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Wood Tavern

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6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331 (Alcatraz)
+1 510-654-6607
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Oakland, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a great mail there. The service is nice. The pork chop was awesome! it is pretty pricey so not really ideal to bring the kids.

Thank fjd2016
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. It hosts a small bar area which is typically filled with locals. The restaurant is usually packed so reservations are recommended. Most go for the higher end dishes but I think they have the best burger and fries in town. I would describe the food as homey with an upscale twist. The prices are on par... More 

Thank Maria D
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is consistently good, reservation is hard to get. Lunch and dinner are both packed. This is a place that I would highly recommend in the Rockridge area.

Thank Emily T
Bay Area, California
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was delighted to find this so close to BART on College Ave. We arrived at opening for lunch. Terrific wait staff - top notch all the way around. Had Sundowner cocktail - v refreshing. Soup and the pork appetizer were both yummy. We ordered a hamburger and the fettuccine pasta w braised brisket/mushrooms. Both were scrumptious and portions were perfect.... More 

Thank Momsfav
Martinez, CA
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to lunch at the Wood Tavern last week on Friday at one PM with two others. We had reservations which is a must since the place was very crowed and the bar seating was full. The food was very good and so was the service. The hamburger was great and it comes with a huge serving of crispy fries.... More 

Thank ALHMartinez_CA
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

In the time where in Bay area all restaurants want to be pretentious, there is a gem which actually concentrates on good food treated simply. Great cheese board, reasonably priced wines, overall great expereince

Thank Anonymous1230
Oakland, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I come here thinking it can't be as good as I remember, but it is every damn time. The service is incredible, always just attentive and friendly enough. The food is not fussy, but beautifully prepared and presented. Sit by the window on a nice evening and dive into the deliciousness that awaits. Have dessert.

Thank valvbap
Oakland, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As always the staff and food are great here. The pastrami sandwich was out of his world. Fun bar scene as well

Thank Jeff B
Oakland, California, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

The atmosphere is friendly and intimate. There is a bar for singles to eat at and feel right at home

Thank Suki D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

A huge selection of craft beers and ciders! I got a dry cider that was not too sweet and perfect for my palate. Pizzas work cooked in a natural wood brick oven. Try the fig and olive pizza! It was to die for.

Thank Rob C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?