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About Emil Villa's Hickory Pit

In 1928, we opened a small storefront on the old trolley line on Telegraph Avenue in downtown Oakland to introduce California barbecue to the world. Today, Emil Villa's California barbecue is famous throughout the world. At Emil Villa's, we hope you will enjoy eating our fine fare as much as we enjoy cooking it for you. Join us for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner every day!

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