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Wood Tavern

6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
+1 510-654-6607
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork chop” (39 reviews)
“cheese board” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely lunch. Not too much for vegetarians or the gluten free, but fine. It's a noisy, crowded space and while the food is several notches above many places, there are also plenty of not-as-hyped just-as-delicious places in the East Bay.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 592ed
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The grilled squid was incredible and the stuffed artichoke was so yummy . I was delighted . It was my first time there . It was the best

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank moknutz
Reviewed yesterday

This is the spot you want to go to for a date night or lunch with friends. There is always a great selection of menu items and their salads are to-die-for. Such great flavor paired with a nice wine selection, how could you go wrong?!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BayAreaEats
Reviewed 4 days ago

The pork chops and duck were outstanding (some of the best we've had). Service was very good, as well. We've eaten here a number of times and always feel welcomed. The servers are great at explaining the menu items and helping you find just the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Silver996c
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came in right at opening with no reservation. Sat by chefs stove. Interesting to watch our meals get cooked. Great drinks too

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank poochienoonan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love love love Wood Tavern. The hospitality is warm and friendly. The environment is unpretentious and beautiful. The food, oh the food, is delicious. Every bite. Get lots of different dishes to share, if you're sharers, so you can taste more things. The wine list...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Deb L
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Small, focused menu with something for your every mood and they knock each item out of the park. Trust me, it's hard to do what they do at Wood Tavern — unfussy food that feels inherently comfy but is also way better than you (or...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank roncthomas
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch the pastrami sandwich was the best! A little loud but the service and the food were great .

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Martha F
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food! Outstanding really. But it is loud so while the food is delicious, it is really loud. We shared the arugula roasted beet salad. I had the pork tenderloin.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Amy L
Reviewed November 14, 2018

We went on a Monday night and the restaurant was packed. The noise level is so high that I had a hard time talking to the person sitting next to me. By the end of the evening I was exhausted. This is what I had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank FarmerRK
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Andrew M
May 7, 2017|
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Response from Kay D | Reviewed this property |
Yes& I would highly suggest one, it's always busy.
September 8, 2015|
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Response from FashionSpeedTravel | Reviewed this property |
If they're a casual couple this is a good choice. $150 will suffice and would include wine for two.
April 15, 2015|
Response from roncthomas | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but only from 5-9pm. Aka. no brunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-654-6607
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