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All 75 Albany Restaurants

Meal Ticket

1235 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2217
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Ranked #8 of 75 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $0 - $20
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Albany, California, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I am so lucky to live near Meal Ticket. The oyster po' boy is to die for - a crusty hunk of bread, pile of succulent fried oysters, and some perfect slaw. Also their scrambles and hearty lunches are delicious too. Warm vibe inside and out on the lovely back patio. Never too crowded. The only bummer is sometimes they... More 

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DeLeon Springs, FL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My sister took me to Meal Ticket while I'm visiting and I'm intrigued of their specials they serve each day. I had a egg scramble with salmon, goat cheese and chives with a baguette with homemade strawberry jam and homefries and that is really the most delicious breakfast ever! I'm coming down there again for homestyle cooking in California!

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Albany, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is a little different. It is only open for breakfast and lunch. You order and pay for your food and then it is brought to your table. I usually go for lunch and often have one of the specials. I like the self-serve coffee. I like the salmon and the oyster po' boy if I am feeling reckless.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Nice informal mom and pop place with a gourmet edge. My fresh salmon burger was wonderfully seasoned, well cooked, and accompanied by tasty potato salad and a few greens, tomatoes and onions. The toasted bun maintained its firm texture, didn't get all gloppy. One member of our party got some pulled pork cooked in coconut milk and spices along with... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Food we ordered: corned beef hash & baguette with eggs/ham were ok. Service was friendly and fast. Cost was appropriate. Place is clean and not too crowded for a Sunday morning. Will we go back? Maybe. It was on my list of must-try-when-in-bay-area courtesy of triple-D so it's marked as been-there. Didn't make it to 'must come back' list.

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Berkeley, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Cash only so don't forget to stop at the ATM on the way. Owned and run by a couple (He cooks and she seems to do everything else). One can count on a lovely meal, nicely prepared and in a friendly, eclectic atmosphere.

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Santa Cruz, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Meal Ticket is a true mom-and-pop, locally-owned restaurant/diner. Its casual atmosphere, like their food, is comforting and you feel as if you are at a friend's house, rather than at a restaurant. Meal Ticket is a great place for breakfast. I highly recommend the chorizo scramble: it's delicious and filling and very well done. Behind the restaurant is a nice... More 

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San Pablo de Heredia, Costa Rica
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with seating indoors or in a nice sunny veranda. Food is usually excellent but not always. I tried the buckwheat pancakes twice and was served excellent slightly cakes one time and a soggy undercooked mess the second time. I mentioned this to the server and she offered to take them back to cook them some more but they... More 

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San Clemente, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

The restaurant is on a well-traveled street and a bit hard to find. It offers simple but well-prepared and very reasonably priced menu, including daily specials on on a blackboard, plus a regular menu. My wife, two sons, and I ate lunch there: each of us tried a different special and shared samples from each order -- they were, each... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2011

We really didn't know what to expect when we arrived at the Meal Ticket. From the outside, it didn't look like anything special and the decor inside was OK but not spectacular. The tip off to the quality was the number of diners present for breakfast. A problem is that the menu is quite big and varied and you have... More 

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Additional Information about Meal Ticket

Address: 1235 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2217
Phone Number: 510-526-6325
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: American

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