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6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-6607
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Ranked #1 of 1,078 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Alcatraz
Transit: Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
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California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I must have driven, walked and passed by Wood Tavern a hundred times. Always thinking, "too bad it takes weeks to get a reservation" until I realized "duh, they have a bar and there's only one of me." Brought a book and snagged a seat at the bar for dinner (get there before 6pm) and had a wonderful meal. In... More

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Lafayette, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

If you are searching for a juice hamburger head for Wood Tavern. Niman Ranch Burger with or without blue cheese, bacon, etc. is worth a try. The burger comes with a generous portion of shoe string French fries. With a cold beer you cannot do better for lunch or early dinner. The service is impeccable.

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New York City, New York
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great food, atmosphere and service. Pork chop was fantastic. Service was professional. Great wine list as well. Hands on owner who takes pride in food served in his restaurant.

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Oakland, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have been here a few times for dinner - but came for a business lunch yesterday. Make sure to make reservations - it is packed at both lunch and dinner. Parking can be a pain - especially since they are doing major construction across the street AND I dined on the day of street cleaning. There is the option... More

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SF Bay Area
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Consistently great sandwiches, burgers, and limited entrées for lunch. Great Bar. However, don't expect a quiet lunch or dinner as noisy.

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Oakland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Endless variety, spontaneous and creative,but grounded in real food, real substance, and natural flavors. Now fruh fruh here. More than your money's worth.

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BayPoint, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This restaurant is a breath of fresh air,with delicious food and very friendly service. I go back again and again!

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Oakland, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is one of our "go to" restaurants. The food is consistently delicious. Although most dishes are meat centric, there are always a few vegetarian and non meat choices on the menu. Atmosphere is fun and welcoming, and the bar is great fun for people watching. Restaurant is a bit noisy.

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San Francisco, California
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181 reviews 181 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We go out every year to a nice Christmas dinner, this time I had not picked and he surprised me by taking me here. He said he had yelped around and did research. He picked this place because it was rated the best restaurant in Oakland! Walking in the ambiance is dimmed lights, has that wooden decor hence the name,... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My wife, daughter and I met up with an old friend here for lunch. The food was perfect and even though the restaurant was quite busy, we never felt rushed. This is the perfect neighborhood gem in an active area not too far from the Rockridge BART station. We had a nice couple of salads, followed by wonderful sandwiches (BLTs,... More

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Additional Information about Wood Tavern

Address: 6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Phone Number: (510) 654-6607
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American, Californian

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