The Gingerbread House

★★★★★

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Hours
Tue-Sat 9am-9:30pm
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I ate at the Gingerbread house for my birthday about 20 years ago. Ever since I have been trying to replicate the amazing warm gingerbread/chocolate chip cookie they serve ala mode as dessert. It was the stuff memories are made of. I've

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★★★★★

I ate at the Gingerbread house for my birthday about 20 years ago. Ever since I have been trying to replicate the amazing warm gingerbread/chocolate chip cookie they serve ala mode as dessert. It was the stuff memories are made of. I've

Pros: Great food, magical atmosphere, family run, and friendly servers.

Cons: Might be lightly pricey for some, apparently you need reservations and this is upsetting to some.

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My girlfriend (who ought to know something about Creole/Cajun food, since her mother was a cook in New Orleans' French Quarter) and I have been coming to the Gingerbread House for several years now, and it remains our favorite East Bay

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★★★★★

My girlfriend (who ought to know something about Creole/Cajun food, since her mother was a cook in New Orleans' French Quarter) and I have been coming to the Gingerbread House for several years now, and it remains our favorite East Bay

Pros: Delicious food and elegant service!

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I came here for my birthday a few nights and I had a blast. I can understand why other people call their service slow, but if you're not in a huge rush, the wait is fine. The service is friendly and attentive. Yes, the food took a while to

3
★★★★★

I came here for my birthday a few nights and I had a blast. I can understand why other people call their service slow, but if you're not in a huge rush, the wait is fine. The service is friendly and attentive. Yes, the food took a while to

Pros: starry-eyed tea! and the food is wonderful

Cons: slow service, kind of dark

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My mom and I drove by this restaurant and decided to stop in for a look. After waiting 15 minutes to be seated, the "friendly" southern-twanged hostess, waitress, chef, all-in-one seated us and made us wait another 30 mins to receive our

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★★★★★

My mom and I drove by this restaurant and decided to stop in for a look. After waiting 15 minutes to be seated, the "friendly" southern-twanged hostess, waitress, chef, all-in-one seated us and made us wait another 30 mins to receive our

Pros: freeway close (as in, go hop on the freeway and get to another restaurant FASSST!)

Cons: long wait, pricey, low value, decent food

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The worse experience I have ever had at a bay area restaurant. It looks dirty and odd inside. I don't mind dirty in a really good soul food or rib joint in the hood, but not at a place that you'll end up spending 70 bucks easy for two

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★★★★★

The worse experience I have ever had at a bay area restaurant. It looks dirty and odd inside. I don't mind dirty in a really good soul food or rib joint in the hood, but not at a place that you'll end up spending 70 bucks easy for two

Pros: The Icecream was tolerable

Cons: Food is horrible, service is very slow, price is ridiculous, location is awful next to a freeway!?!?

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This place has good food and magic. Notice the divergent reviews people have written. If you are not a stuffy, uptight pr*ck you will enjoy this place. I loved it although could not see myself going regularly. The ribs & cornbread were

3
★★★★★

This place has good food and magic. Notice the divergent reviews people have written. If you are not a stuffy, uptight pr*ck you will enjoy this place. I loved it although could not see myself going regularly. The ribs & cornbread were

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This place has a trippy haunted feel to it. The classic cajun dishes (especially the jambalaya) are adequate but a visit to this place is all about the experience. I have eaten here about 4 times over the past 15 years and it id

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★★★★★

This place has a trippy haunted feel to it. The classic cajun dishes (especially the jambalaya) are adequate but a visit to this place is all about the experience. I have eaten here about 4 times over the past 15 years and it id

Pros: Decor, Live quaint music, classic cajun dishes

Cons: Trippy servers, Haunted atmosphere

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The Lousiana fine Gumbo is as authentic as you will ever find. A cousin from Baton Rouge was impressed and said that the cornbread was even better than back home!\r
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A must try at least once.

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★★★★★

The Lousiana fine Gumbo is as authentic as you will ever find. A cousin from Baton Rouge was impressed and said that the cornbread was even better than back home!\r
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A must try at least once.

Pros: great authentic food

Cons: gumbo and jambalaya is more pricey than other places

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After driving by this little gingerbread house, tucked away amongst the freeway and Bart tracks, I just had to know more.

I discovered a short time later that it has been in business over 30-years. After dining at the restauraunt, it was

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★★★★★

After driving by this little gingerbread house, tucked away amongst the freeway and Bart tracks, I just had to know more.

I discovered a short time later that it has been in business over 30-years. After dining at the restauraunt, it was

Pros: Cornbread!, dessert!, SERVICE!

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My husband and I dined at TJ's Gingerbread House in Oakland last night. This restaurant has been in operation since 1972, and the decor is a blend of 70's Victorian retro and 80's faux finishes.

We loved our food, although for some folks

3
★★★★★

My husband and I dined at TJ's Gingerbread House in Oakland last night. This restaurant has been in operation since 1972, and the decor is a blend of 70's Victorian retro and 80's faux finishes.

We loved our food, although for some folks

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This place is way overpriced and the food is ok, but not really anything to write home about. Further, the waitress (daughter of the owner) was very weird. She was way into herself and though she was some sort of goddess or something. She

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★★★★★

This place is way overpriced and the food is ok, but not really anything to write home about. Further, the waitress (daughter of the owner) was very weird. She was way into herself and though she was some sort of goddess or something. She

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Anyone who believes this place matches the prices of a three star restaurant needs to go back to McDonalds. Besides, this is a four star resturant.

3
★★★★★

Anyone who believes this place matches the prices of a three star restaurant needs to go back to McDonalds. Besides, this is a four star resturant.

Pros: This is run right, Unique & Tasty Food, Original Ambiance

Cons: Inconvenient Location, Top items take days, Limited help

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For the price of this place, you could go to a nice three-star San Francisco restaurant. The lemonade tasted like that cheap powder you mix with water, the jambalaya was mediocre at best, desert was plain vanilla ice cream (with an okay

3
★★★★★

For the price of this place, you could go to a nice three-star San Francisco restaurant. The lemonade tasted like that cheap powder you mix with water, the jambalaya was mediocre at best, desert was plain vanilla ice cream (with an okay

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The food is amazing and always warms the soul. Coming here is like being at home. This isn't your typical, sit down, order, eat, pay and get out! restaurant. The Gingerbread house is warm and low key. You should not come here in a rush

3
★★★★★

The food is amazing and always warms the soul. Coming here is like being at home. This isn't your typical, sit down, order, eat, pay and get out! restaurant. The Gingerbread house is warm and low key. You should not come here in a rush

Pros: Wonderful Service, great food for SOUL, Enchanting settings

Cons: , A bit expensive

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From the menu it sounded good, but when we got there we only had a few things to choose from. When I go out I don't expect to order my food in the morning or hours prior, as is necessary for many of their entrees. The food was the worst

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★★★★★

From the menu it sounded good, but when we got there we only had a few things to choose from. When I go out I don't expect to order my food in the morning or hours prior, as is necessary for many of their entrees. The food was the worst

Pros: Nice waiter

Cons: , Expensive (rip off), Bad seating arrangmnt

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I enjoy everything about this restaurant. When we want to have a quiet private dinner, this is the place!! There aren't too many tables and Ms. Noel is always personable...what more could you ask for. The food is hot and spicy and down

3
★★★★★

I enjoy everything about this restaurant. When we want to have a quiet private dinner, this is the place!! There aren't too many tables and Ms. Noel is always personable...what more could you ask for. The food is hot and spicy and down

Pros: Food, Servers, Ms. Noel

Cons: Parking(on occasion)

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the ribs, hmmmmmm
if you get there late, you might have some runny jumbalaya...so make reservations...
some of the best corn bread in the world

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★★★★★

the ribs, hmmmmmm
if you get there late, you might have some runny jumbalaya...so make reservations...
some of the best corn bread in the world

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The service... My boyfriend and I had reservations and ordered our food in advance as suggested. We were seated at 6:00 in a room with 3 other tables who all came in a bit after us. Our appetizer didn't arrive until 2 hours after being

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★★★★★

The service... My boyfriend and I had reservations and ordered our food in advance as suggested. We were seated at 6:00 in a room with 3 other tables who all came in a bit after us. Our appetizer didn't arrive until 2 hours after being

Pros: food is tasty

Cons: decor is getting old, terribly service, expensive!!

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This was the worst dinning experience ever. First it took 15 minutes just to be seated, We were squeezed in the corner and not to be seen for another 25 minutes. We ordered apps. and they took 1hr and 45 mins. to arrive.we would have asked

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★★★★★

This was the worst dinning experience ever. First it took 15 minutes just to be seated, We were squeezed in the corner and not to be seen for another 25 minutes. We ordered apps. and they took 1hr and 45 mins. to arrive.we would have asked

Cons: expensive, no service, crowded

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This place is surreal--a real melting pot they have the most diverse and interesting clientele and waitstaff, and occasionally have jazz or piano lounge music to accompany the slow but very attentive service. Make a reservation and order

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★★★★★

This place is surreal--a real melting pot they have the most diverse and interesting clientele and waitstaff, and occasionally have jazz or piano lounge music to accompany the slow but very attentive service. Make a reservation and order

Pros: Best service anywhere, Delcious desserts, Funky atmosphere!

Cons: Not in the best area., Make reservations!, Order in advance!

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Food is great! decor is fabulous. Ms Noel is best waitress/actress/busines person we ever encountered. We take lots of out of town guests there and are treated roaylly

3
★★★★★

Food is great! decor is fabulous. Ms Noel is best waitress/actress/busines person we ever encountered. We take lots of out of town guests there and are treated roaylly

Pros: great service, great food, parking

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The food was not what we expected. We heard this was the best soul food around, but I have had much better. The service was just okay. The cornbread was delicious, and so was the dessert. The experience was not good at all.

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★★★★★

The food was not what we expected. We heard this was the best soul food around, but I have had much better. The service was just okay. The cornbread was delicious, and so was the dessert. The experience was not good at all.

Pros: good dessert

Cons: bad location

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nothing to write home about. expensive...like CRAZY expensive for cheap stuff and just KINDA expensive for expensive stuff. I got the feeling they were jacking the prices after looking at our party.

3
★★★★★

nothing to write home about. expensive...like CRAZY expensive for cheap stuff and just KINDA expensive for expensive stuff. I got the feeling they were jacking the prices after looking at our party.

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Service is horribly bad. Too bad because food was rather good but totally lost our interest in food and the place the moment we met our waitress who obviously does not like her job at all. The other waitress all have that same look on

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★★★★★

Service is horribly bad. Too bad because food was rather good but totally lost our interest in food and the place the moment we met our waitress who obviously does not like her job at all. The other waitress all have that same look on

Pros: Food, Parking

Cons: Bad service

 

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