Looking for a place to eat while in town?  We recommend heading to these restaurants and enjoying a great meal!


Lake Chalet opened in January 2009 and is located in the historic Oakland Boathouse. Since then, we have been proud to provide quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures into the uncharted territories of food.

Lake Chalet’s interior, designed by the award-winning CCS Architecture, reflects the hip sensibilities of the surrounding area while also paying tribute to Oakland’s storied past. The multi-level restaurant offers dining directly over the water out on the Dock, stunning views of Lake Merritt in our Lake Dining Room, a 80 foot marble bar complete with floor to ceiling windows and more.

1520 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 208-LAKE


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A chop bar, in West African parlance, is roadside bar/restaurant that also serves as a gathering place for the community. One can go there for meal, coffee in the morning or drinks at night. It is a place where neighbours can meet, share information and ideas, and connect with each other.

When we were considering opening the restaurant, we felt that a chop bar was exactly what this neighborhood needed!

247 4th Street #111
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510-834-2467



Located on the waterfront in Oakland’s Jack London Square, and is dedicated to the art of seasonal Coastal Italian cuisine using the finest local ingredients.

1 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 444-7171




Oakland’s 50,000 square foot entertainment hotspot featuring a 125 seat restaurant, 18 bowling lanes, an interactive arcade, billiards tables, 3 full bars, and an outdoor beer garden equipped with 3 bocce ball courts, 40 plus beers on tap, and communal seating great for any group of any size.  As a spacious venue, we serve not only as an entertainment and dining destination but also as a location for corporate business events and private parties.

98 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
phone: 510.817.0980


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Located in the Rockridge district of Oakland since 1983, employee-owned Zachary’s has won over 175 Best Pizza awards. They are known for their Chicago-style Stuffed pizzas (try their Pride & Joy: Spinach and Mushroom!) and traditional thin crust pizzas. Take-out and dine-in available.
Zachary’s Chicago Pizza
5801 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618


Inspired by the artists, ingredients, and craftspeople of Mexico, Calavera celebrates the unique and diverse gastronomic landscape of our neighbors to the South. Working to provide the very best Mexican region-inspired cuisine, combined with the rebel spirit of Oakland, we create an eclectic experience unmatched in the town.

Phone: 510.338.3273


Everett & Jones Barbeque was started by Dorothy Everett with her eight daughters, one son and one son-in-law (Jones) in Oakland, California in 1973. Great food. Great tradition since 1973.

Everett and Jones
126 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
(510) 663-2350


The Forge opened in January of 2013 in Oakland, California to rave reviews, and we’ve been growing ever since! With three thriving locations and a fourth in the works, The Forge features wood-fired cooking specializing in Neapolitan-style pizza and American classics. We always use the best quality local, organic, and seasonal ingredients, including high-quality 00 organic flour from Central Milling and our own naturally made and maintained leaven. This leaven, used instead of commercial dry yeast, can take on the living flavor of the environment in each of our restaurants.

What else is our secret? Nearly 80% of our menu items are prepared using the imported Italian Valoriani oven, which allows us to create a pizza like no other! From our famous slightly charred crust exploding with texture and flavor to our hard variety of cheeses that can stand up to the heat of our 850 degree-oven, The Forge boasts its own unique twist on classic Neapolitan-style pizza.

The Forge
66 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA 94607
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For years, Le Cheval has been an established member of the Oakland Community, serving family recipes that have been passed down for generations. Our business is fueled by our family’s passion for providing the freshest and most delicious ingredients in combination with friendly service. We are proud to be in Old Oakland and in Walnut Creek, sharing our family traditions with you.

Le Cheval
1007 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94607
510 763–8495


Fort Green is your new favorite spot for made-to-order pizzas, including seasonal and specialty pies and our create-your-own options. To complete your meal, we also serve chicken wings, fresh salads and hot sandwiches. Whenever possible, our ingredients are locally sourced. Come in and enjoy cold draft beer, wine, and rotating signature cocktails along with a variety of spirits. Watch any game on our big screen TVs, or play your own with our many board games, shuffleboard table and Hoops Fever.

736 Washington Street
Oakland, CA 94607