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Wood Tavern

6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
+1 510-654-6607
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork chop” (34 reviews)
“cheese board” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little restaurant tucked into one of the more pleasant neighborhoods in north Oakland near Berkeley. We were there mid-afternoon and enjoyed a combination of their House Made Charcuterie and Cheese Board. Absolutely delicious and complimented with some French wine from a...More

Thank SactoTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First the food: I had the burger, in part because I didn't find a salad that appealed to me (in my mind, a lunch offering should include a larger variety of salads). It was good, served with a large amount of relatively bland fries. My...More

Thank Scott95401
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we had a great mail there. The service is nice. The pork chop was awesome! it is pretty pricey so not really ideal to bring the kids.

Thank fjd2016
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant never disappoints. It hosts a small bar area which is typically filled with locals. The restaurant is usually packed so reservations are recommended. Most go for the higher end dishes but I think they have the best burger and fries in town. I...More

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Food is consistently good, reservation is hard to get. Lunch and dinner are both packed. This is a place that I would highly recommend in the Rockridge area.

Thank Emily T
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Was delighted to find this so close to BART on College Ave. We arrived at opening for lunch. Terrific wait staff - top notch all the way around. Had Sundowner cocktail - v refreshing. Soup and the pork appetizer were both yummy. We ordered a...More

Thank Momsfav
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Went to lunch at the Wood Tavern last week on Friday at one PM with two others. We had reservations which is a must since the place was very crowed and the bar seating was full. The food was very good and so was the...More

Thank ALHMartinez_CA
Reviewed 22 April 2017

In the time where in Bay area all restaurants want to be pretentious, there is a gem which actually concentrates on good food treated simply. Great cheese board, reasonably priced wines, overall great expereince

Thank Anonymous1230
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

I come here thinking it can't be as good as I remember, but it is every damn time. The service is incredible, always just attentive and friendly enough. The food is not fussy, but beautifully prepared and presented. Sit by the window on a nice...More

Thank valvbap
Reviewed 11 April 2017

As always the staff and food are great here. The pastrami sandwich was out of his world. Fun bar scene as well

Thank Jeff B
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Andrew M
Can reservations be made and would it be able to seat a group of 11? Looking for early seating Tuesday, May 16.
8 May 2017|
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Response from Kay D | Reviewed this property |
Yes& I would highly suggest one, it's always busy.
Would like to get a gift certificate for my niece. How can I go about getting one. This will be a wedding gift and would like a recommendation how much for a nice dinner and wine?
9 September 2015|
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Response from freeandgoing | Reviewed this property |
If they're a casual couple this is a good choice. $150 will suffice and would include wine for two.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6317 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618-1331
  • Public Transportation: Rockridge BART is 5 blocks away. A major thoroughfare for bus lines, including the 51 and 151
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-654-6607
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