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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
+1 510-251-9400
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

My sisters and I decided on Rudy's, due to it's convenient location, right next door to the Fox Theater, where we were seeing a show that night. We were seated quickly even though there were a few people ahead of us. Our waitress was very...More

Thank Janet K
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This cafe is really a diner. A bonafide, full-menu w/bar diner. Regardless of appetite or dietary restrictions/allergies, you'll be sure t find something tasty at Rudy's. We sat at the bar and the guy was SO NICE! We didn't have to wait for water or...More

Thank Heather H
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Need a place after 11 p.m. for some decent food options? This is your place! Restaurant has a varied menu that would provide most customers a number of options to meet their culinary preferences. Staff at nearly midnight were all smiles and attentive. Food service...More

Thank 2OTRA
Reviewed 17 August 2017 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 17 August 2017 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 8 August 2017 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 5 August 2017

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 27 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
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23 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, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 AM - 1:00 AM
7:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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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