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Brennan's Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
4TH & University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
+1 510-841-0960
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average22%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (5 reviews)
“stuffing” (4 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
4TH & University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710
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1 - 10 of 47 reviews

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
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
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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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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