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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
+1 510-251-9400
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  • Excellent42%
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great spot, a few blocks from downtown. A block from the old theater. Staff is great. Breakfast options a mix of standards and more creative options. Don't miss the huevos rancheros!

Thank KayakDC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and drinks are good, nice decor all musical related to ska artists and the Clash etc. Check out the amazing crazy Barbie collection, loved it!

Thank Antikis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quirky, artistic restaurant, full bar, wonderful breakfast selection. We'll definitely return next year. Located on a corner with full windows.

Thank dreamketcher
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The food was good. The service was friendly but slow. The location is very conveniently located, next to the Fox Theater. No gluten free breads are available.

Thank cmarieat
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Friday morning. They were well understaffed amd the staff were struggling to cope. After way too long the server came to take our order but then noticed that we had no menus. Had an omelette with Swiss cheese. The cheese was...More

Thank OconeeMan
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Visited one Friday evening around 7:20pm before a concert in Fox Theater. Seated at the bar and had my order taken quickly. Drink was served but my burger and fries didnt appear after 30 minutes. I offered to pay for my drink but the server...More

Thank cook_25_05
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific spot for breakfast, just around the corner from the 20th St BART station. Friendly staff. Good breakfast menu. Especially love their Huevos Rancheros! Yum!!!!!!

Thank KayakDC
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Rudy's offers veg sausage, bacon etc so I can have the occasional BLT, but my real favorite is the Tower of Power and Popeye's Eyedeho. Both a large mouthful of yummy.

Thank sarahlala0514
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Rudy's, conveniently located in the same building as the Oakland Fox Theater, is a retro-styled diner with exceptionally good food. We've been to the original Rudy's in Emeryville, and the same great quality is carried on in this place. Breakfasts are uniformly delicious, served all...More

Thank Kasac1943
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Stopped in upon my arrival to the Bay Area with friends. Who doesn't love The Clash? Great standard diner fare in downtown Oakland. Appropriately met up with our friend's bandmates. Food and service were both great. A nice welcome to the area.

Thank StaceyM27
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Can your restaurant handle large groups? (approx. 90) Looking for group reservations for April 22, around 6 p.m.
24 January 2016|
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Response from DreDayBay | Reviewed this property |
Probably, but you would not be in a private area, it would be in the main restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-251-9400
  • E-mail
This is right next to the Fox Theater in Oakland! I guess it opened recently? The food was quite good - got pics if you want 'em!