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Bette's Oceanview Diner

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1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
+1 510-644-3230
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06:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 16:00
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San Francisco, California
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556 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We read the many positive reviews about Bette's Oceanview Diner but this place was just average to us. On a rainy Sunday, with our name on the wait list, we waited patiently outside only to see walk-ins get a table before us. Not a good start! Once seated, the service was pretty friendly but the food was just average. I... More 

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Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
Fresno, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant surprise! Great breakfast. I had the California breakfast with poached egg, ham and sour dough toast. Everything was cooked to perfection!

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Thank Kelley K
Oakland CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a consistently high quality breakfast place in the mode of the 1950s/early 60s diners. Some good egg dishes and pancakes. Best bet is to put your name in then go off for 30 minutes or so (they will tell you the wait) - we usually go to one of the various coffee places around and read while we wait,... More 

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Thank Steven M
Pacific Grove, California
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This place is so busy and has so many great reviews, it seems silly to bother writing yet another glowing recommendation. Every visit to Bette's brings two things: good food and a wait for a table. On our last visit, it was a cold and windy day. There were open tables outside, but most everyone was waiting for a warm... More 

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Thank cryjack
Washington DC
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Bette's is a perennial favorite for breakfast. Returning to the Bay Area for a visit after many years, and the food is as good as ever. On weekends the wait is over an hour, but the food is worth it. The Fourth St area has really grown, lots of upscale clothing and home design stores to browse while waiting for... More 

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Thank MandyinDC
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

The Soufflé pancake is really good. Service was excellent. We went on a Sunday and wait 1hour (10 people group) but the wait was worth it.

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Thank KarenRodz
La Quinta, California
1 review
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly the wait wasn't that bad (20 min). The waitress was gloomy and acted as if our presence was bothering her. We ordered beverages and my husband was brought his promptly but she forgot about mine. After trying to get her attention for about 10 min she did bring me my drink although she seemed irritated that I should dare... More 

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Thank anapitt
Berkeley, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

The problem with good reliable fare is every one wants it. Don't be rushed or you won't enjoy your self.

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Long Beach, California
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Bette's is a Berkeley institution for breakfast. When in season always order the blueberry pancakes. They are the best.

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Thank cary263
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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270 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

A really busy little establishment ! We had a really good breakfast, potato pancakes and delicious French toast. It noisy there , as it is very small. And be prepared to wait... 45 minutes on a Friday. But it is well worth it !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
American, Diner, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 16:00
Monday
06:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
06:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
06:30 - 14:30
Thursday
06:30 - 14:30
Friday
06:30 - 14:30
Saturday
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-644-3230

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