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The Hog's Apothecary
The Hog's Apothecary

The Hog's Apothecary

8.07 reviews
American, Gastropub
Ranked #44 in Oakland restaurants
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375 40th Street, Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 338-3847
http://www.hogsapothecary.com/
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Here we are at this place with all the open space in the world, but to only see two communal tables in the middle of the room and bar stools along the window counters. Trying to ... Read more
squeezed us into the edge of the communal table, no thank you. We opted to wait for the bar stools instead. With minimal selections, we nibble on some chickpea fritters and meatballs before scarfing down our Moroccan lambs sandwich and hot dogs. Nothing spectacular about the food when all you're given was some pickles and potato chips to go along with your meal. I'm not looking to return to this place but maybe one day along the line. In fairness, their service was on point and friendly.

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Madison, AL

Food was great, waitress was great, the host/waiter was TERRIBLE.

My friends and I were planning a pretty late brunch/lunch (11:30a), I didn't want to risk waiting very long for our food so I reserved a table for 6 on a Saturday morning.

I arrived with one of my friends, I checked in and told the host that our reservation changed to 4 as of that morning. I don't know if the guy was being cheeky, but he dropped a hint that he had turned away other patrons due to our party size. Um, ok. But circumstances change and I at least still showed up?

The other 2 in our party ended up being stuck in traffic and told us to go ahead and order without them. I explained to our waitress what had happened and ordered the chicken and waffles and el ranchero.

When we got our food, the host again made a snide comment of "Now they ended up as a party of 2?"

Look man, things happen. I know it sucks, but guess what, the restaurant wasn't even that full for most of the time!

Still tipped for the waitress, but I hope she didn't share any of it with that a$$hole.

Oh yea, all the food was pretty much good. Parking sucks. They take card.

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Local from Oakland

If you're looking for a pork centric foodie find this is the place!! They offer a killer brunch with portions large enough to feed the hungriest of appetites. They offer a huge selection of micro brews in tap and bottled. The staff are lively and engaging and this is one of my favorite places in Oakland!

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San Francisco, California, USA
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Lots of beer, gourmet snacks and meaty sandwiches makes Hog's Apothecary a hot spot. Sausage sandwiches run about $13+ and beers can be had for around $6.50. Buy to share and save some cash.

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Here we are at this place with all the open space in the world, but to only see two communal tables in the middle of the room and bar stools along the window counters. Trying to squeezed us into the edge of the communal table, no thank you. We opted to wait for the bar stools instead.

With minimal selections, we nibble on some chickpea fritters and meatballs before scarfing down our Moroccan lambs sandwich and hot dogs. Nothing spectacular about the food when all you're given was some pickles and potato chips to go along with your meal.

I'm not looking to return to this place but maybe one day along the line. In fairness, their service was on point and friendly.

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San Francisco, California, USA

American (New), Gastropubs

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Stockton, California

Great draft list, wish the food was as stellar. Enjoyable, but not notable.

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