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American, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews burger downtown berkeley truffle fries are campus visit great atmosphere american food place to eat beer appetizers bun uc
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Reviewed 13 August 2021

Visiting Berkeley is usually related in some way to the UC- Berkely campus. It was for me and the family when we visit this Oakland suburb and once the campus visit was complete, it was time to look for a place to eat. We decided...to tur to the internet for recommendations and ended up at Eureka Restaurant in downtown Berkeley. Eureka specializes in American food with a large bar area and a very nice selection of beer and whiskey, plus several specialty drinks. There is indoor and outdoor seating. The outdoor seating is interesting- they have built a structure, right next to the street, for outdoor dining. It can often get chilly and they have accommodated this concern by adding heaters. Parking is either on the street or in the adjacent parking garage. I started off my visit to the restaurant with a glass of beer and when it came time to choose a meal, I decided on one of the burgers, since they were recommend online, and I was quite impressed! It would be difficult to improve on the burger, as most everything was just right, from the meat to the toppings, to the bun. They really nailed it, and it matched up oh- so- well with my beer. Eureka has several good appetizers to start off your visit. The truffle fries are a good choice but there are several others, too, like the macaroni and cheese balls, falafel bites, and other options. I found the service quite attentive also- the wait staff was right back at our table right when we needed them. My glass wasn’t empty for long. Eureka Restaurant has much going for it in terms of atmosphere. It’s great for sports viewing and it’s one of those places that is elegant, yet still casual enough for an informal gathering with friends and family. It’s a great stopover for a memorable meal in this California college town.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 26 March 2021 via mobile

Our family of 5 loved this place. Great beer and food. Would love to go again. Lots of menu options and touch less ordering.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 2 December 2020

Food was decent. Two homeless men starting harassing me and my boyfriend. One of them started fighting with another customer. Wait staff came out but then decided not to ask them to leave. Was called a faggot after spending $120. I wouldn't recommend coming here.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 6 November 2020

Where is the "Dine-In" / Order On-Line Option ? You now have to order On-Line no matter what. Where is the option for Dining In / On-Line ?

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 10 March 2020

Beers and whisky abounds. I didn't see any wine but that might be in hiding. This is a grain spirit place. Deep fried foods that are super tasty. Nice arrangement for its over crowded times.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 9 January 2020

A very good, solid restaurant overall in the hard-to-figure-out Berkeley scene. They have a decent happy hour and a very worthwhile Tuesday half-off wine night.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

Had a great meal here. Service was friendly and efficient. Appreciate that happy hour menu is served alongside the regular menu during happy hour. Burger was large with excellent meat and for a v small charge, can choose a side other than fries. Brussels sprouts...were delicious and slightly sweet... not fried and oily as so many are now. Huge choice of beer. Great choice for a pre-theater dinner at a reasonable price.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 14 November 2019

Good food. Nice after visiting Museums. The Fish and Chips was tasty. The coleslaw as a side order good too.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 8 November 2019

Love, love, love this restaurant. Every time I come to Berkeley to visit my daughter, this restaurant is our go to place. Great food, neat atmosphere, wonderful service. Lots of different menu choices...you can't go wrong with any of the selections. Consistently fantastic food!!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 24 October 2019 via mobile

The food was fine but the lavender tea alone would bring me back again. Casual atmosphere, average service, starter menu was good, burgers were disappointing.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Response from Ralph P | Reviewed this property |
They don't--however we enjoy sitting at the bar so it's not an issue for us (going out as a couple).
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Eureka! is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5