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Bakesale Betty

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5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609-2014
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank oktravelfam
San Leandro
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank lifes2short2wait
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Tiz108
Oakland, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank austin f
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504 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank pgrey
Oakland, California
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Crispy, tender fried chicken breath smothered with a jalapeño pepper slaw on a hamburger-shaped bun. One thing to note: When first offered, there were two chicken breasts per sandwich. So value has gone down, but the sandwich is still wonderful. If you have room, get the homemade strawberry shortcake (yummy).

Thank garys66666
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It's difficult to give this four stars when you get around to parking, walking to BB's, and finding they are out of chocolate chip cookies, brownies, or even the overrated chicken sandwiches. Actually, I would think the sandwiches were fine if they would give fair WARNING about the slaw they use: it is a CILANTRO FEST. The other people I... More 

Thank freeandgoing
Livermore, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Why are these people standing in a line which seem to go forever???? Because it's worth every bite!! KISS "keep it simple stupid" they have mastered the fried chicken sandwich and if you are lucky enough to have eaten one you'll understand the line! The strawberry shortcake is a hidden gem waiting to bling up the taste buds.....so if it's... More 

Thank mike k
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The menu is tiny, but focused on what they do best: crispy chicken sandwich. It comes with slaw which I recommend: they use a vinegar base and include finely diced jalapeños. Spicy, but not too much. They also offer a fried tofu version and my veggie daughter loved it. Baked goods are always good but availability really varies - go... More 

Thank L C
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

First of all, fried chicken sandwiches. Tender, crunchy, spicy, served on delicious buns and coleslaw. Secondly, friendly, efficient service. Thirdly, the sidewalk tables are old metal ironing boards, which is adorable. And lastly, fried chicken sandwiches!!!

Thank Susie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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: 510-985-1213

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