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Bette's Oceanview Diner

1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
510-644-3230
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Ranked #8 of 591 restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Diner, Delicatessen
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Honolulu
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

They had a great brick-oven pizza that had everything but the kitchen sink which they sell by the slice. The cookies, macaroons, and salads are all fresh and taste home-made. The line goes out the door but it's worth the wait.

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Bowie
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Grew up in the Bay Area, never heard of Scrapple til I moved East years ago. When I learned what it was, I stayed clear by a country mile (hint: what ever left over 'scraps' to waste not). Saw a 3D clip on Bette's Scrapple & decided to try. It is homemade from pork shoulder (I know where that comes... More

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Clifton, Virginia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I have heard about this for decades but finally stopped in and it was very good. I had the sour cream waffles with banana and it was excellent. Good coffee.

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Berkeley, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We regularly have breakfast and really enjoy the pancake specials. No reservations so either come early or be prepared for a brief wait. Excellent coffee and service. This is a "diner" experience so expect some music from the juke box. A few tables outside.

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Johannesburg
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63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We came around 9am and were kindly seated at the bar.The rest was full and in 5 more minutes and there was a cue . Such a nice breakfast place with great diversity of guests. The Coffe came fast and the well poached eggs with crispy bacon not long after. Good menu and a well cooked American Breakfast. Service very... More

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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Food was good but there was a long wait with no rhyme or reason to how groups were seated. The waitress was rude when we asked that our check be divided. Belittled us for not telling her in the beginning - our order was on her handwritten pad. We won't be back.

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Concord, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Took my very good friend here for a birthday lunch, based on reviews. We ordered different sandwiches, both choices were awful--very greasy, poor quality. I was quite embarrassed; needless to say, won't ever go back, and am still trying to apologize.

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san francisco
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I don't love breakfast, so this is a good as it gets for me and breakfasts. But it is delicious! It's not gourmet, but the ingredients are good as is the service. It's always crowded, and there's usually a wait.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Went to Bette's for breakfast, got there at 8:30AM on a Saturday which is early for me and there was already a wait. It was completely worth it. The pancakes were perfectly done, delicious and not too heavy. The eggs were poached to a perfect consistency and texture. Will definitely visit again.

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Concord, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My wife and I had breakfast and lunch here in February. Both meals were great! Bette's is a great little place.

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