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Aug 26, 2008 08:27 AM

ISO Hash Browns in Oakland

My son loves hash browns and our adventure on Saturday reminded us how hard they are to come by. I miss Dave's Coffee Shop and the other place down on Broadway that has long since closed. We don't want to go to Denny's or IHOP but it would be great if they also had pancakes too. Any recommendations. We'ver ruled out anything in Montclair and Full House on MacArthur as not being hash brown friendly.

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  1. 900 Grayson highly recommended hash browns. Here is a picture of breakfast at Grayson.

    900 Grayson
    900 Grayson St, Berkeley, CA 94710

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    1. re: wolfe

      Boy those hash browns look beautiful. I was hoping for a place that was a little more divey and close to home. I'm not a fan of waiting in line for breakfast or brunch and especially not with two kids. Love the blog too.

      1. re: Cheesy Oysters

        If you get there on the early side, there's no wait, but yeah, it's not quite divey. Rico's sounds promising, though, I've never been there, but may now!

    2. The only hash browns that I've had are at 900 Grayson in Berkeley, and they're good. I think that they have pancakes on the extras menu (down at the bottom), and they definitely have waffles.

      1. I'd say, if you don't want to wait in line, try Rico's in Oakland. I haven't made it there for breakfast, but at least one report thought the hash browns had potential even though they weren't there yet;

        and I have loved, loved, loved my lunches there. You are very unlikely to have a wait, and it would be kid friendly.

        If you do try their hash browns, please report back!

        Rico's Diner
        400 15th Street, Oakland, CA

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        1. re: susancinsf

          Yep, just order them extra crispy. I love this place and it was practically empty on a weekend last time I went.

          1. re: chaddict


            Fortunately, they've been busy whenever I've been for weekday lunches. Would hate to see them stop doing breakfast on weekends for lack of business though....

        2. Mama's Royal on Broadway (& 41st ? or so) is divey and good

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            1. re: Cheesy Oysters

              oh, if you think Mama's is good, please, please, please try Rico's and report back. Everything I've had at Rico's is exponentially better than anything I've ever had at Mama's (cheaper too, and of course no wait on weekends. Go figure).

              1. re: Cheesy Oysters

                Oops, sorry about the offense intended.

                Thanks for the correction, CheesyO!

                SusaninSF, I will try Rico's out...hopefully this Saturday!

                1. re: Munching Mark

                  cool! do let us know what you think!


            2. Had decent hash browns last weekend at Jim's coffee shop, off of Park in Alameda. Pretty crowded on Saturday morning, but it has a lot of seats.

              I had the chicken fried steak and eggs, and I really liked the cream gravy on my hash browns. My son's pancakes were pretty so-so though. Not expensive and the service is quick.

              Jim's Coffee Shop
              2333 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501