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#37 of 1,057 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Oakland, California
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300 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the Crab Benedict from the brunch menu...the English muffin was doughy, the crab sparse and fatigued, and the Hollandaise flavorless. Tried to fill up with the onion rings but they were too greasy for me. Maybe I ordered the wrong items, or it was an off day.

Thank Barbara_Antle
Southern California
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62 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love German food, casual country side and tasty, this is your place. It hard for me to pass German food and this place is cozy. The spatzle w cheese is genius, beers are great and you can sit overlooking the water. Don't come for a quiet romantic dinner. Do come for good food and a bar crowd

Thank Simone127
Alameda, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to Brotzeit three times over the past 18 months. The beers and drink are delicious and the food is good (albeit a bit pricey...$12 for an a'la carte sausage on a bun?) when you finally get them. So why the three strikes? The first visit the food was okay but unmemorable. The issue the second and third visits has... More 

Thank ejk4215
Eureka, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice German meal in casual atmosphere with reasonable price. We had the Schnitzel Plate and were all happy with the food and the service.

Thank EurekaJSK
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

This is such a convenient restaurant to the Homewood Suites hotel that I eat here at least once during every trip I take to Oakland. I have never been disappointed in the food or the service. I've had many of the dishes and by far my favorites are the Fish and Chips (excellent crispy batter coating, moist and flaky big... More 

Thank 835christyb
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Really enjoyed our lunch here. We had the sausage platter with 2 sausages, a nice sauerkraut and spazel and a soft pretzel. The beer we had was good and they have a nice selection. The location is great but a little hard to find and the parking lot is small. It is right on the water and would be fabulous... More 

Thank rdrahmann
Oakland, California
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Came here for brunch. We had the sausage platter and the house made sausages were good, especially the wild game sausage and the merguez. It came with sauteed cabbage and spatzle which were cold. We also ordered the schnitzel stack which was just okay. It looked so appetizing when it arrived but the schnitzel itself was dry and the potatoes... More 

Thank rickemmanuel
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

this is a fun no frills place they serve mainly german food, sausages many kinds but my favorite is fish and chips the best I have tasted in the Bay area The choice of beers is extensive and they just added cider The outside area is dog friendly

Thank alameagirl
Harwinton, Connecticut
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Dinner at Brotzeit Lokal was just ok. The Braised Pork Shank was dry, chewey and tasteless. The accompaniments were odd...cabbage was cut in larger pieces than traditional and the spatzela was lacking in flavor although cooked well. The wheat beer was delicious...they got that right. View would have been great in the outdoor dining area but it was after sunset... More 

Thank earth2hal
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Nice casual athmosphere. Good authentic german food and beer. Situated by the water. Outdoor/ indoor.

Thank Anne K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
German, Bar, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510-645-1905

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?