So Close to Being Really Great BBQ.
To start, any BBQ place that wants to challenge for Best of the Bay Area has to have good meat and good sauce. Perry's has both. Tender, juicy ribs that are prepared with a delicious pepper rub and tangy, barbecue sauce in mild, medium or hot varieties. This place KILLS Everett and Jones in the meat/sauce departments and is worth the drive from downtown Oakland if only for this.
BUT... twice I've gone there to find that they are out of either meat, sides or both. First they were out of everything but chicken and last night 6 of their 7 available sides were out. Perry's can be the best BBQ in the Bay Area if they only got their act together.
Good Fish, Large Portions.
I don't eat meat, so I can't comment on their specialty. I do eat fish though and I have to say that the seasoning that they put in the breading is delicious! More than one type of fish too: Snapper, Catfish, Sole, and prawns. Served up with one side for about $10, a little pricy, but well worth what you paid. There's only one cook, so I recommend ordering in for pickup.