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Jack London Square

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Address: Oakland, CA 94607
Phone Number: 510 645 9292
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Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.

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A surprising area

We set this as a meeting point for my Irish cousins and both parties were impressed by the area and all that is at Jack London Square. The variety of restaurants and entertainment... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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YONKERS
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68 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We set this as a meeting point for my Irish cousins and both parties were impressed by the area and all that is at Jack London Square. The variety of restaurants and entertainment as well as the beautiful views made it a lovely place to visit on a afternoon. I'm sure it would be more crowded at night and weekends... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This great waterside development has everything for a great weekend afternoon including a ferry port to take you over to San Francisco or Almeida. Food, drink and attractions.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jack London Square seems like an attempt to revive the Oakland downtown and maximize use of the bay front. While good things have occurred, it still feels deserted at night, and not well used during the week. I was told the weekends see much bigger crowds. I think the freight train tracks detract from this great location. Also, the lack... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's tough to compare this with say, the San Francisco waterfront, but if you already have reasons to visit the area, it's well worth a nice walk around. I haven't had a bad meal here either.

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Thank Raingal7
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jack London Square is a very cute area near the waterfront in Oakland with restaurants and shops. Bocanova had fabulous blackened swordfish. Lungamare's octopus appetizer was fabulous.

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1 Thank Betsy S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great walking along the water, place to rent kayaks, ride your bike ,play bocci or bowl with friends or family, great jazz club for live music, take the ferry to San Francisco and Great dining.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think Jack London square is a hidden gem they have so many things going on on the weekends there's farmer market the ferry service is right there the Potomac is there you can go on cruises on the Potomacthey have the best restaurants nightclubs Yoshi's planko The waterfront hotel is the best chicken and waffles Everett and Jones barbecue... More 

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Oakland, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant to walk along the water or stop for a drink or a bite to eat in one of the restaurants along the harbor. Great people watching!

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Big Rapids, Michigan
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A big development, now partially empty. Right on the bay. We ate at a great restaurant. Well worth a visit. Lots of walking.

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oakland now super hip & cheaper than SF by far. Recommend Yoshi's (also music), Haven (higher end), Bocanova, Jack's, Kincaids Chop House for eats. Strolling along the waterfront nice. Parking can be challenging, mostly paid options.

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