The Fat Lady

★★★★★
  • 201 Washington St

    Oakland, CA 94607

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  • 510-465-4996

About The Fat Lady

Hours
Lunch: 11:30a to 2:30p Mon - Fri Brunch: 9a to 2:30p Sat - Sun Dinner: 5p to 9p Mon 5p to 9:30p Tues - Thur 5p to 10:30p Fri - Sat Intermezzo: 2:30p to 4:30p Mon - Fri Bar: 11:30a to 1:30a Mon - Fri 9a to 1:30a Sat 9a to 4p Sun

Food

Food
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I'm forced to give one star in order to give a review.
I attended an evening buffet with old friends - and spent $140.
There was no silverware, napkins or even water. And this was a $50 meal.
The only food was some breaded hors d'oeuvres

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★★★★★

I'm forced to give one star in order to give a review.
I attended an evening buffet with old friends - and spent $140.
There was no silverware, napkins or even water. And this was a $50 meal.
The only food was some breaded hors d'oeuvres

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I think you have to be at least 75 years old to sit at the bar. The Fat Lady has seen better days as has its owners and its customers. The last time I was there the place was almost empty and the bartender was rude and maybe a little

3
★★★★★

I think you have to be at least 75 years old to sit at the bar. The Fat Lady has seen better days as has its owners and its customers. The last time I was there the place was almost empty and the bartender was rude and maybe a little

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I have not dined at The Fat Lady Restaurant in Jack London Square of Oakland. This is a review about the integrity of its owner. I am a hard working plumber that provided a service for this business. I completed the job and was given the

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I have not dined at The Fat Lady Restaurant in Jack London Square of Oakland. This is a review about the integrity of its owner. I am a hard working plumber that provided a service for this business. I completed the job and was given the

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Cold food plus wrong food

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★★★★★

Cold food plus wrong food

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Cold food plus wrong food

3
★★★★★

Cold food plus wrong food

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never! is what I have to say. We spent over $130.00 and food was very cold, drinks were ordered with salt not sugar. AND to top it off WE were chased down by the General Manager down the street because we did not leave enough TIP. WTF!!!

3
★★★★★

never! is what I have to say. We spent over $130.00 and food was very cold, drinks were ordered with salt not sugar. AND to top it off WE were chased down by the General Manager down the street because we did not leave enough TIP. WTF!!!

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I visited back in 2007, Four other Navy shipmates, and myself met in Oakland for a reunion, hadn't seen each other in 37 years, we stayed in the Jack London square area for the weekend, and visited the fat lady for cocktails on Saturday

3
★★★★★

I visited back in 2007, Four other Navy shipmates, and myself met in Oakland for a reunion, hadn't seen each other in 37 years, we stayed in the Jack London square area for the weekend, and visited the fat lady for cocktails on Saturday

Pros: Decent

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While there's no real fat lady, this is a nice little restaurant that serves American cuisine. The service is kind of a toss up--sometimes everyone is super friendly, and other times they rush you through your meal and make you wait a long time. Other than that, excellent food!

4
★★★★☆

While there's no real fat lady, this is a nice little restaurant that serves American cuisine. The service is kind of a toss up--sometimes everyone is super friendly, and other times they rush you through your meal and make you wait a long time. Other than that, excellent food!

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You have to love the name. My parents and their friends have been patrons of this great little restaurant for years. Some of my friends and I went here one night for cocktails as we had free time before our movie started. It is very close to Jack London Cinemas. We met the owner he was a really nice man. We made small talk and he then gave a round on the house.

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★★★★☆

You have to love the name. My parents and their friends have been patrons of this great little restaurant for years. Some of my friends and I went here one night for cocktails as we had free time before our movie started. It is very close to Jack London Cinemas. We met the owner he was a really nice man. We made small talk and he then gave a round on the house.

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I really like the atmosphere, which is Victorian with lots of red velvet and old paintings. The inside is like stepping back in time to the turn of the last century. The food is definitely well above average. I would describe many of the dishes as comfort food with a gourmet flair. If you get a chance to stop in around a holiday (especially Halloween and Valentines Day), you'll be in for a treat. They really do some amazing decorating. They have a very nice bar as well if you just want to stop in for a drink while waiting to see a movie across the street or whatever...

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I really like the atmosphere, which is Victorian with lots of red velvet and old paintings. The inside is like stepping back in time to the turn of the last century. The food is definitely well above average. I would describe many of the dishes as comfort food with a gourmet flair. If you get a chance to stop in around a holiday (especially Halloween and Valentines Day), you'll be in for a treat. They really do some amazing decorating. They have a very nice bar as well if you just want to stop in for a drink while waiting to see a movie across the street or whatever...

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We came here for a "nice" dinner and were a bit disapointed (the interior is a little shabby). The crowd is really "old school" and so is the food. But given the location (near Jack London) it could be a good choice.

3
★★★☆☆

We came here for a "nice" dinner and were a bit disapointed (the interior is a little shabby). The crowd is really "old school" and so is the food. But given the location (near Jack London) it could be a good choice.

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A friend from the East Bay picked this restaurant as a meeting point for a group of us to have our quarterly lunch - most of us coming from S.F. We were impressed immediately with the atmosphere and general ambiance and most importantly

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A friend from the East Bay picked this restaurant as a meeting point for a group of us to have our quarterly lunch - most of us coming from S.F. We were impressed immediately with the atmosphere and general ambiance and most importantly

Pros: good location, variety in menu, great bar, easy street parking

Cons: service was sloppy except at the bar where it was very attentive

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I used to work in San Leandro before becoming a domestic goddess 8 years ago. I loved to take customers to the fat lady and to meet collegues at the bar for cocktails on a Friday. Since becoming the goddess of my domain, I haven't been

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I used to work in San Leandro before becoming a domestic goddess 8 years ago. I loved to take customers to the fat lady and to meet collegues at the bar for cocktails on a Friday. Since becoming the goddess of my domain, I haven't been

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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The food was excellent, the atmosphere was just suburb and the staff was great. The owner herself stopped us to take a complementary picture near the famous fat lady painting. Whether you're looking for just a drink at the bar or a full

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★★★★★

The food was excellent, the atmosphere was just suburb and the staff was great. The owner herself stopped us to take a complementary picture near the famous fat lady painting. Whether you're looking for just a drink at the bar or a full

Pros: Ambience

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Our waitress wasn't very helpful. Not rude or anything, just couldn't keep her things straight. They have terrible creme brulee. Do not try it, even if the airhead waitress recommends it as the top choice dessert. Even if she promises to

3
★★★★★

Our waitress wasn't very helpful. Not rude or anything, just couldn't keep her things straight. They have terrible creme brulee. Do not try it, even if the airhead waitress recommends it as the top choice dessert. Even if she promises to

Cons: creme brulee

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My husband and I were walking our dog around Jack London Square and didn't really know where to have lunch. So, we walked by and decided to try this place. Since we had our dog with us and it was such a beautiful day out, we decided to

3
★★★★★

My husband and I were walking our dog around Jack London Square and didn't really know where to have lunch. So, we walked by and decided to try this place. Since we had our dog with us and it was such a beautiful day out, we decided to

Pros: Great service

Cons: Close to the track

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Your great experience at the Fat Lady starts with free parking in an unmarked lot just for FL customers down the street on Washington. Once you're in the door, you almost never have to wait for a table (unless it's a holiday, and even

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Your great experience at the Fat Lady starts with free parking in an unmarked lot just for FL customers down the street on Washington. Once you're in the door, you almost never have to wait for a table (unless it's a holiday, and even

Pros: Parking, Seated/served quickly, Atmosphere

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It's so nice to find a place like this in Oakland. Great food and service in a laid back environment. We even stayed after dinner and hung out at the bar... great bartender...yummy drinks.

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★★★★★

It's so nice to find a place like this in Oakland. Great food and service in a laid back environment. We even stayed after dinner and hung out at the bar... great bartender...yummy drinks.

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

 

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