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Wood Tavern

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$$ - $$$
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6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618 (Alcatraz)
+1 510-654-6607
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Fremont, California
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278 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Wood tavern is a nice place to stop by for a drink in Oakland. It was a bit windy and chilly when we arrived on a cold but lovely sunny afternoon. We sat down by the fireplace towards the front which helped provide relief from the cold. They had a pretty decent selection of beers on tap - mostly... More 

Thank Qualitypro3336
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a haven for foodies! Good meat, good sides, great desserts and good service! Parking can be challenging, so take Uber or a bike!

Thank J L J
Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent food, friendly atmosphere and great service. Wood's Tavern has it all on one of the Bay Area's best streets for walking and shopping in a great neighborhood.

Thank MarkCorbettWilson
Martinez, California
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I have been to this restaurant a number of times, I do know that booking ahead is a must! My trick is to book for 5:30, arrive at 5:00, get seated and order a cocktail. My dining companion and I both asked for a sample of a red wine, which they were happy to provide, and it was definitely... More 

Thank Judy O
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In for a long weekend from NY and had to hit Wood Tavern. Had a dark and stormy while others had white wine or Martinis. Great way to start. We then shared some salads which were outstanding. I had the chicken which was incredible. I can't wait to try their new restaurant on Piedmont ave. We are so spoiled in... More 

Thank Joe L
Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can get a reservation this restaurant in Oakland California is a local restaurant to try. Even though the menu is on one page, any thing you order is superb. The front of the room is very efficient, the table and bar staff is very friendly, service is even and unhurried. Wine list is good but could offer a... More 

Thank Vahan K
Walnut Creek, California
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to get a $100 gift certificate for this restaurant but took us over 2 years to use it because they never had reservations available during times we wanted to go eat, even several weeks in advance. Finally had a opportunity to reserve a table at 5:30 pm on a Monday night. The place was busy but... More 

Thank Lovetobehomeagain
Saratoga Springs, New York
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I fell in love with this place because of the Brussel Sprouts! As a matter if fact they were so good, I have repeated the recipe at home many times. The steak is usually good and the burger is yummy but it's on a huge role that makes it hard to eat w/o making a mess. Staff here can be... More 

Thank Kay D
Oakland, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wood Tavern is an excellent restaurant where the locals are catered to by the friendly, exceptionally trained staff. This wonderful restaurant is opening up a new location, on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, renaming the old Baywolf, 'The Wolf'! The food and the bar at Wood Tavern are so very excellent, I am excited they will soon have a second venue... More 

1 Thank gwenjoy
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is great, the food is always delicious and consistent. We came with a group and there is always something for everyone and food to share. It is a neighborhood favorite!

Thank Shirley N

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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
Average prices
$21 - $30
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?