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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

#24 of 1,106 Restaurants in Oakland
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1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
510-251-9400
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7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: This is right next to the Fox Theater in Oakland! I guess it opened...
This is right next to the Fox Theater in Oakland! I guess it opened recently? The food was quite good - got pics if you want 'em!
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  • 28
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Very Solid diner food choice with an extensive menu with a great many veggie and non meat items. Located right next door to the Fox Theatre its a great choice for a bite before or after an event. But keep in mind that if there is an event and you did not realize it that it can be very crowded... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Henry S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very Solid diner food choice with an extensive menu with a great many veggie and non meat items. Located right next door to the Fox Theatre its a great choice for a bite before or after an event. But keep in mind that if there is an event and you did not realize it that it can be very crowded... More 

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Thank Henry S
Denver, Colorado
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

RUDY'S right by the Fox Theatre is a good choice for good standard fashioned food in a quirky nice atmosphere. The staff is friendly and attentive....the food is decent....and it's a good choice before or after a show at the Fox Theatre

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Thank gregb511
Oakland, CA
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We go to Rudy's a few times a month. The food is good, the coffee is good and its close to home. We love Rudy's!

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Thank DreDayBay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I call in my food and everything is prepared in a timely manner. The food is exceptional. I recommend the breakfast burritos and buffalo chicken sandwich.

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Thank Steven A
Eugene, Oregon
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

Hearty breakfast with good coffee. Varied menu. Your own eyedaho hash brown cheese and 2 Sunnyside. Potatoes crispy. My 3 egg omelette. Be hungry won't disappoint

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Thank Treepster
Evergreen, Colorado
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Out on town with friends and needed food to to recover from Gray Hound from bar down the street. Food was real good! Ordered breakfast and hit the spot. My friend ordered Mac and tuna. Tunaa never made it on the Mac. Waiter was not in sight for awhile because it was busy. Friend held off on eating all of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Need a few beers before or after the show in the Fox? Here you go. Next door spot. Wonderful diner's atmosphere, not pricy, always crowded, great selection of veggie items on the menu. In three words - all you need ))on picture veggie chili cheese fries and tofu wings

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Thank Bassilok
Spring, TX
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We went here for an early dinner with family and our 4 yr old granddaughter. Some of us wanted breakfast and some dinner, so this was a great place. Breakfast was cooked perfect and the soup, salad and dinner were very tasty. We had Christopher as our waiter and you would have thought we were in a 5 star hotel... More 

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Thank Judy C
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Unpretentious, friendly atmosphere. Servers are attentive and really make the effort to look after each patron. Nice selection of taps, both regular stock and seasonal. Good variety of food options for meatatarians and vegetarians alike, reasonably priced. Rudy's didn't fail!

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Thank Ramirez-Sanchez
Oslo, Norway
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75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Authentic diner experience. Went here for breakfast with a friend, after my husband recommended their milkshake. Good food, good service and good milkshake!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-251-9400

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

This is right next to the Fox Theater in Oakland! I guess it opened recently? The food was quite good - got pics if you want 'em!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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