Smart Alec's Intelligent Food

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2.58 out of 5 stars 2.58 / 5.0, 6 reviews
Address: 2355 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley 94704
Area: East Bay
Phone: (510) 704-4000
Hours: 11am-9pm
Category: Restaurant/Food Vendor (Vegetarian Friendly)
Restaurant Type: Burgers
Average cost: $11-$20  per person after tax and tip$11-$20  per person after tax and tip
Vegan Dessert: Not sure
Accepts credit card: No

Notes: Cafeteria-style burger, soups, and fries restaurant. Formerly an entirely veg restaurant, now still has vegetarian and vegan options. Features air baked 'smart fries'. Popular with students. Maybe because they offer free medium Smart Fries with $3 purchase if you bring in a school paper or test from the current semester with an "A" grade. For everyone, there is a frequent visitor smart card which earns you free food.

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Added by chris on 2004-07-06, Last update: 2009-05-17, Viewed 7072 times
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Average rating:2.58 out of 5 stars 2.58 / 5.0 Based on 6 reviews. (Add/Edit your own review)

Rating Comments   Reviewer Date
3.5 out of 5 stars Just wandered in accidentally. Enjoyed the air baked fries topped with fresh garlic. They were cheap and delicious. Ultra-quick service, too. tammy
Reviews: 114
  2009-05-17
4 out of 5 stars They long ago gave up on being all veg, but I still like this place for taking omnivore family and friends who want fast food. The brownie is vegan (but not the corn bread). The line often looks long - the place is popular with students - but your food is usually done pretty quickly after you pay. They have a binder at the counter which lists which foods are vegan, in case your cashier needs it greg
Reviews: 133
  2008-10-03
3 out of 5 stars Its not vegan friendly but it offers a few selections that are veggie friendly. Their eggplant sandwgich was okay as were the garlic fries. You can substitute veggie patties into anything. Its for the college crowd and everyone expects that. jinx
Reviews: 2
  2006-11-12
2 out of 5 stars Garlic fries were tasty and not greasy, but that's about all this place has going for it. There is only one veg burger on the menu and they couldn't confirm if it's vegan. They also offer salads. grrlburn
Reviews: 34
  2004-09-07
3 out of 5 stars I don't care for their burgers much, and I'm not pleased that they catered to the establishment by adding "healthy" chicken and fish to their menu. I do like one of their salads, and the fries are OK. funcrunch
Reviews: 37
  2004-07-07
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