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Bette's Oceanview Diner

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1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
+1 510-644-3230
06:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 16:00
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Pacific Grove, California
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so busy and has so many great reviews, it seems silly to bother writing yet another glowing recommendation. Every visit to Bette's brings two things: good food and a wait for a table. On our last visit, it was a cold and windy day. There were open tables outside, but most everyone was waiting for a warm... More 

Thank cryjack
Washington DC
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bette's is a perennial favorite for breakfast. Returning to the Bay Area for a visit after many years, and the food is as good as ever. On weekends the wait is over an hour, but the food is worth it. The Fourth St area has really grown, lots of upscale clothing and home design stores to browse while waiting for... More 

Thank MandyinDC
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Soufflé pancake is really good. Service was excellent. We went on a Sunday and wait 1hour (10 people group) but the wait was worth it.

Thank KarenRodz
La Quinta, California
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly the wait wasn't that bad (20 min). The waitress was gloomy and acted as if our presence was bothering her. We ordered beverages and my husband was brought his promptly but she forgot about mine. After trying to get her attention for about 10 min she did bring me my drink although she seemed irritated that I should dare... More 

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Berkeley, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The problem with good reliable fare is every one wants it. Don't be rushed or you won't enjoy your self.

Thank R8421ZEjohnh
Long Beach, California
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131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Bette's is a Berkeley institution for breakfast. When in season always order the blueberry pancakes. They are the best.

Thank cary263
Waikoloa, Hawaii
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266 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A really busy little establishment ! We had a really good breakfast, potato pancakes and delicious French toast. It noisy there , as it is very small. And be prepared to wait... 45 minutes on a Friday. But it is well worth it !

Thank Muadib84
Rancho Mirage, California
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172 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Based on reviews we selected Bettie's. We had to wait 20 minutes to get a table but reviews had warned us and we went shopping for 15 minutes. Upon our return we were seated. The receptionist was very nice as was the waitress. The food was superb! I had a waffle and my son had the pancakes and we both... More 

Thank CaliforniaDreaming07
Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Cannot praise Bette's enough - great menu, clean, and enjoyable ambiance. Only downside is that it is crowded (always a line of people waiting to get in) so you may have to wait for a seat or booth or table but it is worth the wait!.

Thank 33connieh
Berkeley, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a small restaurant in the style of a 1950's diner complete with juke box. There is a small counter and about 12 tables. Serves breakfast and lunch. It can get crowded, especially on weekends because it is popular both with visitors and locals. As a "local" I eat here often and can recommend most of their breakfasts. Many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
American, Diner, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1807 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1910
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-644-3230

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