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Fat Lady

#18 of 1,053 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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201 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-3808
+1 510-465-4996
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Santa Rosa, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old bar & restaurant. Lovely old bar with terrific bartenders. Great food - not a large menu, but each item is top quality, simply and perfectly prepared. Great wait staff (however, I would have appreciated an offer to refill coffee). Perfect for a cocktail & a good meal with good friends. Good energy, but can get noisy & crowded.... More 

Thank cjaorme
Portland, Oregon
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second time here with clients. Good food, drinks, and great service. Amazing desserts. Honestly, I've never been disappointed here.

Thank David S
Tracy, California
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to The Fat Lady a few times, always for brunch. Whoever decorated the restaurant did an amazing time. Takes you back to the Victorian era without being stuffy. The bar area is comfy and the dining areas are great, too, even if it feels a little cramped. This most recent visit I was having brunch with my oldest... More 

Thank Aimee B
Fairfield, California
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126 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch. Hubby had hot pastrami sandwich and I had the chef salad. Both were excellent. Love the decor! Very European feel. Vegetarian friendly.

Thank smoochums
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the Fat Lady with my wife before a Warriors game and was pleasantly surprised with the place. Ordered calamari which was excellent. My wife ordered scallops and risotto and I had skillet seared steak...both were excellent. The staff was very friendly and prompt and the food was excellent...would definitely go back.

Kent, Washington
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170 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This place had very fun decor and was decked out for Halloween. The staff was very nice. The menu looked interesting. The coffee was good. The food was very slow and not great. My husband ordered granola yogurt and fruit. They were out of granola, the yogurt was unflavored and rather than using the nice berries that came with the... More 

Thank pjgrad
Port washington, NY
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149 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We stopped in here while visiting family for brunch on a Saturday afternoon. They have outdoor seating, but we opted for inside. It was a tad dark, but overall fine. I had an amazing vegetarian hash dish and eggs. The service was slow, but the food was good.

Thank Christirdh
Oakland, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

My husband and I go to the Fat Lady for brunch about once a month. Their food is excellent, and the service is terrific. The manager, Yvette, is one of the nicest people we have ever met. She is very welcoming and always makes you feel like you are a guest in her home. The owner, Pat, is a delightful... More 

Thank Esther M
Las Vegas, Nevada
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Fat Lady has always blown me away. NOT because it's outstanding in any way. This is a bar/restaurant with average food and slightly pricey drinks for Oakland. However, this place is almost ALWAYS packed through lunch and dinner. Near downtown Oakland, many of it's patrons are state employees or attorneys. If I were ever wrongfully accused of something, I'd... More 

Thank Jimmy D
Oakland, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

One of our new favorite spots. Foods good, drinks affordable and great and staff is always the "Best".

Thank Mischelle M

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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
Average prices
American, International, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-3808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-465-4996

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