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Jodie's Restaurant

902 Masonic Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2128
+1 510-526-1109
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Ranked #34 of 74 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $10 - $30
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Vegetarian, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: Welcome to the East Bay's best kept Secret!Jodie's has been at the same location for over 24 years. It's an Albany treasure. When you visit for the first time you'll be given the "orientation" speech. "What's on the wall isn't in the menu and what's in the menu isn't all there is. If you don't see what you want, ask Jodie." Vegetarian? All dishes are available with veggie substitutions. Jodie's famous fried chicken is temporarily unavailable on Saturdays and Sundays. But don't miss the creamy grits on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays! New item available on Wednesdays and Thursdays, Jodie's Soup of the Day with Parmesan Toast and a Soda for $6.50 Plus Tax!Like the sign on the wall says "It's better to serve 1 person 10 times, then 10 people one time."
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English first
Northern California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is your classic "hole in the wall" foodery. Half foot inside the door are four stools at the counter that serves as a work counter as well. But stop in for the comfort food - a grill cheese and tomato on white bread, or eggs on toast. The conversation is always good too. Check it out, before Jodie's closes... More

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Alameda, California
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28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

This place is tiny. Luckily, there is outside seating. Jodi is awesome and friendly. The menu can be confusing but don't dispare, Jodi will tell you what to order based on what you want to eat. I'm going back, because I didn't get the fried chicken.

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San Francisco, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Brace yourselves if you're a newbie. You will walk into a time warp that will feel like you've happened upon someone's tight kitchen table --with six stools. That someone is Jodie Royston, owner, barker, bellower, teller of how you shouldn't season anything on your plate before you try it, former chef, person who will tell those who don't know better... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Reminds me of an old fashion "greasy spoon". A lot like the old non-healthy food Mom used to make. Ample servings and not over prices.

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jodiesrestaurant, Public Relations Manager at Jodie's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit to Jodie's Restaurant and hope you will stop again and enjoy another meal with us. More

San Francisco
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51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2010

I had never tried Jodie's, but had walked by frequently and was intrigued by all of the happy diners lounging on the sidewalk in front of the tiny little restaurant. Today I walked by and poked my head in, and was immediately taken in hand by Jodie. He asked if I liked meat, and then ordered a plate of chicken... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2008

Only one item on the menu each day. Soul food at its best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2007

The best Damn chow house in the EB, When it's open?

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