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“Choose Il Pescatore” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Jack London Square

Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
510 645 9292
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Ranked #15 of 47 attractions in Oakland
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dining, Shopping
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Owner description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
Hayward, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Choose Il Pescatore”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We like to go to Jack London Square especially at Christmas and during the summer months. By far the nicest restaurant there is Il Pescatore. Five Stars for food and wine and atmosphere. Great waiters!! Unfortunately, Jack London Square is not as good as it was 30 or 40 years ago. Many of the stores have closed including the B and N bookstores which we always went to when we visited the area.

Visited December 2012
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British Columbia, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Go during daylight hours”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We thought it would be a wonderful place to visit but really there are a couple of restaurants, some high end others chick/waffles places. Don't wander off the 2 main streets and boardwalk. The others have tons of graffiti, smell like urine and have several lurkers that very much enjoy making you feel uneasy.

Visited February 2013
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Morehead, Kentucky
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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Sunday Special”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

There is an open air market in this great little park on the bay and if you are like me you will enjoy the local delights that the venders produce. The scenery is beautiful, the atmosphere is fun and the food is great.

Visited July 2012
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Pinole, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fun place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

There is much to see and do at Jack London Square although they are losing one of the wonderful restaurants (Miss Pearls) they have plenty of other ones to enjoy.

Visited December 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 attraction reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Waste of time”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Maybe it's better in the summer or height of tourist season. I was not impress. The resturants are overpriced. There was a lot of resturants under construction and the few shops that were there were closed.

Visited January 2013
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