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Review of Backbone Tavern

Backbone Tavern
Ranked #29 of 58 Restaurants in Oakland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and great service! Pizza is delicious. Wings are great. Reasonably priced. Very clean. Great selection of appetizers.

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Micah1234567
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

The place doesn’t look like much on the outside, but once inside it’s pretty nice in a rustic way. Our server was Josh and couldn’t have been friendly or more efficient.

There were four of us who had been riding motorcycles all day; we were starving! When it came time to leave, they had to roll us out of there; we were that full. We only got simple casual entrees, but they were tasty and large portions.

Prices are very reasonable. There was a great 70s soundtrack playing in the background just loud enough to enjoy, but not that you have to yell over it. Recommend!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John K
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Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Wings are OK. If they have a live band or DJ it's usually a pretty good time, especially if it's warm enough to enjoy the entertainment outside on their stage. No matter how hot it is, I've never found it appropriate for the female bartender to be wearing a bikini top. It's just not professional, even if this environment. If you happen to be there when they don't have live music be prepared to hear nothing but rap music from an iPod and the music be changed in the middle of a so g even if people are in the dance floor. RUDE!! If you're under 25 you'll probably love it here. Anyone else after 9 pm is just made to feel very uncomfortable by the actions of the others around them. Been here a few times cuz its close to home and each time it's just been more ridiculous from the prices in drinks to the owner joining in totally inappropriate behavior with the young girls. Won't be going back

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed June 9, 2016

This place has the best atmosphere and the food is delicious! Very clean! They often have entertainment.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank jennlawson8989
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Reviewed September 28, 2015

Awesome wings, super friendly people. Great service, cheap drinks
Listened to a local playing guitar. Wonderful view from top of the mountain

Date of visit: August 2015
Thank LizzyOakland_MD
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