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Bette's Oceanview Diner

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1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
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: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 58
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  • 18
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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
Popular Local Favorite

Prepare to Line-up for the famous Scones and Pancakes. Tasty Diner Food worth the wait! They have a little take-out joint right next door if you don't want to wait--YUMMY Breakfast Sammie on a crusty baguette, Brekkie Pizza and lots of tasty pastries and coffee to go!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
KPandJannieP
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Santa Cruz, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Prepare to Line-up for the famous Scones and Pancakes. Tasty Diner Food worth the wait! They have a little take-out joint right next door if you don't want to wait--YUMMY Breakfast Sammie on a crusty baguette, Brekkie Pizza and lots of tasty pastries and coffee to go!

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Quality of the food is just terrific.. You have to try the soufflés, any flavors will do.. They are sooooo good.. Deliciouso!! 😘

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Setting: right on 4th street. Parking is easy in the early morning - challenging during the day, when 4th is in its full swing. They don't accept reservations - that means you have to wait. also: has a shop right the next door, where you can buy the pancake mix, etc. Food: Delicious in seasons and fresh. I especially like... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The name of this place is misleading, since there is nary a view of the ocean, but we loved the food and the vibe nonetheless. Bette's Oceanview was so good we returned three times during a one week stay in Berkeley! Do not miss the breakfast specials - especially the pancakes, which come in many, many varieties. The black beans... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I highly recommend the soufflé pancake (apple brandy) and house made scrapple. We also ordered two eggs any style which we also liked. Place is busy, so you usually have to put your name down and wait a bit. After putting our name down, they will usually tell you how long the wait might be and when to check back.... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There's always a line because the food's always fine. Betty's reminds you of phrases like that but it's all true. Baked goods - superb. Best chicken salad and meat loaf ever. Breakfast is always just right and remember Bette likes to undercook the eggs so if you don't like 'em runny, just say so. Great service, wonderful sitting at the... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

May 13 With time to kill before going to the airport, we knew our trip would not be complete without dining at Bette's. We've tried to get in before, but the long wait times discouraged us. Now we will be more persistent and arrive about 10:30. Still we had to wait. We visited Bette's To Go next door to check-out... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Had read about the souffle pancakes so had to check it out. Also ordered regular buttermilk pancakes. Both yummy! Husband had special of the day -- chicken & waffles. He said the fried chicken reminded him of a childhood friend's mom's cooking. Waitress was very nice in spite of being very busy. Goodies from the bakery next door were yummy,... More 

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little rock arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Bette's has what I consider legendary pancakes. Period. It is a retro hole in the wall diner in Berkeley which is really great breakfast eating. The basic pancakes (with a tiny container of maple syrup) is 6.25 for two pancakes. When I asked for a little yoghurt, some strawberries and a small orange juice, without consulting the prices (stupidly), my... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great food. We were there on a weekend and out wait was around 45 minutes, but well worth it. I ordered pancakes and it was so light and fluffy.

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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 20
Cuisine: Seafood, Delicatessen, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
  • 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, Large groups, Families with children
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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