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201 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-3808
510-465-4996
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9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Victorian vibe with good food

enjoyed the food and service. nice selection on the menu from meats, seafood and vegetarian. even had some good beer available in addition to a large wine selection.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
dave s
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Golden, Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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72 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Houston
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Had lamb lollipops and Caesar Salad with anchovies on their limited bar menu before 4 pm. Servings were more than enough to fill me up! Great location with lots of street parking.

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The food turned out to be really good but the customer service was questionable. We had a party of 9, we had a reservation so we were seated right away. The waitress did not come to take our drink order until about 10 minutes into us being seated. Then it took another 15 minutes before she came to take our... More 

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Golden, Colorado
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

enjoyed the food and service. nice selection on the menu from meats, seafood and vegetarian. even had some good beer available in addition to a large wine selection.

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California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I've been searching for the best brunch in the East Bay, and the Fat Lady is neither unique nor specially tasty. It's fine. I'm still looking.

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Vallejo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Reminds me of shotgun bars and restaurants on New York's Upper East Side. Dark Woods old time look. Waiter was attentive, too bad the kitchen wasn't. We waited far too long for the entrees. Waiter apologized twice. There is an issue with space. There is barely enough room between the table rows. While our waiter was explaining the specials, the... More 

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Puyallup
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were looking for a place for dinner before a Warriors game. The Fat Lady was perfect! I called for reservations the day before our trip to Oakland and the hostess was so friendly and helpful. She set the tone for a fun visit to a unique restaurant with delicious food. Our visit was after the Christmas season, but the... More 

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Citrus Heights, California
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

In searching for a restaurant, near Jack London Square, to celebrate a friend's 80th birthday, I found The Fat Lady website. When reviewing the photo gallery, I thought what a fun location to celebrate a December birthday. I e-mailed a request regarding how long the Christmas decorations were on display and if a reservation was needed. Diane quickly responded with... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My cousin and I went to the Fat Lady for lunch the other day because it's one of her favorite places to go in Oakland. We were very pleased with our burger and fries that we shared. The fries were clearly homemade, and the burger was very well done. The restaurant is very cozy and small, which I think is... More 

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

You need to visit this place just to experience the decor. It was intense and amazing. The staff is super nice as well. We only had drinks but it was a great spot to relax and plan the day.

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Auckland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We did not eat here - just had coffee. But it looked like an interesting place like an old fashioned speakeasy. The hostess was really nice and chatted to us for quite a while. It was busy so I think it was obviously popular.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-3808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-465-4996

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, European, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?