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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe, Oakland, California

#23 of 1,131 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 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
Funky and Great

Good, wholesome food, open early in the morning and late at night. Great breakfasts. Lots of seating. Good to go with kids. No bar.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
judithoakland
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Oakland, Ca.
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Oakland, Ca.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Good, wholesome food, open early in the morning and late at night. Great breakfasts. Lots of seating. Good to go with kids. No bar.

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Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love this for breakfast - The best corn beef hash around! So warm and inviting - Homey and comfortable

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Washington, DC
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you are in Oakland, you should go to Rudy's Can't Fail Café. Their breakfast-time muffins and rolls are a solid A+. The blueberry muffin is refined. Their lunch food ranges from good to excellent. For excellent, select the tuna melt. The staff are very fun, funky, open, trendy - exactly the right statement for Oakland and how it is... More 

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Gridley, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We had a great time at "Rudy's". We arrived during "Happy Hour", and were seated promptly. We ordered the "BLAT" (Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado & Tomato Sandwich), and it was Really Good. If you leave here hungry, it is your own fault. We also sampled the "House Ale", and it was Great. I recommend that if you are visiting the "Fox... More 

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Carmel, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

50's style restaurant, but with healthy choices and Pete's coffee. Great selection for breakfast and lunch. Fast and good service. Normal prices...

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Amazing breakfast and lunch menu and the food will have your taste buds screaming more. But if you are a lover of great food then you can wait along with the rest of us. I rate a 4 because of the very long wait.

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Canby, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Stopped into Rudy's after a concert to get a bite to eat. They seemed to be one of the few places in the area still serving food. We would have had to wait for a table, but decided to sit up to the bar. While they do serve drinks, I wouldn't recommend this place for the bar scene. This is... More 

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Hayward, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Rudy's certainly has never failed me. I work in the area, so I've been here many times for lunch with coworkers. The menu is extensive to suit everyone's tastes, the food is well made, portions generous, and the wait staff friendly and accommodating. Compared to other places in the Uptown area, this is actually a relatively affordable option and a... More 

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Lake Elsinore, California, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When one is in the "Oaksterdam District" of Oakland, you expect places to be eclectic. Not only is the atmosphere friendly and a bit funky, but the breakfast as well as lunch selections here are great, hearty, and the portions are just right. It will be a regular stop when we pass through the Bay Area and have the chance

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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans - many options for everyone!! We had all of the above in our group of five and each person was satiated with the portions and the quality of food delivered at Rudy's!! Our son has lived in Oakland many years and this is one of his favorite reliable, and frequent, breakfast spots! Oh, and he especially... More 

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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

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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