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#21 of 1,039 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not only was the food spectacular and elevated, but the service was out of this world. I came in on a whim with my boyfriend just a few hours before our flight back to Boston. The kitchen was able to expedite our order, still allowing for customizations, and the staff was warm and welcoming even knowing we likely wouldn't be... More 

Thank Amanda C
Ithaca, New York
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived on a friends recommendation no reservation. When they say they open at 5:00 they mean it. Food was a delight to see and eat. Waiters were informed and helpful Bar drinks were outstanding. About $50 per person w/o tip but excellent.

Thank ken8572
Moraga, California
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 4 enjoyed very good food, excellent service and a very nice setting. The environment is very comfortable with an interior brick wall and simple decor. There's a nice energy (albeit a little noisy) in the space. They specialize in seafood -- our muscles and salmon was excellent. The prices are reasonable for a Bay Area restaurant with... More 

Thank Silver996c
Austin, Texas
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On Yelp, I asked for the best clam chowder in the Rockridge/ Berkeley area and the restaurant at the top of the list was Marica. When we arrived, we told our waiter this and he said it is one of their rotating soups of the day but not today. We were disappointed to not have their chowder which we were... More 

Thank Kyllito
Saint Louis, Missouri
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We had heard and read good things about Marica and our first visit was a good one. We walked in at 8:15 on a Tuesday, and got a table easily. Our waiter was friendly and I believe we still got happy hour prices as our Chardonnay was listed at $15 (too much!) but billed at $11. An Absolut martini was... More 

Thank dwisland
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77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Thanks to other reviewers we tried this place and were not in the least disappointed. The service was excellent and our waiter Derek was very helpful and friendly. Our appetizers, meals and dessert were tops. We had swordfish, lobster, among other delicious items. The bread is also very good.....we highly recommend. If on a budget take advantage of the early... More 

Oakland, California
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful family-run restaurant . Prices are midrange however the quality of the food is very highly . It's a small place so make sure to make reservations on weekends. I highly recommend this place .

Thank Barzin20
Pleasant Hill, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Marica is a small, but always crowded restaurant on College Ave, not far from the Rockridge BART station. I ordered the "Trio" which included proper portions of filet mignon, lamb chop and pork tenderloin. The filet mignon and lamb chop were cooked to perfection; the pork was a bit dried out. But all tasted scrumptious, probably because of the perfect... More 

Thank orchcond
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

My friend found this little gem in Yelp. The restaurant is family owned and small but the food is delicious. We ordered the seafood stew, the Twice Cooked Maine lobster and the Grilled meat trio. The Pork tenderloin in the Grilled Meat trio was excellent. We loved the Seafood Stew too. The Twice Cooked Maine Lobster is good but not... More 

Thank Baylane61
Riverside, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Found this little restaurant in Yelp and was very pleased with our excellent dinner. This restaurant is small and quaint but they really move the people in and out. The seafood is superb!! The garlic muscles were the best we have ever had and we loved them. I'd drive quite a ways just to have them. My hubby loved the... More 

Thank Janet P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5301 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-985-8388

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