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Buttercup Grill & Bar

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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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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San Fernando, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank cELlery2015
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153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A local guy recommended this place for breakfast and we liked it very much. Huge portions, good coffee, service with a smile. We had the huevos rancheros and an omelet. And when we left, we saw some of their lunch options being service. Go with a big appetite!

Thank ytc50
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going to the buttercup for years and have never been disappointed. Courteous and fun staff, great family atmosphere, super tasty dishes with enough variety to keep you on your toes, plus affordable prices to beat. A highlight in the Bay Area!

Thank AGCV
Oakland, California
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

They have a pretty inexpensive breakfast. My friends and I have been to all 4 locations. And the food and staff are pretty much the same. Which is a very good thing. The owners are very nice, and they run all of the restaurants in a professional but friendly manner. Highly recommend any other the Buttercups for breakfast. I have... More 

Thank JakeCarl
Henderson, Nevada
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693 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 443 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Good prices on diner and comfort food with some interesting seasonal specials. But I didn't care for some of the locals who populate around the counter. Kind of rough cut. Almost like a truck stop diner. One of these customers started a conversation with me that started to get pretty threatening. And even though the manager was there, he stood... More 

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Los Angeles
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

During the three weeks I was in Oakland I ate here several times. Fish & Chips, BBQ Chicken, a small steak all good. Love their pies, banana cream was my favorite.

Thank LosAngelesTrainer
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This is the ONLY place I've ever found that makes corned beef hash as good as my great grandmother made it. Huge portions and fantastic desserts.

Thank LeeAnne L
Henderson, Nevada
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Loved the breakfast and huge portions! Going to swing back here tomorrow! They have May handcrafted items their business is under remodeling mode but don't let that stop you from visiting. Parking is available but just about 10 spaces. Give it a try. Old fashion atoms from days gone by!

Thank Ann M
Oakland, California
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We have had breakfast at Buttercup a number of times and haven't been disappointed. Good old American food served by a pleasant wait staff.

Thank Greg S
Kansas City, Missouri
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

The Buttercup chain started in the late 1980s and now has about a half-dozen restaurants in the area. I have eaten at this one off and on for the past 15 years. The food is good diner food and the pies are worth saving some room for. The traffic is heavy with locals who seem to know everyone else there.... More 

Thank Bart J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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?