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Fat Lady

201 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-3808
+1 510-465-4996
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (28 reviews)
“french toast” (5 reviews)
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All hours
American, International, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
201 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-3808
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We've been coming here for brunch on weekends for 20 years and still love it. My favorite food here is the hotcakes with berries and a side order of bacon, drenched with syrup. The hotcakes are thin and not overly filling. The bacon is hearty...More

Thank BeastiePV
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure why this comes up under steakhouse and how it gets the steak reviews, but I wouldn't count this as a steakhouse at all. The steak was cooked wrong and wasn't a very good cut at all. I tried one of the worst whisky...More

Thank Jamielyn O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A few years ago we enjoyed our dinner at Fat Lady so much we opted to see how their bunch was on a Sunday morning. Did not disappoint!! You'd expect a former brother turned steak house to better at the night scene but she shines...More

Thank Leigth M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dus not have a reservation so we had to wat for 30 minutes. After a short walk around town we returned and our table was ready. The starters were all great and the salmon and special for May was super. The rib eye was...More

Thank Wim v
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I came here with friends and although I've lived here for many years, I have never been to The Fat Lady! You walk in and your eyes have to adjust to the darkness. Then after your eyes are adjusted and you're trying to look at...More

Thank KWong55
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and our friends were headed to another restaurant to celebrate their 24th anniversary and happen to see this place and changed our reservations for our other restaurant to come here. Best decision! All of our drinks were delicious, food was delicious, servers were...More

Thank Sky G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Went for Sunday Brunch. Arrived at about 12:30 and the 3 of us were seated right away. Service on drinks was slow because the place was busy. We were fine with it because we weren't in any hurry. Want to enjoy a nice relaxing meal....More

Thank High-Dry
Reviewed 23 March 2017

The atmosphere is mysterious and unique. The food was very good. It's a great experience with a small group. They decor is interesting and great for starting conversations.

Thank Sulina M
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Really cool decor, dark and comfy and the cocktails pack a punch my friends! Try the French 75. You'll be speaking French in no time!

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This is clearly a popular place with locals, with queues out the door. The interior decor is fabulous and I love the saloon feel and old bar. I heard one f the staff describing concepts about the decor so it was obviously very carefully done...More

Thank Gillian B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Washington St, Oakland, CA 94607-3808
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-465-4996
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