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“Should be more happening here, but a good place for dinner” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Jack London Square

Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
510 645 9292
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Ranked #18 of 56 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.
Parkland, Florida
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“Should be more happening here, but a good place for dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Jack London Square is a good place to go for dinner because so many place to eat are located in a small area. It used to anchored by a Barnes&Noble book store which is no longer there, and thus leaves a big empty. It seems like it should be teaming with people like the inner harbor in Baltimore, but is strangely desolate. Nevertheless there are many good places to eat, so worth heading there if your looking for dinner in Oakland.

Visited March 2013
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Clearwater, Florida
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“Looking for something to do, visiting Jack London is it!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Not impressed at all. Such a beautiful location but not many things to do. Not many stores or restraunts. Get w it Jack London and bring sum business in to attract people to the area.

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san leandro, california
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“Great Location But Needs A Little More”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Jack London Square used to be a great place to go and spend the day. Great East Bay weather perched on the bay with plenty of shops and restaurants to keep you occupied. However, since it's been redeveloped it's not quite as much of a draw as it used to be. Most of the great stores like Barnes & Noble are now closed and all that's left are restaurants. Although the restaurants are decent and the location is great, I would go a lot more if they had a couple of strong anchor stores that would make it worthwhile to make the drive out there.

Visited March 2013
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Zagreb, Croatia
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“Kind of boring”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

It's by far the prettiest thing in Oakland but still kind of boring... I don't know was that day some holiday or what happened (it was Thursday afternoon) but everything was closed so we barely managed to find anything to eat!

Visited May 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Nice area with several restaurants”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

An oasis in the city. I visited both the large restaurants. The seafood restaurant was upscale and well appointed. The service was excellent. The bar and restaurant across the square was not very busy on the Thursday night. I had a drink at the bar and found the bartender delighful. The food looked great and the couple I sat near at the bar raved about the pizza they enjoyed.

Visited March 2013
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