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Meal Ticket

1235 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94706-2217
+1 510-526-6325
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average24%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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1235 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94706-2217
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Just OK eatery. Not worth a long drive to get to. The buckwheat pancakes were Meh, small and thin. The Apple/Grape pie had good flavor but the grapes just made the crust soggy.

Thank napadiner
Reviewed May 23, 2017

My favorite brunch place. They grind their own hamburger and make their own sausage, coleslaw, lemonade, pastries (just had the scones for the first time and am in LOVE!!!) and pies, etc. Their seasonal soft shell crab po'boy is probably my favorite sandwich in the...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed March 4, 2017

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Pulled Pork and green masala breakfast. (I think that's it?) Can't get enough! My girl friend always has the pancakes which are spectacular as well. Love this place….

Thank Larry C
Reviewed December 5, 2016

This couple-owned restaurant was on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives and more than lives up to the hype. My husband says their house-ground hamburgers are the best in the East Bay (and he is serious about his burgers - has tried everyplacel!!!). I love the...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Meal Ticket is a small family-owned restaurant off the beaten path. The chef (yes, chef, not cook) has a worthy Bay Area pedigree that he translates into creative, delicious, contemporary twists on old favorites. The buckwheat pancakes are my personal favorite, served with butter, maple...More

Thank Kip W
Reviewed September 25, 2015

Meal Ticket is a great place to go on weekends for a tasty meal that will fuel you for what you need to do. The salmon filet and eggs is my go-to breakfast, and I find myself craving it long before the weekend comes. I...More

Thank damebuksen
Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our Honda service person recommended this restaurant while our car was being repaired. It happened to be closed on that Tuesday, but we stopped by a few weeks later for a late lunch. The patio was pleasant, the servers were friendly, and the food was...More

Reviewed March 3, 2015

Had a great breakfast the other day. Pork curry with scrambled eggs and salsa with tortillas. Friends had pancakes and a salad. Really enjoyed it. Quiet inside once you get in. Service is by ordering at the counter and taking a number for your table...More

Thank longfellowplace
Reviewed February 19, 2015

When the weather's good, the back outside area is the best. Order inside and take a number. The husband does the cooking while the wife takes the orders. She can be cranky on the weekends because it gets very busy - goes from small local...More

Thank lizross
Reviewed November 3, 2014

I am so lucky to live near Meal Ticket. The oyster po' boy is to die for - a crusty hunk of bread, pile of succulent fried oysters, and some perfect slaw. Also their scrambles and hearty lunches are delicious too. Warm vibe inside and...More

Thank Sharon K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1235 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94706-2217
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-526-6325
A mom & pop neighborhood restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & brunch Wednesday thru Sunday with a great outdoor patio.
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