Just went there for lunch - they were filming a commercial and my co-worker and I were entertained by the tap-dancing actor.
I ordered the waffle with chicken wings; co-worker ordered the waffle with chicken thighs. Fantastic waffle. Crispy yet light. Big waffle - took up the whole plate.
Chicken was good, but we didn't think it was as good as Nellie's or Southern Cafe. On the other hand, easy to find parking, just a few minutes away from work, and really friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area, just be a little warned - it's a dicey neighborhood.
Merritt Restaurant & Bakery
203 E 18th St
Oakland, CA 94606