Rudy'sCan'tFailCafe

Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

1805 Telegraph Ave (18th St.), Oakland, CA 94612, United States
Hours:
Open until 1:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:00 AM–1:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No

Rudy's Can’t Fail Cafe has been open since 2002 and was born from our desire to create a restaurant where people of all walks of life can feel welcome and at home, eat honest, good, nutritional food at affordable prices in an atmosphere of fun and creativity. Are we not Men? We... (See all)

7.9/10

Based on 268 votes

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  • shakin jesse
  • breakfast food
  • jesse james
  • burgers
  • big bleu burger
  • milkshakes
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon
  • sandwiches
  • vegetarian food
  • good for a late night
  • french fries
  • hash browns
  • great value
  • French toast
  • good for a quick meal
  • full bar
  • happy hour
  • pancakes
  • cocktails
  • meatloaf
  • mayu-chan

    Expensive but trendy brunch spot. Burgers, mediocre.

    mayu-chan · September 15, 2011
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  • Oren J.

    Shakin' Jesses. 'nuf said. Boom. Read more

    Oren Jacob · June 7, 2011
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  • G.R. M.

    Hakeem B. is an idiot. Don't dine and ditch and steal from your local economy.

    G.R. Medina · October 20, 2012
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  • Hector C.

    Wear pants.

    Hector Canseco 💩 · August 27, 2011
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  • M-C R.

    Hipster and emo fuckin' overload!! Jesus Christ!!

    M-C Reid · December 2, 2011
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  • Jenny V.

    Don't be scared of the huge security guard. And I mean HUGE.

    Jenny Vilchez · August 27, 2011
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  • Dana

    Buffalo chicken salad, shakin' jesse, can't go wrong with anything here

    Dana · January 13, 2012
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  • Kristen H.

    Jesse James. Shakin Jesse with Jameson. Amazing

    Kristen Haney · July 12, 2011
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  • Damon J.

    The meatloaf Mondays are crazy. Not sure how they do it but it's super addictive. I never tastes meatloaf like this.

    Damon Jamal · January 29, 2012
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  • Edward O.

    FoooooOoood....druuunk...FOoood!

    Edward Orellana · August 13, 2011
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  • Jonathan F.

    Mile hile club sandwich

    Jonathan Fleming · July 1, 2011
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  • Audrey C.

    $5 PBR and a shot of tequila or whiskey!

    Audrey Chou · November 16, 2013
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  • Adam S.

    This comment is an investment in the future. You can eat their food here.

    Adam Smith · January 26, 2013
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  • Gusto L.

    Pricey indeed but the French Toast are amazing!

    Gusto Lopez · August 25, 2012
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  • Paul R.

    Make sure you have michale as your server he kicks ass!!!

    Paul Rose · October 5, 2011
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  • Jovan H.

    Try the pancakes #amazing

    Jovan Hackley · September 16, 2011
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  • Bri J.

    Try the French toast! Soooo yummy! The only place I know of that makes French toast on Challah bread

    Bri Jackson · August 18, 2011
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  • Brian S.

    Breakfast with a little attitude. Tattoos encouraged though not required. The Oakstersam Benedict is a personal favorite.

    Brian Strauss · January 2
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  • John B.

    The Monte Cristo on challah was great.

    John Beynon · February 23, 2014
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  • Kevin B.

    $5 PBRs & a shot: good value for the location

    Kevin Bennett · December 2, 2012
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  • KyAsha

    Try their Veggie Chilli. I'm not even a vegetarian and I can not resist!

    KyAsha · October 8, 2012
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  • Bob L.

    Gotta love the fact that they're always open and serve everything under the sun. Food quality is generally just okay, though...nothing to write home about.

    Bob Lee · January 7, 2012
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  • Paula S.

    Never again! Didn't get served!

    Paula Stornetta · October 5, 2011
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  • moxie

    Everything is good here literally!But my personal favorites are the breakfast section, the veggie chili, and the amazing $5 (even) deal for a PBR and a well shot of your choice!

    moxie · January 24
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  • Craig V.

    Convenient place to eat if you're downtown with kids or headed to a show at the Fox. But the food is not good. Poor quality, poor taste. Servers are friendly, though.

    Craig Villamor · January 10
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  • Ryan H.

    Oh gosh get a boozy shake they're great. Outside area is pet friendly but not always open when the restaurant is. Call first!

    Ryan Hebert · December 17, 2014
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  • Nick F.

    Not as good as the Emeryville location but still a great lunch spot

    Nick Fruendt · December 12, 2014
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  • 💕Linds💕

    Delicious breakfast!

    💕Linds💕 · November 10, 2014
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  • Benjy W.

    Can't decide if you want breakfast for dinner? Get a burger with hash browns instead of fries. Best of both worlds!

    Benjy Weinberger · September 22, 2014
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  • antuan g.

    The Jesse James is the best thing on the menu. No, the best thing ever... Ask about it.

    antuan goodwin · August 19, 2014
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  • Talisa L.

    Awesome vegetarian options and the food is fresh and yummy.

    Talisa Lavarry · August 16, 2014
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  • Kelly W.

    Try their alcoholic shakes!

    Kelly Wong · August 9, 2014
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  • Scott A.

    Green eggs and ham!

    Scott Angelle · August 9, 2014
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  • Jamilla

    The milkshakes are to die for. Try the Jesse James!

    Jamilla · August 8, 2014
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  • Skip M.

    great breakfast spot

    Skip McBride · August 7, 2014
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  • Reid F.

    Reuben . So good

    Reid Feliz · May 11, 2014
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  • Joel M.

    Big Bleu Burger, medium rare, add an egg over medium with hash browns.

    Joel M · May 11, 2014
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  • Jé

    $5 Shot & PBR!

    · April 19, 2014
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  • Luke A.

    Nice Portobello sandwich!

    Luke Ask · November 24, 2013
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  • Trevor S.

    Try the pesto chicken quesadillas!!!

    Trevor Smith · September 26, 2013
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  • Moni H.

    I am a Cadillac margarita enthusiast. They make them to PERFECTION here!

    Moni Harris · September 22, 2013
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  • Donovan N.

    Milk Shakes w/ booze in them, how can you beat that.

    Donovan Nixon · August 6, 2013
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  • Super C.

    When you are out late and you don't have options, you can't fail here.

    Super Changuito · July 27, 2013
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  • Johanna M.

    Kris is a luv!

    Johanna Mead · May 8, 2013
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  • Johanna M.

    Fantastic burgers and good music on the house system.

    Johanna Mead · May 8, 2013
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  • Aaron R.

    Group of 7, they forgot my order... FAIL!

    Aaron Rivera · May 6, 2013
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  • Elizabeth P.

    Do not get the Bloody Mary...under any circumstances.

    Elizabeth Price · March 23, 2013
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  • Meitar M.

    This yuppie heaven has friendly wait staff but the real treat is the full bar. Food isn't great but the drinks are top notch. Be sure to try their Bloody Mary (it's GREAT), and also the Shakin' Jesse.

    Meitar Moscovitz · December 21, 2012
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  • TBJ

    This place is great for a sit down spot late night, especially after a show at the fox. Brunch is nothing special but definitely try the shakin jesse any time of day.

    TBJ · November 25, 2012
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  • Zennie A.

    Go to the bar for faster service!

    Zennie Abraham · November 4, 2012
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