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“Even for the ones who do not like sandwiches!” 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 #4 of 64 Bakeries in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Pub
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Even for the ones who do not like sandwiches!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I don't really like sandwiches and I don't like fried, but I am sold on Bakesale Betty. OMG, the fried chicken is the bomb... perfectly fried, not greasy at all and the chicken is so tender. The bun is soft and the cole slaw has just the right kick to it... not too spicy, not too bland. The line is worth it, although if you go at 11 or so, not much of a line. If you show up at 12, definitely a 30-40 min wait, but hey, its worth it!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Underhill, Vermont
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“One item on menu; always a like; worth it...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Actually two items on the menu, there is also a tofu chicken sandwich... There is always a line and they are open only 11am to 2pm but the line moves fast. You get your fried chicken on a fresh hard roll with jalapeno slaw, slightly spicy, in a bag and go outside to eat it. We crossed the street to sit in the sun and really enjoyed the best fried chicken breast sandwich ever.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oakland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fried chicken and coleslaw - yum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I have made their coleslaw many times -but I don't think they gave the full recipe to the newspaper. Only open a short time during the day and no signage with the name. You really have to be "in the know" to get lunch here. It is very tasty.

Visited September 2012
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Over hyped but good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Simple enough. Only one sandwich on the menu. Tasted fine, but nothing special. Certainly can do better for the price and definitely not worth driving out of your way for.

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Concord, California
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Amazing! One of a kind!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This visit is really one of a kind and will make your day. Though pricey the chicken sandwich, lemonade and any of the baked items are truly a delight. The food coupled with the experience is truly unique.

  • Visited January 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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