Great nieghborhood feel.
This is a good place for breakfast in Castro Valley. The staff is friendly from the owner and his wife, to the guy who rides a bike and wears a Hawaiian shirt.
I usually order from the breakfast menu and have been fairly happy with the food, except I don't like the spanish omelet. The Doug's is my favorite because it's tasty and gigantic. I can eat a lot when the sun's out and more when it's dark, hehe.
Mostly, it's a nice place to go when I'm in Castro Valley. Kind of what you expect from a mom and pop place.
Have fun and don't order the soup. Out
Expensive and inconsistent.. Expensive and inconsistent. Had breakfast with a group of friends. Service was good, but a couple of us ordered the vegetarian omelettes (all omelette dishes, 3 eggs over $10, with hash browns and toast). One was good, the other was greasy like the vegetables were cooked in grease, then added to the eggs. The veggies were so oily, the eggs would even stick to them. Also the coffee creamer must not be refrig, cause we had one come out of the container in a solid plop into our coffee. With the variety of good breakfast places in Castro Valley (Jenny's, JD's), I would not come here. Also it is true that thier Eggs Benedict does come with "Golden sauce" instead of hollidaise. Strange.
Dougs Place - CV Local Breakfast Lunch Favorite.
Dougs serves up hearty dishes. Best for Breakfast basics. Lunch menu is ordinary and basic and solid. Some items can be pricey if you compare them to the other Mom and Pop diners in Castro Valley.
A few years back they took on the dinner crowd, but when that failed they came back pushing their breakfast menu
The high light is Dougs Omelets, some may be pricey and not well presented well, but they are good and filling. The plate size pancakes are well made. I had a Spinach Omelet that was OK - it just didn't sit right on the plate. For lunch I tried the Rubin Sandwich on rye a bit dry but I enjoyed it and the service is fast and kind.
It is crowded on the weekends and Sunday, and parking is OK - but on high shopping days the market next door can fill the lot. (vince castro valley)
A rare find.
Dougs is one of those restaurants, known by locals to be the best.
If your traveling from out of town, this is the place for breakfast.
Can get crowded, Don't be discourged, it moves fast. Prompt service,
Great food, Friendly people.
AND REASONABLY PRICED!
A Great Breakfast Place.
A warm and welcoming place, only open for breakfast and dinner. Excellent large to monster portions here -- "3 pancakes" are about dinner plate size, for example. Well worth a side trip for a big breakfast if you're in Hayward or another neighboring city.
Do not be discouraged if you show up on a weekend and there's a line out the door. Doug's is great at getting tables set up, so there might be a five minute wait. A crackerjack cooking crew and staff will get food to you faster than just about any other eatery.
User review by yeediddy. excellent food, service and portions...any CV native knows about and has probably eaten here. recently raised prices are easier to deal with knowing what you'er going to get
User review by mika_90. Remember growing up and having homemade waffles and eggs? Or even corn beef hash? This is the place to rekindle the taste of growing up. The best biscuits and gravy i've had in a long time. It even has the small town feeling all around.
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