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Elephant Bar

American, Bar, Pub
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5601 Bay St, Emeryville, CA 94608-2407
510-601-1001
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

The Elephant Bar is Emeryville was disappointing, to say the least. Thankfully, our server was very good and attempted to be accommodating despite the quality of the food. The food selection was adequate, but the quality was very mediocre and definitely not worth even the moderate prices. The overall atmosphere and food quality of the restaurant was corporate and "cookie... More 

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Thank dvhou
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were in San Francisco for a vacation and stayed in Emeryville. We decided to try this place. We knew this was a chain so weren't expecting a 5 diamond place but we're very disappointed. Our server never introduced herself once she did finally come to our table. Drinks took forever to come. she gave us the... More 

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Thank coreystags
Emeryville, California
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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Not much to cheer about. It's not bad but it's not really good either. It's a safe no-thrills choice.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

A regional chain with a diverse menu. Always a safe bet if you're not sure where to go. Decent food, prices, and service.

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Thank BBmyself
El Cerrito, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Great, cool location with an excellent menu, conveniently located across the street from the Marriott Courtyard in Emeryville. Had friends and family meet there as everyone gathered for our Labor Day Weekend wedding in San Francisco.

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Thank Karen A
Rodeo,Ca
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78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The menu has changed and the food portions are very sparse. Our friend ordered the arugla salad with salmon for dinner and the salmon was a smaller piece than the lunch portion used to be. I bet it wasn't a two ounce portion.My wife ordered fish and chips and she told the waiter fries and got soggy potato chips. He... More 

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Thank timdean3
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We ate at this place on last day of our holiday and were very disappointed. Seated fairly quickly and drinks order taken by very busy and harassed looking server. Food order taken then a wait of at least 45mins before any food arrived. When it did arrive steaks were cooked wrongly, another meal contained mushrooms by mistake and rice on... More 

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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The Elephant Bar has a unique decor and interesting menu. The starter and dessert were fine, reasonable price and size; however, the main courses were all small and expensive for what was served - although the food was nice. I'd still recommend the Bar, but be prepared for the price!

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Thank CAE318
Syracuse, New York
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

When I'm in Emeryville, every few months, I usually eat at Elephant Bar at least once. It's a great place to grab a quick meal, and there is a decent bar with plenty of televisions. Great for football season! The food is average. It feels a bit like Applebee's or TGIFriday, but with a more diverse and international menu. The... More 

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Thank Brad R
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I LOVE this restaurant. It is always worth the wait. So much variety in drinks and food. Service is always great.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5601 Bay St, Emeryville, CA 94608-2407
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Emeryville
  • Phone Number: 510-601-1001

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