Merritt Restaurant & Bakery

American, Bakery, Burgers
$ $
203 E 18th St (btw between 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave)
Oakland, CA 94606
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm
7:00am - 10:00pm



  • The food isn't all that fantastic, but if you want the ambiance of a 60's-70's style diner, this is the place!
  • Belgian waffles are the bomb! Their famous fried chicken, as good as Mama makes it! Get some!
  • They put Mayo on the burgers. Ketchup lovers, order appropriately ;)
  • The chicken and waffles is the only thing worth eating.
  • The BEST waffels in the East Bay!
  • Amazing strawberry shortcake!
  • Service good. Food good. Breakfast w/sides, coffee & juice under $20 with 25% tip. Not pricey at all.
  • Possibly the best chicken and waffles I've ever had. Get here early to beat the Sunday church crowd.
  • Food is good...but pricey!
  • Ask for the beef or chicken patties at the counter. They're amazing. Made fresh either on Sunday or monday mornings!
  • apple turnover mmmmmmmmmmmm
  • Breakfast is safe, but don't order a burger unless you've got iron intestines.
  • They don't seem to be open til midnight anymore; more like 10. Slightly overpriced, like virtually all diners.
  • Sit down for breakfast or dinner, you won't be disappointed. The very best desserts in town! Try the strawberry shortcake, it's amazing!
  • Down home diner where the waitresses call you "babe."
  • The Cappuccino Cake Square is amazing.
  • Food is just okay, but the service is friendly, the place is roomy, and you have great views of Lake Merritt.
  • Strawberry shortcake and chocolate dream cake!
  • Their danishes are yummy!
  • Their burgers and fish are great! Bacon cheese burger and tilapia, respectively.

Nearby places

247 E 18th St (at 3rd Ave)
Lake Merritt Blvd (btwn Lakeside Dr & Lakeshore Ave)
238 St.,E. 18th (btwn Athol & 3rd Ave)