The Sheik logoHome of the Steak in a Sack, the Camel Rider and the original Cherry Limeade

It all started in 1972. Nixon visited China. Hippies still flashed peace signs. The Dallas Cowboys won the Super Bowl. The Seminoles lost in the NCAA final. The Godfather ruled the box office. M*A*S*H debuted on CBS. American Pie topped the music charts. And The Sheik first opened in Jacksonville.

My, how times change.

In 2018, The Sheik is still Jacksonville’s favorite food stop and still serving up the best breakfast, Steak in a Sack, Camel Rider and our very own Cherry Limeade.

Aren’t you glad some things never change?


People are talking about The Sheik

  • I just want to say Thank you! When hurricane Matthew came through Jacksonville and people didn't have any power, the owner and staff pulled together and opened their doors to the public. Most places were closed but not the Sheik on Atlantic. They still gave curtious service with hot food cooked on their gas grill. My family always enjoys their

    Wanda J.
  • Sandwiches Subs and Giant Burgers � plus homegrown = delicious. Steak in a sack on the side with large seasoned fries. The only burgers we eat in Jax.

    Ed W.
  • The Sheik made for the perfect tailgate for the Jags game!!!! Delicious food and I would highly recommended!!! A+++

    Sarah W.
  • I am a very big fan of The Sheik Sandwiches. I think they have the best pitas in all of Jacksonville. It's my #1 spot for breakfast and I'll take a Camel Rider any day of the week.

    Jesse P., Jacksonville
  • My favorite thing at The Sheik is the Steak in a Sack, for sure. I love that the steak is grilled right there at the restaurant. It's always fresh and delicious. There's no better steak pita anywhere.

    Gina B., Orange Park
  • I make it a point to stop at The Sheik everytime I drive through Jacksonville. I discovered the Steak in a Sack and the Camel Rider several years ago when I was visiting Jax, and it's now rare that I don't stop in for one or the other everytime I'm up from Orlando. A 5-star fast food feast. -

    James E., Orlando


What’s going on at The Sheik?

The Sheik is coming to North Carolina
October 31, 2018

The Sheik Sandwiches is looking for franchisees in North Carolina. If you think you've got what it takes to be your own boss and own and operate your very own Sheik location, we hope you will stop by to see

100 things to do in Jacksonville before you die #19: Eat a Camel Rider at The Sheik
March 22, 2018

We are honored that Folio Weekly Magazine recently named eating a Camel Rider at The Sheik one of the "100 things to do in Jacksonville before you die." How cool is that? Thank you, Folio! From the magazine: "#18 Eat a

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The Sheik Sandwiches opens 8th location and first franchise in Green Cove Springs, Florida
March 16, 2018

The Sheik restaurant chain plans locations across Florida The Sheik Sandwiches announced today the opening of a franchise location in Green Cove Springs, Florida. The restaurant is the 8th for the Jacksonville-based fast casual chain and the first of many

Learn more about The Sheik Franchise at the Fort Lauderdale Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo
September 23, 2015

Are you interested in learning more about The Sheik Franchise? Well, come see us in Fort Lauderdale! The Sheik is exhibiting Saturday and Sunday October 3rd and 4th at the Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Come

The Sheik to Exhibit at International Franchise Expo in Atlanta
September 1, 2015

Come find out more about The Sheik Franchise The Sheik is exhibiting September 19th and 20th at the Franchise & Business Opportunities Expo in Atlanta. Come join us and find out all about why owning your own The Sheik Sandwiches

The Sheik Sandwiches Unveils Franchising Program and Aggressive Expansion Plans for Florida
May 31, 2015

Jacksonville, Fla. – The Sheik Sandwiches, a 5-unit restaurant chain based in Jacksonville, today announced expansion plans that call for the fast casual restaurant chain to open franchised locations across Florida. Founded in 1972, The Sheik is known for home-style,

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The Sheik in The New York Times
May 14, 2014

Did you know that The Sheik was featured in The New York Times? Read all about how the Camel Rider came about and why The Sheik continues to be a Jacksonville dining institution. New York Times Article


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