If you’re planning on coming to stay in Oakland at The Inn at Jack London Square, it’s very important that you know about some of the amazing culinary opportunities that are available in Oakland today. Oakland has opened its borders to restaurants from around the world and cooks who are preparing one-of-a-kind meals the likes of which you can’t find anywhere else. Oakland is quickly becoming a hotbed for restaurants and foodies and during your stay there are a few must visit restaurants.

Miss Ollies 

Miss Ollies is located in old Oakland and this restaurant focuses on real Caribbean soul food. At this place you can get a skillet fried chicken, plantations or salted fish with plenty of other restaurants in the area serving up tortillas, traditional style beans and more. Miss Ollies is an authentic dining experience that simply can’t be missed.

Miss Ollies



Nido located in Jack London Square Nido, the authentic Mexican restaurant features a Californian spin on traditional Mexican food. Enjoy a wonderful chilies, tortillas, greens and more all served up beautifully and ready for sampling.

Nido Kitchen and Bar


Tribune Tavern

If you are missing your local gastropod, try the Tribune Tavern downtown which features a wonderful array of delicious pub food ranging from steaks, pulled pork, pot pies, wings and more. This is casual dining at its finest and the perfect place for you to sample some of California’s best craft beer.

Tribune Tavern



Hopscotch is one of the ultimate fusion restaurants in the downtown area. With a retro diner décor, hopscotch serves up a variety of California Asian food featuring its own Hells kimchee, its own take on Ramen noodles and more. Most of the dishes on hopscotch’s menu are designed to be paired with its large selection of whiskeys which can be found at its expansive whiskey bar.

Hopscotch Oakland


These are just a few fantastic restaurants to try during your stay at The Inn at Jack London Square.