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.
Sometimes you want a Louisiana link that sends your tongue on a one-way trip to New Orleans, or a decent kosher frank. That is what the owner wanted when he opened up this small stand: a taste of New York's famous ethnic sausages from its German, Italian and Polish neighborhoods. And they ship bulk orders around the world, too! Not surprisingly, this joint is a hit with local students grabbing a quick bite between classes or a satisfying break during a late-night study session. Place your order at the front and hang out while waiting for your link. Lemon Chicken, Kielbasa and the turkey "Bird Dog" are among the several appetizing selections.
Pappys Bar & Grill, located at the Telegraph Avenue, is a great place for larger groups and even families to spend an evening together. The place is equipped with a large projector screen and several small televisions, hence watching a game at Pappys Bar & Grill is always fun. A good game is well complemented with their scrumptious bar snacks, which are very easy on your pocket. They serve a variety of drinks and have over ten beers on tap. They also house a dance floor at the basement.
You've never had grilled cheese like this! With different types of cheese and fancy combinations, the American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco puts a fun and gourmet twist on this classic dish. They also serve soups, salads, delightful baked goods, and offer daily specials that will satisfy your stomach! Situated near the ballpark, the kitchen stays open until 7p during nighttime baseball games.
Chop Bar, located near Oakland's iconic Jack London Square, serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu boasts all kinds of different dishes inspired by all kinds of global cuisines. Everything from oxtail Poutine to meatloaf to banh mi, tortas and tacos. In addition to the tasty and innovative food menu, Chop Bar features a unique wine on tap system, which features a good number of Northern California wines, as well as regular bottled wine, beer and cocktails. Chop Bar also hosts a full pig roast the third Sunday of every month.
Located in the heart of Uptown Oakland, Hopscotch bills itself as an upscale diner. The light-filled dining room with little tables and bright red chairs is an inviting affair. Checkerboard floor and wood-paneling adds a touch of vintage. The menu offers American specialties with Japanese influences adding a surprise element for adventurous eaters. Mains include the famous buttermilk fried chicken, Tonkatsu sandwich and First Base Burger. The drink list offers a choice of inspired cocktails as well as a selection of sake. There's a selection of tea, coffee and juices as well.
The food at Azalina's is steeped in deep culinary roots of Malaysian cuisine and spices. Helmed by owner Azalina Eusope, this revolutionary restaurant was her dream after years of being a food vendor who made delicious home-cooked meals before word got out about her delicious food. Offering creative Malaysian fare, Azalina's is located in South Market. Sample interesting options such as tea leaf salads and then go on to try the more fulfilling sambal beef lunch infused with Asian spices. If this catches your attention, maybe you should know that Azalina has catered for President Obama in the past.
This churrascaria, or Brazilian steakhouse, serves food Rodizio style; continually presenting different cuts of meat until the patrons are finished eating. The word espetus means skewer - which is inspired by the cooking techniques of Brazilian Gauchos in the 1800s. The meats are sliced at the table and include options like pork sausages, slow-roasted Brazilian herb chicken, and top sirloin. They also have an extensive salad bar with traditional Brazilian side dishes. The meals are served all-you-can-eat style; just turn the chip on your table to the green side to be served, and to the red side when you are done.
Cadillac Bar and Grill is a casual Mexican eatery situated in vibrant SoMa. The ambiance is lively and the staff personable, which makes for a great night out on the town. The restaurant highlights real Mexican dishes packed with flavor that pair well with their specialty hand-shaken margaritas made with fresh ingredients. Savor aperitivos like queso flameado or chicken panchos, followed by signature puffy tacos filled with ingredients like turkey chorizo, slow-braised pork or grilled steak. Seafood enthusiasts can opt for the grilled red snapper with Veracruzano sauce or the mesquite-grilled prawns. Excellent happy hours between 3p and 6p from Monday to Friday means this place is always abuzz with energy; it's a great place to unwind with friends after a long day.
Lively, bright and quick; Proposition Chicken as the name suggests, features a nice, but limited selection of customizable chicken dishes. You can have your dish either fried or roasted as either a sandwich, salad or a main dish depending on how hungry you are and what you're in the mood for. Great for a quick lunch time meal or mid-day snack, you can also choose from their selection of beers and wine. Vegetarians can try their Tofu option, served the same way.
Chantal Guillon serves up a delectable selection of macarons that are crisp, light and delicate with just the right amount of chew. This charming little bakery offers a selection of creative and unique macaron flavors like jasmine green tea, earl grey, lavender & blackcurrant and persian rose, alongside classics like coffee and dark chocolate. Each macaron is made by hand and prepared using only natural ingredients. These delicious little baked gems can be purchased individually or in boxes of six, twelve and twenty-four that are perfect for gifting. Beautifully crafted and elegantly presented made-to-order macaron towers are also available for events and parties.
Sam's Diner is a simple and charming eatery that serves up an impressive all-day breakfast menu alongside a selection of sandwiches, salads and entrées that are perfect for a hearty lunch. With options like corned beef hash, smoked applewood bacon, pork chops, steaks, SF Crab Benedict, Korean tacos, pastas, sliders, burgers and much more, you are sure to find something that will appeal to your taste and satisfy your appetite. With friendly service and a laid-back atmosphere, Sam's Diner boasts an eclectic clientèle of tourists and locals from all walks of life. Happy hours are from 3p to 6p during weekdays so stop on by for some amazing deals on beer, wine, cocktails and snacks.