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229 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607-3802
+1 510-444-2976
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled on this gem of a diner, and ended up there twice. Great food, great service - really enjoyed all aspects of it. Clean, good portions, varied menu. Will be back!

Thank Kramer524
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732 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

The Buttercup Grill and Bar is a locally run restaurant that delivers excellent "homemade style" food with excellent service. They are located in a former industrial area near Jack London Square the is undergoing a transformation. The restaurant was very clean and organized and service was very attentive. Bell our server was outstanding, so when you visit here ask for... More 

Thank Bigredmachine
Pascagoula, Mississippi, United States
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017

I only wish I had found it sooner. Hubby and I went here for breakfast on our last day. DELICIOUS!!! Not too pricey! Good home cooking and great staff.

Thank Karen J
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

This is a great Family restaurant,I generally get the Salads, they have a Strawberry salad in the Summer that is to die for, Every time I come to Oakland I make it a point to go to Buttercup's The food is very presentable. They service HOT bread at the table. And the service is outstanding. Buttercup's has a great variety... More 

Thank gisjac
Nevada City, CA
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We ate her on Saturday morning and was surprised to find it not too busy yet. They have a breakfast menu all day and we had the eggs benadict and the standard eggs and bacon breakfast. Service was fast and we had coffee pretty much right away. The waitstaff is friendly and responsive. The busboy is pretty loud though and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Found this by default as it was attached to the hotel we were staying in, however friends local to the area seem to know the Butter and speak of it with fondness....I guess it has been a family run business for a long long time. Menu selection was good (went in for breakfast) and the service was fast and polite.... More 

Thank HardwireTag
Oakland, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2017

Looking for that moderately priced go-to place that feels a little like home or the "old days"? Try the Buttercup Grill and Bar at Jack London Square. Consistently good food and great service. The manager has been here for years and the staff is well trained and efficient. There have been a couple of remodels in the past couple of... More 

Thank Bzerkeley
Oakland, CA, USA
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Buttercup has recently remodeled, and the new wndows make it even more appealing. On of three in a small, family-owned chain, Oakland's Buttercup is the place for casual, hearty dining, a good weekend brunch, or lunch when you're pretty hungry. They provide standard diner fare at reasonable prices and in generous portions. the fish is usually fresh and the veggies... More 

Thank CyberEdge
Redlands, Ca
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318 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017

We ate here for both breakfast and dinner, and if you like large portions of inexpensive food, this is your restaurant. Liked the French toast better than the pancakes, and for dinner enjoyed the chicken pot pie.

Thank lespes
San Fernando, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Our waiters were friendly and responsive; the food was good and arrived quickly enough, the prices were fair.

Thank cELlery2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $15
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607-3802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-444-2976

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