Bakesale Betty

Bakesale Betty

5098 Telegraph Ave (at 51st St), Oakland, CA 94609, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.1/10

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  • strawberry shortcake
  • cookies
  • alison barakat
  • lemonade
  • brisket
  • trendy
  • brownies
  • scones
  • pies
  • banana bread
  • good service
  • great value
  • comfortable
  • salads
  • good for a quick meal
  • pork chops
  • slaw
  • authentic
  • casual
  • lemon
  • SFGate

    If you’re lucky, blue-haired Betty (Alison Barakat) will be handing out free cookies. Read more

    SFGate · January 29, 2010
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  • Ray A.

    Fried. Chicken. Sandwich. 'Nuff said.

    Ray Aguilera · April 14, 2009
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  • ScottySauce

    Just order the Fried Chicken Sandwich already!!

    ScottySauce · August 17, 2011
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  • Gian P.

    Fried Chicken Sandwich

    Gian Pepe · October 16, 2011
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  • Paul C.

    get the fried chicken sandwich.

    Paul Cloutier · May 9, 2009
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  • Foodspotting

    Try the Fried Chicken Sandwich

    Foodspotting · November 12, 2010
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  • Esther H.

    Chicken Sandwich with a refreshing Lemon Ice! Lines are crazy during peak (lunch) hours-- everyday!

    Esther Han · April 3, 2010
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  • Mick.

    Get a fried chicken sandwich, frozen lemonade, and a strawberry shortcake.

    Mick. · August 17, 2009
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  • Ryan C.

    Fried Chicken Sandwich and Strawberry Shortcake!

    Ryan Constantino · June 21, 2009
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  • ansley

    If you don't get the fried chicken sandwich, you're a chump.

    ansley · May 2, 2010
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  • George D.

    If they sell out of sandwiches they will give out free pie. Sit close to the restaurant, better chance of getting freebies.

    George Dy · February 1, 2010
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  • Jeffrey

    Get the chicken sandwich and a strawberry short cake. You are welcome .

    Jeffrey · March 19, 2010
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  • himani a.

    get the banana bread!!! NOW!

    himani amoli · August 20, 2009
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  • Tara d.

    Go to Bakesale Betty and have their famous Fried Chicken Sandwich

    Tara de Guzman · June 4, 2009
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  • Patty A.

    The fried chicken sandwich definitely lives up to the hype! Could use a little more heat/spice, but luckily there is hot sauce available. The slaw on the sandwich rocked! Read more

    Patty AL · May 28, 2010
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  • Hana N.

    Fried chicken sandwich is large enough to share for two. Order with a lemon bar, brownie, ginger cookie, and a choc cookie. Glorious!

    Hana Na · November 15, 2009
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  • Men's Health Mag

    Order the fried chicken sandwich, of course. Ask for it the way owner Alison Barakat likes it: extra coleslaw, extra jalapenos.

    Men's Health Mag · July 10, 2012
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  • Calvin L.

    Go near closing time. More than likely you'll get a free dessert! However they MAY run out of chicken sandwiches.

    Calvin Lai · April 8, 2010
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  • Greg G.

    No chicken come Tuesday, either. 'Tis a Wed-Sun kind of place, Betty's

    Greg Gioia · December 30, 2009
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  • Dave K.

    get the chicken pot pie and/or the chicken salad/sandwich!

    Dave K · December 23, 2009
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  • Matthew D.

    fried chicken sandwiches! the fillets are juicy, crisp, and not oily.

    Matthew Deutsch · March 15, 2013
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  • Clayton S.

    Its all about the fried chicken sando.

    Clayton Schloss · August 5, 2011
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  • Kiki

    they don't start selling the sandwiches until 10:30

    Kiki · December 30, 2010
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  • Oscar R.

    Two words. Ginger cookie

    Oscar Ruiz · March 27, 2010
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  • Colbert

    Sometimes they give out cookies to those waiting in line.

    Colbert · March 7, 2010
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  • Shaun H.

    Get the fried-chicken sandwich. If you wait in line, you may get free cookies and coffee too!

    Shaun Haber · December 21, 2009
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  • Heidi M.

    Lemonade and chicken sando. Done. Read more

    Heidi Marchesotti · April 15, 2012
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  • Constantine V.

    Although the line is often intimidating, it moves quickly. Enjoy the sandwiches, and don't skip the molasses cookies.

    Constantine V · December 7, 2011
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  • Jessica @.

    Get extra coleslaw w your sandwich!! Soo good. Also take a pot pie to go...it's even better than the fried chicken sandwich if you can believe it

    Jessica @trufflefrites · February 4, 2011
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  • Steven C.

    Best fried chicken sandwich I've ever had!

    Steven Chen · January 15, 2011
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  • George K.

    They usually have a 3rd sandwich special. Today was sloppy joe. Hard to deny the chicken though so go with friends and split all 3!

    George Kurtyka · October 8, 2010
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  • Bruce W.

    Fall hours now. Tuesday to Saturday 7am to 2:30

    Bruce W · October 8, 2010
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  • Keith F.

    The lines are long, they run out of chicken but it is a success story because of the slaw -- jalapenos, cabbage and some secret ingredients. Good scones, and lemon ice. It all works.

    Keith Foxe · May 18, 2010
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  • whitney N.

    Chicken salad w/ bread on the side! Doesn't get soggy :) and lots of veggiesssss

    whitney Nguyen · April 24, 2010
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  • winnipeg

    Order the fried chicken sandwich. Do it. Vegetarian? Try one of their baked goodies.

    winnipeg · April 3, 2010
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  • Amanda S.

    Totally worth the wait! Grab a sandwich and a lemon ice and pull up an ironing board for a great lunch.

    Amanda S · March 12, 2010
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  • John C.

    Closed Monday and Tuesday! How are going to get our sandwich on those days. Betty and Michael: pls get the new location open soon!

    John Caronna · March 3, 2010
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  • Sara S.

    Chicken eaters prefer "one to go," but fellow veggies will become addicted to the egg salad sandwich. Read more

    Sara Steffens · February 16, 2010
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  • Heidi S.

    Go to Bakesale Betty and order a sandwich pull up a stool next to an ironing board and dig in! Be sure to follow it up with a slice of pie. Heaven!

    Heidi Steklis · February 16, 2010
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  • Greg G.

    If you go on a Monday, they will be closed. There will be no chicken for you.

    Greg Gioia · December 28, 2009
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  • Greg G.

    If you go on a Monday they will be closed.

    Greg Gioia · December 28, 2009
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  • Matt

    The pecan pie is fantastic!

    Matt · December 24, 2009
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  • SFist

    The fried chicken sandwich, with its spicy-tangy jalapeno slaw, made this place practically world famous in the last half-decade, and every day they're open, at lunchtime, that's what the line is for. Read more

    SFist · January 27
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  • Craig V.

    Get the sandwich. Duh.

    Craig Villamor · January 4
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  • My V.

    Really good cookies. Chicken sandwich is the bomb. Love the slaw with it!

    My Van · January 3
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  • Tim H.

    One to go and a coke.

    Tim Harrison · December 6, 2014
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  • Nick F.

    Fried chicken sandwich is so good

    Nick Fruendt · December 6, 2014
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  • Soxinly

    The jalapeño coleslaw is perfect for fried chicken sandwich! Give it a kick.

    Soxinly · September 12, 2014
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  • Andrew W.

    You know what's good here.

    Andrew Wilson · September 11, 2014
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  • Lara W.

    They have a fried tofu sandwich, too. Since I don't eat meat, I can't rate what most customers are coming here for but the sandwich was tasty.

    Lara Walklet · September 5, 2014
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