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Bette's Oceanview Diner

1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
510-644-3230
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Ranked #15 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
Boulder, Colorado
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81 reviews 81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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Berkeley, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I love the soft omelets here, herb and cheese is my favorite. The potatoes are done well and the scones and muffins are always first rate! I have to come here at least once a month, during the week is better because it is impossible to get in on the weekends. Anyone new to Berkeley has to go to Bette's... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an exceptional breakfast tradition in Berkeley. The breakfast is to die for; absolutely fantastic! I have been a customer since 1982 when they first open this place. My family and I love this little Cafe in the 4th, Street in Berkeley - by the way there is no Ocean view. The staff are the most intelligent and caring... More

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Berkeley CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Abundantly filled plates with excellent fresh salads and great sandwiches. Charming decor and pleasant service

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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

While visiting family near Berkeley, our granddaughter brought our party of 9 to Bette's. I was skeptical, but we didn't wait any longer than any other party to be seated (albeit at two different tables). The pancakes are famous but the eggs were the best I've ever been served. Staff has a sense of humor - you'd have to working... More

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Seoul
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have been in and out of Berkeley for 25 years and always make time for at least one breakfast at Bette's. It keeps getting better and better. Over the years, the street has changed but not Bette's! Food is fabulous, service (once seated) is quick, staff have a great sense of humor. Although you will have to wait to... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Excellent food and reasonably priced. We never did get seated, but Bette's To Go is the way to go. The diner looked very cramped and clattery. There were long waits for tables. Instead, we used the take out side of the restaurant and its sidewalk tables, and were very happy indeed, both times we went.

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Sparks, Nevada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This last weekend was my second trip here. Last year we came here on our honeymoon, and this year for our first anniversary. We love it. Yes, the line is long, and yes, it is breakfast. But tell me where you can get a souffle pancake? I got the Euro breakfast special, which was delicious! The service is what I... More

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Rye, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

You will have to wait to get into this well known and quite small place. One would assumed that the food is exceptional but is just average. In addition if you would want changes or expect great service forget it. There are some very good items on the menu but for the most part the food is average and certainly... More

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