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Bakesale Betty

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5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
+1 510-985-1213
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make no mistake, a few years ago Bakesale Betty served up the best fried chicken sandwich I ever had to pleasure to scarf down. And yes, there were always long lines but it was so worth it. No more. Bakesale Betty, for my wife and I, was a destination spot to eat. It takes a good 45 minutes for us... More 

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1 Thank Ted K
Frisco, Colorado
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Ahh - Betty's Chicken sandwich was what I was craving. Chicken was moist and warm. Wish the bun was warm too but it was not-Coleslaw on top of sandwich is what makes it so good. Not sure if place is being remodelled or what--what happened to the bakery cases and wide selection of desserts? Luckily it was raining so no... More 

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Thank b00merwang
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Went to visit my sister in California and we love food, so we were honored to be taken to this awesome place. Yes there was a line, yes their hours are limited, yes their menu is limited, but that's ok with me... and you when you go. Even though there was a line it moved really quickly. The fried chicken... More 

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Thank antormarchi
New York City, New York
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This place tends to have a line outside, but it moves quickly. They have two sandwiches on the menu (the same thing, but one with chicken one with tofu I believe), and a bunch of interesting cookie combinations (e.g. chocolate chip shortbread - takes exactly like it sounds). The chicken is delicious but a little on the heavier side, so... More 

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Thank Napoli-phile21
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Used to go here a lot between 2009-2012 then it was a chicken sandwich to write home about. The bread is now soft and round, instead of long and buttery with a slight crisp. The chicken is minuscule and no longer plentiful for good balanced bites. Now it's just a cheaply made chicken sandwich that is quite expensive. Betty, why... More 

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2 Thank Iasmine K
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

We were on a very short trip to Oakland and needed a place to eat around the Children's Hospital. I am all about local and everyone said this was the place I had to eat. It is well within walking distance of the hospital in an unmarked corner store. There were about 15 people in line in front of me... More 

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Thank oktravelfam
San Leandro
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

Two years ago I had the pleasure of grabbing a bite at Betty's. The sandwich consisted of a natural chicken breast combined w/ a pleasingly spicy & flavorful mixture of greens. It was a fine sandwich. That was coupled w/ some of the best (semi-frozen) lemonade I'd ever had. A few weeks ago I went back. Surprisingly there was no... More 

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Thank lifes2short2wait
Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

The service was fast and courteous; the food was exactly what I expected; and the crowd was pleasant. Don't miss this Oakland Temescal neighborhood gem.

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Thank Tiz108
Oakland, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

I've lived a five minute walk from Bakesale Betty for nearly three years, but have only eaten here a few times. The people who run it are always super nice, but I've never quite understood the hype about the food (and also make sure to check the hours before going because they are atypical). The fried chicken sandwiches are good.... More 

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Thank austin f
California
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560 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2015

There is a line down the street with about 50 people in it. No one is complaining. The sun is shining hard on them but they all seem to have a smile on their faces in anticipation. So....we join the masses, taking the same stance and catch up with each other. It's our turn, rather we make the turn into... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-985-1213

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