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Bakesale Betty

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American, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Pub
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5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
510-985-1213
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 2:00 pm - 11:00 am
Dining options: Lunch

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 18
    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 sandwich lunch stop

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
STLL7
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Oakland, California
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English first
Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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Oakland, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The good: Bakesale Betty has the most delicious fried chicken and coleslaw sandwich you'll find anywhere. The bad: Bakesale Betty used to make a lot of other delicious things but they've dropped just about everything from their menu. (I especially miss the yummy scones. They were the one thing that got me through those 8 am Saturday soccer games when... More 

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Berkeley, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Bakesale Betty used to sell the Best Scones in the East Bay. However, they stopped making them for some unknown reason. The chicken sandwich is pretty good, but not good enough to go there and stand in their long, slow lines.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

One trick pony - fried chicken and coleslaw sandwich. How much can one say? crispy - yes. coleslaw- slightly spicy and very fresh. Bun - well above average. That's it. Simple formula, well executed but that's all. They have a long row of ironing boards set up on the sidewalk with stools to sit at. Did I say quirky? It... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is a great no-nonsense place to grab a fantastic Chicken Sandwich. Its a no frills place, stand in line, order and go...... We went wice during our visit to Oakland

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Oakland, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I was getting a fried chicken craving and had to go back the Bakesale Betty's just to see if the sandwich was still the best. I have to say that is exceeded my expectations again. This week was the fried chicken sandwich taste test and I had another earlier in the week from another Oakland restaurant but when I got... More 

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Berkeley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I went to Betty's a few days before it opened. It was a hit with everyone. How could it not be with fried chicken sandwiches and egg salad sandwiches, some of the best cookies ever, pot pies. It was loved by everyone who went there. It was happy, the staff were funny and very helpful. If there was a long... More 

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danville, ca
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I've always love BB's chicken sandwich. After not visiting for a while, I was excited to be in the area on the right day at the right time to find them open. Sorry to say, it won't be on my mind anymore after today. Sandwich has really lost that something special. Chicken is still good (though portion smaller than I... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Well it is fried and a bit greasy... this is the best chicken sandwich bar none in the world. Their other food offerings are a bit slim, some baked goods and that is about it, but what they do they do well. Sometimes a bit of a line but seems to move fast given the limited menu. More of a... More 

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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, Bakeries, Pub
Open Hours
Monday
2:00 pm - 11:00 am
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 am
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 11:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?