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“Choose Il Pescatore”
Review of Jack London Square

Jack London Square
Ranked #6 of 121 things to do in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Shopping, restaurants, and Jack London's cabin.
Hayward, California
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Choose Il Pescatore”
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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Grande Prairie, Canada
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300 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
“Go during daylight hours”
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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119 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Sunday Special”
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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37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Fun place”
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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51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Waste of time”
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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