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Bette's Oceanview Diner

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1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
510-644-3230
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 98
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best breakfast in Berkeley

Great breakfasts especially the corn beef hash also egg's Benedict was tasty. Only problem is the management. People were waiting to be seated and four tables unoccupied. So that is my only complaint.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
RuthD4518
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Israel
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great breakfasts especially the corn beef hash also egg's Benedict was tasty. Only problem is the management. People were waiting to be seated and four tables unoccupied. So that is my only complaint.

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Kanazawa, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Can't go wrong with breakfast all day. Great diner atmosphere with working jukebox and suspended pie sculpture. Had the eggs and home fries with bacon which were just about perfect. Expect it to be packed and to wait a few minutes, but the turnover is pretty quick. Good location on 4th street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place for breakfast. Was crowded but got a seat for two at the counter. Awesome to watch the staff in action, non-stop, very quick in their preparations. The food was great. Large selection. Had the special - steak and (poached) eggs and would get it again. Would definitely return.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Seriously great breakfast, fun place, good service. Lunch time? If you like pizza by the slice you NEED to go next door to Bette's To Go. They also have other wonderful food.

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Sebastopol, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We've been going to Bette's for years and recently brought a friend from Australia for her first ever visit to a diner. She was thrilled with her chocolate swirl pancake souffle and I always like the Mexican scramble with choriso. There's a reason there's almost always a wait.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I had a salmon "aram" wrap sandwich which was quite acceptable; nothing to write home about but at least I didn't have to wait for it - there are several that are made up and fresh and ready to go. There were many other options but I wanted something that I could easily handle while driving the car and this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Bette's Oceanview Diner is simply one of the best breakfast establishments I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. Be prepared to wait because the food is THAT good and well worth it. I had sour cream banana pancakes that were ridiculously good. They were moist, flavorful and perfectly prepared. It came with pecan chicken sausage and scrambled eggs, and... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Bette's is always great for breakfast and good for lunch. The pancakes or waffles are just superb. Service is great, attentive but not "in-your-face". Highly recommend, the wait usually is manageable.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Whenever I visit any where in the U.S. I pride myself on finding that old dinner that does all the basics with a peach cobbler on top. Bette's goes beyond that. With home grown fruit and veg there diner is a classic. Friendly yet quick wait staff who engage yet do a great job of using the old fashion diner... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

While visiting San Francisco in June we made a detour to Berkeley and had brunch at Bette's Diner. It has no ocean view but located in the hip shopping area on 4th Street. I had the Maryland breakfast which consisted of hash brown and poached eggs and I chose Fried Donut Muffin for my carbs. We also ordered the chocolate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: 510-644-3230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Delicatessen, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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

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