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Cato's Ale House

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) #95 of 1,094 Restaurants in Oakland $$ - $$$ , , Pizza
3891 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
+1 510-655-3349
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“hamburger” (2 reviews)
“fries” (3 reviews)
“sandwiches” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Pizza
$$ - $$$
3891 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

Came here just last week and it was great. Such a chilled out place with its own character and feel. Wooden hipster kind of place without being dirty and loud. Low dim lights and small tables tucked in all corners make it ideal for a...More

Thank Heliana M
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Fish-and-chips were some of the best I've had. The fish was ultra flaky inside and crunchy on the outside. I always order my fries extra crispy, and they were fantastic. Fries were so good I got a second special order. Garden salad was fantastic. Huge...More

Thank 7,268
Reviewed May 6, 2017

Piedmont is my favorite place to hang out or get work done. Cato's has been the centerpiece of it for me for the last 10 years for several many reasons. There are enough of them to warrant a list. I promise I am only a...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed November 15, 2016

Went for Tuesday Quiz night. Seems very popular locally. All seats taken up by 630 for the 730 quiz. Managed the last sets in the house. Pizza, hamburgers and nachos seemed popular choices and quite ok size and price wise. Too noisy for a quiz...More

Thank RamSRam
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Cato's is in my friend's neighbourhood and it is a fun place for beers and food and watching sports on the big screens. The selection of beer is large and the pub seems busy and fun . We enjoyed our time there.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed August 10, 2016

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...More

Thank Tmgarci
Reviewed August 8, 2016

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.

Thank Rosa B
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...More

Thank cookiebabe2016
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

Thank jillian868
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...More

Thank bike_bliss
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $10
Bar, Pub, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3891 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-655-3349
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