Ole’s Waffle Shop 1507 Park St./Santa Clara Ave., downtown, (510) 522-8108. B-L-D daily; $. No reservations.
Always packed, this old-fashioned diner has comfy booths and a long counter with swivel chairs.
Breakfast is served all day--biscuits and gravy are on the menu--but many folks come here for the burgers, steaks, and deep-fried broasted chicken. Jell-O, tapioca pudding, and fresh-squeezed OJ made by a machine that sits in the dining room are also available. But be careful! Order dessert with your meal. I was disappointed early on a Sunday night to be told they were completely out of pie.
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