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“An Oakland Landmark” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buttercup Grill & Bar

Buttercup Grill & Bar
Ranked #33 of 1,234 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
North Hills
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552 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 276 helpful votes
“An Oakland Landmark”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

I just have a very good breakfast. It's been a few months since I've been here but it is still just what I was hoping for. The food is still very good and my server (Barbara) was excellent. The menu is extensive and they are very flexible when it comes to substitutions. They have great pies too.

As I recall, I've been here somewhere between 15 to 20 times over the span of 10 years and the results have been the same. If you are near Broadway in Oakland, give it a shot.

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Australia
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012

I had read reviews of the Buttercup grill/kitchen and was really looking forward to going. I was disappointed to find that it was similar to an IHop or even Denny's. One visit was enough.

Visited September 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fantastic food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

Delicious food, does not matter when you go, everything is fabulous. Staff are very friendly especially Adrian and Juanita, nothing is a problem for them. Went back several times and cannot fault anything.

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California City, California
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105 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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“Good breakfast down by Jack London Square”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

I was checking out the area by Jack London Square. It had been quite a few years since I have visited the area. Buttercup Kitchen sits in the same block with The Inn at Jack London Square. This restaurant is on Broadway at 2nd street and is also near the Amtrak station. If you are looking for a diner, this is a fine choice. The service was attentive even though the place was busy on a Sunday morning. After breakfast you can walk down to the bay walk and check out the booths at the Farmer's Market if you are there on a Sunday.

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Grover Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“good breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Huevos Rancheros were great and service prompt and good. Restaurant clean and lots of locals there-a good sign!

Visited September 2012
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