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Locals Lunch Spot

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Locals Lunch Spot

Meeting friends visiting from out-of-state in Oakland tomorrow. They are staying "not far from Jack London Square." Looking for a nice casual local favorite lunch spot in the area (we will have a car) Open to all food types. Thanks in advance, Oakland Forum!

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1. Re: Locals Lunch Spot

Are you looking for a spot in Jack London Square itself? Do you know which hotel they are staying at?

Oakland is a foodies paradise; we eat out a number of times a week and I still have a list of about a hundred more places I want to try! So, within the JLS area, you might look into Bocanova, Miss Pearls' Jam House, Han's Hibachi ( a little cheaper and more low key) or Yoshi's. Those are my favorites in the square itself; I haven't tried Haven yet.

http://www.jacklondonsquare.com/dine.php

Chop Bar is another great spot that I love, a little further out from the square.

http://www.oaklandchopbar.com/

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2. Re: Locals Lunch Spot

Macjack's list is good for places right in the Jack London Square area. There are a lot more places further up into Downtown Oakland, anywhere from 8-20 blocks from Jack London. Let us know if you want those.

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3. Re: Locals Lunch Spot

Wanderer is right...the list is endless! Let us know if you want a more expanded area for your choices.

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4. Re: Locals Lunch Spot

Thanks, macjack and wanderer, for your timely responses and you thoughts. We are open to some additional lunch spot suggestions outside of JLS--all you have listed look good. :o) The friends have been staying at Homewood on Embarcadeo.

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