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Cato's Ale House

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3891 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
(510) 655-3349
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Huntsville, Alabama
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked here from our Airbnb location. The place is weird, you order take your own menu at the door and sit wherever you want. We sat and after waiting for a waiter we discovered that we had to go order our beers at the bar an pay there, and order our food at the counter and pay there. it... More 

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Thank Tmgarci
Oakland, California
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wood log building one would call rustic. Friendly atmosphere when you walk in. Outside and inside tables with fun booths. Walk up window where you to order your food. Nice and friendly staff. Will go again.

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Thank Rosa B
San Jose, California
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

It was a rainy day so we didn't want to walk far from our hard to find parking spot. Came across Cato's Ale house. Menu looked very good. Sandwiches, soup and of course beer! Inside there were fiddlers playing and lots of friendly staff! They could tell we hadn't been there before and were very nice about telling us what... More 

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Thank cookiebabe2016
Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

waiter obviously proud of the food he was sweving. We came in late at 2pm The booths were private andclean The beer ipa varied and on tap

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Victoria, Canada
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

This place was recommended to me by a local for the chill atmosphere. I enjoyed a pint on the patio, prime people watching. There was some confusion over my bill and the bar tender made it up to me with a free drink! I'll def be back.

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Athens
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We've been here a number of times and enjoy the cozy atmosphere and the great sandwiches ... and, of course, the terrific beer. It has a "local" ambiance to it, like a neighborhood watering hole.

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Thank davidinathens
El Sobrante, California
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201 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

You would think Piedmont Ave would have a more upscale Ale House. Walking in - it has the feeling of an old dark bar. Tables are carved into - some would say it's "character". I say it's hard to keep clean. You grab a menu, order food at the back counter. If you want drinks - you have to go... More 

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Thank yvonne p
Oakland
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Did you go to the movies in Piedmont Ave and want to have a beer and some food around? Are you with friends after work and want a place to chill? Do you want a bite before ging home? Cato's is perfect for that! It can get loud, they may have music, so don't expect a quiet place but for... More 

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Oakland, California
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Cato's is a fun place to hang out, they have good food (I loved their tuna) and a great selection of beer. It's a very relaxed place, the ambiance is warm and friendly. We didn't know there was a trivia night when we went there, joined, lost haha, but we surely had a blast.

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Thank ivachic
Berkeley, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A perfect place for lunch with co-workers or friends. Place is clean and very good customer services.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Bar, Pizza, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3891 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611-5378
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: (510) 655-3349

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?