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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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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Thank roncthomas
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago

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
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Reservations are recommended even for lunch at this restaurant on the Berkeley city limits. We enjoyed the pork and farrow soup, the home made mortadella which is served with croutons (avoid the cranberry jam, it does kill the taste, but the grainy mustard in small...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gamine1949
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We had some time to kill before getting on a plane. We stopped at the Wood Tavern. We were there when it opened and sat at the bar. We had a very friendly waiter who made the very best Bloody Mary I have ever had....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Laurie M
Reviewed November 7, 2018

When we come to this part of town, this is where we choose to eat. All of the dishes are fantastic and the wait staff has always been very good.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rick U
Reviewed November 2, 2018

We finally got a reservation at this popular restaurant unfortunately we were disappointed The place was super busy crowded and very noisy We arrived on time and were seated almost immediately but waited at least 15 mins to ask us if we wanted a drink...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank alameagirl
Reviewed October 31, 2018

We have been coming here every other year for last 10 years or so when we are in East Bay area, and this is one of our favorites. Still best to get a reservation early even for lunch, we made hours 3 weeks prior. Their...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roland Y
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Me and my husband love this place place. We live not too far from this restaurant so we end up eating there almost once a week. Pan roasted chicken is our favorite dish yummyyy! :)

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jessica A
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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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