Just a short 20-minute drive over the water from San Fransico is Oakland, California. Oakland has an artistic vibe, gorgeous scenery, a diverse community, lots of small businesses for shopping, and award-winning cuisine. It borders the coastline on its west side and has rolling hills to the east. There is plenty to do when visiting Oakland, like visiting the Oakland Zoo, the Children's Fairyland, the Chabot Space and Science Center, and the Oakland Museum of California. If you're looking for a good place to eat, here are four of the best restaurants in Oakland.
Scott's Seafood is a great option if you're looking for a more formal dinner. Rated in the top 10 restaurants in Oakland and number four of 124 American restaurants in Oakland on Tripadvisor, Scott's offers American cuisine with a focus on seafood. They do offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options for those who need them. Try dishes like the blackened catfish and crab stuffed salmon with lobster sauce.
Wood Tavern is known for being a neighborhood favorite offering local cuisine. Serving American food, they also offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. It is rated the second-best restaurant in Oakland on Tripadvisor and also has a Michelin star. Serving lunch and dinner, you can try dishes like potato gnocchi, beef tartare, California halibut, and seafood stew.
If you're looking for a place with cheap eats, Shandong Restaurant is a great option. Rated in the top 20 restaurants in Oakland on Tripadvisor, they are open for lunch and dinner with vegetarian and vegan options. Serving Chinese cuisine, try their fried won ton, onion pancake, low mein, fried rice, and more.
ButtercuP is a great place to get breakfast. Offering American Diner cuisine, they are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Rated the 11th best restaurant in Oakland on Tripadvisor, they have delicious food at a great price. They do offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options for those who need them. For breakfast, try their omelets, benedicts, as well as their homemade biscuits.
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