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Wood Tavern

6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
+1 510-654-6607
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork chop” (37 reviews)
“cheese board” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Wood Tavern for lunch today. What a great place! It was crowded with folks from Berkeley, as it is just over the Berkeley-Oakland line on College Street. The wine list is extensive, and the head bartender, Howie, was very friendly. We shared...More

Thank DavidandGee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You need a reservation or get there early. It gets crowded and can be noisy, definitely not a quiet romantic type of place, so go for the yummy food. Been here several times, without reservations.. most of the time I’ve ordered the chicken because it’s...More

Thank patria1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this place! Great for lunch or dinner, solo or with friends. Friendly owners and staff make everyone feel at home.

Thank drlinton
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Our second visit, as we live in San Diego. The hostess and waitress greeted us warmly and we were placed in a corner window table as we had a just seven year old with us that worked out beautifully. Our waitress was knowledgeable regarding the...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We had called several days in advance to make a reservation for 6 persons, and the manager suggested 8:15, which we accepted. Unfortunately, we had to wait 20-25 min after 8:15 to get to a table. It was busy, and the occupants of the table...More

Thank Thomas T
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a late afternoon meal here. Staff was friendly and fun. We had the cheese board and and a burger. Over the top delicious!!!! A must stop for Oakland.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Great restaurant in Rockridge serving super food and a tempting range of beer and wine. Often packed, so have eaten at the bar twice. Service is swift and polite.

Thank Jon H
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Large variety of high end cocktails combined with wonderful service. Food was fresh and a little adventurous for someone not from the area. Fun happy hour ambience. Overall great time

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

The pork chops are to die for! The service is always on point! Great place to go for dinner and lunch!

Thank laprellg
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great food and service. The staff was very attentive and provided detail information about menu. The only draw back was the noise level.

Thank mab1258
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Andrew M
7 May 2017|
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Response from Kay D | Reviewed this property |
Yes& I would highly suggest one, it's always busy.
9 September 2015|
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Response from FashionSpeedTravel | Reviewed this property |
If they're a casual couple this is a good choice. $150 will suffice and would include wine for two.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-654-6607
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