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“everything ....DELICIOUS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Rick & Ann's

Rick & Ann's
Ranked #7 of 695 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Our menu offers simple, comforting foods with universal appeal. We are conscientious of the ingredients we us and the diversity of our patrons, so we can accommodate a variety of diet restrictions. We love using organic and local produce. We truly are a Berkeley business. Whether it’s our cornmeal pancakes or gingerbread waffles for breakfast, our grilled flank steak sandwich or our turkey burger for lunch, or our pan-seared red snapper or our chicken pot pie for dinner, we have something to please everyone! If you have a special event in your future, please check out Ann’s Catering menu on our website. We also feature local artists’ work in the restaurant that is available for purchase.Oakland Magazine named us the Best Breakfast in the Bay Area!
california
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83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“everything ....DELICIOUS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2012

we had the north east (red beet hash, eggs) and emily's (2 eggs, bacon) AND a short stack of the potato pancakes (YUM!) but do yourself a favor and get a shortstack, they're huge. coffee very good, also. seating is a bit tight but not near as tight as anywhere in new york city...or SF for that matter. also the patio has a nice view of the hotel we stayed in. in short nothing disappointed. not even the service which others have mentioned as poor. i find that if you go into a place with a poor attitude you get what you deserve.

Visited November 2012
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Thank brewsterstravels
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, November 28, 2012
We know we already reached out to you on Yelp, but we wanted to thank you for recommending us on TripAdvisor as well. The next time you dine with us, be sure to say hello so we can thank you in person.

All the best,
Rick & Ann, Owners
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English first
San Luis Obispo
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food and service, but long wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

My wife and I make it a point to go to Rick & Ann's when we are in the bay area. They have great food and excellent service. If you read the reviews, you know that you will have to wait an hour or so to get in. (unless you get there right when they open). There is a generally good vibe about the place. This last time we went for breakfast, my wife had a potato/veggie plate that was very fresh and flavorful. I had an omlette with sun-dried tomatoes and it was good, however I thought it was a little heavy on the onions. I substituted fruit, and it was very fresh. They have a community table, and if you are a little adventurous, you can have a great time meeting new people. Try them out if you are not in a hurry........I think you will enjoy.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Ken T
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, November 13, 2012
Hi Ken,

Thank you for recommending us on TripAdvisor. We try to make our atmosphere as warm and inviting as the food we serve. We are happy to hear you loved our friendly and communal dining space. We hope to see you and your wife back for breakfast again soon.

Take care,
Rick & Ann, Owners
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Palm Springs, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“You had me @ 'Hash'-lo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

K, 1st off I had a Heavenly-Hash experience the wkend of Oct 20th. They had a Corned Beef Hash special & I MUST express how lovely it was. Cream & Tarragon not usually found in traditional Hash AND a splash of cream to make it a truly Heavenly experience!!! Someone was feelin creative & loving that day. And IF there IS such a thing as awards for BEST carrot soup...hands down it goes to Rick & Ann's!!! My Mother & Father-in-law joined us for a 50th wedding Anniversary breakfast (although never eating here before) & thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Going so far as mentioning it a month later over the phone during a long distance conversation! (We are humble residents in Palm Springs, So Cal) A round of applause! We NEVER miss this place when we're in town!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank AronERoss
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, November 7, 2012
Hi Aron,

Congratulations on your mother and father-in-law's 50th anniversary! We are glad you decided to celebrate the occasion with us. We make sure to cook with fresh, seasonal ingredients so that all our dishes taste special. Accordingly, we are thrilled to hear you loved the seasonal tarragon in our corned beef hash special. We will make sure to pass along your compliments to the chef.

Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you back again the next time you visit Berkeley!

Take care,
Rick & Ann, Owners
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San Jose, California
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262 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
“Great food, nice presentation, however service took a little while”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Went during the week for a late breakfast, there was some wait, but only two of us so we got a place relatively quickly. Service took a little while to take order and to produce bill. Otherwise very nice menu creations, well presented and tasty. Not ideal for a business lunch under time constraints, also relatively lively background of conversations. Idea for gathering of family&friends.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank usuallyhappytravels
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Bay Area, California
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216 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Cute little place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

We have had breakfast and dinner here. Service is always very friendly and efficient. For dinner I had the Chicken Pot Pie - not your Swanson's Pot Pie - this was warm and homey! One son had the pot roast - loved it! The other son had the fresh fish - loved it! The Mac & Cheese looked sooooo good - I'm getting that next time!

Visited September 2012
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Thank CruisenFamily
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you and your family had a wonderful experience dining here. We cook with fresh, organic and locally sourced ingredients so that none of our dishes taste like they come from a freezer. Looking forward to your next visit! We will make sure to have a hot plate of Mac & Cheese ready for you.

All the best,
Rick & Ann, Owners
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