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

1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
510-251-9400
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Ranked #28 of 1,119 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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!
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Canby, Oregon
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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
42 helpful votes 42 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
26 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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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This restaurant has great American food. Hot wings were amazing, followed by a perfectly cooked steak. Out waiter was so friendly and helpful. The manager even gave food and money to street Kid that came in asking for change. A lovely bunch of guys. Would definitely recommend.

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The World
Top Contributor
373 reviews 373 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We had very good server whose name (we think) was Topher. He gave us the history of the name “Rudy’s Can’t Fail Café” and perspective on the neighborhood and on the Fox Theatre next door. He also brought us two salads, one house (regular-sized $6) and one chef (regular-sized $6), and one side of sourdough toast ($2). Rudy’s is named... More 

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California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I are diner lovers. Not because we love cheap food, but because we like the no-pretense, home-cooked vibe. Rudy's is definitely a hipster attraction, but to be sure, it's because of the food! We ate both lunch and breakfast there, and it was excellent all around. Between my husband and I, we tried the Santa Fe burger,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Fantastic unadulterated burger. Grilled cheese and tomato like you remember from childhood. Mountains and mountains of fries...too many, really. Very good vanilla milkshake. 80s music, too. Can't go wrong, really!!

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My girlfriend took me here after talking about how good the food was and how economical the prices were. So we went there and I had low expectations because of how she described the pricing. Who knew the prices would not be a relative example of the quality of the food and the amount of food you get? The food... More 

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Berkeley, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had a great benedict here on a nice weekend. Convenient to BART and not too overcrowded mid-morning. They have a nice brunch drink selection as well. The tables are very cool and have great collectables encased in them.

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Additional Information about Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe, Oakland, California

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

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