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Fat Lady

201 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-3808
+1 510-465-4996
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (36 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (6 reviews)
“hotcakes” (2 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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201 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-3808
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a friend for dinner on Friday night. Place was crowded and the waiter was so anxious to get us out of there as he wanted to serve a table with larger group!! We told him clearly that we are not in a hurry...More

Thank Ramadurai R
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

It is within walking distance of the hotel. As we walked in we were greeted and were sitted immediately. Sitting is a bit close and the noise level high but the ambiance was somehow calm. Maybe the decor or just the very subtle professional service....More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 25 March 2018

While looking for a place to host a birthday event for my Mom, we stumbled on this restaurant. They were booked for the evening but managed to find us a table after a short wait. Keith, our waiter was great despite being very over assigned....More

Thank sauteguy
Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

The minute you enter, the warm and uniquely appealing decor captures your attention and welcomes you in. The ceiling is a multi-dimensional affair made of paper? Porcelain? Who knows what: but it’s sure unique and intriguing. The place envelopes you with a relaxed warmth. You...More

Thank Patty8888
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

The Fat Lady has enough decorum for you to do nothing but look around for quite a while. Besides the history of this celebrated joint there is also some classic brunch dishes and a few not so common, all coming in generous portions and all...More

Thank Ocalas
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Came in for a truly fantastic brunch on the morning of my birthday (10/30) during my first visit to Oakland. I was pleasantly surprised by the cozy atmosphere and welcoming staff. The restaurant was all decked out with great Halloween decorations and the staff wore...More

Thank KitaTravels
Reviewed 8 March 2018

I should have written this review right away, not waiting 3 weeks. We had a reservation for 8 fairly early in the evening, so we had no wait at all for our table. Our waiter, Stephanie was patient and helpful as we negotiated appetizers and...More

Thank Phyllis H
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The Fat Lady's Seafood pasta dish on their regular lunch menu is wonderful. It can be ordered with a red sauce or with a light dill cream sauce. I had it with the cream sauce and truly was impressed. Two very large shrimp, clams and...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We had a great brunch here - I had the beet hash which was really tasty. The staff were all brilliant - welcoming and fun. Decor inside is wild - and totally out of keeping with the slightly urban/ugly surroundings. Tables on side walk were...More

1  Thank AquaNickOx
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I always enjoy the bar at the Fat Lady, especially at Halloween when the have the most outrageous decorations. Usually I order their rack of lamb, which is excellent. This visit, I ordered the New York Steak, done medium rare. It was described to me...More

Thank Bill A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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