The Fat Lady Bar & Restaurant

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413 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A family owned and operated business since 1970. The Fat Lady is known as one of Oakland’s finest lunch and dinner houses. We can accommodate private as well as semi-private banquet rooms. Formerly a brothel, the Fat Lady offers an ambiance that is warm, intimate and unique to the Bay Area.

The Fat Lady offers parking validation which offers discounted rates in the public lots.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Mon 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(510) 465-4996
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The Fat Lady also offers accommodations for private and semi-private events in our banquet room. Enjoy the uniqueness of dining with us in our beautifully appointed and restored 1884 Victorian Parlor that showcases the elegance and rich history of Jack London's Waterfront. We pride ourselves on tailoring your event to create an occasion that you and your guests will not soon forget. Our team of professionals are experienced in orchestrating catered affairs for your special events. The Fat Lady banquet staff can help you with your event design, floor plans, audio/visual needs, floral arrangements, entertainment (musicians and DJs), and offers wine and cocktail services. A family affair, our banquet services will ensure that no detail is overlooked. Our experienced and knowledgeable banquet staff are ready to help you plan your party!
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Cross street
2nd St.
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Parking details
Street Parking and Lot available.
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Public transit
12th Street BART
The "B" Free Broadway Shuttle
Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access