Maker's Common

4.2
15 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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MAKER'S COMMON is a market and eatery in downtown Berkeley. Just a short walk from BART, it is a place to enjoy, and celebrate the abundance of American craft goods — cheese, charcuterie, beer, wine, and more — and the people that make them. The EATERY is an open and casual neighborhood gathering place with a menu featuring comforting and flavorful dishes that are designed to be shared. While meat and cheese may be prominent in our offering, our menu is thoughtful and well-balanced. It is a vibrant diverse space ideal for a gathering of friends, a family dinner, or an intimate date. The menu is carefully paired with a dynamic wine and beer list highlighting the talent of local makers. On your way out visit the MARKET which is domestically stocked and old world inspired. With a cut-to-order cheese and charcuterie counter and a thoughtful assortment of groceries. You can go home with your favorite cheese and charcuterie discoveries from your meal and enjoy them again.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am–11:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(510) 833-2170
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Milvia & MLK
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
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3.9
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y
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing space that was created by caring and generous individuals. The fried chicken was amazing! Will definitely come back time and time again.

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J
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Interesting wines. A bit loud but fir the casual setting. Fried chicken was perfect!

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f
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food took a while to come out but overall everything was tasty. Service was lackluster and spotty.
I would come back for their charcuterie and cheese plates.

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k
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We came here for restaurant week and was disappointed that the restaurant week menu was same or slightly more expensive than the regular menu (if ordered separately). Food was okay but some things are not great. The veggies that came with the fried chicken dish was extremely bitter. Our server forgot one thing (out of four) that we ordered.

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y
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for cheese lovers. They gave us 2 free drinks due to their mistake for not keeping our reservation. Other than that, nice people, nice foods.

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B
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

3 times in 2 weeks, close to Berkeley Rep. My friends enjoyed a lot

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OT
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious fried chicken and cassoulet. Casual vibe, but serious about the food. Very friendly staff from the front of the house to the folks in the kitchen where we could see our dishes being prepared. We are definitely going back.

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NK
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

"The Frenchie" with the mixed greens salad was just right before a matinee at the theater.

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

This is such a beautiful space and I had high hopes for lunch after reviewing the menu. Sadly the food was incredibly bland and expensive. I had the fried chicken sandwich which really didn't taste like anything and the chicken was very dry. It came with a wilted and overdressed salad that seemed less than fresh. My friend ordered a salad that was also tasteless. Neither of us finished our meals and left soon after as the noise level was really high.

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BO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

boring. not worth the trip. overworked cook on hot line. really poor service.
likely bankrupt in 6 months.
c'est la vie...

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OT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing food, kind of awkward service but perhaps just growing pains? Beautiful space, sat on the sunny patio. Food was immaculate, so good. Will be back again and again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy coming to Maker's Common! It's a fantastic spot with charming ambiance, great menus for any meal, and delicious assortment of cheese and charcuterie! I

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JL
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

We found the food delicious and reasonably priced, but our server was not a success --- she seemed uncertain about the food, and the beer she recommended was did not fit what we told her we would like. The place became noisy, but we were sitting near the window and could converse comfortably. We will definitely return --- and order a different beer.

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BM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent new restaurant in Berkeley. Amazing fried chicken. Have to have the house made pickles

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J
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

It has promise. Needs a bigger menu more house made items. Unfortunately the salad was wilted and we didn't eat it. Got very loud.

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