There are tons of food options in the area, and we’ve done the homework for you. Here’s a list of all our favorite places to eat in the East Bay — Oakland and beyond.
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East Bay Directory
Open Monday through Friday 7am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 7am to 5pm. 5353 Claremont Avenue, Oakland 510.655.6003 alemscoffee.wixsite.com/site
Banh Mi Ba Le
Open Tuesday through Sunday 7:30am to 5:30pm. Closed Monday. 1901 International Blvd., Oakland 510.261.9800 banh-mi-ba-le.cafe-inspector.com
Berkeley Social Club
Open Sunday 9am to 3pm and 5pm to 9pm; Monday through Thursday 9am to 2:30pm and 5pm to 9pm; Friday 9am to 2:30pm and 5pm to 10pm; Saturday 9am to 3pm and 5pm to 10pm. 2050 University Avenue, Berkeley 510.900.5858 berkeley-socialclub.com
Bette's Oceanview Diner
Open Monday through Friday 9am to 2pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 3pm. 1807 Fourth Street, Berkeley 510.644.3230 bettesdiner.com
Open Wednesday through Sunday 7:30am to 1pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. 3170 College Avenue, Berkeley 510.858.5189 boichikbagels.com
Open Monday through Friday 11:30am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm, Sunday 10am to 8pm. 1000 Embarcadero, Oakland 510.645.1905 brotzeitbiergarten.com
Open Sunday throughThursday 11am to 9:15pm, Friday through Sunday 11am to 9:30pm. 4923 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 510.679.2423 cholitalinda.com
Open Tuesday through Thursday 4pm to 8pm, Friday and Saturday 2:30pm to 9pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. 41 Tunnel Rd., Berkeley 510.549.8585 limewoodrestaurant.com
Open Tuesday through Saturday 5:30pm to 11:30pm. 3859 Piedmont Ave., Oakland 510.653.3902 commisrestaurant.com
Open Monday through Thursday 11:30am to 2:30pm and 5pm to 8:30pm, Friday 11:30am to 2:30pm and 5pm to 9:30pm, Saturday 12pm to 9:30pm, Sunday 12pm to 8:30pm. 6118 Medau Pl., Oakland 510.823.2354 daughterthai.com
Open Monday through Sunday 11:30am to 2:30pm and 5pm to 8:30pm. Closed Tuesday. 2190 Bancroft Way, Berkeley 510.843.7996 greatchinaberkeley.com
Homeroom Mac + Cheese
Saul's Restaurant & Deli
Open Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday 12pm to 2:30pm and 4:45pm to 8:30pm; Friday and Saturday 12pm to 3pm and 4:45pm to 9pm. 855 MacArthur Blvd., San Leandro 510.777.9777 tophatterskitchen.com
World Famous Hotboys
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