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“Yummy Breakfast, Friendly People” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bette's Oceanview Diner

Bette's Oceanview Diner
1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
510-644-3230
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Ranked #13 of 619 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Diner
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Yummy Breakfast, Friendly People”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Visited here on a Saturday morning before a Cal game. Best thing about our visit: the friendly people!! We were greeted by the host who took our name, quoted a typical 30-45 minute wait, and then approached us 10 minutes later with a table. Our waitress went out of her way to make sure our order was perfect, down to the detail of how do you like your scrambled eggs cooked: hard, soft, medium? By far the specials surpassed the regular menu items. Fresh baked items were fantastic. Skip the waffles and corned beef hash. Stick with the omelettes and specialty pancakes.

Visited October 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Carson City, Nevada
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“50's Retro Gourmet Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This was one of the best breakfasts I've ever had. The steak and eggs were spectular. I never had sour cream on my home fries before and now I'm hooked. Small, cozy place with a fifty's diner motife but a clean, modern feel. I would eat here anytime.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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ft. bragg
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best breakfast on the planet”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

A Berkeley tradition. A real diner. Excellent menu and service. Food is terrific! Can be a long wait but counter is usually available.

Visited August 2013
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Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“No ocean view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I has been coming to this place for twenty some year, excellent breakfast, one of the best in the bay area, long wait and no oceanview.

Visited May 2013
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Burlingame, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous Food; Warm, Efficient Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Bette's was convenient to the location of a 10 am business meeting, so I picked it for breakfast after considering the options. One negative review mentioned "snarky" service, but it wasn't enough to put me off. The place was jammed when I arrived with not even a seat at the counter, but my name was taken and in a very few minutes I was comfortably seated and perusing the menu. After hearing about the special, a sort of skillet of sausage, potatoes, eggs, peppers and onions, I chose that, accompanied by a side of the house salsa, a scrumptious apricot scone and coffee just the way I like it, strong and black. Bette's is clearly a neighborhood institution and deserves the status. Check it out --- you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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