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400 40th St, Oakland, CA 94609-2509
+1 510-597-0400
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mac cheese” (31 reviews)
“gilroy garlic” (11 reviews)
“white cheddar” (6 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
400 40th St, Oakland, CA 94609-2509
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This was disappointing after hearing so many rave reviews. The food was ok but nothing extraordinary. Lower your expectations. Parking is a challenge~More

Thank msk1Ca
Reese L, Manager at Homeroom, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for coming in, and for taking the time to leave us this review. Please accept our apologies that you left underwhelmed! It's our mission to be the best part of everyone's day, and we're sorry we couldn't accomplish that for...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Simply the best Mac and Cheese this side of the universe. And if you don't believe go and check it out. I will warn you though that because they are the best in business expect to queue up for at least 30 minutes if not...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

So the food was delicious, as long as you like Mac 'n' cheese because that's all there is! But we had to wait a long time to be seated and the queue for the bathroom (there's only one for everyone) got crazy at times. I'd...More

Thank spanglishtom
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We drove 40 minutes to get to this place. We were told we would have to wait at least 30 minutes to get a table, which we were expecting as it is a busy restaurant. The staff found us a table after 15 minutes though....More

Thank Andrea R
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Long lines; sloppy service; ok food. Try one of the other local places in the neighborhood for much better and interesting fare.

Thank VolvanaWhite
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Had seen the good reviews for Homeroom and we finally got a chance to check it out. Arrived before 6 on a weeknight and were seated right away but the lineup quickly grew and there were a number of people waiting by the time we...More

Thank JNorthorp
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

If you are in the mood for some mac&cheese, this is the place for you! My friend loves the buffalo chicken one and I really enjoyed the Hawaiian one! Even good as a take away meal. I also really enjoyed their Oreo cookies. Would definitely...More

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 2 June 2017

While my kids were growing up I made the mac & cheese recipe that was was on the Mullers box with Herbs de Provence to make it different. That was dad's dish. When my daughter moved to the Bay area she found the Homeroom and...More

Thank renbody
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I've recently come to terms with my addiction to Mac & Cheese, and I'm ok with it. With that being said.... this was some of the BEST mac & cheese I've ever had! The Hawaiian is the one that I recommend. Two of us shared...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Had the lunch special salad and Mac & cheese . I added grilled chicken and was filled with chicken not just added to top. Taste was delicious.

Thank mldsherman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 40th St, Oakland, CA 94609-2509
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-597-0400
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Today, our incredible team serves up over 5,000 macs each week; we’ve got thirteen different varieties of mac available on any given day, as well as local beer and wine pairings, and homemade desserts like oreos and peanut butter pie. We now have Homeroom To Go open down the block from the restaurant. Come by and you'll find a selection of local craft beer and well-priced wines, funky artisan hot sauces, signed copies of our mac+cheese cookbook, and other fun things to take home! You can even place your order online or through our mobile app, and we'll have you in and out quick. All of our employees earn a thrivable wage, and receive awesome benefits like health care and paths for success within the company.
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