Wine & Waffles

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$30 and under
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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.
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Goodfood
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AllyV
1 review
Dined on February 1, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was really good.

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Agee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 28, 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.

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vipHughT
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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

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goodiefoodie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 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.

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LynnaeS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SimoneB
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 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.

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MelM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BennySF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 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!

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NicoleG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

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VictoriaT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Michael
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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.

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BethL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly wonderful atmosphere good food value good customer service

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vipLiveLaughLoveNDance
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLauraEM
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on January 12, 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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 11, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 25, 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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 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.

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Lestat
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Kate
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 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.

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vipKhaleahb
Los Angeles
9 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
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

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EmilyB
New York Area
2 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

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scottsh115
San Francisco
46 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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
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

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vipJodi
San Francisco
118 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."

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vipRegina
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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

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vipN515PR
Jackson Hole
47 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
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!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a reservation for 2 before the Drake and Future Summer Sixteen show at Oracle Arena and needed a quick bite to grab as well as pre game on drinks prior to entering the arena.

Happy Hour menu is amazing and great portions, the wine flight mixed was awesome and I can only imagine the white one tastes like.

My husband got the local beer and had the chicken and waffles sandwich which was great. The happy hour timframe is very reasonable and we are definitely coming back here.
Service was great and they a very attentive.

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Willette
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katrina was a wonderful hostess! Food and wine were excellent.

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jshah
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE! First time having Waffle and Chicken sliders... they were the BEST! Happy hour is great. So reasonable. Wonderful staff and great ambiance. One of my top choices in Alameda!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Long overdue review..
This is a wonderful quaint 21+ bar-restaurant in Alameda with the feel of being in Napa (wine country) From the time you walk in to the door until the time you leave you get sucked into the ambience. Great appetizers from the Ceasar salad, chicken waffle sandwiches, calamari, etc. To many to list, which are all delish. The sangria was to die for. The owners and staff alone makes you want to return.

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scottsh115
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I started out with some tri-tip on a crostini. Though this was an appetizer, they could have just kept bringing us those until we were full. I then had a tri-tip sandwich on waffles which was good, but paled in comparison to the appetizer. The appetizer was just that good. We finished it off with a "drunken monkey" dessert that was quite good - but not as good as the s'more one we had the first time we dined there. The servers were helpful to us in ordering and selecting our wine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great live music for Wednesday.

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