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Wood Tavern

6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
+1 510-654-6607
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork chop” (39 reviews)
“cheese board” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with family. Special menu with great appetizers and wine list. Had the best double cut pork chop ever. Others has duck and roast chicken. Not sure what was in the sauce that came with the pork chop but it was to die for....More

Thank skypilot51
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I love this restaurant. While noisy and hard to get reservations, excellent service and the food never disappoints. Can’t recommend enough.

Thank Travelingbear1000
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area! Inventive, comfort, fresh, tasty food. Love the pork chops and home style chicken with a very favorable sauce. Also love the crispy pork belly appetizer. They have the best blue cheese hamburger on a baguette with...More

Thank _go9ersdh
Reviewed 15 March 2018 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 6 March 2018 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 3 March 2018

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 30 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
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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.
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MaryJoCooney
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
    (Alcatraz)
  • 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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