About Oakland

Oakland is one of the most diverse cities in the United States, and the different parts of Oakland are as diverse as its residents. From quaint, hill villages to the thriving, urban downtown, Oakland is quite the melting pot of people, cuisine, and neighborhoods.

Downtown/City Center

Downtown Oakland has undergone a sort of revitalization in past years, and is now a thriving business and cultural center for not only the city, but the whole Bay Area. Oakland's downtown encompasses a good amount of historical interest too, with Old Oakland (between Broadway, Clay, Seventh and 10th streets), which features Victorian buildings dating back to the 19th Century, Preservation Park, and the historic Paramount Theater.

Uptown

Uptown Oakland is one of the city's most up-and-coming neighborhoods. Uptown has been sprouting all kinds of new restaurants, bars and art galleries since Oakland started really revitalizing in the early 2000s. Uptown is home to many popular entertainment venues as well, like the historic Fox Theater and the Uptown nightclub. Some of the popular eatery's and watering holes include Flora, Luka's Taproom and Dogwood. Uptown is also the site of Oakland's flourishing Arts District, which is home to numerous galleries like the Johansson Project and Mercury 20, and is also the site of Oakland's art walk, the Art Murmur, which takes place the first Friday of every month.

Jack London Square

One of the most popular attractions in Oakland, Jack London Square is located along the waterfront, at the end of Broadway. Named after the famed Call of the Wild author Jack London, the waterfront promenade is home to the cabin in which the author lived during his time in Alaska (now relocated, of course), which sightseers can now visit and toss a coin in for luck. Right next door, you can visit the oldest bar in Oakland, where Jack London himself used to spend time, Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon. A beautiful shopping district now, with views of the bay and Alameda Island, Jack London Square offers a host of entertainment, shopping and dining opportunities, most notably the well-known Yoshi's restaurant and jazz club. Jack London Square is also the home to several new loft buildings as well as Oakland's Amtrak train station.

Chinatown

Oakland's Chinatown is one of the oldest and most authentic Chinatowns in the United States, dating back to the mid-19th Century. Located right next to downtown, the borders of Chinatown run from 12th Street in the north, to Oak Street to the east, I-880 in the south and the entrance to the Webster Tube (to Alameda). Chinatown includes a more residential section as well as a bustling commercial section, which centers mainly around the Pacific Renaissance Plaza, at 10th and Webster Streets, and includes almost every kind of shop imaginable, as well as some incredible food at places like Legendary Palace and Golden Lotus. Although called Chinatown, the area is actually and incredibly diverse Pan-Asian community, with residents hailing from everywhere from Japan and Korea to Vietnam and Cambodia.

Lake Merritt

Lake Merritt was originally the United States' first wildlife refuge, and today is an Oakland landmark, around which many smaller areas are centered. The Lake Merritt neighborhood includes Grand Avenue, best known for the historic Grand Lake Theater and its Mighty Wurlitzer Organ, as well as Lakeshore Avenue which is packed full of great restaurants and shopping, and Adams Point, a mostly residential area. The lake also serves as a popular walking or hiking route, totaling 3.5 miles around. The lake is also surrounded by various parks as well as Laney College, and the Oakland Museum of California. If you're with the young ones, check out Children's Fairyland, America's oldest fairy-tale theme park. And don't miss Lake Merritt at night, when you can see its necklace of lights reflecting on the water.

Piedmont Avenue

Named after the neighboring city of Piedmont, which is completely surrounded by Oakland, Piedmont Avenue is a charming, slightly upscale dining and shopping district. Also home to the Oakland branch of Kaiser Permanente Hospital, the neighborhood is generally accepted as being bordered by Broadway, Oakland Avenue, the City of Piedmont and the Mountain View Cemetery. Piedmont Avenue is where you will find the famous (thanks to Pixar) Fenton's Creamery, as well as the equally famous Bay Wolf restaurant. Aside from eating, there is also an abundance of small boutique shops, as well as the Piedmont Theatre.

Rockridge/College Avenue

Rockridge/College Avenue Shopping District has everything: cute shops, boutiques, markets and restaurants stretching for almost a mile from Alcatraz Street until College Avenue ends at The California College of Arts campus; homes run west towards the freeway and east into the hills. Cute without being cloying, bustling Rockridge is a vital neighborhood with one of the most intriguing commercial districts in the East Bay.

Food is king in Rockridge: The European-influenced Rockridge Market Hall is a labyrinth of stalls selling exquisite stuffed pastas, olive oil, imported cheese, fresh-baked bread, teas, coffees, fish, wine, meat, beautiful produce, and flowers. Rockridge Market Hall and La Farine are nearby Rockridge bakeries with ardent followings. Oliveto Cafe & Restaurant, Zachary's Chicago Pizza and other Rockridge restaurants have made their mark on the Bay Area's culinary map as well. Shopping is another Rockridge specialty. For unique jewelry and accessories visit Itsy Bitsy, Diesel for books and Rockridge Kids for all things fun and playful. The Claremont Rug Company and Hazara Gallery both sell fine, collectible rugs, and Fenton MacLaren and Rockridge Antiques carry solidly crafted American wood furniture.

Temescal

What was not too long ago a rather run-down, unexciting area, has been transformed into the ever growing and developing Temescal district. Now known as Oakland's Gourmet Ghetto, up and coming chefs have been flocking to this area around Telegraph Avenue and 51st Street to set up shop. New, innovative restaurants like Pizzaiolo and Doña Tomas mingle with longstanding neighborhood favorites like Genova Delicatessen and truly unique Temescal bites like Bakesale Betty to create a vibrant neighborhood which is quickly becoming home to hipsters, yuppies, and punks alike.

Montclair

The Montclair District, which encompasses both residential areas as well as the central Montclair Business District also known as Montclair Village, is situated at the base of the Oakland Hills and up, and is bordered by Highways 24 and 13, Skyline Boulevard and Joaquin Miller Road. Besides being a nice, compact and walkable area to stroll or shop in, Montclair also features Montclair Park, complete with a large pond home to numerous ducks, as well as several more unique play structures for the kids. Situated right next to the park is the historic firehouse designed by famed Bay Area architect Julia Morgan, in the Hansel and Gretel style. In fact, Montclair is home to many fairy-tale inspired houses, which can be seen all over in the village, as well as farther up into the hills. Montclair is also home to many boutique stores and great restaurants like Montclair Bistro.

Oakland Hills/Mills

Mostly residential, the hills of Oakland over to the area around Mills College (a historic all woman's college which dates back to the founding of Oakland), boast incredible views of the San Francisco Bay and city at all hours of the day and night. However, despite its mostly residential status, the Hills are home to several not-to-miss attractions such as the Oakland Zoo, the Dunsmuir House & Gardens and the Chabot Space & Science Center, among others.

Airport

The flatlands around the Oakland International Airport are home to various travel-convenient hotels, as well as the Oracle Arena & O.co Coliseum, home to the Oakland Athletics baseball team, Oakland Raiders NFL team, and the Golden State Warriors basketball team. And while this area is not as attraction packed as other areas of the city, it does contain a fairly large concentration of accommodations convenient to the airport, and catching an Oakland sporting event is an exciting experience you won't easily find elsewhere.

  • Dunsmuir-Hellman House & Gardens

    2960 Peralta Oaks Court Oakland, CA 94605 United States - Phone: +1 510 615 5555
    This beautiful wedding cake of a mansion, built in 1899, is an outstanding example of the Neo-classical Revival style significant enough to have been designated a National Historic Site by the United States Department of the Interior. The 37-room estate features a Tiffany-style dome, ten fireplaces and lovely parquet floors in its 16,224 square-feet. During the winter holiday season, the house features magnificent decorations and hosts a number of special festive events.
  • Oakland Zoo

    9777 Golf Links Road Oakland, CA 94605 United States - Phone: +1 510 632 9525
    The Oakland Zoo is home to more than 440 exotic and domestic birds, mammals, marsupials, and reptiles. Some of its attractions include a park with picnic facilities, an educational wildlife theater, a children's petting zoo, a carousel, a chair lift ride, and a miniature train. The zoo also offers group tours and a lecture series for adults in the spring. 
  • Children's Fairyland

    699 Bellevue Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 452 2259
    This is a 10-acre outdoor park in Oakland's Lakeside Park at Lake Merritt that features larger-than-life displays, rides, and entertainment inspired by children's literature. For over 50 years Bay Area families have turned here for wholesome family fun, and Walt Disney even got the idea for Disneyland from Fairyland. Enjoy a restored old-fashioned carousel, puppet shows, the Johnny Appleseed Cafe, and all your favorite childhood literary characters from Alice In Wonderland to the Swiss Family Robinson. It is highly recommended that you buy the "magic key"($2) that activates the narration of most displays. Please keep in mind visitors are not allowed entry without a child accompanying them.
  • Lake Merritt

    Bellevue Avenue & Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 839 9000(Tourist Information) /+1 510 238 7275(City Park Council)
    This shallow, 195-acre lake in downtown Oakland provides a variety of recreational activities to the city and its people. Pedal boats, sailboats, canoes, and rowboats are available for rent at a boating center that is open daily. Many local sports and environmental clubs congregate here. On any given day you might witness joggers, cyclists, or a boat race. It's also a place to view more than 29 species of local and migratory birds, and the Rotary Nature Center is Northern California's oldest Wildlife Refuge. The lake features an adjoining park equipped with picnic facilities, a storybook children's park, Children's Fairyland, several miles of trail, playstructures and many other fun amenities to discover.
  • Lake Merritt Boating Center

    568 Bellevue Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 238 2196
    Now you can row, sail, and pedal in the middle of downtown Oakland thanks to this place. The city-run entity on Lake Merritt rents sail boats, pedal boats, canoes, kayaks, and rowboats to the public by the hour at low prices with only one catch, but it is a good one. Everyone must wear a life preserver. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Explore the 195-acre, eight-foot deep lake and then afterwards, enjoy a picnic at Lakeside Park.
  • Rotary Nature Center

    600 Bellevue Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 238 3739
    This is the oldest wildlife refuge in Northern California and provides a variety of programs at Lake Merritt. Stop by the wilderness center when you visit Lake Merritt and Lakeside Park, a huge lake and recreation facility in downtown Oakland where you can picnic and rent sail boats. In the summer and throughout the year, the center puts on day camps, classes, and events. Every day at 3p, the center hosts a bird feeding that anyone can join. Afterwards check out the nature literature and displays the center has to offer. Admission is free.
  • Alameda Creek Regional Trail

    2250 Isherwood Way Fremont, CA 94536 United States - Phone: +1 510 544 3137
    This East Bay Regional Park trail runs for 12 miles along Alameda Creek, beginning in Fremont and ending at the San Francisco Bay. Throughout the course you'll visit Niles Canyon and Coyote Hills Regional Park, and go through parts of three east Bay towns, namely Fremont, Union City and Newark. The trails are frequented by cyclists, hikers and joggers, as well as horseback riders required to use a separate trail. The entire trail is filled with scenic views and diverse wildlife to enjoy.
  • Lake Chabot

    17600 Lake Chabot Road Castro Valley, CA 94546 United States - Phone: +1 888 327 2757
    This is a small East Bay Regional Park lake where the public can swim, fish, picnic, play horseshoes, exercise, or just relax. It's equipped with well-kept trails at adjoining Fairmont Ridge for walking, jogging, and cycling. There are short piers on the lake for fishermen. The lake is stocked with a variety of freshwater species like trout, catfish, and bass and the lake hosts a fishing derby every spring. There's also a boat station on site where you can rent canoes and rowboats by the hour at little cost.
  • Oyster Bay

    North end of Neptune Drive San Leandro, CA 94577 United States - Phone: +1 888 327 2757
    South of the Oakland Airport in San Leandro lies this East Bay Regional Park where nature enthusiasts can come to enjoy a variety of wildlife in their natural habitat. On any given day you might see marsh hawks, black-shouldered kites, red-tailed hawks, seagulls, and more. The park features great views of the Bay, walking trails that lead to a vista point and public facilities like picnic tables, water fountains, and restrooms.
  • Crown Beach, Robert W. Crown Memorial

    Eighth Street & Otis Drive Alameda, CA 94501 United States - Phone: +1 510 521 7090 / +1 888 327 2757 (Toll Free)
    Alameda, the Bay Area's island city just five minutes from the Bay Bridge, offers a two-mile long beach with a variety of free attractions. Less foggy than San Francisco, this beach is bordered with grassy fields, a jogging path, bike trail, picnic facilities, tennis courts, baseball fields, a playground, bird sanctuary, and a naturalist and historical visitor center. In the summer it's ideal for windsurfing, and features a small shop open for rentals and lessons. The summer highlight is in June when the Alameda Recreation & Park Department hosts an annual sand castle contest.
  • Crab Cove Visitor Center

    1252 McKay Avenue Alameda, CA 94501 United States - Phone: +1 510 544 3187 / +1 888 327 2757(Toll Free)
    Classrooms, camp groups, and children's clubs from around the Bay Area take trips here to learn all the roles of the marine and estuarine ecosystems and the importance of their preservation. It is located in a lush green park on the beach in the Island City of Alameda. In addition to museum-like marine wildlife displays, some interactive, the center offers the Old Wharf Classroom, where guests enjoy presentations on topics such as shoreline wildlife and the food chains of the San Francisco Bay.
  • Huckleberry Botanic Preserve

    Skyline Boulevard Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 888 327 2757
    This 235-acre botanical wonderland beyond the Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve specializes in plants and flowers from the California coastline. Maintained by the East Bay Park and Recreation Department, it features a trail called the Huckleberry Path that winds through blooming plants and diverse landscaping. Visitors are asked to walk through the preserve (no bicycles allowed) and dogs, bikes, and horses are not permitted. Self-guided tour maps are available at the entrance so guests can stroll on the 1.69-mile loop at their own pace.
  • Garin and Dry Creek Pioneer Regional Park

    1320 Garin Avenue Hayward, CA 94544 United States - Phone: +1 888 327 2757(Toll Free)
    Picnic facilities, horseback riding and hiking trails, fishing in Jordan Pond - this park has a lot to offer. It is popular with naturalists with a variety of plant and animal wildlife to enjoy. The Garin Barn Visitor Center, open on weekends, offers programs for visitors to identify different species at their own leisure through pamphlets and displays. Additional displays teach about local history. Many enjoy the blacksmith shop and the antique farm equipment. In the late summer the park hosts an apple festival with folk music, games and, of course, apples.
  • Redwood Regional Park

    7867 Redwood Road Oakland, CA 94619 United States - Phone: +1 888 327 2757
    Experience the majestic wonder of the California Redwood in its natural state, that is reaching over 150 feet high and spanning more than 20 feet in diameter. Many locals enjoy the gorgeous scenery on trails where people like to bike, hike, jog and stroll. In addition to the deer, rabbits, and squirrels that roam the park, it is also is home to rare wildlife species like the golden eagle and the striped racer snake. The Roberts Regional Recreation Area, a park within the park, features a swimming pool and playgrounds. Throughout the park you will find access to restrooms, water fountains, and picnic tables.
  • Mission Peak

    East End of Stanford Avenue Fremont, CA 94539 United States - Phone: +1 510 544 3246
    This is a steep summit that offers spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay Area. Recommended for the serious hiker, it's approximately a five-hour hike to the top of the 2,999-acre park and back down again. Once on top you can see Mount Hamilton, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Mt. Tamalpais, Mt. Diablo and the Sierra Nevada. The park also provides a connection to other notable regional trails to hike including the Ohlone Wilderness Trail. Open times for a few days may vary, please check the website for more details.
  • Robert Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve

    6800 Skyline Blvd Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 888 327 2757
    The Bay Area tourist may be surprised to learn that volcanoes once roared in the Oakland hills. This preserve, maintained by the East Bay Park and Recreation Department, features the Round Top, a peak made of  ten million-year-old lava and volcanic debris that is one of the highest points in the Oakland hills. A visitor center at the park shelves self-guided tour brochures so guests can stroll the park and learn of its historic significance at their own leisure.
  • Shadow Cliffs

    2500 Stanley Boulevard Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States - Phone: +1 510 544 3230
    This charming East Bay swimming hole provides residents with cool comfort on hot summer days. The 296-acre area features an 80-acre lake with a waterslide, picnic tables, and a refreshment stand and changing facility. A boat rental shop distributes rowboats, paddle-boats and motorboats, although visitors can also launch their own boats (up to 17 feet). Fishing is also a popular activity at the lake. You can buy baits at the boathouse. In the summers you can get windsurfing lessons and rentals here. Call for times.
  • Sunol Regional Wilderness

    1895 Geary Road Sunol, CA 94586 United States - Phone: +1 510 544 3249
    Activities to be enjoyed at this 6,858-acre wilderness park include hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, rock climbing, camping and picnicking. It is home to Little Yosemite, a scenic gorge that resides approximately two miles from the county's largest creek—Alameda Creek. Nature and wildlife education programs, as well as maps and guides of the wilderness are available at the Old Green Barn Visitor Center. Camping in the backpacking area is allowed by permit through the East Bay Park and Recreation Department. To the west of the park is Mission Peak, another regional park that offers excellent views. Mission Peak is accessible from Sunol via the Ohlone Wilderness Trail. Hours may vary for some days, please call ahead.
  • Lake Temescal

    6502 Broadway Terrace Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 652 1155 / +1 888 327 2757 (Toll Free)
    This little East Bay lake in the Oakland Hills is still recovering from a fire that occurred in 1991, but is nonetheless in splendid condition for recreational purposes. The swimming area, open spring through fall, offers a lifeguard on duty in the summer, plus a snack bar and changing facility. Fishing is permitted year-round and the lake is stocked with catfish, rainbow trout, largemouth bass and more. Picnicking tables are found throughout the grassy areas of the park and a playground structure helps to keep children occupied.
  • Jack London Square

    Broadway & Embarcadero Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 645 9292
    This is a Port of Oakland attraction named after the famous author and Oakland native. The charming waterfront property is filled with numerous entertainment options and quality dining and shopping establishments. Some of the highlights include awesome views, strolls on the boardwalk, amazing restaurants, and Yoshi's Jazz House. You may enjoy the selection of numerous great boutiques plus a movie theater, ferry cruises, and special events like a Farmer's Market every Sunday and an antiques and collectibles show the first Saturday of every month.
  • Pardee Home Museum

    672 11th Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 444 2187
    This is considered one of the greatest historical landmarks in Northern California. Built in 1868, the house is an Italianate villa that once belonged to Enoch Pardee and his family, all of whom made a great impact on local and state politics in the late-19th and early 20th centuries. The estate is attractive both architecturally and historically and features authentic carriage and tank houses. It is known as the centerpiece of Oakland's Preservation Park Historic District.
  • California Canoe & Kayak

    409 Water Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 893 7833
    This water sports shop, conveniently located on the Oakland waterfront at Jack London Square, specializes in paddle sports such with a wide selection of canoes and whitewater, sea and recreational kayaks. In addition to selling used and new equipment, it offers rentals, lessons and repairs. For more than 20 years this company has been a reputable outlet for Bay Area water sports enthusiasts. Sign up for individual lessons and a knowledgeable and friendly instructor will train you at your own pace. Group classes are also available.
  • Preservation Park

    Preservation Park Way Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 874 7580
    This park consists of 16 Victorian houses concentrated in downtown Oakland. Each of the homes, which are sometimes open for tours, dates back to between 1870 and 1910 (the latter are technically Edwardian, but the designs are still charming). Some areas of the Victorian park are also available for weddings, meetings, and private parties. Take in five different styles of architecture and beautifully landscaped gardens. In addition to a lovely walk along a scenic street, you will be enjoying a glimpse of what Oakland looked like in the old days. The park is free and open to the public.
  • Oakland California Temple

    4770 Lincoln Avenue Oakland, CA 94602 United States - Phone: +1 510 531 3200
    People of all religious beliefs have been known to visit here because of its magnificent views and lovely architecture. It is one of the most beautiful churches in the San Francisco Bay Area. The 82,417 square-foot, 170 foot-tall temple was built in the early 1960s and can be seen from many scenic points across the Bay Area. The temple features a visitor's center that offers exhibits and interactive presentations on religious topics. It also features a family history center that offers geneaology services and over 21 million microfilms available. The temple remains open to the public Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Camron-Stanford House

    1418 Lakeside Drive Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 874 7802
    This historic Victorian mansion is the last of its kind at Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland. Built in 1875, it was once the home of one of Oakland's wealthiest residents. The beautifully restored Italianate gives a good glimpse into Oakland's rich and colorful history. Afterwards, take a walk around Lakeside Park or rent a paddle boat on Lake Merritt. Guided tours are available. Cash only.
  • Hayward City Hall

    777 B Street Hayward, CA 94541-5007 United States - Phone: +1 510 583 4822 / +1 510 583 4000
    The façade of the Hayward City Hall makes for an interesting architectural study. This exotic building, with a fountain and a fascinating lawn  at its portals, serves as a center for community events and gatherings. The John O’Lague Galleria within the building hosts many a upcoming artist and exhibits for one and all. Promoting the arts among the less privileged and the blind is the Alwine Fenton Sensory Garden where you can touch and smell the goodness of nature. The plaza of the city Hall is home to the popular, ongoing Hayward Certified Farmers' Market, that gives locals and visitors the opportunity to buy fresh flowers and produce direct from local growers (buy farm eggs, corn, strawberries, squash, wildflowers, asparagus, cherries, baked goods, and more). A perfect community haunt.
  • Rockridge/College Avenue Shopping District

    College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 839 9000(Tourist Information)
    With its own BART station, Rockridge's main artery is College Avenue. Half in Oakland and half in Berkeley, Rockridge nevertheless feels like its own little town. Locals, as well as those in-the-know throughout the Bay Area, know this is the perfect place to wile away a sunny weekend afternoon shopping for antiques, gourmet groceries, and the best in locally made clothing and crafts, or to just enjoy a leisurely brunch at one of the many fine restaurants. Whether you are visiting for a short while or are new to the area, a day in Rockridge is not to be missed.
  • Wente Vineyards

    5050 Arroyo Road Livermore, CA 94550 United States - Phone: +1 925 456 2300
    This is an open-air theater located in a fine winery. It is a great experience to sit out here and enjoy a good performance on a pleasant day. Since the theater is outdoors, a jacket is recommended. Also carry an umbrella if there is a chance of rain. Wine, soft drinks, water and snacks, are all available.
  • Paramount Theatre

    2025 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 465 6400
    The Paramount Theatre is the home of the Oakland Ballet and the Oakland East Bay Symphony. It is the area's foremost facility for performing arts and is known for its grand music concerts, variety shows and movies. Constructed in the post-Depression period of 1931, the Paramount Theatre is best remembered for fusing various disciplines of arts together into a harmonious whole. The Paramount frequently screens old movie classics complete with intermission with bar service.
  • Oakland City Hall

    1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 444 2489
    Once the tallest building in town, the Oakland City Hall is a 320-feet (97-meter) high structure. It was built in 1914 in the Beaux-Arts architectural style. This marvel is replete with a stunning rotunda and intricate trimming. It is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Mountain View Cemetery

    5000 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 658 2588
    The Mountain View Cemetery is a large cemetery in Oakland, California. It was established in 1863 by a group of East Bay Pioneers under the California Rural Cemetery Act of 1859. The association they formed still operates the cemetery today. Mountain View was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who also designed New York City's Central Park and much of Stanford University. Many of California's important historical figures, drawn by Olmsted's reputation, are buried here and there are many grandiose crypts in tribute to the wealthy who are buried there, so many that one section is known as "Millionaires' Row." Because of this, and its beautiful setting, the cemetery is a tourist draw and docents lead bi-monthly tours. Panoramic views of the entire Bay Area greet you among lush green hills spotted with Eucalyptus and Oak trees. Come here and watch the sunset (or the fog roll in) from an unparalleled vantage point, perched in the magnificent East Bay hills.
  • Montclair Village

    La Salle Avenue & Mountain Boulevard Montclair, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 339 1000
    Listen to the whoosh of the winds as they caress the pine trees that overlook Montclair Village. An ideal tourist haunt, Montclair radiates a village-like charm with its small town, mountainous atmosphere. Breathe in the fresh air, take a long walk through the street or sample the fare at one of the eateries. Quaint stores dot the streets and tempt you into splurging on delightful trinkets. Rich in cultural heritage, you will be witness to a plethora of art events and festivities lined up on the local itinerary. The Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival held every year in Montclair Village is a extravaganza to behold. Stroll along and take in the lovely paintings, hand-blown glass work, sculptures, photography, jewelry, ceramics and collages. A veritable haven for one and all, please call the Montclair Village Association for more details.
  • USS Hornet Museum

    707 West Hornet Avenue Alameda, CA 94501 United States - Phone: +1 510 521 8448
    USS Hornet, an aircraft carrier and a symbol of the living history of America, has been turned into a living museum. This carrier participated in World War II and Apollo 11 manned space mission. Moored at Alameda Point, the ship is excellently maintained and makes a great learning experience for all those who want to know about ships, carriers, men in uniform and technology at work! A lot of events take place on board, so check the website for more details.
  • First Unitarian Church Of Oakland

    685 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 893 6129
    The First Unitarian Church of Oakland is a beautiful Romanesque styled church. One breathtaking feature of the church is the stained glass windows. The church invites everyone irrespective of age, sexual orientation, race, gender identity, class, ability, theology and religious heritage. Come here to worship and feel at home and at peace. You can also avail of the religious education.
  • USS Potomac

    540 Water Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 627 1215
    The USS Potomac is a world famous yacht used by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Built in 1934, this historic sea beast now draws a huge number of visitors and takes them on historic cruises. The Potomac can also be leased for events, and has been host to several big events in the past. Just walking around the ship one can almost sense its historical importance. Definitely a great place to visit in the city.
  • Linden Street Brewery

    95 Linden Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 251 8898
    In the days before Prohibition, Oakland was a beer-brewing Mecca, with more than 40 breweries producing more than 70,000 kegs a year. Today, Linden Street Brewery makes a much more modest amount of beer than that, but uses old-fashioned methods and recipes. Their beers are available at local watering holes like The Trappist and Cato's, but they're best sampled right here at the brewery. Beer and food are on offer most days. See website for beer specifics, brewery news and more.
  • Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area

    6531 San Pablo Dam Road El Sobrante, CA 94803 United States - Phone: +1 510 525 2233
    One of the premium event locations in the city, the Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area is a nature lover's paradise. A haven for flora and fauna, this park is home to the Fern Cottage, which is a famous space to host various events like parties, corporate events, weddings and the like. A passel of recreational activities have made this area popular among tourists. Activities include picnics, day camps, hikes and bird watching. Events are commonplace here, famous among them being the Bay Area Storytelling Festival.
  • Ardenwood Historic Farm

    34600 Ardenwood Boulevard Fremont, CA 94555 United States - Phone: +1 510 544 2797 / +1 888 327 2757(Toll Free)
    This huge park is a trip back into time with its lush green forests, the pastoral farm and the larger-than-life mansion: Patterson House. Take a tour of the house and learn more about its origin and the legendary George Washington Patterson. Explore old relics as you learn more about the architecture of Patterson's times and come face to face with the then mode of living. Avail of the fresh produce served at the onsite café and eatery and walk away with sweet memories of a time gone by. Buy organic farm produce or simply catch nature at its best at the giant farm as you commune with the animals or take a stroll along the garden or the dewy woods. Catch the blacksmith at work and be enthralled by the work of art, attend the entrancing puppet show or gift yourself a train ride through the estate. The farm makes for an ideal venue for hosting private events, weddings and receptions. Special events are organized at the park throughout the year. Check website or call for more details on current and upcoming events at the venue.
  • Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

    5175 Somersville Road Antioch, CA 94509 United States - Phone: +1 510 544 2750
    Gifted with a rich natural heritage, abundant coal reserves, splendid flora and fauna and a remarkable history, the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve attracts hordes of visitors from all over the world, year after year. Explore the woodsy areas, or take a stroll in one of the glades and experience the true beauty of nature at this preserve.  If you are lucky, you will come upon relics of the Native Americans who had made this place their home. Explore the scenic terrains of the area by setting up camps along the hills or simply enjoy the beauty of the barnyards, and be amazed by what used to be a cattle ranch. Take an extensive tour of the region and you will discover that the preserve was once a rich avenue for sand mining, as well. This former coal mine hosts a wide range of local events from time to time. Open from 8am. Check website or call The Sidney Flat Visitor Center for more details.
  • Coyote Hills Regional Park

    8000 Patterson Ranch Road Fremont, CA 94555 United States - Phone: +1 510 795 9385

    Bring along a picnic on a breezy afternoon and enjoy the myriad wonders at the Coyote Hills Regional Park. Nature comes alive in all her bounty at this scenic park that captures the magical aura of the seasons in its comprehensive lens. Take a walk, go cycling, follow the nature trail, enjoy the beauty of the gardens or explore the Native American legacy. Camp out at one of the scenic picnic areas and spread your fare under the sun as you dig into a comforting meal and watch the day fly by. Avid birdwatchers and nature lovers will feel at home in this natural setting, surrounded with lush, greenlands, listening to the bird calls all day long. Special events are held at the park throughout the year.

  • Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension

    4700 Lincoln Avenue Oakland, CA 94602 United States - Phone: +1 510 531 3400
    Built in 1921 in the Lincoln Highlands, the Cathedral of the Ascension was the Bay Area's first Greek Orthodox Church. To meet the growing needs of the community, new facilities were created in 1960. Since then, the church has maintained an active calendar of services, ministries, organizations, as well as hosting the always-anticipated May Greek Festival. Visit the website for a comprehensive list of church services and other events.
  • Diablo Valley College (DVC)

    321 Golf Club Road Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 United States - Phone: +1 925 685 1230
    Diablo Valley College (DVC) dates back to the year 1949, when it began as the East Contra Costa Junior College, a publicly owned two-year community college. It was rechristened as DVC in 1958 and is one of the most prized institutions of the Contra Costa Community College District in Pleasant Hill. A verdant campus, well-qualified faculty, excellent infrastructure and expansive educational programs and courses are some of the features of this wonderful college. Besides academics, DVC strives for excellence in art and culture, athletics and other sports. DVC's Information Center is one of the most well-equipped of such centers in the district. Visit website for information on courses, admission procedures and more.
  • The Ruth Bancroft Garden

    1500 Bancroft Road Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States - Phone: +1 925 944 9352
    If you are a nature enthusiast, taking a trip to The Ruth Bancroft Garden is a great way to explore 2.5 acres of a flora kingdom. This botanical garden offers a number of tour packages that take you through a range of interesting plant species. You can also choose to attend some of the informative workshops held here and interact with eminent biologists. Check the website for the list of closing days.
  • Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal

    2 MeCartney Drive Alameda, CA 94502 United States - Phone: +1 510 769 5500 / +1 510 769 5172 / +1 510 747 7963
  • Newark Memorial High School

    39375 Cedar Boulevard Newark, CA 94560 United States - Phone: +1 510 818 4350
  • Acalanes High School

    1200 Pleasant Hill Road Lafayette, CA 94549 United States - Phone: +1 925 280 3970
  • Orinda Community Park

    26 Orinda Way Orinda, CA 94563 United States - Phone: +1 925 254 2445
  • San Pablo Reservoir

    500 San Pablo Dam Road Orinda, CA 94803 United States
  • Dublin Library

    200 Civic Plaza Dublin, CA 94568 United States - Phone: +1 925 828 1315
  • Marina Park

    13800 Monarch Bay Drive San Leandro, CA 94577 United States - Phone: +1 510 577 3462
  • San Lorenzo Little League Park

    1062 Grant Avenue San Lorenzo, CA 94580-1437 United States - Phone: +1 510 278 5434
  • Civic Park

    1375 Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 943 5858 / +1 925 943 5854
  • Arbolado Park

    Arbolado Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States - Phone: +1 925 943 5858 / +1 925 943 5854
  • Piedmont High School

    800 Magnolia Avenue Piedmont, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 594 2626
  • Fernandez Park

    595 Tennent Avenue Pinole, CA 94564 United States - Phone: +1 510 741 2999
  • Point Pinole Regional Park

    5551 Giant Highway Richmond, CA 94806 United States - Phone: +1 510 231 3004
  • Los Medanos College

    2700 East Leland Road Pittsburg, CA 94565 United States - Phone: +1 925 439 2181
  • Veterans Park & Tennis Courts

    4525 Dyer Street Union City, CA 94587 United States
  • Cathedral of Christ the Light

    2121 Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 893 4711
    That huge, modern glass tower perched on the edge of Lake Merritt is actually the Cathedral of Christ the Light, although it is sometimes known simply as the Oakland Cathedral. This Roman Catholic Cathedral was actually the first built in the 21st Century as a replacement for the Cathedral of Saint Frances de Sales, which was damaged beyond repair in the 1989 earthquake. Among the regular attributes, the Cathedral includes a health services center providing help to those without insurance, a mausoleum for the bishops of Oakland, a cafe, a bookstore and a public garden. The Cathedral often hosts classical and religious concerts and concert series that are free to the public.
  • Chinatown

    Webster Street & 8th Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 839 9000(Tourist Information)
    Located just west of Lake Merritt sits Oakland's Chinatown. Oakland's Chinatown is one of the oldest in the nation, dating back to the mid-19th Century. Although it is lacking in the formal entry gate that many Chinatown's are known for, Oakland's version has some interesting and unique features such as bilingual street signs and diagonal crosswalks, making for a street-crossing frenzy during crowded times. Chinatown is also home to many of the city's best Asian restaurants, not just Chinese but also Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Japanese and more. Chinatown is also host to several celebrations throughout the year including Chinese New Year and annual Dragon Boat races.
  • Shadelands Ranch Museum

    2660 Ygnacio Valley Road Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States - Phone: +1 925 935 7871
    Included in the National Register of Historic Places, the Shadelands Ranch Museum chronicles and showcases the history of Walnut Creek. The display includes historic objects, artifacts, documents, newspapers, photographs and other printed materials. The museum is managed and operated by the Walnut Creek Historical Society.
  • Middle Harbor Shoreline Park

    2777 Middle Harbor Road Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 627 1634
    Located close to the Oakland Pier, the Middle Harbor Shoreline Park is an ideal haven away from the city noise and pollution. The endless stretch of green land and the scenic backdrop make for eye-pleasing sight. It also has BBQ pits, shaded picnic areas, and amphitheater and play areas for kids, so its a perfect place to visit on a dull Sunday afternoon.
  • Mosswood Park

    3612 Webster Street Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 597 5038
    Mosswood Park is a popular leisure spot in Oakland. Spreads across 11 acres (4.5 hectares) it features verdant gardens, an amphitheater, baseball field, basketball and tennis courts. This park is the venue for an array of community programs, workshops, cultural events and the annual summer camp. The Mosswood Recreation Center rents out spaces and studios for meetings and private functions.
  • GSBF Bonsai Garden at Lake Merritt

    650 Bellevue Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 763 8409
    In this concrete jungle, Kathy Shaner and her team brings to us her research about the most conventional bonsai trees. These hidden gems across the world are few and Kathy encourages their preservation, care and understanding through her educational workshops and programs. This Japanese styled garden and museum also showcases a huge variety of age old trees and stones and their origins. A definite must visit spot! To know more about their events and programs, check out their website or call ahead.
  • St. George Spirits

    2601 Monarch Street Alameda, CA 94501 United States - Phone: +1 510 769 1601
    Considered America's Original Craft Distillery, St. George Spirits is known for its range of quality brews and liqour manufacturing. The spirits produced here are all hand-made here. The distillery makes use of its custom-made Holstein copper pot stills, and some of its authentic liquors include St George's Single Malt Whiskey and Absinthe Verte. The Botanivore, Terroir, and Dry Rye gins, and the signature Hangar One line of vodkas are universal favorites in this distillery. Visitors will also find bourbons, fruit liqueurs and rum here. Guided tours are available, which allows you to taste some of its world-class liquor. A haven for liquor  connoisseurs, St. George Spirits is worth a visit.
  • African American Museum & Library at Oakland

    659 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 637 0200
    The African American Museum and Library was built in 1900. This museum host several exhibitions that showcase the culture and history of African-American people across Northern California and the Bay Area. The well-preserved collection features artifacts, photographs and memorabilia, as well as digital media for research purposes.
  • Casa Peralta

    384 West Estudillo Avenue San Leandro, CA 94577 United States - Phone: +1 510 577 3474 / +1 510 577 3475
    The Casa Peralta is a beautiful home in San Leandro. It was refurbished to resemble a Spanish-style estate replete with hand-painted ceramic tiles that were shipped from Spain. Take a free guided tour of the house museum and grounds to admire this landmark. The grounds are also available for hire for weddings and social functions.
  • USS HORNET

    707 West Hornet Avenue, Pier 3 Alameda, CA 94501 United States - Phone: +1 510 521 8448(Tourist Information)
    The USS Hornet, a Navy aircraft carrier, is a national treasure. Having played a major role in World War II, the Vietnam War and the Apollo program, it was decommissioned in 1970. It was later opened as the USS Hornet Museum and is most popular for its alleged supernatural activities.
  • Swan's Marketplace

    901-921 Washington Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 287 5353
    10th Street Market, also known as the Oakland Free Market, was a commercial market and city attraction that now features on the National Register of Historic Places. The Swan Market features several tourist-oriented businesses including restaurants and boutiques, as well as the Museum of Children’s Art. This complex has also been awarded for its urban excellence.
  • Kennedy Park

    19501 Hesperian Boulevard Hayward, CA 94543 United States - Phone: +1 510 670 7275
    The Kennedy Park sited in Hayward, California is a historically significant park site. Coming under the purview of the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, this park offers plenty of facilities for all like picnic tables, Merry-Go-Round, a ranch, a train ride and so forth.
  • First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Building

    2001 Santa Clara Avenue Alameda, CA 94501 United States - Phone: +1 510 522 1477
    The distinguished First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Building is a significant church structure and occupies immense monumental value. It is situated at Alameda in California. The esteemed church site was constructed in 1904. The ancient church is aesthetically built and encompasses 0.1 acre (0.040 hectares) of land area. It is a fine model of the Renaissance and the Classical Revival style of architecture. Boasting of a marvelous history, the church site is also listed on the National Register of Historic places. 
  • Forest Home Farms

    19953 San Ramon Valley Boulevard San Ramon, CA 94583 United States - Phone: +1 925 973 3284
    In the age where commercialism is the order of the day, Ruth Quayle Boone's generosity is unequaled. This lady donated 16-acre (6.5 hectares) of land to the city, so that the city council can build a historic park commemorating the death of her husband, Travis Moore Boone. After Ruth died in 1998, the City also placed a memorial in her name. This farm park is literally divided into to halves; the northern area features Boone House, a barn, storage unit and other structures that belonged to the Boone's. The Glass House Museum occupies its southern part. The Forest Home Farms has a farmers market and weekly tours that take you through the entire site.
  • Peralta House

    561 Lafayette Avenue San Leandro, CA 94577 United States - Phone: +1 510 562 7144
    The construction of the vintage Peralata Home dates back to 1860s eras and the home structuring finely exemplifies the Spanish Colonial style of architecture. The house was basically built for Ignacio Peralata and the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Lois the Pie Queen

    851 60th Street Emeryville, CA 94608 United States - Phone: +1 510 658 5616
    When Lois the Pie Queen hit its 50th anniversary, it was celebrated at the Oakland Museum of California. That is how truly beloved this East Bay eatery is. It is dedicated to old-fashioned southern cooking and treating the clientele at its diner-style establishment like family. There are not many other places north of the Mason-Dixon line, or south for that matter, that offer authentic black-eyed peas or Lemon Icebox Pie. If you have never had grits and eggs before, there is no better place to sample them.
  • Kincaid's

    1 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 835 8600
    This is a prime location in Jack London Square providing dining in an elegant atmosphere. It is best loved for dishes like Smoked Top Sirloin and Chili-Rubbed Smoked Prawns and Spit-Roasted Prime Rib and Salmon. For a delightful brunch, go for a Bloody Mary and such dishes as Smoked Salmon Benedict and Stuffed French Toast with Peaches and Cream. The service is terrific. There is an excellent wine list featuring California and imported wines. Set in one of Oaklands historic landmarks, it's a romantic place to dine with an elegantly appointed dining room and a first-class view of the Bay. It's also great for sitting at the full bar, drinking classic cocktails, and eating unforgettable appetizers, such as Tender marinated Tenderloin and Southwestern calamari.
  • Zachary's Chicago Pizza

    5801 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 655 6385
    This famous Chicago-style pizza company is always packed with UC students, families and out-of-towners. No one seems to mind the 20-minute (or more!) wait for the stuffed masterpiece. The pizza is made as thick as a pumpkin pie (yes, you do need a knife and fork), and the ingredients are put on upside down with tomatoes on top, meat on the bottom. So filling and so delicious, count on bringing home leftovers.
  • Fat Lady

    201 Washington Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 465 4996
    The legend of this popular Victorian bar and restaurant dates back to its construction in 1884. The story goes that the "Fat Lady" was a madame who ran the busiest brothel on the Oakland wharf and that Jack London may have been a customer. The decor at this family-run place is lavishly Victorian. On weekend nights the salon-style bar is filled with locals enjoying the live music. During the workweek, it is popular with professionals. The menu features an electric mix of steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta, burgers, salads and more. The house liver pate made with ground walnuts and cognac. The double-cut French Lamb Chops are marinated in virgin olive oil and fresh rosemary. Weekend brunch dishes include Cinnamon Bread French Toast soaked in a special Grand Marnier Batter and topped with Berries.
  • Oliveto Cafe & Restaurant

    5655 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 547 5356
    This is one of the most celebrated restaurants in the Bay Area. It's so good that in 1998 it received the "Insegna del Ristorante Italiano" award, an annual honor bestowed by the president of Italy to one "true Italian restaurant" outside of Italy. The dining room is charming, the staff is courteous and the atmosphere is casual, yet romantic. The menu changes every day and is always kept short and sweet. The menu could include Hearts of Lettuce with Blue Cheese and Walnuts; Gnocchi with Leeks and Prosciutto; Green Garlic and Potato Ravioli; Grilled Quail al Mattone and Red Chili Rock Cod Stew with Aioli. The wine list is filled with an array of Italian reds and whites. A bottle of the house favorite runs around $20. In the cafe downstairs, things are more casual, with a bistro style and more casual fare, such as bruschetta, soups and a dazzling assortment of dolci.
  • Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

    1951 Embarcadero East Oakland, CA 94606 United States - Phone: +1 510 536 2050
    This historical landmark was named after a struggling writer with a wicked past. The building dates back to 1890 and served as a lighthouse for many years. Today it is a festive restaurant and bar that offers great views of the estuary and the Oakland skyline as well as great service. The upper deck pub offers over 60 imported and domestic beers, outdoor seating, and a wine list honored by the Wine Spectator magazine. The menu features Fresh Clam Angel Hair Pasta, Blackened Red Snapper, and Caesar Salads. The award-winning wine list is very extensive with most bottles priced around $20.
  • Café Colucci

    6427 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 601 7999
    This airy cafe serves up some of the best Ethiopian food in the Bay Area. Inside the cream walls decorated with haunting Ethiopian art, you will find tasty entrees with many vegetarian options to choose from. The owners import their spices direct from Africa and only the best will do. You will taste the difference in their Messer-Wot (lentils served with a spicy red chili sauce) and Banatu (tender sliced beef in a piquant cardamom sauce). As a side dish, try the Teff, a baked and delicately seasoned, slightly nut-flavored grain that is an Ethiopian specialty. The service is quick and friendly from a wait staff that is happy to explain anything on the menu.
  • Cafe Eritrea d'Afrique

    4069 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 547 4520
    This self-proclaimed cozy place to be serves of delicious examples of Eritrean food to people who already love and those who are trying it for the first time. The bright dining area is host to everyone from homesick Eritrean nationals to students to young families with kids, who especially like the tradition of using the spongy Eritrean flat bread to eat with your hands. The menu includes a wonderfully flavorful Chicken Stew that can be made spicy or mild depending on your taste, and even an African take on spaghetti that is spicy, unusual and delicious. Honey wine, the national drink is a refreshing and sweet accompaniment. The staff is personable and efficient, insuring that this place lives up to its claim to coziness for its easy mix of diners.
  • Rockridge Cafe

    5492 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 653 1567
    What started life as a burger joint has refashioned itself as a cozy little café that pours its efforts into cuisine, not décor. Not that it's unattractive, but the generic tables, chairs and counter seating doesn't leave much of an impression. The food, on the other hand, is imaginative in conception and preparation. It's also delicious and served up to locals and shoppers at nearby Rockridge Mall with genuine warmth and welcome speed. The Apache Lamb Stew is hearty and flavorful, as is Acadian Cassoulet, swimming in smoked bacon and gourmet sausage. Breakfasts here are the specialty with dishes like Pumpkin Waffles and Ricotta Pancakes. Save room for the pie, baked in-house and featuring seasonal fruits as well as year-round favorites such as Coconut Custard and Lemon Meringue.
  • Mexicali Rose

    701 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 451 2450
    The dining room is large and may not have been remodeled since the '50s when those luxuriously padded leather booths were all the rage. The menu has escaped any current fads, too. It is the same solid, well-made Mexican food that has been drawing people of all ages here for a great meal and a good time for decades. You can have Nopales (cactus) with eggs for breakfast, a Lunch Plate of Enchiladas or Tacos, a dinner entree of Pork Chop, and then dream the rest of the night away with one of the best Margaritas anywhere from the full service bar. The service is unpretentious but thoroughly efficient.
  • Italian Colors

    2220 Mountain Boulevard Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 482 8094
    Is it a Tuscan farmhouse or a Southwestern hacienda? Tough call. The decor may be confused, but the food is not. It is hearty and well-prepared Northern Italian with a decidedly rustic slant. Herbed Roast Chicken and Marinated Pork Chops are top choices for the locals who come here, as is the Fish Stew made with the freshest ingredients. You fill also find house-made pastas with a choice of excellent sauces. The service is personable and quick. The wine list is good, featuring some nice Italian vintages.
  • Mama's Royal Cafe

    4012 Broadway Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 547 7600
    Huge omelettes are the draw at this upscale diner-style eatery. Locals pack the counter and the booths for them served with delectable home fries and a variety of fillings that takes a page and a half of the menu to list. You will also find Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, eggs poached, scrambled, over easy and sunny side up. If you are not in the mood for eggs, the waffles are equally enormous and the French toast is decadently sweet. For lunch there is the classic assortment of burgers and sandwiches, of which the crab cake is especially noteworthy. The service is fast and friendly in the classic diner tradition.
  • Oakland Grill

    301 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 835 1176
    The fact that this down-home diner sits next to the produce market means that the lettuce and tomato on your juicy burger or the avocado in your omelette will be as fresh as it gets in an Oakland restaurant. The atmosphere is casual and the clientele is a mix of the working class and upscale professionals who have discovered the great food, huge portions and low prices to be found here. The pork chops with apple rings are a particular favorite with the lunch crowd and, in a foray into a more chi-chi cuisine, enormous dinner crepes are served after 5p and are delicious.
  • Phnom Penh House

    251 8th Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 893 3825
    Located on the edge of Oakland's Chinatown, this place can easily be overlooked as yet another hole-in-the-wall Chinese eatery. It is a hole-in-the-wall, but of the great find variety with great Cambodian food at unbelievably low prices served up quickly to a mixed bag of customers from students to dot-commers and everyone in between. The coconut curries are the main attraction here, made with meat, seafood, chicken or as a vegetarian dish and made as spicy or mild as you'd like. There are also crisp and refreshing salads with peanuts and mango as well as some wonderfully flavorful vegetarian dishes. The decor is limited to a few prints, but with food this good, who cares? There is an additional location at 3912 MacArthur Blvd in Oakland.
  • Pho Anh Dao

    280 East 18th Street Oakland, CA 94606 United States - Phone: +1 510 836 1566
    If Vietnam has a national dish, pho may be it. It is a rich and comforting soup eaten at every meal. This place, low on atmosphere but big on good food, serves 20 different kinds and there is not a bad selection in the bunch. The soup stock is beef, chicken or seafood, delicately flavored with anise. Noodles are added and then your choice of chicken, sliced beef, seafood, or other selections. The traditional topping is hot red chili, sprouts, and fresh basil. Crispy egg rolls round out the menu. The place is usually packed with Vietnamese ex-pats, students and locals who keep coming back for this quick, filling meal served up briskly by the family who runs the place.
  • Sorella di Zza's

    552 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 839 9124
    Children are not just welcome here, they are pampered with their own menu and crayons with which to create masterpieces on the paper tablecloths. More commonly referred to as just "Zza's," the food is aimed at adult palates, but kids will love it, too. Pizzas with a cornucopia of toppings are the main item, served by an energetic and cheerful wait staff who just might be child psychologists on the side, they are that good with kids. You can also find veal dishes and great pasta and succulent roast chicken. It is usually crowded, but if there are at least six in your party, you can reserve a table.
  • Great Wall Chinese Vegi Restaurant

    6247 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 658 8458
    The decor is generic Chinese restaurant, but the food is anything but average. The menu includes only seafood and vegetarian dishes prepared with care and with quality ingredients. Wheat gluten and textured vegetable protein take the place of beef, chicken and pork in spicy Kung Pao "Chicken", toothsome Sweet and Sour "Pork" and a succulent Tomato-"Beef" Stir-Fry. If you prefer seafood, the fresh Sea Bass Grilled with Ginger & Lemon Grass is a house favorite with the locals who pack the place, as is the selection of crab entrees. The service is efficient if a little brusque.
  • Holly's Mandarin

    4080 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 652 9678
    This is a favorite with locals of all types, from old school hippies to yuppies and everyone in between. The sleek, chrome-enhanced dining room serves up spicy Szechuan cuisine that is delicious and hot enough to cause diners to break out into a sweat. Delicate palates can request milder seasoning without sacrificing the taste, though. Kung Pao in both Shrimp and Chicken versions, is a big draw here as are the Plump pot stickers, said to be some of the best in the East Bay. The service is always friendly and quick, especially if you find yourself if need of a glass of ice water after biting into a chilly.
  • Doña Tomas

    5004 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 450 0522
    This upscale eatery is small, but bright and tidy. It serves diners from all over the Bay Area. Its regional specialties are served at very few other places.The menu at Dona Tomas changes seasonally to reflect the abundance of fresh, organic produce that is available to us year round in the Bay area. You can usually find Huitlacoche Quesadillas, made from corn fungus (much more appetizing than it sounds) not usually found in the States and Enchiladas covered in a Tangy Guajillo Sauce. The desserts here are also special - a substantial and delicious Pumpkin and Mascarpone Custard, and a rich Mexican Chocolate Cake to name a few. The service is generally done either in the dining room or on the charming patio.
  • Cactus Taqueria

    5642 College Ave Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 658 6180
    You might think that this place with its faux adobe paint job and bright red tables was moved lock, stock and barrel from Mexico itself. The food tastes authentic, too, but the great news here is that it's made without lard and the cooks use cooking techniques that keep the cholesterol down at every stop in the cooking process. The results are delicious and virtually indistinguishable from its more calorie-rich counterparts. Agua fresca and both Mexican and local microbrewery beers are also available from the friendly and quick wait staff.
  • Uzen

    5415 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 654 7753
    Though small, this elegant eatery offers excellent cuisine in a serene and gracious setting. The decor is understated with well-chosen touches of Asian art scattered around. Menu choices include favorites such as a light and crispy tempura selection, melt-in-your-mouth sashimi choices and wonderfully hearty udon soups with beef, seafood, chicken or vegetables. The teriyaki is marinated in a slightly hot, chilly-spiked sauce that is also heavy on ginger for a bracing take on that Japanese classic. The service for the generally upscale crowd is professional and the steak selection is good.
  • Koryo Wooden Charcoal BBQ

    4390 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 652 6007
    The barbecue here, extra spicy with a gratifying sweet undertone, is delicious. To accompany your chicken, beef, squid or pork, you can choose from a wide selection of appetizers and side dishes, including the traditional Kim Chee, a fermented cabbage dish that packs quite a wallop. For a refreshing and unusual contrast, try the Yukhwe Bebim Bab, finely chopped raw beef with Kim Chee and fresh vegetables or a bowl of cold noodles with a tart vinegar-like dressing. The service is quick and friendly for the mix of students, yuppies and Korean ex-pats who come here.
  • Sabuy Sabuy

    5231 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 653 8587
    It may look like just another restaurant in a nondescript strip mall, but this charming little place has a pleasant decor full of lush plants and bright artwork and some wonderfully flavorful cuisine to recommend it. A favorite with the locals who come here is the seasonal seafood with basil, chillies and eggplant, which is a complex blend of complementary flavors. Also on the menu are curries (mild or hot) and rich and aromatic soups of seafood, chicken, beef or vegetables as well as noodle and rice dishes. The wait staff is friendly and quick.
  • Cafe 817

    817 Washington Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 271 7965
    Sandro Rossi, proprietor of this gem, modeled this cafe on the cafes and bars of his native Italy. The food is authentic, with a California Cuisine flair, but the decor is strictly post-modern chic with a soaring ceiling and clean lines. You can breakfast on hearty Polenta And Poached Eggs, or for lunch nibble on a Grilled Portobello Mushroom Sandwich stacked with spinach, mushrooms and spiked with blue cheese. The pasta menu changes seasonally as do the salad offerings. A tempting variety of pastries can be had while sipping a perfectly brewed Latte and chatting with the personable counter staff.
  • Filippo's Pastaria

    5400 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 601 8646
    This neighborhood favorite of students, yuppies and locals serves up heaping portions of pasta topped with a variety of well-made sauces from Fettuccine Alfredo to Tortellini al Pesto to Spaghetti Bolognese. It is not fancy, but it is all good, and served up by a friendly wait staff that is in perpetual motion. The space is tiny, only a handful of tables on a black and white checkerboard tile floor, but the windows are huge, the Italian posters are colorful and the lines move quickly if you have to wait. If you are in a hurry, take-out is a snap.
  • Rustica

    5422 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 654 1601
    Few, if any, places create such a vast menu of traditional, gourmet and specialty pizzas like this eatery. From the classic Four Cheese and Margherita, to its own creations like the Ambrosia, Cajun and Provencal, as well as succulent rotisserie chicken and panini. You will know this place by the classic Doric column out front. Inside you will find casual and comfortable seating, pictures of the Italian countryside hanging on the walls and a dessert case that tempts you from the get-go. Weather permitting, there is limited seating on the sidewalk.
  • Purple Pepper Pizza Cafe

    4496 Broadway Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 653 5001
    Although the neon, plastic and yellow accents of this pizzeria make it seem like a dive for pepperoni and cheese, it is anything but. This restaurant serves up both traditional and creative variations. You will find buffalo wings and gyros also. But go for the pizza. Pick a size (from 12 to 18 inches) and then choose one of the many tempting pies. Try the Rockridgian with its fresh tomatatoes, basil, garlic, ricotta and mozzarella, or the Kitchen Sink. The chefs handspin their own pizza dough, and the sauce is their own special blend.
  • Pasta Pomodoro

    5500 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 923 0900
    Part of the well-known Bay Area chain of restaurants, this hip and stylish restaurant serves up tasty homemade pastas and delectable seafood and meat dishes at decent prices in a hip setting. Try the Frutti Di Mare with its generous helping of shellfish. Be prepared for dinner conversation to turn to shouting over your capellini, however; things are a bit quieter on the large patio that offers many tables beneath the stars and beneath the heat lamps on particularly chilly nights.
  • Hudson Bay Cafe

    5401 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 658 0214
    Relax with your favorite espresso or coffee drink at this cute cafe on the corner. The large windows look out onto College Avenue, and the vaulted ceilings allow for an open and airy atmosphere. But the comfy couch, the mix of French art and movie posters for M and The Blue Angel and a few French country touches keep things quaint and homey. Find all the usual coffee and espresso drinks, as well as bagels, croissants and biscotti. Try the specialty coffee drinks like the Choco Mint Latte or Kathy's Mocha (with coconut Torani syrup...yum).
  • Crepevine

    5600 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 658 2026
    This eatery is a sleek creperie that appeals to locals, both yuppie and arty. It gets fairly crowded during peak hours, especially on the weekends for brunch, so be prepared for a wait. For the impatient, you can call ahead for pick-up. The savory crepes include creations like the Florentine, Greek, Pesto, Smoked Tofu and the San Francisco (smoked salmon, capers, spinach, provolone). You can also custom make your own. Sweet crepes include Riviera (lemon, butter, sugar), the Caribbean (bananas and cinnamon) and the Strawberry Blintz. The restaurant also offers great three-egg omelettes and scrambles, and a few salads, sandwiches and very good homemade pancakes.
  • Becky's Chinese Restaurant

    5620 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 601 9888
    It is big and airy inside, with lots of white walls and plants. Claustrophobics will feel at ease. Connoisseurs of good Hunan cuisine will be at ease as well with such specialties as Crispy Szechuan Beef, Tsing Tao Chicken, and a very delicious Prawns with Hot Garlic Sauce. Vegetarians will find plenty of bean curd and and veggies on the menu. The wait staff is friendly, and the food is reasonably priced for such large portions. Banquet services and space are available.
  • Yoshi's

    510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 238 9200
    Yoshi's is not just a place where you can catch mind-blowing jazz, but also a sushi bar with an excellent restaurant. Eager music lovers pack the restaurant and the Jazz House on performance nights. It showcases the best talent and boasts of high tech acoustics in the Bay area. A full cocktail menu is available besides sushi, appetizers, salads and desserts. The attire is causal and the atmosphere jazzed up. It has a top-notch restaurant that serves Japanese food, and is open for lunch and dinner.
  • À Côté

    5478 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 655 6469
    Do you possess a palate for Mediterranean and French cuisine with a modern twist? If yes, A Cote is the perfect choice for you! Relax in a comfortable ambiance complete with seating on the patio. You can savor any dish out of the regularly changing menu, especially Pomme Frites with Aioli, which is one dish you will find here at all times. Finding parking space is usually a hassle, so be prepared to scout around if you want to relish the fine cuisine here.
  • Red Lobster

    4095 Century Boulevard Pittsburg, CA 94565 United States - Phone: +1 925 754 6655
    If you have a hankering for seafood this is the place to go. Red Lobster has a wide variety of good eats for the whole family. Various appetizers, special entrees, drinks and desserts ensure a menu with something for just about anybody. Lunch and dinner menus include shrimp, soups and salads, seafood platters, chicken, steak, and pasta. For calorie-counters, choose from the LightHouse Menu, which highlights dishes that won't cause you to tip the scales. A Kid's Menu is available with fine fare for the little ones like chicken fingers and mac & cheese. Be sure to save room for a scrumptious dessert. Gift Cards are available as a great gift for the seafood lover.
  • Olive Garden

    24688 Hesperian Boulevard Hayward, CA 94545 United States - Phone: +1 510 782 6385
    Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu, their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
  • Olive Garden

    4195 Century Blvd Pittsburg, CA 94565 United States - Phone: +1 925 778 6208
    Olive Garden serves up authentic Italian cuisine. Their signature breadsticks and one-of-a-kind menu make them an American icon. Standard Italian options like bruchetta, calamari, ravioli, and eggplant parmigiana line their lengthy menu. More exotic items like salmon, chicken dishes, and innovative pizzas are also available. For the calorie-counter, Olive Garden has a range of low fat and low carbohydrate options. Their bottomless salads ensure a well-balanced feast. Enjoy your meal with a bottle from their extensive wine list or one of their tropical island drinks. Finally, top it all off with a little something from their dessert menu- their cakes, custards, and ice creams are sure to win you over. Lunch and take out menus are available.
  • Faz Pleasanton

    5121 Hopyard Road Pleasanton, CA 94588 United States - Phone: +1 925 460 0444
    The delicious Mediterranean cuisine at Faz Pleasanton is prepared using a wood-burning grill, a rotisserie and a smoker. The restaurant adds a modern flair to all classic dishes. While Fettucine Marco Polo, the signature dish, is the top favorite amongst regulars, the seasoned vegetables make a great side dish. You could also treat yourself to the traditional buffet on a Sunday. Dine outdoors and enjoy the fresh beauty of water fountains and landscaped gardens with your food. The inside is decorated with butter colored walls, brick floors, charcoal patterned carpets and oak wood chairs.
  • Horatio's

    60 Monarch Bay Drive San Leandro, CA 94577 United States - Phone: +1 510 351 5556
    Horatio's is planned in an uncomplicated manner with a view naturally designed to please the eye. With its ocean front setting, this restaurant wins half the battle. The prawns, squids fresh from the ocean bed and tender steaks all hold the power to grasp you in a temporary trance. Facing the Pacific while dicing your steak and sipping Californian wine is a dream several of us yearn to earn. Yet all is not lost, as dreaming about the above is another solution and it'll never cost you any money!
  • Paradiso

    685 Bancroft Avenue San Leandro, CA 94577 United States - Phone: +1 510 430 9310
    This restaurant has a lovely interior that complements the cuisine it serves with earth colors, close-set tables and wooden beams along the high ceiling lend it a decidedly rustic feel. Calamari fritti, rack of lamb, penne with Italian sausage are some of the items that feature on the predominantly Italian-cum-Mediterranean menu. The staff is warm and friendly and there is a full bar, making this the perfect place for both a business lunch or a relaxing meal out with friends and family.
  • Montclair Bistro

    6118 Medau Place Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 482 8282
    The upscale Montclair Bistro specializes in Californian cuisine. Its elegant decor and excellent service will get your appetite rolling. Bistro black angus delmonico steak, braised beef bourguignon and blackened Pacific salmon are the kind of dishes you can expect here. And don't forget the wines which bears a huge collection of reds and whites. The pastry cart includes brown sugar bread pudding and chocolate mousse.
  • Stacey's Cafe

    310 Main Street Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States - Phone: +1 925 461 3113
    This cafe in downtown Pleasanton is a little apart from the other restaurants in the area. The decor alternates between red, beige and white. The wine list is elaborate and you will find just the right one to go with the incredible Californian cuisine it serves. The u-shaped bar gets crowded after work hours. Live jazz is played on certain evenings. Private dinners to accommodate 120 people can be hosted in the banquet room. Three choices for dinner and lunch are available in the banquet menu. The entire restaurant can also be rented for bigger parties.
  • Walnut Creek Yacht Club

    1555 Bonanza Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 510 944 3474
    The San Francisco Bay Area, already famous for its great seafood, has added yet another feather to its cap; the Walnut Creek Yacht Club. The freshest fish is a guarantee here, as it is never frozen, not even while shipping or processing. The result is some marvelous tasting dishes such as the Cabo Cocktail and the Fijian Ono, which make for the perfect meal when followed up with desserts like the Creme Brulée, cheesecakes or shortcakes. It is worth noting that almost everything, from mayonnaise and salad dressings, to the clam chowder, is made in-house, and is available at a small counter within the restaurant itself.
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House

    1553 Olympic Boulevard Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 977 3477
    Ruth's Chris Steakhouse welcomes you to a warm and comfortable interior, furnished with rich, dark wood and elegant fixtures. The steaks are fine-aged, corn-fed USDA prime beef, broiled at 1,800 degrees. Enticing seasonal delicacies, such as Foie Gras, are also available. Take your pick from the extensive list of over 100 domestic and imported wines to complement your meal, and if you have enough room, try to squeeze in one of the delicious desserts!
  • Il Fornaio

    1430 Mount Diablo Boulevard Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 296 0100
    Il Fornaio serves some of the best authentic Italian right here at Walnut Creek. Visit this restaurant for a complete Italian dining experience. Open throughout the day, this place serves pastas, soups, salads, wood fired pizzas and lots more. Enjoy a scrumptious meal with a fine Italian wine. In its bid to promote a different region of Italy each month, food and wine hailing from that particular region is served at the restaurant through the month.
  • East Ocean Seafood Restaurant

    1713 Webster Street Alameda, CA 94501 United States - Phone: +1 510 865 3381
    This place on East Bay serves delicious Dim Sum. Plenty of tables ensure you don't wait too long for a seat. The staff is cordial and chats jovially as they take your orders. The Steamed Fish is another recommended dish to treat your taste buds. Parking can be a problem due to space constraints. But with great food and low pricing, they can be forgiven that.
  • Togo's

    39986 Cedar Boulevard Newark, CA 94560 United States - Phone: +1 510 770 9077
    If you're a sandwich lover, then you're in for a feast. Togo's popular sandwich delivery joint has some of the best sandwiches in town. Salads and soups are also served. Try the Black Forest Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Albacore Tuna Sandwich or the Turkey and Bacon Club Sandwich from the extensive list of cold sandwiches. From the hot sandwiches, try the Hot Pastrami Sandwich and the Savory Chicken BBQ Sandwich. If that's not enough, then go for the Togo's Catering Tray, which has an interesting mix of sandwiches and salads - all in one. A special menu for vegetarians and kids is also available. Delivery for the corporate is available from San Jose through South San Francisco.
  • Una Mas

    1476 First Street Livermore, CA 94550 United States - Phone: +1 925 606 5120
    Are you in the mood for something Mexican? Head to this place to fulfill your wishes. They deliver at your doorstep within 90 minutes. Although, there is a minimum order limit if you want it delivered. Also, there is an additional charge per order. If you've got to place a really large order, then you'll have to inform them at least a day in advance. The only down side is that it does not have any take away facility.
  • Outback Steakhouse

    5525 Stevenson Boulevard Fremont, CA 94538 United States - Phone: +1 510 252 1595
    Take in the atmosphere of the Australian Outback while enjoying mouth-watering entrees and high-quality service. Serving dinner only, Outback Steakhouse offers an extensive menu featuring appetizers, chicken, ribs, steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts for moderate prices. Family-friendly, the casual restaurant has something for everyone at its numerous locations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Outback Steakhouse also offers call-ahead seating and curbside take-away. Check website for locations and menu selections.
  • Lanesplitter Pizza & Pub

    4799 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 653 5350
    At this East Bay beer and pizza joint, located in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood, patrons feast on thin and crispy slices while watching the hustle and bustle of Telegraph Avenue right outside. The pies here are strictly New York style (some with names like "Herbivore" and "Garbage Pie"), and regulars will attest that Lanesplitter does it right. Plenty of tables and a ton of barstools mean there's almost always a spot for you. Six-foot picture windows all the way around the space afford diners a panoramic view and plenty of sunshine on a lazy afternoon. Round out your meal with a value-priced pitcher of one of the more than a dozen locally produced microbrews (including Anchor Brewing's Liberty Ale, a favorite among regulars). See website for menu and Berkeley location info.
  • Mama Buzz Cafe

    2318 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 465 4073
    Mama Buzz is a hub. Neighborhood folk pop in for coffee and pastry in the morning, gourmet sandwiches at lunch and espresso and art openings in the evening. The front room features a long diner-style counter, the gallery space is perfect for bigger groups thanks to its numerous Formica tables, and the backyard patio is full of big comfy chairs. Though it is a neighborhood place, even in-the-know San Franciscans make the trek over for one reason in particular: the live music calendar. On any given night, this unassuming little cafe is known to play host to everyone from regional up-and-comers like Hardy Harr to international superstars such as Billy Childish. The food is fresh, the beverages (including local beer on draft) are cheap, the art is wild, and admission is nil. See website for event schedule and more.
  • C'era Una Volta

    1332 Park Street Alameda, CA 94501 United States - Phone: +1 510 769 4828
    C'era Una Volta is perfect if you're looking for a trendy place for a hearty meal. Word is that the service can be a little slow and unfriendly, but don't let this dampen your spirit. The food is fresh, presentable and reasonably priced; especially the gnocchi in meat chianti sauce and Ravioli del Mare, which are recommended.
  • Bay Wolf

    3853 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 655 6004
    Bay Wolf has been a destination restaurant in the East Bay for over 20 years. It draws a loyal crowd of discerning businesspeople, artists, and food lovers that can count on Bay Wolf's consistent and impeccable service, elegant ambiance, and inspired dishes. Tastefully understated decor complements the unpretentious yet exotic cuisine. The knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect wine pairing from their formidable wine list. If you haven't already experienced this classic, it's time to make a reservation.
  • Wood Tavern

    6317 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 654 6607
    Located in the heart of the chic Rockridge area, Wood Tavern is arguably one of Oakland's favorite restaurants. Saying that they have pretty good dishes is like suggesting that Michael Jordan had a better than average jump-shot. The menu changes frequently but might include dishes like seared duck breast and freshly made pastas. While the restaurant tends to crowd up, especially during peak hours, an airy breeze (when weather permits) and a friendly staff help to cultivate a casual atmosphere. Equipped with a full cocktail menu and over 70 wines, you can even stop in just for an after-work drink and leave satisfied.
  • Saint Anna Cafe Shop

    326 8th Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 893 1238
    In the heart of Oakland Chinatown, Saint Anna Cafe Shop is a staple for local families. They boast a tried-and-true menu of sandwiches, noodle soups, rice and spaghetti dishes. Feel like splurging? The back of the menu offers special "sizzle-platter-meals" for $12.99, though most of their hot dishes are only $5. If you're unsure of what to order, there is a daily lunch special posted on the door for an easily affordable $3.99 (drink included). And don't forget to try their Hong Kong Milk Tea, perhaps the best-loved drink on their extensive beverage list. Expect a noisy wait during lunch, especially on the weekends.
  • Le Cheval

    1007 Clay Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 763 8495
    A staple of Vietnamese cuisine in Old Oakland, Le Cheval has been serving patrons for over a quarter of a century. Their vast, decorative dining hall is ideal for large gatherings, as is their "Bo 7 Mon" meal, seven courses of beef cooked and served at the table. Le Cheval features an extensive menu, serving specialties in beef, poultry, fish, salad, and rice, along with a full bar. If the menu size seems daunting, there are always favorites to rely on, like the claypot fish or appetizing Imperial Rolls.
  • Bakesale Betty

    5098 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 985 1213
    Already an institution in the East Bay, Bakesale Betty has local families, hipsters, and sweet teeth forming a line out the door for delicious baked goods. Everything tastes great, but the words you'll hear coming from the lips of everybody waiting are "fried chicken sandwich." The unbelievably filling sandwich is piled high with delicious fried chicken covered with a faintly spicy, not at all soggy jalapeno coleslaw. Other favorites are the carrot cake cupcakes, the strawberry shortcake, and the bake-at-home chicken pot pies. The staff, including Betty, the eponymous owner (you can spot her by the blue wig), are all friendly and more than willing to make recommendations to newcomers. Don't let a long line put you off- they usually move fast, and people waiting to order get free cookies and lemonade. No seating inside can be a problem, but outside are stools and ironing boards serving as makeshift tables. Stop by and see what all the fuss is about.
  • Pizzaiolo

    5008 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 652 4888
    Anybody wanting to eat at Pizzaiolo around 8p is in for a little wait, and its easy to see why. Pizzaiolo, founded by an alum of the famous Chez Panisse in Berkeley, serves delicious gourmet pizza made fresh from prime, local ingredients and cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven. This is not your average delivery pizza- this pizza is for adults, though people of all ages can enjoy it. The restaurant is designed with inclusiveness in mind, forming a parallel with the indiscriminate appeal of the pizza. The interior, which used to house a hardware store, is decidedly casual. The brick walls are exposed and the hardwood floor is scuffed and scarred all over, probably by the former inhabitants' dropped tools. A communal table sits towards the back and the kitchen is open, encouraging conversation among diners. Besides the wonderful pizza, other items on the menu include pastas and excellent sides like the crisp, refreshing fennel salad.
  • La Calaca Loca

    5199 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94620 United States - Phone: +1 510 601 8226
    The food at La Calaca Loca tastes as good if not better than at most taquerias, which makes it all the more surprising that its actually a lot healthier. Greasy burritos and tacos are out; La Calaca Loca uses vegetables from local markets, line-caught fish, Niman Ranch beef, and Fulton Valley Farms chicken. For a healthy, quick, cheap meal, whether by yourself, with a group of friends, or with the family, enjoy one of La Calaca Loca's giant burritos or fish tacos. You'll leave completely stuffed, guilt free, and probably ready for a nap.
  • Genova Delicatessen

    5095 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609-2067 United States - Phone: +1 510 652 7401
    Here's something that the people of Oakland already know- Genova Delicatessen has some of the best sandwiches in town. Options range from the familiar, like their delicious prosciutto, to items you might want to ask about, like the head cheese sandwich. Genova also carries tasty goods imported from Italy that are perfect for making an quick, easy, delicious dish for yourself at home. Also available in the freezers are a selection of raviolis, tortellini, lasagna and sauces for that authentic Italian flavor at home.
  • Asmara

    5020 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 547 5100
    Whether you're an Ethiopian food buff or a neophyte, Asmara will come as a pleasant surprise. The food is classic Ethiopian, with excellent tebsy (pan roasted strips of beef), ketfo (chopped beef tenderloin with cottage cheese), and, of course, the ubiquitous injera (a flat, spongy bread used to pick up food in lieu of silverware). The inside is quite dark, and, depending on your mood, that can be either oppressive or intimate. If you're inclined to feel gloomy, one way to flip the mood around is to order some delicious honey wine to go along with your meal. Great for an interesting date or an excursion with friends, Asmara is also ideal for a nice nutritional family meal, as the large portions and the novelty of the injera will keep the whole family happy.
  • Sahn Maru

    4315 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94701 United States - Phone: +1 510 653 3366
    What sets Sahn Maru apart from the mass of Korean food restaurants in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood is the impeccable service. The smiles of the staff are contagious; as soon as people walk through the door, they're greeted cordially by a very happy hostess, then guided through a crowd of similarly happy patrons to be seated at their table. The waiters and waitresses are knowledgeable and happy to answer questions about the slightly less conventional menu. Though crowds may slow down food service at peak hours, the staff will not forget about your table. Besides the service, the food is also great, if a little standard. Also, the interior adds to the atmosphere with a collection of Korean art and artifacts adorning the walls, the Korean attire of the staff, and even a 25 cent coffee machine by the entrance. All in all, Sahn Maru recreates the feeling of an authentic Korean neighborhood restaurant, leaving guests feeling full, happy, and eager to oblige the host's cheerful offer to come back soon.
  • Flora

    1900 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 286 0100
    Flora, housed in a beautiful old art-deco building in Downtown Oakland is a wonderful mixture of casual comfort and elegance. A sort of upscale diner type theme, Flora conjures up "New American" cuisine, Bay Area style. With dishes on the changing menu like wild arugula and frisee with salt-cured duck liver and caramelized sugar plums, to more traditional diner items with a twist, like a House Ground Caramelized Onion and Chuck Burger with Fries and a Blue Cheese Salad, Flora is sure to twist your notions of what a diner ought to be. Don't miss out on cocktails either, Flora serves up serious, original drinks, and even does Absinthe the old fashioned way. There is also a comprehensive wine list.
  • Fenton's Creamery

    4226 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 658 7000
    Fenton's has been an Oakland institution for over 100 years, serving up homemade ice cream and deluxe toppings, along with all your classic American diner favorites. You can always get a juicy burger with fries, or cranberry turkey sandwich, but the real draw are the sweets. Fenton's serves up everything from your basic flavored ice cream cone to a super-deluxe sundae or an incredible milkshake. Besides high quality ice cream, the toppings are a huge favorite here, especially the marshmallow sauce.
  • Flipper's Gourmet Burgers

    2060 Mountain Boulevard Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +510 339 2082
    Flipper's Gourmet Burgers is located in quaint Montclair Village. Standard fare is Burgers and Fries, but orders come with a side salad, but you can have any burger patty replaced with a chicken burger for no additional cost. With sidewalk seating, pitchers of beer, and pleasant service, Flipper's is a good place to go relax and people watch on a sunny day.
  • Arizmendi Bakery

    3265 Lakeshore Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 268 8849
    The first of these gourmet bakeries in the Bay Area (they now have stores in San Francisco and Emeryville), Arizmendi bakes up amazing fresh breads and gourmet pizzas daily. Some baked goods are regulars, while others change daily, like Irish Soda Bread and fig-Fennel Sourdough. The huge draw here, besides the urge to overstuff your breadbox are the fresh, specialty pizzas which change daily. Whether its a more basic version like Tomato Sauce, Olives and Rosemary, or slightly more daring and unusual, like Pasilla Peppers, Red Onions, Zucchini and Cilantro Pesto, the pizza will please any palate. Pizzas can be bought by the slice, half-pizza, or a whole and can be heated up there for immediate consumption, or half baked for you to finish yourself when you get home.
  • Spettro

    3355 Lakeshore Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 451 7738
    A family friendly restaurant specializing in all kinds of fusion cuisine, Spettro stands out as one of the top restaurants on Lakeshore Avenue. Spettro has everything from Mexican and Italian inspired entrees like Jalapeno Fettucine, to creative pizzas, including the infamous Peanut Butter Pizza. The space and the menu are both extremely kid-friendly, so don't hesitate to make it a family outing.
  • Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers

    4162 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 655 7180
    Barney's Hamburgers is an Oakland, indeed a Bay Area favorite, with locations all over the East Bay and San Francisco. Specializing in all things burger, here you can get everything from your basic "Barney Burger", to the very California "Sunshine Burger" with aged cheddar cheese, sprouts & avocado on whole wheat bread. In addition to regular beef, patrons can also opt for Chicken Burgers or Turkey Burgers, as well as a variety of salads, and a good Kid's menu, with Hot Dogs and Grilled Cheese. Don't miss out on the appetizers, either: the bulkiest Onion Rings you've ever seen topped with parmesan cheese, Steak Cut Fries, Deep Fried Veggies, and a massive order of Curly Fries. They also serve up a nice selection of milkshakes made with Dreyer's Ice Cream.
  • Everett & Jones

    126 Broadway Oakland, CA 94617 United States - Phone: +1 510 663 2350
    Everett & Jones is barbeque the way it should be. Decorated to look as much like you're at a backyard barbeque as you can get indoors, Everett & Jones has the food to back up the atmosphere. It's your basic, simple BBQ menu, with Ribs, Chicken, and Beef Brisket, all served with their special sauce. Most meals come with two sides of your choice. Choose from Collared Greens, Yams, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Cornbread, and Whole Wheat Bread. E & J also hosts live music and does catering and banquets for special occasions...or just because.
  • Bar César

    4039 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 985 2000
    César, the Oakland branch of the Berkeley hit, has taken Piedmont Avenue by storm. Always packed, César serves up a broad selection of tapas, ranging from the traditional Patatas Bravas to the more contemporary, like Sautéed Chicken Liver with Sherry-Shallot Glaze. The drink selection is almost as broad as the menu, featuring all types of house specialty cocktails (if you're a fan of bourbon-based cocktails and ordering off-menu, ask for a Bourbon Monk) as well as a comprehensive wine list, both Spanish and not.
  • Holy Land

    677 Rand Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 272 0535
    The Holy Land has been serving up healthy, kosher and delicious Middle Eastern food for 20 years. With such favorites as Falafel (voted best in the East Bay)and Shawarma, the Holy Land never disappoints. As it is family run by a traditional Jewish family, the restaurant closes at sundown Friday and remains closed all of Saturday in observance of the Sabbath, so make sure you check the calendar before you go.
  • Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana

    468 8th Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 444 1944
    Tamarindo traffics in elegant small plates. The kitchen pulls from the very best of regional Mexican cooking to create an eclectic menu that is distinctly Oakland. You'll see items whose names you recognize (tacos, tamales), but the preparations here will always catch you off guard. Fresh ingredients, tried-and-true recipes, and a little Californian rebelliousness go a long way. Brunch is fab.
  • Pizza Rustica

    6106 La Salle Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 339 7878
    This family run pizzeria serves up a delectable variety of specialty pizzas, paninis, salads and even rotisserie chicken. This Montclair location only provides delivery and take-out, while their Rockridge branch also provides space for dining there.
  • Pagarung Thai Cuisine

    6200 Antioch Street Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +510 339 0566
    This neighborhood favorite is especially popular for lunch and because of their delicious and interesting daily specials. The casual atmosphere and friendly staff, not to mention efficiency for take out orders, makes this a hidden gem for those who know about it. Especially good are the Basil Chili dishes and the Panang Curry. Don't forget a cold glass of Thai Iced Tea while you're there!
  • Xyclo

    4218 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 654 2681
    Xyclo takes classic Vietnamese cuisine and puts a modern twist on in. Infusing elements of French cuisine as well, you will be blown away by the taste and texture of whatever you order. The menu features a number of signature rolls such as the signature XYCLO roll with chicken, shrimp, mushroom, carrot, taro, glass noodle and nuoc cham and then fried]. In addition to the rolls you will also find a number of small and large plates, like the Saigon Devil Wings– chicken wings in a garlic caramel glaze, or the "Tumbling Dice"– filet mignon cubes, sautéed and shaken with garlic and onions atop a mix salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
  • Scott's Seafood Restaurant

    2 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 444 3456
    Scott's has become somewhat of a Jack London Square institution, serving up the freshest seafood alongside the best views of the bay. Scott's has been voted best brunch for their Champagne Jazz Brunch on Sunday mornings. Don't miss this opportunity to sample the freshest the bay has to offer, and finish it off with a stroll along the waterfront.
  • Legendary Palace

    708 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 663 9188
    Going through Oakland's Chinatown you can't miss the Legendary Palace, which looks just like it sounds. A giant neon palace in the middle of this enclave, Legendary Palace serves up delicious Chinese specialties and Dim Sum. Aside from the food, you'll enjoy the cheese factor of the decoration, with neon, gold, and dragons covering the place. For a fun outing with good food, Legendary Palace is your Chinatown spot.
  • Dopo

    4293 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 652 3676
    The tiny Dopo, on Piedmont Avenue, serves up a small but fantastically executed menu that really does hold true to the principle of quality over quantity when it comes to variety. However of the limited selection of dishes, you will find each one expertly cooked and beautifully plated. Note that Dopo does not accept reservations, so be prepared to wait a little, but your meal will be completely worth it.
  • Golden Lotus

    1301 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 893 0383
    In a world filled with carnivores, Golden Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant stands out. Featuring vegetarian versions of chicken, beef, fish, shrimp and more, Golden Lotus is one vegetarian Vietnamese (and Chinese) restaurant that local veggies and carnivores alike swear by. Especially amazing are the "chicken" drumsticks, and the vegetarian pho. Golden Lotus aside from not using meat, also does not use eggs in any of their dishes, however not all dishes are Vegan. There is, however, a fair amount of vegan selections also.
  • Shan Dong

    328 10th Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 839 2299
    Shan Dong Restaurant located in Oakland's Chinatown specializes in Mandarin cuisine. Especially popular are the fresh, homemade dumplings, pancakes and rolls, as well as their tasty hand-made noodle dishes. Try the special Shan Dong dumplings or the always delicious sesame noodles. Shan Dong also offers an extremely affordable lunch special, all lunch entrees served with rice. If you live nearby, they offer free delivery for dinner within one and a half miles.
  • Cam Huong

    920 Webster Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 444 8800
    Cam Huong is locally renowned for having incredible food. You will only hear raves about the Banh Mi (Vietnamese sandwiches), which are made of meat on a french bread roll with pickled daikon and carrots, cucumber, cilantro and dressing, for a price that won't even begin to dent your wallet. In fact everything on the menu is budget friendly, as well as rich and tasty in all kinds of good ways.
  • Ying Kee Noodle House

    387 9th Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 465 1888
    Four words describe the best of this little Chinatown noodle house: Shrimp Dumpling Noodle Soup. Ask anyone who knows Ying Kee and that's what they'll tell you is the best. However, that's not all there is. Noodle soup, rice noodles, fried noodles, every kind of noodles imaginable and then some. In addition to the restaurant's namesake, they also have a large selection of other classic Chinese dishes, such as Prawns with Honey Walnut and Pork Belly with Taro Pot. If its noodles you want, noodles you will get for a great price here at Ying Kee.
  • El Agavero Mexican Cuisine & Bar

    2071 Mountain Boulevard Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 339 3000
    This family owned Mexican Restaurant serves up generous portions of delicious south of the border specialties like fajitas, sopes, as well as tasty meats like chicken mole and carnitas plates. If eating all this rich food makes you thirsty, not to worry! El Agavero, as its name implies, offers a grand selection of 100% Agave tequilas.
  • Oni Sushi

    6100 La Salle Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 339 1995
    Oni Sushi, formerly Toshi Sushi, has long been a favorite Montclair eatery. With a large variety of sushi rolls, including some house specialties. But Toshi Sushi also has all your favorite Japanese staples besides sashimi, such as various teryaki as well as tempura dishes, gyoza and tonkatsu. The deserts are something to try too, from the mochi and green tea ice cream, to the intriguing tempura ice cream. If you want Japanese food and enough to fill you up, Oni Sushi is a good bet for your money.
  • Ba Vo Restaurant

    416 13th Street Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 832 1429
    Being in the Bay Area, its hard not to miss the abundance of Asian cuisine that surrounds you. From the melting pot that is Oakland, Ba Vo stands out from the rest with its competitive prices and its wide range of Vietnamese cuisine. With items such as the ever-popular Imperial Rolls, marinated Lemon Chicken, and Pan fried snapper, it will be close to impossible to find something you won't enjoy. If you're in the mood for a drink, authentic items such as the Jackfruit Smoothie and Vietnamese Coffee are sure to win you over.
  • Luka's Taproom & Lounge

    2221 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 451 4677
    Luka's Taproom & Lounge is an Uptown Oakland favorite. From a casual and delicious weekday lunch to a rowdy weekend night out, Luka's can accommodate just about anyone's idea of a good time. Luka's always has a definitively Oakland mixture of people inside, so its always a great option for a good time. Food is contemporary American, and make sure to sample their famous french fries with dipping sauces.
  • Trader Vic's

    9 Anchor Dr. Emeryville, CA 94608 United States - Phone: +1 510 653 3400
    Trader Vic's has been a Bay Area institution for over 20 years. This Hawaiian/Polynesian themed restaurant's big claim to fame is being the inventor of the globally popular cocktail, the Mai Tai. The menu features all kinds of exotically mouthwatering dishes like Indonesian Rack of Lamb, Crispy Duck, and Hawaiian Ahi Poke. No trip to Trader Vic's is complete without one of their signature tropical drinks. The, of course Tiki-themed bar is also worth a visit during one of their Happy Hours.
  • Postino

    3565 Mount Diablo Boulevard Lafayette, CA 94549 United States - Phone: +1 925 299 8700
    Located in the hillside town of Lafayette, chef Stewart Beatty specializes in preparing Californian-Italian (Cal-Ital) delicacies from fresh local ingredients. Sample the Orecchiette or the risotto for a main course, or take a pick from the tasteful seafood and meat delicacies. Needless to say, the restaurant has an excellent selection of Italian wines, sourced from various regions of its native land. Marked by brick walls and numerous fireplaces, the spacious dining room is a perfect setup for dinner with family or a group of friends.
  • Simply Fondue Livermore

    2300 First Street Livermore, CA 94550 United States - Phone: +1 9254436638
    Some consider Livermore to be the culinary and wine mecca of Silicon Valley and for good reason; the breadth of great restaurants at your disposal. Simply Fondue is no exception to the variety of cuisines offered in this vibrant community and its one of the best places for a group event due to the shareable dishes and drinks. Guests can choose between the traditional cheese fondue assortments or branch off into different varieties that include both savory and sweet. The wine and cocktail list is extensive and offers many locally grown wine pairings to go perfectly with your fabulous fondue fare!
  • Zephyr Grill & Bar

    1736 First Street Livermore, CA 94550 United States - Phone: +1 9259611000
    Zephyr Grill & Bar offers up many traditional American dishes with fun and unexpected twists that keep you wanting more. With a lively crowd, friendly staff and specials (including happy hour from Monday to Friday), its a great place to hang out with friends and family. Some menu staples are the Ultimate Mac & Cheese with over four types of cheese, Molassas Glazed Meatloaf, and their Sliders which are offered in three varieties; Meatloaf, Tenderloin Steak and Crispy Fish. Call ahead to book your reservation or just belly up to the bar with a signature cocktail while the staff works to get you seated as soon as possible.
  • Wente Vineyards Restaurant

    5050 Arroyo Rd. Livermore, CA 94550 United States - Phone: +1 9254562450
    This award-winning vineyard and restaurant is the perfect place to bring the whole family for a special occasion or to impress an important date or colleague. The decor and ambiance is rustic yet incredibly refined and the menu is changed daily (and not to mention, to die for). The wine list is carefully looked after by the connoisseurs working for this beautiful vineyard so don't worry about the selection, they will be sure to suggest something to your taste level. The landscaping and gardens outside the restaurant is worth the trip alone so before or after dinner, don't forget to save time for a lovely stroll.
  • Pasta's Trattoria

    405 Main Street Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States - Phone: +1 925 417 2222
    Pasta's Trattoria offers up all the Italian favorites like hand-tossed pizzas, classic pasta dishes, fresh veal and salmon entrees and decadent desserts. Try the seasonal Butternut Squash or the Brandy Peppercorn Chicken or if seafood is on the agenda, you can't go wrong with the Grilled Salmon Dijon. The cocktail and wine list is just as fun as the dinner menu with a variety of local and international wines along with a sassy martini list that any cocktail lover would enjoy.
  • Maria Maria

    1470 North Broadway Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 946 1010
    Maria Maria is a chain restaurant that was inspired by the one and only Carlos Santana, whose award-winning song shares a name with the establishment. The Latino flair is evident in both the decorations and the cuisine. Have some Steak and Pineapple Tacos and be transported to Mexico! Call or see the website for other locations along the West Coast of the country.
  • Asian Grill

    352 14th St  Oakland, CA United States - Phone: +1 5108357878
    This no frills eatery near Lake Merrit offers a few various types of Asian cuisine. Chinese, Japanese and Mongolian food are available here, but insiders know the Mongolian food is really the specialty.
  • San Francisco Pizza

    1500 Broadway Ave.  Oakland, CA United States - Phone: +1 5104522200
    If you don't have much money and can't decide what you want to eat, come to San Francisco Pizza. This eatery serves, as the name implies, pizzas, but also Mexican food, sandwiches and other types of food, so there's something for everyone. They deliver late and stay open late, making it very convenient for those night owls out there.
  • Currylicious

    5299 College Ave.  Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 450 0644
    This small Indian eatery offers up all your standard Indian classics. Service is quick, being mostly a take out and delivery spot. However, there is onsite seating available.
  • Dorsey's Locker

    5817 Shattuck Ave  Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 428 1935
    This soul food restaurant has been serving Oakland since 1941. Dorsey's Locker features a dining room serving up classic Soul Food staples like fried chicken, seafood platters, and BBQ ribs (on certain days).
  • Soprano's Pizza

    326 23rd St  Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 251 1900
    Soprano's is a no frills pizza joint located in Downtown Oakland. The price is right whether it be just slices and a soda for eating in or take out, or whole pizzas and more for delivery.
  • Shaan Indian

    3434 Fruitvale Ave  Oakland, CA 94602 United States - Phone: +1 510 531 1172
    This basic Indian restaurant is located in the Fruitvale District of Oakland. Shaan serves up all the classic dishes you would expect for dine in, take out or delivery. They also feature a very affordable lunch buffet.
  • Pastino's Pasta & Pizza

    4207 Park Blvd  Oakland, CA 94602 United States - Phone: +1 510 482 4701
    Pastino's Pasta & Pizza is exactly what it says it is. The menu features a wide variety of various different pastas and sauces, like gnocchi, Penne Amatriciana,  Linguine Alla Positano and more. As the other part of the name implies, there are also many different varieties of pizza toppings and combinations, both in a thin crust and a Chicago deep dish.
  • La Val's

    891 Island Drive Alameda, CA 94502 United States - Phone: +1 510 521 7711
    La Val's has been an East Bay staple for over 20 years, starting in Berkeley, it has now made its way to Alameda. Order pizzas made with La Val's special herbed sauce, blend of cheeses and almost any topping you can think of. In addition to pizza, La Val's also serves a few different varieties of pasta, including Lasagna, sandwiches, burgers and salads.
  • Hapuku Fish Shop

    5655 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 250 6007
    This upscale North Oakland fishmonger has high standards and a wide selection of fresh fish. You will find lobster and crab tanks, sushi, and a variety of freshwater and sea-water fish and shellfish. It hand-picks the selections daily at Fisherman's Wharf. It also carries ready-to-heat fish and shellfish and numerous prepared foods like Clam Chowder, Cioppino, Stuffed Sole, and Gazapacho. The gourmet will find the location is divine. Situated in the Bay Area's only European-style market, Rockridge Market Hall, among stores that sell homemade pasta, fresh flowers, produce and imported meats.
  • Paul Marcus Wines

    5655 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 420 1005
    This independent wine shop attracts an array of gourmet shoppers at Rockridge Market Hall, the Bay Area's only European-style market. It specializes in international and hard-to-find wines. You will find reds, white, ports, sherries and dessert wines from around the world, although the bulk of the selections is of French, Italian and California origin. Buy wine by the case or by the bottle. Let the knowledgeable staff help you select the perfect vintage.
  • Pasta Shop

    5655 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 250 6005
    Not only does this amazing shop specialize in delicious homemade pastas, it features over 60 oils and vinegars, and hundreds of gourmet gifts ranging from imported olives to domestic fruit butter. Some unique fresh pasta varieties include spinach pine nut and gorgonzola and walnut. Custom flavors and eggless pastas are available. You will also find a deli counter with prepared foods like Tangy Noodle Salad and Foccacia with Fire-roasted Tomato Sauce. Occasional gourmet cooking classes are taught by local chefs. Its custom-made gift baskets make great gifts for business associates and family and can be shipped anywhere in the world.
  • Marin Sun Farms Butcher Shop

    5655 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 601 8997
    This place is known for being one of the best butchers in the Bay Area. Find a wide variety of the highest quality gourmet meats available. You can even see Marin Sun Farms meats featured in the popular Williams & Sonoma catalog. Shop for veal, pork, and beef cuts, roasts and steaks as well as specialty meats like Wagyu beef, a Kobe-style beef that is a hormone-free crossbreed of Black Angus and Wagyu cattle. It also features gourmet meats like pork chops stuffed with apples, onions and celery, and rack of lamb that has been frenched and denuded.
  • Market Hall Produce

    5655 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 250 6002
    This Oakland market rounds out the Bay Area's only European-style market with roughage. It is located in Rockridge Market Hall, a gourmet marketplace that offers the highest quality meats, seafood, homemade pastas, fresh flowers, imported delicacies, and, of course, fruits and vegetables. This place caters to the professional and amateur gourmet with its wide selection of organic, hard-to-find, and seasonal produce. Many foods are purchased from local suppliers. You will find shitake mushrooms, cranberries, persimmons, sweet potatoes and much, much more.
  • Murasaki

    6050 College Ave. Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 547 6252
    This charming little Japanese furnishing store sells unique items. Its specialty is custom made futon covers, duvets, and comforters, plus handcrafted tatami beds, futons and frames. Pick your favorite fabric from over 50 selections. You will also find a nice selection of shoji screens, meditation mats, tatami lights, indoor fish fountains, kimonos, and gifts such as Japanese porcelain and art.
  • Bayfair Mall

    15555 East 14th Street San Leandro, CA 94578 United States
    This East Bay mall features two major department stores, Macy's and Kohl's, six fine jewelry stores and everything else from toys to computer software. You find clothing, gifts and shoes by popular names like Old Navy, Foot Locker, and Target. In the food court choose from Chinese, Italian, Mexican, donuts, frozen yogurt, hamburgers, Mrs. Fields Cookies and California cuisine.
  • NewPark Mall

    2086 New Park Mall Newark, CA 94560 United States - Phone: +1 510 794 5523
    Newpark Mall is one of the largest in the Bay Area with tons of clothing, shoe, and gift boutiques to choose from. It also has five notable department stores; JCPenney, Macy's, Mervyn's California, Emporium, and Sears. To feed all the hungry shoppers, this mall's food court offers a wide variety of meals and treats to tantalize your taste buds. Choose from international cuisine or mall fast food favorite's like Hot Dog on a Stick, Cinnabon, and Pretzel Time. The mall also features a multiplex movie theater, bank, optometrists, manicurists, hair salons, shoe repair, a dentist and a pharmacy. Payment methods vary from store to store.
  • Southland Mall

    1 Southland Mall Drive Hayward, CA 94545 United States - Phone: +1 510 782 5050
    Health, beauty, fashion, food - Southland Mall offers goods and services for every aspect of your life from a diamond ring for your finger to a set of tyres for your car. For your closet, it features great clothing and footwear boutiques like Foot Locker, Lane Bryant, and Wet Seal as well as four notable department stores - JCPenney, Macy's, Mervyn's California, and Sears. The mall also has a video store, portrait studio, movie theater, manicurist, optometrist, a grocery store, four banks and much more. After you shop, treat yourself to international cuisine (Italian or Chinese) or something all-American like a burger from Dairy Queen or a scoop of chocolate mint chip at Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream.
  • Stoneridge Mall

    1 Stoneridge Mall Road Pleasanton, CA 94588 United States - Phone: +1 925 737 4100
    Be it fashion clothing or just gifts, this plush mall is your best bargain. It appeals to one and all. Womaen can choose from brands like Ann Taylor, Bebe, Victoria's Secret, and Talbots where as men get to pick from Electronics Boutique, Copeland's Sports Country, and the Men's Wearhouse. The teen favorites such as Guess, Abercrombie & Fitch, Aeropostale, and Gap are all present here. Not to miss evereyone's favorite Macy's and Nordstrom. Also there's Williams-Sonoma for the gourmet, The Disney Store for the cartoon enthusiasts, and many other specialty stores. Hot Dog on a Stick, Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, and Senor Jalapeno Taqueria are all available here. Credit card acceptance varies by store.
  • Oakland Grand Lake Certified Farmer's Market

    Grand Avenue & Lakepark Way Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 800 897 3276
    On sunny East Bay Saturdays, and even the cloudy ones, residents take a trip to this farmers' market, set in a charming part of downtown Oakland near Lake Merritt and the Grand Lake Theatre. It is an ongoing market and offers the chance to buy seasonal and organic produce, homemade baked goods, large farm eggs, and more. You will enjoy the opportunity of buying such items as fresh-cut sunflowers and ripe cherries direct from local growers. Admission is free. Some vendors may take credit cards.
  • Rockridge Furniture & Design

    5601 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 652 5753
    This large and airy showroom features furniture, as well as craft items and home accessories. The knowledgeable staff can steer you through the store's wide and varied selection of chairs, desks, buffets, chests, dining room tables and more. You will find a nice array of china, beautiful stained glass lamps scattered throughout the store, and even see some rare pieces.
  • Rightway Shoe Repair

    5479 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 658 5220
    Step into this old-fashioned cobbler shop and feel transported to a small cottage store from days gone by. Traditional equipment graces the windows, and piles of worn leather shoes on the floors and counters await the cobblers' tender care. Have a seat in one of the wooden chairs while someone quickly repairs your shoes. Broken heels, resoling, polishing and quick fixes can be done while you wait. You will also find a large selection of shoe accessories from laces to air pillow pads to polish. Need a key made? That can be done, too.
  • High Strung

    5461 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 923 9482
    In 1997, Carole McAboy and Marilee Wood decided to turn their bead-stringing hobby into this amazing little shop. You will find strings, clasps and everything necessary to create fantastic beaded jewelry and accessories, as well as every bead imaginable (sorted and easy to find). In addition, they offer beading classes, repairs, custom restringing and an area available for bead parties. If you do not have the patience to make your own, they sell a huge selection of finished jewelry and gifts.
  • Diesel, A Book Store

    5433 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 653 9965
    High ceilings atop brick walls allow for tall bookcases filled with both new and used (80 percent new) selections. You will find everything from hardbacks to paper, from current bestsellers to the classics, all at your fingertips and all nicely spread out. After choosing a book, head for one of the comfortable couches in the back and peruse your selections by the fireplace. Weekly events include author readings and signings, and book groups and discussions.
  • Rockridge/College Avenue Shopping District

    College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 839 9000(Tourist Information)
    With its own BART station, Rockridge's main artery is College Avenue. Half in Oakland and half in Berkeley, Rockridge nevertheless feels like its own little town. Locals, as well as those in-the-know throughout the Bay Area, know this is the perfect place to wile away a sunny weekend afternoon shopping for antiques, gourmet groceries, and the best in locally made clothing and crafts, or to just enjoy a leisurely brunch at one of the many fine restaurants. Whether you are visiting for a short while or are new to the area, a day in Rockridge is not to be missed.
  • Itsy Bitsy

    5520 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 428 1651
    Owner Shun Yang brings the world's gifts to you in this quaint store. Find a little bit of everything from everywhere, with the bulk from the Far East. There are quality, quirky items that you will not find anywhere else in the area. The jewelry selection includes handmade rings, bracelets, pins and earrings in gold and silver, decorated with all types of precious and semiprecious stones. Other items include blankets from Indonesia, tea pots from China and Japan, belts, calligraphy sets and supplies, and Buddha statues. The stock changes frequently depending on Shun's whims and travel itinerary.
  • Great Harvest Bread Company

    5800 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 655 4442
    When you walk into this small corner bakery, you are immediately offered a slice of one of the day's featured breads from the whimsical selection of loaves, rolls and pies. The menu changes often, and throughout the year they might make over a hundred different types. Sweet breads include Cinnamon Chip, Pumpkin Spice and various Chocolate Breads. Savory breads include Cheddar Garlic, Oregon Herb, Spinach Feta, along with the traditional Nine-Grain, Honey White and Honey Whole Wheat. It offers other sweets throughout the week like chocolate chip cookies, vegan-gingersnaps and cinnamon rolls.
  • Rockridge Market Hall

    5655 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 250 6000
    Just across the street from the Rockridge BART station, you'll find this great little shopping center that feels like a bit of Manhattan's Upper West Side all rolled into a corner. You will find the best in gourmet delights, flowers, coffees and tea, and everything you need for a romantic meal at home. Market Hall offers restaurants, cafes, bakeries and florists as well as fishmongers and some of the finest produce available in the Bay Area. 
  • Rockridge Luggage

    5816 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 428 2247
    Looking for luggage, handbags, backpacks, totes, briefcases or any accessories or maintenance items for said gear? Check out this store. You will find a huge selection of some of the most famous and high-end brands like Tumi, Boyt, Samsonite, Kipling, Timberland and TravelPro. There is outdoor gear as well. The selection is overwhelming, with bags cluttering the aisles and hanging from the walls and ceilings. The staff is made up of experts in all things luggage and are happy to be of assistance. They can also do minor repairs, or will send your things out for repair.
  • Christensen Heller Gallery

    5829 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 655 5952
    Jan Christensen-Heller fills this elegant boutique with wonderful, though pricey, objets d'art and jewelry, with everything from the practical to the practically strange. She features work mainly by local artists and craftspeople, but includes many others from around the world as well. On any given day, you might find fairy dolls, gorgeous spiral wine racks, handpainted dinner plates, mugs and bowls, and a wonderful collection of silver, gold, and platinum jewelry, all handcrafted and original. The postmodern ice cream scoop is a favorite.
  • Fenton MacLaren

    5533 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 658 1414
    The Parkers run this family-owned business, and they offer the finest in old furniture. Shiny black mahogany chairs, tables, china hutches, chests and bed frames fill this large space and gleam throughout. The owners specialize in early 20th-century American furniture, mostly from the 20s and 30s, purchased mainly from estate sales and auctions back East. The staff does stripping, repairs and refinishing, thereby making the finished piece practically new. It offers immediate delivery and a 30-day money back guarantee.
  • Pegasus Books

    5560 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 652 6259
    This independent bookstore, which has been around since the 1970s, has expanded considerably. Even though the shelves stretch from floor to ceiling, there is an open and airy feel to the place. Although originally a used-only store, it stocks many bestsellers and current releases. The genre section is impressive, and includes sci-fi and fantasy, art, cinema, metaphysics and a great section for children. The magazine rack is also well stocked with glossies, literary journals and local papers. The store buys mostly books in good condition, but it now buys and sells CDs as well.
  • Talisman Antiques

    6007 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 653 7998
    Few know antiques in the East Bay like Kingsley Moore. Locals know that he is the guy to talk to when looking for something in particular, or an appraisal is needed. New stock arrives weekly at this small store. On any given day, find beautiful antique American woodcraft like chests, tables, armoires and chairs. Kingsley also stocks fine artwork and estate jewelry. He is always willing to take a look at something you would like to sell, and appraisals are free.
  • La Farine

    6323 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 654 0338
    Come in the morning when the freshly baked odors of sugar, cinnamon, and sour dough literally draw in passersby and form lines out the door. Baguettes, loaves, cookies and croissants, cakes and tortes, all have a slightly French accent and are delicious. Mornings draw a loyal following of locals eager for the first croissants and cinnamon buns out of the oven. There are only a few chairs and one table, so come in a robe and slippers and take your treats back home.
  • VerBrugge

    6321 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 658 6854
    Locals looking for something a cut above flat, plastic-wrapped random cuts of meats at the big supermarkets come here for impeccable service from the knowledgeable guys behind the counter. They are a friendly group, willing to tailor your order any way you'd like. They will trim fat, break bones, season, and offer preparation and cooking advice. You will find just about every cut under the sun, as well as fish, poultry, pork, seasonings and sauces. They have a few prepared items like smoked ham, sausages, and cooked shrimp as well.
  • Agatha Rainford

    6025 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 595 0837
    Walking into this lushly filled store at any given day may feel like walking into an import boutique; the colors are bright and cheerful, the clothing definitely has an ethnic bent. However, the items are designed and made by local designers whose colorful creations and flashy imaginations catch the eye of Claudette the owner. Here you will find fun and funky sundresses, blouses, sweaters, and even cocktail dresses sure to catch an eye or two. Add a little Berkeley flair to your wardrobe.
  • Bittersweet

    5427 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 654 7159
    This place is like heaven for chocolate lovers. Located in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, this café offers an extensive list of chocolate drinks and delicacies. You can choose from over 150 chocolate bars from around the world, and indulge in European hot chocolate, American hot chocolate, spicy hot chocolate with a hint of cayenne pepper, chocolate Thai iced tea, cookies, brownies, macaroons and muffins.
  • Montclair Baking

    2220 Mountain Boulevard Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 530 8052
    Walk past this bakery and you will be lured in by the delicious aromas wafting out into the street. Once inside, you will be faced with a spread from the oven—hot breads, fresh pastries, creamy croissants, sticky buns, scones, cookies—the list is endless! Delicious little bite-sized goodies also catch the eye, while scrumptious party desserts line the shelves invitingly. The pride of the store is the regal wedding cake section, with sinful delights towering over side decorations, flowers and ribbons. Grab a bagful of treats for tea, or place an order; there's a promise of satisfaction in every bite.
  • Montclair Village

    La Salle Avenue & Mountain Boulevard Montclair, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 339 1000
    Listen to the whoosh of the winds as they caress the pine trees that overlook Montclair Village. An ideal tourist haunt, Montclair radiates a village-like charm with its small town, mountainous atmosphere. Breathe in the fresh air, take a long walk through the street or sample the fare at one of the eateries. Quaint stores dot the streets and tempt you into splurging on delightful trinkets. Rich in cultural heritage, you will be witness to a plethora of art events and festivities lined up on the local itinerary. The Fine Arts Sidewalk Festival held every year in Montclair Village is a extravaganza to behold. Stroll along and take in the lovely paintings, hand-blown glass work, sculptures, photography, jewelry, ceramics and collages. A veritable haven for one and all, please call the Montclair Village Association for more details.
  • Bakesale Betty

    5098 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 985 1213
    Already an institution in the East Bay, Bakesale Betty has local families, hipsters, and sweet teeth forming a line out the door for delicious baked goods. Everything tastes great, but the words you'll hear coming from the lips of everybody waiting are "fried chicken sandwich." The unbelievably filling sandwich is piled high with delicious fried chicken covered with a faintly spicy, not at all soggy jalapeno coleslaw. Other favorites are the carrot cake cupcakes, the strawberry shortcake, and the bake-at-home chicken pot pies. The staff, including Betty, the eponymous owner (you can spot her by the blue wig), are all friendly and more than willing to make recommendations to newcomers. Don't let a long line put you off- they usually move fast, and people waiting to order get free cookies and lemonade. No seating inside can be a problem, but outside are stools and ironing boards serving as makeshift tables. Stop by and see what all the fuss is about.
  • Urban Indigo

    3339 Lakeshore Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 419 0451
    Urban Indigo is one of those stores where you can find something worth buying every time you enter. From jewelery to greeting cards, this place has it all. Pick up an interesting lamp or buy some scented candles or perhaps a nice photo frame. This brightly lit shop is nice for souvenir shopping or picking up some knick-knacks on the go. A friendly staff is always present to help you around the shop and make recommendations.
  • Arizmendi Bakery

    3265 Lakeshore Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 268 8849
    The first of these gourmet bakeries in the Bay Area (they now have stores in San Francisco and Emeryville), Arizmendi bakes up amazing fresh breads and gourmet pizzas daily. Some baked goods are regulars, while others change daily, like Irish Soda Bread and fig-Fennel Sourdough. The huge draw here, besides the urge to overstuff your breadbox are the fresh, specialty pizzas which change daily. Whether its a more basic version like Tomato Sauce, Olives and Rosemary, or slightly more daring and unusual, like Pasilla Peppers, Red Onions, Zucchini and Cilantro Pesto, the pizza will please any palate. Pizzas can be bought by the slice, half-pizza, or a whole and can be heated up there for immediate consumption, or half baked for you to finish yourself when you get home.
  • Sports Basement

    1881 Ygnacio Valley Road Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States - Phone: +1 925 941 6100
  • Cycle Pros (The)

    728 Main Street Pleasanton, CA 94566 United States - Phone: +1 925 400 4336
  • Bay Street Emeryville

    Bay Street Emeryville, CA 946008 United States - Phone: +1 510 655 4002
    You could easily spend an entire day with your family at Bay Street Emeryville, because there's something there for everyone. In addition to shopping for apparel, you can also catch a movie at the AMC Theatre, or even buy something to decorate your home. If you get hungry, there are several places to satisfy any craving, whether it be for cupcakes or steaks. Though there are often delightful live performances on weekends, that also tends to be the busiest time to visit. Weekdays after school are also crowded, as it provides a popular mall-like atmosphere for local teens to hang out. Street parking is difficult, though paid parking in the garage can be validated at the movie theater and at Barnes & Noble.
  • Oaklandish

    1444 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 251 9500
    Oaklandish has become an Oakland institution since its inception as a renegade street art campaign in 2002. Starting with their iconic oak tree with roots logo, they eventually progressed to making apparel with this and other Oakland-centric designs and selling them from booths at street fairs and farmers markets. Booths gave way to a truck, and in 2011 they opened their own store front. The clothing has come a long way since their single logo, and now savvy shoppers can pick up shirts, sweatshirts, hats and more in a variety of clever, stylish and just plain cool colors, designs and logos.
  • Sacred Wheel

    4935 Shattuck Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 653 1353
    The Sacred Wheel is a specialty gourmet cheese shop located in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood. Sacred Wheel stocks a selection of delicious cheeses and other gourmet food items like olives, spreads, wine, charcuterie and more. Sacred Wheel also serves up a small but tasty selection of soups, salads and sandwiches- of which the grilled cheese is always especially popular. They also feature a lunch special for USD5, making it an excellent alternative to the other nearby sandwich shops and their long waits.
  • Apple Store Bay Street

    5656 Bay Street Emeryville, CA 94608 United States - Phone: +1 510 350 2400
    This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
  • 1-2-3-4 Go! Records

    423 40th Street Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 985 03 25
    This store is not just a used record store, but also has its own record label. The store and label specialize in punk rock and indie rock, and fans of these genres and the sound of vinyl will feel as if they're in heaven. They also buy used records, and pride themselves in paying more for them than any other store in the area. They also host in-store performances and art shows.
  • Broadway Plaza

    1275 Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: 925 939 7600
    Broadway Plaza Shopping Center, located in the heart of Walnut Creek, is an up scale shopping mall which opens in the morning and is completely packed and bustling by afternoon. They are home to some of the world famous stores like Macy's, Nordstorm, Neiman Marcus. A treat for shoppers, the mall has brick paved lanes decorated with fountains and flowers. After shopping at the various boutiques and stores, one can relax and unwind at one of their many restaurants. They have valet parking but during holiday season it can be a task. This shopping center gives a break from only-indoor shops and has outdoor shops too. It's definitely a 'shop till you drop' destination.
  • David M. Brain

    1129 Broadway Plaza Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 800 833 2182
    Featuring some incredibly unique items, David M. Brain is one of America's largest fine gift stores. The two-story shop is full of housewares and gifts, including kitchenware, linens, fashion accessories, Limoge porcelain boxes and various other gift items. This is a go-to shop for people looking to buy presents for any occasions and can be a sanctuary for holiday shopping.
  • Kitchen Table

    1373 Locust Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 937 8888
    Kitchen Table, as the name suggests, features kitchenware, bathware and home décor, but is not limited to it. One can shop for decorative items for their household or can shop for cool gifts for any occasion. Their unique selection makes this a favorite local destination for art and craft lovers.
  • Spitz Jewelers

    1333 North Main Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 932 8877
    Serving customers since 1946, Spitz Jewelers specializes in custom jewelry. From a delicate necklace to a classy bracelet, the designers here are excellent craftsmen and every piece reflects this creativity. The staff will gladly assist you with your selection and give you information about pearls, diamonds and other jewelry options. Apart from that, it also offers watches and jewelry repair services.
  • Little Tibet Gift Shop

    1341 North Main Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 977 9709
    If you like quaint shops, then the Little Tibet Gift Shop is a safe bet. Scarves, jewelry, books on spirituality, clothing, gift items and other merchandise is available here. This cute gem is far cry away from retail outlets and the friendly staff will help you with your selections.
  • Lemonade Boutique

    1867 Ygnacio Valley Road Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States - Phone: +1 925 988 0515
    Lemonade Boutique is a consignment store that specializes in toys, apparel, clothing and accessories for kids. Here, you will find an assortment of gently used and colorful collections that will bring a smile to your kid’s face. Apart from that, Lemonade also stocks strollers, cribs and other kid’s furniture. The staff here is friendly and makes you feel welcome while assisting you with your selections.
  • Atlas

    1356 North Main Street Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 933 8050
    You definitely won't mind paying more for the quality of products on offer at Atlas. Located on the North Main Street in Walnut Creek, this place is a storehouse for men’s apparels and accessories from well-known brands like 55DSL, Gytha Mander, G-Shock, Mark Nason and more. Be it a trendy jacket or a stylish pair of outdoor shoes, the store is a perfect place to shop for quality products. You can also pick up home decor products such as soy based candles, wall clocks and showpieces.
  • Decors De France

    12 Broadway Lane Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 947 1166
    Situated on the Broadway Lane is a small hidden gem of a gift shop that resembles one from France. Decors De France offers its customers a no-frills shopping experience that is adorned with pleasant conversations with the owners, neatly decked shelves and products directly imported from France. Take a pick from its uncluttered inventory that is comprised of beautiful printed napkins, scented soaps, trinkets, bags, lotions and handmade jewelry. Decors De France is a perfect shop to look for gifts to take back home.
  • Milner's Jewelers

    2058 Treat Boulevard Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States - Phone: +1 925 938 3915
    Rely on this family-owned establishment if you have specific jewelry needs for your wedding or any other occasion. Milner's Jewelers is a refreshing break from shopping at a retail jeweler, and caters to you with expertly personalized service found nowhere else. Its inventory is comprised of quality designer jewelry from brands like Lorenzo, Sakamoto, Simon G and Triton, thus, offering a wide range of products to choose from. Besides this, the shop also specializes in selling loose diamonds and pearl jewelry. Apart from the sale of jewels, the shop also offers repairs for your old jewelry at prices lower than most others.
  • Tip Top Bike Shop

    4800 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 444 4148
    Oakland is a city full of bikes, and Tip Top Bike Shop is one of its favorite places to supply themselves for the activity. In addition to new, quality bikes Tip Top is also an extremely popular place for bike tune-ups and repairs. They also host a tire recycling program and special events the first friday of every month for the Oakland Art Murmur. And don't forget about your helmets, locks and lights!
  • Nathan & Co.

    4025 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 428 9638
    Nathan & Co. is a top destination for all things fun and quirky. This cute boutique stocks everything from scarves and jewelry to cookbooks, crazy card games, lamps, funny books and everything in between. If you're looking for the perfect gift for someone or just looking for fun things to stock your home with, Nathan & Co. should be on your list.
  • Temescal Farmer's Market

    5300 Claremont Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States
    Oakland is all about its Farmer's Markets, and the Sunday Temescal Farmer's Market is certainly no exception. This market is a bit smaller than many of the other Oakland Farmer's Markets, although many regular shoppers see that as a good thing. Come to get the best pick of the best seasonal fruits and vegetables, along with high quality meats, baked goods, plants, flowers and prepared foods like tamales or wood-fired pizza. 
  • Raider Image

    8450 Edgewater Drive Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 632 0202
    The Raider Image is the best place to stock up on all your Oakland Raiders gear. Whether you're looking for trendy women's clothes sporting the famous logo or official Oakland Raiders jerseys, the Raider Image has you covered. In addition to Raider apparel, the store also has all kinds of accessories and novelties like shot glasses, black and white footballs, umbrellas, hats and everything in between. You can also check out the pretty sweet selection of autographed memorabilia available for sale. 
  • Tootsies

    5525 College Avenue Oakland, CA 94618 United States - Phone: +1 510 595 7272
    Tootsie's, located in Oakland's Rockridge area, is a brilliant concept in shoe shopping. In addition to the numerous popular brands of shoes they sell, they also have a whole section of the shop dedicated to giving pedicures, so you can pamper your feet and then treat them to a nice gift of a pair of new shoes. Tootsie's also hosts private parties so you and your friends can shop and pamper uninterrupted for a special occasion, or even just because!
  • Sway

    3359 Lakeshore Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 251 9940
    Sway is a popular, trendy boutique located on Oakland's bustling Lakeshore Avenue. Sway is always stocked up with the latest fashions and trends, all at relatively reasonable prices. The sale racks always have some hidden gems on them, too. In addition to the clothing, Sway has a great selection of shoes and sandals, as well as accessories like purses and jewelry. If you're looking for a great new outfit for a special occasion or just to beef up your wardrobe, Sway should definitely be a stop on your shopping trip. 
  • Loakal Art Gallery & Boutique

    560 2nd Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 550 5107
    The Loakal Gallery & Boutique is located near Oakland's Jack London Square. The gallery frequently hosts exhibits from emerging as well as established artists, many of them local. The adjacent boutique sells clothing, accessories and home decor items from the Oakland-based fashion label fiftyseven-thirtythree and other local independent designers. 
  • Oaktown Spice Shop

    530 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 201 5400
    The Oaktown Spice Shop, right next to Lake Merritt, is a dream for people who love to cook. The interior is designed to look a bit like an old fashioned general store, with wooden barrels serving as tables, and of course walls lined with clear jars full of fragrant spices. You can find almost any spice you're looking for, and will probably discover some new ones in the process! They also sell gift boxes with several different complimentary or themed spices that come with several recipes utilizing them.
  • Dr. Comics & Mr. Games

    4014 Piedmont Avenue Oakland, CA 94611 United States - Phone: +1 510 601 7800
    Dr. Comics & Mr. Games has been delighting kids and adults since 1988. Fans of comic books delight in the huge, organized selection of comics, ranging from classics to new and everything in between. The manga section gets particular rave reviews. In addition to the comics, they also have a selection of puzzles and games. 
  • Swan's Marketplace

    901-921 Washington Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 287 5353
    10th Street Market, also known as the Oakland Free Market, was a commercial market and city attraction that now features on the National Register of Historic Places. The Swan Market features several tourist-oriented businesses including restaurants and boutiques, as well as the Museum of Children’s Art. This complex has also been awarded for its urban excellence.
  • Umami Mart

    815 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 250 9559
    Japanese kitchenware are known to be one of the best in the world. It is this knowledge that motivated Kayoko Akabori and Yoko Kumano to set up this store in the heart of Oakland. At Umami Mart expect to find a wonderful array of cutlery, kitchen and dining apparatuses, imported from Japan. Their collection includes beautiful crystals, ideal for beer, wines, cocktails and sake, kettles, mugs, spoons, strainers, knives and bar utilities like shakers, mixing glasses stirrers and much more. If you are in a fix regarding a purchase, the amicable staff will guide you through your selection.
  • Jack London Market

    55 Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 645 9292
    Spread across 62,000 square feet (5760 square meters), Jack London Market is in the heart of the famous Jack London Square. This unique six level building overlooking the harbor is a lovely culinary retail hub. Buy the local fresh fruits, meat, vegetables, seafood, bakery items, coffee and cheese from shops located on the first two floors. There eateries for a quick bite or a leisure lunch as well. They also host many events and educational programs.
  • Yoshi's

    510 Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 238 9200
    Yoshi's is not just a place where you can catch mind-blowing jazz, but also a sushi bar with an excellent restaurant. Eager music lovers pack the restaurant and the Jazz House on performance nights. It showcases the best talent and boasts of high tech acoustics in the Bay area. A full cocktail menu is available besides sushi, appetizers, salads and desserts. The attire is causal and the atmosphere jazzed up. It has a top-notch restaurant that serves Japanese food, and is open for lunch and dinner.
  • Uptown

    1928 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 451 8100
    Among the discount hair supply stores and gas stations that line Oakland's always-interesting Telegraph Avenue sits an enormous blue neon sign that reads "Uptown". Since first opening its doors in 2005, The Uptown has become one of Oakland's premier venues to hear music that is just as eclectic as the town itself. The 30 foot long mahogany bar has over 12 beers on tap, as well as the garden variety of mixed drinks and wines. Though there may be a cover charge on show nights, it shouldn't discourage you from stopping by and enjoying one of Oakland's finest clubs.
  • Oakland Metro Opera Theater

    630 3rd Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 763 1146
    The Oakland Metro is a non-profit, black box performing arts venue and art space located in Jack London Square. A converted warehouse, it opened in December 2001 with a production of Gertrude Stein's Four Saints in Three Acts. It regularly hosts open mic nights, concerts, circus acts, comedy shows, theater, and various other productions. The venue is open to all ages. Visit the website for calendar of events and ticketing information.
  • Kimball's Carnival

    522 Second Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 444 6979
    From comedy to live music, Kimball's Carnival has something for everyone. Enjoy great food and drinks while you groove to a list of foot-tapping numbers. Bored is the last thing you would feel here as each night has something different in store for you. Be it karaoke Tuesdays or casual Fridays, this place is an entertainer all the way. If you are on a look-out for a hip place to hang out, look no further, at this place the carnival never ends! Check website for event schedules.
  • Alley (The)

    3325 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 444 8505
    In business for over 50 years, The Alley offers a nice variety of beef and drinks. One can enjoy their meal in a homely atmosphere with live piano and people singing, creating a jovial and comfortable ambiance. A dive bar, it is visited by regulars who come to enjoy and casual and relaxed evening.
  • Layover (The)

    1517 Franklin Street Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 834 1517
    The Layover is a bar, lounge and gallery all in one. The decor is very bohemian and ethnic, with dark wood, beautiful pillows and cushions, and of course being an art gallery, interesting art covering the walls. The bar features an interesting collection of gourmet cocktails as well as a good selection of beer. Often The Layover boasts live bands or DJs to keep things moving on the dance floor.
  • Eli's Mile High Club

    3629 Martin Luther King Junior Way Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 594 0666
    A venue that has been a part of the city's night scene since the 1970s, Eli's Mile High Club is an institution in Oakland. A combination of a restaurant, dive bar, music venue, and art gallery, Eli's is a one-stop spot for all your dining, drinking and entertainment needs. Artists and musicians from all over the country, and beyond, come here to perform in an intimate environment, in front of eager crowds. The menu offers well-known and much loved delights like burgers, fries, wings, and onion rings, but of course, all have their own Eli's twist. However, do carry some cash, as the bar does not accept credit or debit cards. To know more, see the website.
  • ZombieLand

    693 39th Street Oakland, CA 94609 United States
    Expect the frills of any late-night partyhouse at this underground nightclub on 39th Street. The club reverberates with lively post punk pop and hardcore rock music given out by various local and national bands. Adding to it is the spacious dance floor which serves as a playground for those energetic souls who just cannot resist dancing to the tunes. The ladies are taken care of in a special way during the weekly Ladies Nights, where they can avail of special discounts on drinks and enjoy the live music. In the past, bands like Blasfemme, MRSA and Las Malas Pulgas have charmed the crowd with their performance.
  • Caña

    530 Lake Park Avenue Oakland, CA 94610 United States - Phone: +1 510 832 1515
    Caña is a restaurant, cafe and lounge located right next to scenic Lake Merritt. The cafe serves coffee drinks and a small selection of Cubano sandwiches, salads and soups. Next door, the restaurant and lounge serves Cuban specialties like Ropa Vieja and Arroz con Pollo. On weekends, they host a brunch of Cuban as well as American favorites along with bottomless mimosas and live music in the afternoons. Sundays Caña calls "Sunday Funday" and has live salsa parties in the afternoon and evenings.
  • Tropicana Nightclub

    1933 Broadway Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 208 7777
    Tropicana is a nightclub located in Oakland's popular and trendy Uptown District. The Tropicana's DJ's spin Latin as well as American dance music for ages 17 and up. The club often hosts special theme nights and private events as well.
  • Highland General Hospital

    1411 East 31st Street Oakland, CA 94602 United States - Phone: +1 510 437 4800
    Acute care, trauma center and emergency services are available at this hospital.
  • Fremont

    Fremont Boulevard Fremont, CA 94538 United States - Phone: +1 510 795 2244(Tourist Information)
    Head to this quaint cultural hub for an exciting vacation out. Fremont is home to some of the best names in entertainment and leisure activities. The Fremont Festival of the Arts is a definite must-visit street affair. Nearly 700 talented artisans display their creations over an area of four square miles. Visit the Central Park, or splash around at Aqua Adventures and indulge in unadulterated fun for as long as you want! History enthusiasts will love checking out the Patterson Mansion and the Ardenwood Farms and go exploring the mysterious forests surrounding the area. Shopaholics will find much to occupy their time as well. A perfect retreat for the weary soul.
  • Oakland

    Oakland Oakland, CA United States - Phone: +1 510 839 9000(Tourist Information)
    Oakland is a city of diversity and a fascinating history. Thriving and bursting with culture, Oakland continues to establish itself in its own right.
  • First Unitarian Church Of Oakland

    685 14th Street Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 893 6129
    The First Unitarian Church of Oakland is a beautiful Romanesque styled church. One breathtaking feature of the church is the stained glass windows. The church invites everyone irrespective of age, sexual orientation, race, gender identity, class, ability, theology and religious heritage. Come here to worship and feel at home and at peace. You can also avail of the religious education.
  • Love Center Church

    10440 International Boulevard Oakland, CA 94603 United States - Phone: +1 510 729 0680
    Love Center Church stands with an aim to work as a messenger of God. Reverend Hawkins, the founder of this church, believes in catching people in God's "Safety Net" and educate them about the preachings by God. To achieve this, the church conducts several missions and events including 2008 Music & Arts fellowship Conference, the Ushers Meeting and Men's Retreat. So come by to revive yourself in this tranquil place.
  • Oakland Convention Center

    550 10th Street Oakland, CA 94607 United States - Phone: +1 510 466 6455
    The Oakland Convention Center is a fantastic convention center located in the heart of Oakland. The place offers the best conference facilities available and has 483 guest rooms to accommodate the attendees. The amazing service combined with the latest technology required for business meetings make it a good venue for conferences and other occasions. With plenty of parking available and kosher dining facilities, guests are put at complete ease during a visit.
  • Regents Theater

    3500 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619 United States - Phone: +1 510 436 1000
    Regents Theater is located at The Holy Names University. The University rents it for your meetings, performances, conferences or events. With state-of-the-art facilities and modern equipment, these multi-purpose theaters are well suited for the above mentioned occasions. Equipped with high standard lighting and sound technologies that satisfy, the Regent Theater can seat up to 390 people.
  • Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Ascension

    4700 Lincoln Avenue Oakland, CA 94602 United States - Phone: +1 510 531 3400
    Built in 1921 in the Lincoln Highlands, the Cathedral of the Ascension was the Bay Area's first Greek Orthodox Church. To meet the growing needs of the community, new facilities were created in 1960. Since then, the church has maintained an active calendar of services, ministries, organizations, as well as hosting the always-anticipated May Greek Festival. Visit the website for a comprehensive list of church services and other events.
  • Faith Christian Fellowship Church

    860 Bancroft Road Walnut Creek, CA 94598 United States - Phone: +1 925 934 2099
    Faith Christian Fellowship Church consists of a like-minded group of people who seek to walk on the spiritual path by offering service to God and the community. Housed in a simple modernist structure, the church holds regular prayer services besides other events that promote community bonding. Their well-equipped rental venues are rented out for various meetings, social gatherings and private events. To know more about the principles on which the church operates, check the website.
  • ClubSport Valley Vista

    3737 Valley Vista Road Walnut Creek, CA 94958 United States - Phone: +1 925 934 4050
  • Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church

    1801 Lacassie Avenue Walnut Creek, CA 94596 United States - Phone: +1 925 935 1574 / +1 925 935 1737
  • Cathedral of Christ the Light

    2121 Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94612 United States - Phone: +1 510 893 4711
    That huge, modern glass tower perched on the edge of Lake Merritt is actually the Cathedral of Christ the Light, although it is sometimes known simply as the Oakland Cathedral. This Roman Catholic Cathedral was actually the first built in the 21st Century as a replacement for the Cathedral of Saint Frances de Sales, which was damaged beyond repair in the 1989 earthquake. Among the regular attributes, the Cathedral includes a health services center providing help to those without insurance, a mausoleum for the bishops of Oakland, a cafe, a bookstore and a public garden. The Cathedral often hosts classical and religious concerts and concert series that are free to the public.
  • Apple Store Bay Street

    5656 Bay Street Emeryville, CA 94608 United States - Phone: +1 510 350 2400
    This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
  • Livermore

    Livermore Livermore, CA United States - Phone: +1 925 960 4000
    The Californian city of Livermore, was also known as Livermores, Livermore Ranch, and Nottingham. This city offers a mix of history and present day modern life. Touted to be one of the richest cities in the nation, Livermore is an ideal spot for a day picnic. Tourist landmarks like Hagemann Ranch Historic District, the D. J. Murphy House, and Ravenswood Historic Site are surely worth a visit. For more details, check website.
  • Eden Congregational Church

    21455 Birch Street Hayward, CA 94541 United States - Phone: +1 510 582 9533
    A significant Church site situated in the bustling downtown area of Hayward is the renowned Eden Congregational Church. It is also famously called as the Eden United Church of Christ and conducts various activities for children as well the community. Carrying an immense historic significance, the Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
  • First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Building

    2001 Santa Clara Avenue Alameda, CA 94501 United States - Phone: +1 510 522 1477
    The distinguished First Presbyterian Church Sanctuary Building is a significant church structure and occupies immense monumental value. It is situated at Alameda in California. The esteemed church site was constructed in 1904. The ancient church is aesthetically built and encompasses 0.1 acre (0.040 hectares) of land area. It is a fine model of the Renaissance and the Classical Revival style of architecture. Boasting of a marvelous history, the church site is also listed on the National Register of Historic places. 
  • St. Raymond's Church

    6600 Donlon Way Dublin, CA 94568 United States - Phone: +1 925 574 7401
    The St. Raymond's Church, also referred to as the Old St. Raymond's Church dates back to 1859. The architectural styles depicted by the church building are the Gothic style and the Greek Revival style. It occupies immense monumental value, more so due to the fact that it stands as the oldest surviving Catholic church in the entire region.
  • Trinity Church

    525 29th Street Oakland, CA 94609 United States - Phone: +1 510 832 6462
    Included in the National Register of Historic Places, the St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church is also known as the Trinity Church. The church is an integral part of the Afro-Anglican community and its members belong to diverse areas like Caribbean, Africa, United States and so forth. Deep-rooted in history, it believes in serving the community and seeking the blessings of Christ through helping people. Its mission is to establish equality, ensure social justice and feed the needy. Apart from that, the St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church also hosts religious and cultural events throughout the year. For details, check website or call ahead.