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Bakesale Betty

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub
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5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
510-985-1213
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Fried Chicken Sandwich

Crispy, tender fried chicken breath smothered with a jalapeño pepper slaw on a hamburger-shaped bun. One thing to note: When first offered, there were two chicken breasts per sandwich. So value has gone down, but the sandwich is still wonderful. If you have room, get the homemade strawberry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Crispy, tender fried chicken breath smothered with a jalapeño pepper slaw on a hamburger-shaped bun. One thing to note: When first offered, there were two chicken breasts per sandwich. So value has gone down, but the sandwich is still wonderful. If you have room, get the homemade strawberry shortcake (yummy).

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Oakland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It's difficult to give this four stars when you get around to parking, walking to BB's, and finding they are out of chocolate chip cookies, brownies, or even the overrated chicken sandwiches. Actually, I would think the sandwiches were fine if they would give fair WARNING about the slaw they use: it is a CILANTRO FEST. The other people I... More 

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Livermore, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Why are these people standing in a line which seem to go forever???? Because it's worth every bite!! KISS "keep it simple stupid" they have mastered the fried chicken sandwich and if you are lucky enough to have eaten one you'll understand the line! The strawberry shortcake is a hidden gem waiting to bling up the taste buds.....so if it's... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The menu is tiny, but focused on what they do best: crispy chicken sandwich. It comes with slaw which I recommend: they use a vinegar base and include finely diced jalapeños. Spicy, but not too much. They also offer a fried tofu version and my veggie daughter loved it. Baked goods are always good but availability really varies - go... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

First of all, fried chicken sandwiches. Tender, crunchy, spicy, served on delicious buns and coleslaw. Secondly, friendly, efficient service. Thirdly, the sidewalk tables are old metal ironing boards, which is adorable. And lastly, fried chicken sandwiches!!!

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Delicious pies and great fried chicken sandwiches! There is often a long line and it is absolutely with the wait!

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Don't believe those bad reviews, the place as just as spectacular as it always was! Yes the sandwiches are a bit smaller, but they were ridiculously huge before and the price did go down. It's all about the coleslaw -- fresh with cilantro, hot peppers, onions, and an irresistible vinegar marinade! I actually skip the bread and do the salad... More 

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Cape Cod
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I started going to Bakesale Bettys five years ago on my semi-annual trip to CA from Cape Cod. In the past two years I have noticed a significant decrease in options and portions while charging the same price. I think the original bread for the chicken sandwich is better than the current bun they are using. The molasses cookie no... More 

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I went here after a several year hiatus and things have changed. Sandwiches not as good, and much smaller. Great staff remains.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I am not a fan of sandwiches and do not eat meat. Their tofu sandwich is great once in a while! Nothing more to say. Just try it when you are in the area and need a quick bite. The size is giant and can be shared with another non-giant-meal-eater.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-985-1213

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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