses; most places that deliver will ask for you to send them a pin for your location, and then use a combination of the pindrop and the Force to find you. Sometimes your pizza arrives mostly warm. - Oct 2019

A ton of stuff is available that you would be shocked by. Cheesecake Factory, PF Changs, Raising Cane's, Applebees, IHOP. If you eat at a Western chain, it will cost a lot more (especially Five Guys and IHOP), and sometimes it is the land of not quite right, but a ton of comfort food from home is available. Locally, there's not much 'Saudi' cuisine. The most Jeddawi thing you can do is eat at al Baik, a fast food chicken place. Otherwise a lot of the 'local' food is really Syrian or Lebanese, so lots of hummus, mixed grill, shwarma, shish tauk, etc. - Mar 2019

Eating out is probably one of the biggest activities in Saudi. Tons of western restaurants, every chain in the West (Shake Shack, Cheesecake Factory, every fastfood, Red Lobster, Texas Road House, Nando's, etc.). A lot of Italian, Pakistani, Indian, some excellent Chinese and Japanese restaurants. Lots of healthy places focused on quinoa salads and the like. Pretty much everything will deliver on an app. Talabat, Hungerstation, and Lugmety are the most popular. - Jan 2019

Pretty much any American fast food restaurant you could want. Cost is about double of the U.S. - Apr 2016

Most of them but more expensive than in the States. - Nov 2015

All of them, but they are more expensive here. There is nothing to do outside the compound, so going to restaurants is the only activity that you can do. Be prepared to gain weight. - Oct 2015

Everything is here, but it costs as much as in the States. - Oct 2015

Many fast food places and familiar American chains (McDonalds, Hardees, Cheesecake Factory, Red Lobster, FireGrill, Papa Johns, Dominos, Pizza Hut, Shake Shack, and Texas Road House (no pork). Costs are about 20% higher than in the U.S. There are plenty of Middle Eastern and Indian restaurants with relatively cheap prices. There are also some Asian restaurants (sushi, Japanese, Korean,...) - Aug 2015

All of them: IHOP, Cheesecake Factory, UNO Chicago pizza, Ruby Tuesday - of course, no wine or pork in the restaurants. - Feb 2014

Everything you can find in the U.S. is easily accessible here. Pizza Hut, Little Caesars, Appleby's, Burger King, KFC, and seemingly all the other chains. I'm not big on eating out, but my friends indicate there is no shortage of excellent upscale local restaurants with food ranging from Saudi to Western to choose from. - Dec 2013

Tons of U.S. chains, all at about U.S. cost range. Shawarma shops are plentiful, and the food is cheap. Hummus is disappointingly hard to find and is generally not good. - May 2013

All US fast food is available for comparable prices. - Nov 2010

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