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Fat Lady

#20 of 1,051 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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201 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-3808
+1 510-465-4996
09:00 - 16:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Kent, Washington
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168 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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 

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Port washington, NY
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133 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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
Oakland, California
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Friendly wait staff, good food and lots of character. We shared two appetizers and it was just enough for both of us. This restaurant is in Jack London Square area and is about a block from the water.

Thank Greg S
Farmingdale, New York
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Lovely quaint Victoria restaurant/pub. Seating inside or out...we sat inside. Assorted bread basket with muffins but no bread. Very good, wish they refilled it. I had Warm Spinach salad with poached egg, it was very good, poached egg was perfect. Husband had chicken sandwich with excellent homefries. No white Sangria, so I had Silk Stocking recommended by the waitress, again... More 

Thank dizidezi
San Leandro, CA
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241 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Love to eat here! Come for the brunch. French toast is great! Great eatery for a Sunday brunch. Right across from Jack London Square and the movie theatre. Plenty of parking in the garage right across the street.

Thank mariard
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

What a find! Great atmosphere and eclectic setting. The food was great. We had the asparagus omelet and the chicken sandwich For drinks we had a Bloody Mary and a Silk Stocking that were both very good.

Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Lovely place, well located, interesting decor, we called in for a quick dinner, I had the steak which was simply great quality meat, well cooked, my partner had the burger, equally great, this place is expensive, my steak came with fries and a side, both poor portions. The normal complaint for visitors coming to the States is that portion size... More 

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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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?