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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

) #31 of 1,102 Restaurants in Oakland ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Gluten Free Options
1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
+1 510-251-9400
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (7 reviews)
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07:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Man what a pleasant surprise! High quality Americana, very good food. Excellent seating time and food to the table as well, in spite of huge crowd when we arrived. A + experience before a show at the Fox

Thank thecloverdalekid
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Relax from site seeing or take a break from work to enjoy the old school neighborhood feel of Rudys. Regulars are greeted on a first name basis and the menu is sure to please all American tastes.

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the place for it. Awesome burgers. "So worth it" Fries. Buffalo Chicken Wing Salad rocks my Green Day world. And, oh, you can come here for brekkie, too!

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited as a huge fan of Green Day's, fulfilling a teenage dream. We only stayed for milkshake & pancakes. They were very nice. The service however was not so friendly. It was a very daunting experience and we couldn't wait to leave. Building is lovely,...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We visited here as part of our Green Day day and the food was fantastic. We went on Sunday lunchtime which meant that it was the brunch menu so unfortunately I could not get the mac and cheese but what we had was very tasty...More

Thank Kirsty R
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Ordered the tortillas with egg, black beans salsa verde. It was a feast to behold but could have done with an extra tortilla or two to mop up all the liquid. The coffee machine wasn't working on the morning but ish happens, not a big...More

1  Thank MsBeautySoul
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Went for breakfast every day on my recent trip, the staff are brilliant and really funny. the breakfast was great and they went out of there way to be as helpful as possible! i will be back!!

Thank Phil T
Reviewed 24 May 2017

It was me and my husbands last day in Oakland and since we both love music so much we decided to try out this Cafe spot. Breakfast ALL DAY which is amazing, the vibe in the cafe is great, our server was very nice, love...More

Thank Gabrielle S
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Great spot, a few blocks from downtown. A block from the old theater. Staff is great. Breakfast options a mix of standards and more creative options. Don't miss the huevos rancheros!

1  Thank KayakDC
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Food and drinks are good, nice decor all musical related to ska artists and the Clash etc. Check out the amazing crazy Barbie collection, loved it!

Thank Antikis
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24 January 2016|
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Response from DreDayBay | Reviewed this property |
Probably, but you would not be in a private area, it would be in the main restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-251-9400
  • E-mail
This is right next to the Fox Theater in Oakland! I guess it opened recently? The food was quite good - got pics if you want 'em!
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