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Wood Tavern

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$$$
American, Californian, Pub
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6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618 (Alcatraz)
Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
(510) 654-6607
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always Good

A great place for a meal that is inspired and tasty. Always a great place. The noise can be a bit intense at night--if only people would speak more softly like in Paris restaurants.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Berkeley, CA
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Berkeley, CA
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A great place for a meal that is inspired and tasty. Always a great place. The noise can be a bit intense at night--if only people would speak more softly like in Paris restaurants.

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California City, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Had lunch with my son and husband...AMAZING service and food excellent! You have to make reservations especially Friday and weekends, get very crowed and it you might not like to wait...It is hard to find parking, so make some time to look for parking space as well

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San Rafael, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Recently friends and I visited Wood Tavern on our way to a music venue. We are so happy we did! Our server was awesome. Everything we had from start to finish was spot on. The chicken liver pate was so smooth and had a delicious lemon jam. The pork belly was exceptional and my friend wanted to order one to... More 

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Oakland, California
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You can try for reservations on Open Table at 7 pm for Wood Tavern and never find a table open, even a month in advance. That's because they block out everything between 6 pm and 8 pm on Open Table and you have to call for a reservation. Other than the secret reservation system, this is one of my favorite... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Despite rave reviews from young family members, I was very disappointed. First, the wood chairs are hard and low to the table. The bar was so crowded with diners it is surprising they were able to reach food to mouth. This is not a white linen place, but paper placemats would be preferable to sticky wood. The napkin was so... More 

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

Service, atmosphere, food all great. It was a little noisy but we sat in the window and that helped a lot.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Good food, good service, crowded elbow to elbow seating, extremely loud but good if you like to know everything about the people seated around you as they have to shout to be heard...!

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Piedmont
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant consistently deliver. From amazing hamburgers to fresh fish preparations they can't be beat. Everything is always perfectly prepared and presented. Service is outstanding.

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hercules, ca
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This local watering hole has great eats, good service and might be reminscent of the sit com "Cheers". Bartenders are friendly and helpful and the crowd is friendly. - Get there early for happy hour if you want a seat. It can get loud so best to go elsewhere if you are looking for that intimate dinner adn quiet time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Went for lunch the other day. The place is lovely and the food was superb.. I had the burger and my boyfriend had the pastrami sandwich (both huge, btw) and they were really tasty. Definitely recommend!

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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, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
    (Alcatraz)
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 654-6607

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?