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Brennan's Restaurant

) #74 of 566 Restaurants in Berkeley $$ - $$$ American, ,
4TH & University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
+1 510-841-0960
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (5 reviews)
“stuffing” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4TH & University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
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Reviews (46)
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1 - 10 of 46 reviews

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Nice wrap around bar, giants 49Dr and raised hangout. Friendly with a local loyal patronage.their Irish coffee is outstandng. Lots of drafts too. There's a kinda pricey, but excellent nightly buffet that features the best corner beef, Turkey mashed or cabbage stuffing is good, choice...More

Thank Jake G
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A group of 5 of us stopped by on the way home after an early dinner. Good beer selection. The Irish Coffee was delicious! Best I have ever had and reasonably priced for the Bay Area!

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We visited here as a couple last year when we were near the train station. I had some turkey and a side, and they had a few beers on tap. The atmosphere is a little lacking for Berkeley, but if you A) just want to...More

Thank K H
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Family and friends have been going here for 40 years! Great sandwiches and hot plates. I get the corn beef on dipped sourdough. Amazing sandwich! I also get the open face beef and or turkey lunch complete with mashed potatoes and gravy and cranberry and...More

Thank jama80
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This cafeteria style restaurant is a classic favorite with Cal Berkeley alums. It has been in about the same place for years and years. The current restaurant is nicely designed and more modern but has serious acoustic issues. When it is full, it is very...More

Thank N_skier
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were looking for a nice, inexpensive restaurant to sit and watch some sports on TV and enjoy some pub food. We found the unexpected with this cafeteria-style service. The food was good, it was a little confusing as to whether you would get table...More

Thank HorseheadsTraveler
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The food is basic but very tasty. Everyone in our party enjoyed what they ordered. They had an excellent selection of foods. If you are in the area well worth a visit.

Thank katy w
Reviewed 9 July 2016

I've been far from Berkeley for many years. Just got back to Brennan's, in a new location near its old location (the one I remember). Don't know when it relocated, but it's now in a pretty good old looking building which has had its interior...More

1  Thank theeggman2014
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Brennan's is one of those comfortable places filled with locals, mostly of a middling and older age clientele. It is half-bar and half-cafeteria, but with really good home-style dishes. Comfort food that is simple but delicious. The servings are generous and they don't gouge you...More

Thank FZLimner
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Went here after betting at Golden gate fields. Good Hoff Brau food, quick, tasty and easy on the pocket. Your basic carve off the bone while you watch. A better lunch type place then a dinner location.

Thank thomas y
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What happened to the brisket and pastrami? Other places like Harry's Hofbrau and Tommy's Joynt still have them but not Brennan's.
15 October 2015|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
I had Corned Beef when I went there. Not sure about Pastrami or Brisket.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4TH & University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-841-0960
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