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“Disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Jack London Square

Jack London Square
Oakland, CA 94607
510 645 9292
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Ranked #4 of 100 things to do in Oakland
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Owner description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
Spokane Valley, Washington
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

So sad that there is so little going on. The location on the water front has such great potential. Only a handful of shops remain in what once must have been a happening place. Took all of 30 minutes to walk around and decide to go explore other neighborhoods. Try Rockridge (College Ave)

Visited April 2013
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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86 reviews
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“Should be more happening here, but a good place for dinner”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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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