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Wine & Waffles

3.9
3.9
56 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Wine & Waffles offers a wide assortment of fine wines and unique small plates to choose from. For the beer lovers a selection of beer is available on tap. Enjoy a wide variety of special entertainment options from jazz guitarists, grand piano players, open mic nights and many others. As we are a wine bar, we are only able to serve guests who are 21 and over.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sat 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 523-2301

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Alameda

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

Appetizers

  • Bruschetta Bites$8.00

    with fresh tomato, roasted pepper, and parmesan

    • Waffle Fries$7.00

      Cheese: Garlic Parmesan, Bleu Cheese Fondue, Bacon Jalapeño Cheddar

      • Topped with cheese$9.00
    • Popcorn Chicken$8.00

      fresh and house-made in bite size pieces. Choose barbecue, ranch, or honey dijon sauce

      • Fried Calamari Rings$11.00

        with Garlic Lemon Aioli and Marinara

        • Coconut Prawns$11.00

          served with sweet chili sauce

          • Teriyaki Rib Eye Crostini$11.00

            shredded rib eye on sliced baguette with teriyaki sauce

            • California Board$15.00

              3 house selected California cheeses with crackers & olives

              • Classic California Board$20.00

                paired with 3 tastings of California wine

                • Ultimate California Board$25.00

                  for the best wine pairings with your California Board

                  • Artisan Meat & Cheese Board$18.00

                    organic cheeses & FraMani cold cut meats, seasonal fruits, nuts and crackers

                    Entrées

                    • Caesar Salad$9.00

                      with Maple Bacon Croûtons

                      • Topped with our House Breaded Chicken$12.00
                    • Beet and Apple Salad$9.00

                      with Bleu Cheese and truffle almonds

                      • Jalapeño Bacon Macaroni & Cheese$10.00

                        with our house made 8-cheese sauce

                        • Meatball Marinara$12.00

                          house made meatballs with parmesan and baguette

                          • Chicken & Waffle Sliders$15.00

                            house breaded chicken with whiskey maple syrup

                            • Turkey Feast Waffle Sandwich$16.00

                              our rosemary-sage waffle with turkey, cranberry, cream cheese and stuffing

                              • Lox-on-a-Waffle$16.00

                                smoked salmon cucumber, arugula, honey dijon, and dill

                                • V-L-T Waffle Sandwich$12.00

                                  avocado, Lettuce, and Tomato with honey Dijon

                                  • Add an egg cooked to order$13.00
                                • Chicken Parmesan Sandwich$14.00

                                  house breaded chicken with marinara in a baguette

                                  • Pretzel Cheeseburger Sliders$15.00

                                    soft sweet bun with cheddar and honey dijon mustard

                                    • Baja Fish Tacos$14.00

                                      seasoned cod, jalapeño mango salsa, and spicy sour cream

                                      Desserts

                                      • Gingerbread Waffle Tower$10.00

                                        spiced waffle with light whipped egg-nog layers

                                        • Pumpkin Pie Waffle$10.00

                                          pecan waffle, pumpkin filling, whipped cream, pecan bits

                                          • Zinfandel Ice Cream$8.00

                                            served on a Mini Waffle with Chocolate

                                            • Peaches & Crème Waffle$10.00

                                              topped with chopped pecans and whipped cream

                                              • Hot Chocolate Waffle$10.00

                                                cocoa-cayenne waffle with almonds, white chocolate

                                                • S'mores Waffle Sandwich$10.00

                                                  toasted marshmallows with dark chocolate

                                                  Last updated: August 6, 2021

                                                  What 56 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                  3.9
                                                  3.9 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 3.6Food
                                                  • 3.9Service
                                                  • 3.9Ambience
                                                  • 3.8Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  1. GQ

                                                    GyanaQt

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 16, 2022

                                                    overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                    Food was mediocre at best.. Lox tasted “packaged store bought” and very salty! Chicken breast was a bit too dry & waffle was rubbery on the kebab..they were out of a few dishes too . OJ, service & ambiance were great!

                                                  2. EW

                                                    EricW

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                    overall2food1service1ambience2

                                                    Was very disappointed. It was recommended to us by a friend. I took my Mother there for a nice outing. However, we waited a while for a table and the food was cold. My Mother said she liked it but I won't be back. I would have preferred Ole's next door and wished my favorite server well in her retirement.

                                                  3. MW

                                                    MichelleW21

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The chicken and waffles with the tasty mimosas was awesome. The service was great and I had a good time with one of my best friends laughing and talking on the patio. I will definitely be back.

                                                  4. f

                                                    foodie2

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    50 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    50 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 17, 2021

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                    We had a wonderful Sunday Brunch and enjoyed the outside patio area. The service we received was excellent and the food was delicious. We love your whisky syrup on the waffles. Crab Benedict was a hit too. I can't wait to return.

                                                  5. ML

                                                    MikaL

                                                    1 review

                                                    1.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                    Customer service is horrible! The waitress never came to take our order. And wasn't notified for over half an hour that the kitchen was having electricity issues, which is something the waitress could have told us in the beginning.

                                                  6. GC

                                                    GabrielaC

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    28 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    28 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 12, 2021

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Great local place. The food was good. Great atmosphere.

                                                  7. G

                                                    Goodfood

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great place to a date night and kick back gathering....

                                                  8. AV

                                                    AllyV

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 2, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food is amazing! The chicken was so nice and tender! The Mac and Cheese so delish as well! The drinks are strong and tasty! Will go back again and recommend to all my friends.

                                                  9. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 18, 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It was really good.

                                                  10. A

                                                    Agee

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Music was on point, the band played Brazilian/Reggae music. A relaxed ambience, cozy vibe and the food was delicious. Fyi, they rotate the items on the menu. What you see on the menu now may not be available when you arrive.

                                                  11. HT

                                                    HughT

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    50 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    50 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 10, 2019

                                                    overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                    Fun place, good interesting menu, sharables, nice wine choices. Outside seating available, and dog friendly. One of the nicest places in alameda

                                                  12. g

                                                    goodiefoodie

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 25, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food and atmosphere! We ordered the cheese & meat platter, lox on waffles, fish tacos, caesar salad, and asian salad, and it was all delicious. The only minor complaint I have is I added the chicken to my salad and assumed it was grilled but came out fried (not greasy and very crunchy). The chicken at most places are grilled when it's on a salad, but it was my fault to not have asked. As for the drinks, they were refreshing like the sangria and pear bubbly. Excellent customer service. This place is such a wonderful part of downtown Alameda.

                                                  13. LS

                                                    LynnaeS

                                                    Seattle

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 23, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The ambiance of the restaurant was perfect, and food food and Pearilini’s were delicious!

                                                  14. SB

                                                    SimoneB

                                                    Orlando

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    Dined on May 12, 2019

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                    Seems like a great spot for drinks and live music. Our food and service was only average, but we thoroughly enjoyed the extensive wine list.

                                                  15. MM

                                                    MelM

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 27, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent service and a great selection of wines. Very nice, low key restaurant. Plus live music on Fridays

                                                  16. BS

                                                    BennySF

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 7, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    My partner and I were in Alameda to see a theatre show, and arrived around dinnertime (with a reservation). We were sat promptly. The service was excellent all dinner, and the food was incredible! Very good options for someone who can't even eat waffles! Note- the sweet potato waffle fries were excellent! Cheese plate was perfect, and sliders were filling! Overall, we would have stayed for dessert had we any room left :) We will definitely be back!

                                                  17. NO

                                                    NicoleO

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 21, 2019

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                    Had a great time, but it was definitely more of a wine bar than waffles for the dinner menu.

                                                  18. VT

                                                    VictoriaT

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 18, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I loved the ambiance! The food, the wine! It was all amazing. A perfect date spot

                                                  19. M

                                                    Michael

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    22 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    22 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 16, 2019

                                                    overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                    The food was excellent and so was the wine. It was a bit noisy as there was a birthday party in the shared space. Our waitress seemed a bit confused and/or trying to do too many things.

                                                  20. BL

                                                    BethL

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on February 8, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Friendly wonderful atmosphere good food value good customer service

                                                  21. LL

                                                    LiveLaughLoveNDance

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    35 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    35 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 3, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food, service. Good wines by the glass. I'll definitely be back again for dates or friends get together.

                                                  22. LE

                                                    LauraEM

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    46 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    46 reviews

                                                    Dined on January 13, 2019

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    This is our go to spot for a nice glass of wine and a tasty meal after a movie at the Alameda Theatre. The waffle sandwiches are delicious and the ingredients in anything we have ever ordered are always fresh. They have a good wine selection by the glass or bottle, and friendly, casual service. A great date night pick!

                                                  23. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on January 12, 2019

                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                    Friday night so it was super busy as expected. They overbooked the reservations or people from happy hour stayed longer than expected. We got to hang out a bit and ordered appetizers and wine before our table was ready.

                                                  24. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Minneapolis

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on November 17, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great service!

                                                  25. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Sacramento

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on October 26, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a great time. Love the creative concept of waffles and wine. Excellent food. Ambience was soothing to the eyes and relaxing to the soul. It was like we reserved our own room with a window seat, lovely music, food was fantastic. Service couldn’t have been better-Hannah made our experience special! What a gem she is! The two nurses from Chico, CA

                                                  26. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    22 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    22 reviews

                                                    Dined on October 14, 2018

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Worth exploring. Good food made in Ole's kitchen next door. Not just wine and waffles but nice salads, appetizers and entrees. Five of us had a nice meal before an Altarena Playhouse show.

                                                  27. L

                                                    Lestat

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    10 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 22, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Service was attentive and friendly. Superior wine list and beer selections. Food was excellent.

                                                  28. K

                                                    Kate

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 3, 2018

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                    Wine and Waffles is a unique, cozy and welcoming wine bar that is a wonderful addition to Alameda's restaurant choices. I have been there about 5 times; the servers were very knowledgeable about the wine choices, the food options complemented the wines, and it is a very comfortable place to sit and chat. They have live music weekend evenings. Even though the choice of music is perfect for the setting, because the restaurant is small, often one needs to speak up to be heard over the music. Special reward: if you are a guest there, you can purchase full bottles of wine on their menu for take-out at a 15% discount ! This is great because not all wines they feature are carried in area wine and liquor stores.

                                                  29. DK

                                                    DrKKB

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 13, 2018

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    My boyfriend and I had a great time! The mood was great, the playlist that was being played was really good and the bartender/host/server even hopped on the piano and played something. Next time I’m in town we will definitely be back! It was perfect for date night and the wine selection was great.

                                                  30. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    1.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on February 10, 2018

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                    The food was mostly frozen and taste bland. The waffles were thin and did not taste fresh or like the flavor of waffles. It was not a good experience

                                                  31. EB

                                                    EmilyB

                                                    Seattle

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 31, 2017

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    Great spot and we’ve enjoyed the food both times we’ve gone. They give you good portions too. Their cheese plates are yummy and you get a huge chunk of cheese. Great service and good wine selection. This will be a go to spot for us

                                                  32. s

                                                    scottsh115

                                                    Houston

                                                    47 reviews

                                                    2.0

                                                    47 reviews

                                                    Dined on December 3, 2017

                                                    overall2food5service1ambience4

                                                    We have been there many times. There were 4 of us. Three of us ordered the chicken and waffle sandwich. My wife ordered the popcorn chicken. Our sandwiches came, but my wife's dish did not come until after the three of us were done eating. My wife complained to the waiter who just laughed it off. The live pianist/saxophonist combination was a nice background to our meal. It's just a shame that all 4 dishes didn't come out at the same time.

                                                  33. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    1.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 16, 2017

                                                    overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                    Will not be going back. After being seated, was "forgot about" by staff although seated right in front. Had to ask for menus and water. Calamari tasted like they were prob frozen. Looked like glorified onion rings from burger king. Steak crostini not good. Strips of poor quality meat o. Large pieces 9f baguettes-not toasted and much too thick. Wine was mediocre at best. VERY small selection if wines. No vintage yrs for the wine. Cannot pay me to go back

                                                  34. J

                                                    Jodi

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    125 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    3.0

                                                    125 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 16, 2017

                                                    overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                    Fun experience but not a great experience. Menu options were hit and miss. Fried chicken and waffles were excellent, as well as the sangria. Very disorganized waitstaff. Saw lots of them chowing down in food at the bar and not washing up after. Oddest thing was dessert. Waffles with canned peaches and ready- whip, served with a spoon. When we asked for forks, our server said that the restaurant was , " unable to locate forks at the present moment."

                                                  35. R

                                                    Regina

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    40 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    2.0

                                                    40 reviews

                                                    Dined on September 10, 2017

                                                    overall2food2service3ambience2

                                                    Very nice live music. Good happy hour pricing. Mainly fried foods/appetizers. Happy hour wine was fine.

                                                  36. NP

                                                    N515PR

                                                    Jackson Hole

                                                    48 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    2.0

                                                    48 reviews

                                                    Dined on August 29, 2017

                                                    overall2food4service5ambience5

                                                    Great concept..after all, who doesn't like chicken n waffles? Limited wine list, and they were out of two of three choices...really? Only one server for the entire restaurant...really? Far better choices in the neighborhood, so skip this place.

                                                  37. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Los Angeles

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on June 30, 2017

                                                    overall5food4service3ambience5

                                                    This place is great for a first date it's quiet and has great food and drinks.

                                                  38. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Pittsburgh

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on April 19, 2017

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This was a cute little place. I picked it off a Google search for something in the area and I'm so glad I did! We went at happy hour. I've never had luck with happy hour menus, but everything I wanted to try was actually offered as s happy hour special. It was delicious! Loved the Caesar salad!

                                                  39. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on April 8, 2017

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Had a very nice experience. Love the ambiance, the great service and the delicious small bites! I enjoyed my wine too! My best friend and I ordered the Meat and Cheese platter, shared the Lox Waffle and the S'mores Waffle! Everything was yummy! This will now be my go-to-place to unwind with good friends who enjoy good wines, live music and delicious food.

                                                  40. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    San Francisco

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    15 reviews

                                                    Dined on March 9, 2017

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The feel of Napa at it's best in Alameda. Second time at the Wine & Waffle. Ken and his staff makes you feel like your at hm in their living room. We tried most of their appetizers, calamari, fish tacos, waffle fries, lots more to choose from which are all delish. Thank you Ken for bringing the feel of Napa to Alameda. See you soon for the Mac & Cheese.

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                                                  Wine & Waffles is rated 3.9 stars by 56 OpenTable diners.

                                                  Not bookable

                                                  This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                    Alameda

                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                    Wed–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                    Sat 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
                                                    Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    American, Italian, Wine Bar

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Dining

                                                  • Dress code

                                                    Casual Dress

                                                  • Parking details

                                                    Street Parking

                                                  • Payment options

                                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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