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Bette's Oceanview Diner

1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
510-644-3230
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Ranked #16 of 599 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Diner, Delicatessen
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

You just can't go wrong here: creative takes on breakfast and lunch fare, excellently prepared and served, delightful 'authentic' diner ambiance, which is why I've been coming here about once a week for more than 20 years. Reasonable prices. Usually sufficient parking on the street or nearby (free) lot. Some waiting necessary at peak times, but the waits are worth... More

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Humboldt County, USA
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Absolutely love going to Bette's for breakfast! Just don't dawdle at home so you won't have a long wait. Dependably good pancakes, waffles, eggs, omelettes, french toast. The line cooks are on it! Service is brisk, even on the rare occasions when it isn't crowded, but don't take it personally--it's difficult to slow down when it's always so fast-paced. Great... More

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California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My husband and I have been eating at Bette's for over 20 years and have never been disappointed. Their servers really understand that the customer should be treated like they are right and want to make sure your dining experience is a good one. The most amazing thing to us is their consistency in quality and taste. If you had... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Adorable old fashioned looking dinner which has fresh delicious food. Even though the menu is very plain, the ingredients and food preparation is anything but that. I had the special omelet with beans and cheese that had perfectly cooked eggs with well done homemade potatoes. My husband has the corned beef hash with eggs which was home style perfect. Not... More

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Berkeley, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love the food at Bette's Oceanview Diner. Everything I've had has been fresh and delicious and I often sit at the counter to watch the short order cooks. Anything baked is great, including their muffins, scones and pancakes. The major down side is the time it takes to get in and to get your food served. I usually go... More

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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
297 helpful votes 297 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The daily lineup of customers is testament to the popularity of this no-frills diner located on West Berkeley's otherwise rather chi-chi 4th Avenue commercial district. Berkeley is hip-deep in restaurants of every stripe, but this place wins fans for its solid renditions of diner basics. The minuscule kitchen pumps out reliable breakfast standards, and the hardworking waitstaff weave through the... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We saw this place on tv and knew we had to check it out. Be prepared to wait, this place is hopping! Everyone ordered lunch and we had no complaints. Had to try the scrapple... order one for the table if you're leery of new things. They only accept Visa and Mastercard so bring cash if you don't have either.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

Yes, this place is popular, and there's often a wait, but there's a reason for this- they are very very good! They are more of a neighborhood joint and not a tourist trap- lots of locals eat here which tells you it's worth a visit! You won't find many other places as good as this for breakfast in Berkeley. If... More

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Boulder, Colorado
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

After waiting for 30 minutes for a table on a weekday late morning, I ordered the herb and cheese omelette, which was raved about here, with potatoes, gf muffin, cappucino, and fresh squeezed oj. The omelette was just ok, hardly any potatoes were with it, and the muffin was so small it was a joke, cappucino was also small and... More

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We saw this place on Diner, Drive Ins & Dives and decided to check it out for breakfast. It was very busy on a weekday morning, but we didn't have to wait too long for a table. The hostess was a little snippy with guests. I get that it was really busy and she was trying to take names, seat... More

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Additional Information about Bette's Oceanview Diner

Address: 1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
Phone Number: 510-644-3230
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Diner, Delicatessen

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