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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 #24 of 1,116 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, 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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English first
Lake Elsinore, California, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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373 reviews 373 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Las Vegas
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163 reviews 163 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

While visiting my family we had breakfast at their downtown location. The portions were tasty and of good size for all in our party. My granddaughter enjoyed pancakes and sausage while I had their tasty French toast. The service was quick and attentive as they filled my coffee cup whenever it was half full. This is a very nice family... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We stopped at Rudy's before the Empire of the Sun concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland on a Thursday evening. Two of us ordered sandwiches and two had the Mac and Cheese. The beer was pretty good but the Mac and Cheese was not quite average. The dish is called Combat Mac and Cheese but it should be called... More 

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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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