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“One of Berkeley's Best!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rick & Ann's

Rick & Ann's
Ranked #7 of 692 Restaurants in Berkeley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, 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!
Walnut Creek, California, United States
1 review
“One of Berkeley's Best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

I went to Rick and Ann's on a beautiful Monday afternoon. For as busy as the place was, the wait wasn't terribly long, and the service was friendly and attentive. We were seated at the communal table, which is a larger table with other parties seated alongside you. Though it didn't bother me or my friend at all, some people might not like this style of seating. For those of you who would bothered by this, don't worry, they let you know before they seat you, so you can wait for a regular table if that is preferable.

Conversations were lively and abuzz throughout the restaurant, with a mix of all age groups. The atmosphere and decor was very homey; the place had a bed and breakfast feel to it. The wait staff was very pleasant and friendly, my friend and I were well taken care of. Again, for how busy the restaurant was, and it was extremely busy (especially for a Monday afternoon), the service wasn't very slow, we received our food in a decent and respectable amount of time.

The food was absolutely delicious! I ordered a hamburger with Jack cheese and fries. The burger was cooked perfectly, exact to the way I ordered it. The fries were amazing, the perfect compliment to the burger. Crispy and thin-cut, they were full of flavor without being heavily salted. Parking was not difficult, especially for Berkeley. We found a two-hour limit parking spot just a block away. Overall, this was a great experience, and I will definitely being returning Rick and Ann's!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jacob M
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
We take it as quite the compliment that you decided to share you review both here and on Yelp, Jacob! That really means a lot to us, we are so happy that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit here. Thank you for naming us one of Berkely's Best, an honor which we intend to maintain. We look forward to your next visit soon.

All the best,

Rick & Ann, Owners
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New Jersey
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347 reviews
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“Food was excellent, unimpressive server”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had a reservation for dinner and were seated immediately. What I like about Rick & Ann's is their ability to serve food that grownups will enjoy AND make children happy as well. One of our truly picky eaters who usually gets by with bread and butter(lots of bread and butter) and dessert actually liked and ATE all of his macaroni and cheese + bread and butter. The waiter seemed a bit annoyed that we asked for more bread and didn't order any chargible drinks(we all had water ). Given our bill was around 90 dollars, I think we spent enough to have had a CHEERFUL waiter. If I were RICK or ANN, I would start asking people how the service was WHILE people are dining. In this way, they could figure out who the bad apple waiters are, and replace them with servers who are willing to SERVE with a positive attitude. The food was great- now they just need to get the service up to the standard of the food.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Thanks for taking some time to review us on TripAdvisor. We couldn't be happier to hear how much you enjoyed dining with us. As for our service, we appreciate your honest feedback and suggestions. We plan on reaffirming our customer service values, and will do what we can to make sure we spend time with as many customers as we can during their visit.

We will improve, so we hope you'll be back to give us another shot sometime soon. Please don't hesitate to reach out, or ask for one of us next time you're in. Take care.

All the best,

Rick & Ann, Owners
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“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Very good food, we loved that the options were different - not the same ol' breakfast food. Service was ok, but food was excellent.

Visited August 2013
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Thank weekendgetaways010
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
We are so glad you think we are not the "same ol' breakfast food"! We like to think of ourselves as comfort food with a twist. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your meal. Please come back and see us soon!

Cheers,
Rick & Ann, Owners
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Georgia, United States
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“Great place for lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

We ate here several days for lunch and truly enjoyed it! Great food and pretty fast service. Reasonably priced, as well.

Visited July 2013
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Thank you for this wonderful feedback! Short and sweet. Just the way it should be! We hope to see you back here very soon—another fun meal awaits you.

Until then,
Rick & Ann, Owners
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Oakland, California
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“Average or maybe lower”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

I agree with several recent somewhat negative reviews of this institution. We hadn't gone there for quite a while, and today the food was not very good. My grilled cheese was fine (how can you ruin that) but my wife's caesar salad was not very good. Yes, there were anchovies, but the dressing was incredibly bad, seemed to be mayonese based. And the pie crust in her desert was terrible. It was certainly much better the last time we were there (a couple of years ago).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ann L, Owners at Rick & Ann's, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
We are sorry to hear about your underwhelming experience. We always want to "wow" our customers, so if you are disappointed, then so are we. It is a shame your wife did not enjoy her Caesar salad.

Just so you know, most Caesar dressings have mayonnaise as the main ingredient. What sort of dressing would she have preferred? Did you let your server know? We would have been happy to bring her something else!

We hope you two will give us another shot — nothing would make us happier than knocking it out of the park for you next time.

Warm regards,
Rick & Ann, Owners
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