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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

American, Cafe, Diner
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4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Oakland, California
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16 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

...stopped to get late dinner after long day of travel. Very slow to non-existent service and not even busy. If not for the hour of day, would have walked out.

Thank lynbug62
Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for dinner with a group of five. Had the Cajun Blue Cheese Burger and it was excellent. The fries are really good! They have a good selection of bottled beers and tap, including Guinness. The atmosphere is basic and a little kitchy, which is cool. Nice size are for inside seating and a great patio for eating outside.... More 

Thank BlueSky467
Sydney, Australia
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here for breakfast and had the chorizo and Halapeno scramble which came with Hash browns and toast. A good if somewhat huge breakfast in a very interesting space. My son had an omlette which was so large he only managed to eat half of it. Good well cooked breakfasts with fabulous hash browns.

Thank 13out
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Good diner like food. Patty melt was great. Great outdoor seating. The pies in the window looked homemade, wish I had tried one:)

Thank Hope1017
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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156 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Close by to hotels, this looks like nothing from the street but we went for breakfast and it was yummy! Vegetarians will be happy and they have a large amount of food types to pick from. Good service but not cheap, as it is in the Bay Area

Thank ddd1017
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

I had the Rachael. It was quite tasty. I had a side of greasy sweet potato fries. If you're looking for comfort food. This Diner is a great place to start.

Thank mctraveler2
Emeryville, California
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144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Packed late night. Probably because it is one of the few open places. Omelettes are dry, soups are tasteless and salads are dry. Maybe it's just me. If it wasn't for the convenience, I would rate it 2 stars.

Thank FM6565
Napa, California
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Came here once before with our contractor when we were picking out tile and countertops at Granite Expo around the corner. The service is good for such a busy place (populate with the local lunch crowd apparently) and the food is very good. I live the funky vibe- biggest barbie collection I've ever seen in a diner- and I'm comfortable... More 

Thank USNomad257
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My "local, townie" diner - love seeing familiar faces and great staff make the dining experience so enjoyable. Solid burger options (I love mushroom Swiss), but also a good variety for breakfast. Cool art on the walls - a namesake in Emeryville/Oakland!

Thank Teshina W
Santa Cruz, California
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177 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Great little breakfast place with nice outdoor seating area. Friendly service and decent coffee; eggs benedict is especially delicious (served on a bed of hash browns rather than the traditional English muffins). Recommended!

Thank brocdog

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Emeryville
  • Phone Number: 510-594-1221

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?