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“Pot pie is great take-out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bakesale Betty

Bakesale Betty
5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
510-985-1213
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Ranked #33 of 1,134 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bakeries
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SF Bay Area
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82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Pot pie is great take-out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

BB is open very limited hours (see below). We come not for the sandwich (sour coleslaw on a fried chicken filet) but for the amazing pot pie. A little light on the gravy, but full of big chunks of chicken breast and cooked carrots, in a real butter-crust pastry. The large serves 4 nicely (but no seconds, alas) and cooks in about an hour.

NOTE you should order the large ones ahead of time! They don't always have them in stock. They are frozen, and you bake them without thawing. Truly a thing of beauty and your fellow diners will be wowed!

Bakesale Betty: 5098 Telegraph Ave, at 51st, Oakland; (510) 985-1213
Wednesday through Saturday, 11am to 2pm.

Bakesale Betty #2: 2228 Broadway, at Grand, Oakland; (510) 251-2100
Open one day a week for just three hours: Tuesdays, from 11am to 2pm.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Try the Chicken Pot Pie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Great food, great servers, great fellow fans of Bakesale Betty.

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Oakland, California
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89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“I Don't Get the Hype”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Bakesale Betty opened her second location down the street from my office so I thought I would try the "world acclaimed" (my phrase) fried chicken sandwich that I had heard so much about. There was a lot of chicken. But, even with the special 'slaw the sandwich was dry and ultimately not satisfying. I went back and had an egg salad sandwich. It was just average. So, that is what I think of Bakesale Betty's, just average.

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San Francisco, California
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

I discovered Bakesale Betty at a local farmer's market. She started her business, and it has taken OFF! Worth any line you will have to wait in to get your food!

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“Indulge your fat tooth”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

Ate here once and loved the chicken sandwich and cole slaw. Funky sidewalk seating adds to the ambience.

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