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Brennan's Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
4TH & University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
+1 510-841-0960
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“stuffing” (4 reviews)
“bread” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4TH & University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I love Brennan's for the fast friendly service Hofbrau style. The turkey sandwich on a roll with dressing and gravy simply cannot be beat. I have eaten here for over 50 years whenever I had the chance even before they moved to the current location....More

Thank AL B
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Brennans's Restaurant has been around for over 50 years. It's lasted that long for a reason. Wonderful sandwiches (Corn Beef, Brisket, Turkey, you name it) on either rolls or bread. It boasts a full dinner menu as well. This is also a sports bar with...More

Thank Garrett G
Reviewed 22 January 2018

ODD, DIFFERENT, NOT a typical SPORTS BAR. These are the words I would use to describe Brennan’s. This place truly surprised me. I have seen the advertisement for it on a large billboard for years and the spacious building and thought it would be a...More

Thank ZMMom
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is unfamiliar set up for me with a canteen style restaurant merging into a bar. The food was really good and the bar was friendly. Is adjacent to the Amtrak train platform.

1  Thank Trainslag
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Staff is friendly, food is great and they always give you huge portions. I wish i still worked within walking distance! They have added more veggie/salad stuff but who goes to a Hofbrau/Sports bar for that? Love this place, heading there for some prime rib...More

Thank 473karen
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Upon entering Brennan's, it appeared very busy and a bit unfamiliar with it's cafeteria-style. However, with friendly help and fast service, we enjoyed a delicious lunch in a modern atmosphere.

Thank PearlCanada
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Traffic can be a little tough at certain times of the day so check first. Easy to get to location and parking was good when we were there (Thursday noon). Very good vibe, place is clean, restrooms are clean, food was awesome. I had the...More

Thank Larry W
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
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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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