The Neighborhood

Located in the vibrant Uptown Oakland neighborhood, the Fox Theater is surrounded by some of the best places to eat, drink and rest in the Bay Area. Here’s a list of our favorite nearby spots.

Recommended Hotels

Claremont Resort & Spa – 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley (800) 551-7266

Courtyard By Marriott Emeryville – 5555 Shellmound Street, Emeryville (510) 652-8777

Executive Inn & Suites – 1755 Embarcadero (510) 536-6633

Four Points by Sheraton – 1603 Powell Street, Emeryville (510) 547-7888

Hilton Garden Inn – 1800 Powell Street, Emeryville (510) 685-9300

Hotel Shattuck Plaza –2086 Allston Way (510) 845-7300

Homewood Suites – 1103 Embarcadero (510) 663-2700

Doubletree Berkeley Marina – 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley (510) 548-7920

Marriott Oakland City Center – 1001 Broadway (510) 451-4000

The Washington Inn – 495 10th Street (510) 452-1776

Waterfront Plaza Hotel – 10 Washington Street (510) 836-3800

Restaurants

Agave

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2135 Franklin Street
(510) 288-3668
www.agaveuptown.com

Conceived from a love of food and community, Agave Uptown made its debut in June 2016 at the Kapor Center for Social Impact in Oakland, CA. Located in the heart of Uptown Oakland, Agave sets the standard for authentic Oaxacan cuisine in the area.

Belly

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1901 San Pablo Avenue
(510) 839-0000
www.bellyuptown.com

Expect Korean-Mexican fusion influence by Los Angeles street food: kimchi-stuffed tacos, steak and French fry burritos, and tempura-topped burgers, plus house-made lemonades and potent truffle fries.

Calavera

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2337 Broadway Street
(510) 338-3272
www.calaveraoakland.com

Working to provide the very best Mexican region-inspired cuisine, combined with the rebel spirit of Oakland, Calavera creates an eclectic experience unmatched in the town.

Camber Restaurant & Bar

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1707 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 663-4560
www.camberoakland.com

Camber is a classy, trendy, sophisticated new establishment located in the heart of uptown Oakland. Just blocks down from the Fox and Paramount Theatre, Camber is an ideal spot for lunch, happy hour, dinner or simply just drinks. Enjoy the specialty cocktails and the 7 flat screens of sports while you indulge in the hand crafted authentic plates. With Southeast Asia's influences in spices, the owner has set up a menu with an Asian flare. Those who seek for flavor and spices in a casual-dining atmosphere, seek no further, Camber is here.

Classic Cars West Beer Garden

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

411 26th Street
(510) 922-1319
www.classiccarswest.com

The Classic Cars West Beer Garden and restaurant: vintage cars, art gallery, beer garden & full vegan restaurant! Delicious Vegan comfort food provided by Hella Vegan Eats. Draft line up features Oakland's finest craft brewers such as, Linden Street, Ghost Town Brewery , Line 51, Federation, Fieldwork , Crooked City Cider, Ale Industries, Temescal Brewing and more.

Dogwood

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1644 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 444-6669
www.bardogwood.com

Bars generally do one thing well. Dogwood is an intimate spirits-driven meat sanctuary specializing in cocktails and charcuterie by the pound. Since the sleek, marble-topped deli counter is all the way in the back, it makes sense to start with some cocktails like a classic martini or maybe the citrusy, whiskey-centric Stone’s Throw before zeroing in on a few pounds of salami, prosciutto and bacon. You know, the important food groups.

Drake's Dealership

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2325 Broadway Auto Row
(510) 568 2739 x 40
www.drinkdrakes.com

This classic brick building on Oakland’s historic Broadway Auto Row was once the parts and service department of an old Dodge dealership. Enjoy a wood-fired pizza and sample our fresh beer brewed right here in the East Bay. Kick back and welcome to the Drake’s family.

Duende

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

468 19th Street
(510) 893-0174
www.duendeoakland.com

DUENDE is a collaboration between Chef Paul Canales and strategic visionary and style maven Alexandra Vorbeck and tech whiz and food enthusiast Tony Siress, born from a common passion for creative soulful food, artisan wines, beers & spirits and eclectic improvised music and art. The space is housed in the historic and ornate Oakland Floral Depot building, considered by many to be the Art Deco jewel of the Uptown/Downtown scene.

Flora

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1900 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 286-0100
www.floraoakland.com

Just across the street from the Fox Theater, Flora's classic Californian food has a modern sensibility. The menu is straightforward, but far from boring, as a few unusual combinations and ingredients raise the interest level. The meticulously stirred and shaken cocktails add a rhythmic beat to the symphony of happy dinner chatter.

Home of Chicken and Waffles

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

444 Embarcadero West
(510) 836-4446
www.homeofchickenandwaffles.com

Immensely popular Oakland soul food hotspot Home of Chicken and Waffles (HCW) opened its doors in May 2004. From residents of the neighborhood’s luxury lofts to club-goers looking for a delicious way to end their night, Home of Chicken and Waffles is a hands-down favorite. Originally a franchise of Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles, the family-owned HCW implemented an upscale thematic flair and re-branded itself with a 60’s diner image.

Hopscotch

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1915 San Pablo Avenue
(510) 788-6217
www.hopscotchoakland.com

Hopscotch is an upscale diner serving seasonally inspired cocktails and regional American food with Japanese sensibility in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood. Yonsei Ramen Shop is the savory after-hours shadow of Hopscotch, open every Friday from 11pm to 2am.

Hutch Bar & Kitchen

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2022 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 986-0151
www.hutchoakland.com

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, David King began his 20-year culinary career in Montana and, with stops in Thailand and Copenhagen, subsequently settled in the Bay Area and helped launch Southpaw BBQ in San Francisco in 2011, before opening Hutch where he has combined traditional family recipes with a Californian sensibility with respect to ingredients. Since opening in 2013, Hutch, named after King's grandfather, has been acclaimed by customers and critics alike for its Southern Regional American cuisine.

Ike's Place

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2204 Broadway
(510) 338-6789
www.ilikeikesplace.com

Ike’s Place first opened its door on Halloween of 2007. The man behind the sandwich, Ike Shehadeh, always puts his customer's happiness first. That is what sets Ike’s Place aside from the rest. The bread is baked fresh to order and their soon to be patented “Ike’s Dirty Secret Sauce” is spread on every sandwich and baked right in the bread, and another layer is spread on afterwards to give it that extra flavor. Mmmmm… are you hungry yet?

Itani Ramen

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1736 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 788-7489
www.itaniramen.com

“Itani Ramen is my expression of Japanese ramen culture here in Oakland. I set out to mirror the Japanese ramen experience, one where a bowl of ramen is affordable, served quickly, and always soulful and satisfying. I see ramen in Japan as a creative outlet for chefs working within the constraints of a cuisine mired in tradition. Through my travels I’ve been inspired by the evolution of ramen; each prefecture offers a unique twist, celebrating their local ingredients and representing the best the seasons have to offer. It is with that originality and drive that we present to you, Itani Ramen. ” - Kyle Itani

Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1520 Lakeside Drive
(510) 208.5253
www.thelakechalet.com

The people that rocked San Francisco with the beloved Beach and Park Chalets have opened their follow-up in Oakland -- the Lake Chalet, a 425-seat, multimillion dollar seafood behemoth in Lake Merritt's newly renovated boathouse. The seriously classed-up premises are awash in painted blue wood, blackened steel, and mahogany, and are made up of several distinct dining zones including two fireplaced private eating rooms, an 80-foot marble bar that looks out at the lake, and a dockside patio.

Le Cheval

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1007 Clay Street
(510) 763-8495
www.lecheval.com

East Bay Express Readers' Choice for Best Vietnamese/Southeast Asian for 21 years running, Le Cheval's style incorporates the French, Chinese and Southeast Asian cooking concepts of preparing wholesome, nutritious and special dishes that emphasize quality with quantity.

Little Giant Ice Cream

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1951 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 922-1426
www.littlegianticecream.com

Little Giant Ice Cream was born of a simple love for ice cream. The experiences it inspires, the memories it helps create. It’s simple, honest and easy. But it’s also decadent– a treat for the best of times, and the ultimate comfort during the tough stuff.

Locol

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2214 Broadway Street
www.welocol.com

LocoL is about real fast food made with the ideology, heart and science of a chef. LocoL strives to create a world where eating well doesn’t take a lot of money or time, and where healthy food is the easy choice because it’s not only convenient but absolutely delicious.

Lost and Found

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2040 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 763-2040
www.lostandfound510.com

The family that brought you Oakland’s favorite dance floor, The Layover Music Bar and Art Lounge, has created yet another undeniably Oakland destination, Lost And Found. This is a tranquil spacious sun-filled indoor/outdoor beer garden, where one can get lost in the extensive beer offerings, and found in an accessible menu of high quality, healthy, delicious fare. The beer ranges from the traditional blue-collar pints to the European and local barrel aged high gravity craft brews.

Luka's Taproom & Lounge

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2221 Broadway
(510) 451-4677
www.lukasoakland.com

Luka's menu inspiration comes from the brasseries of France and Belgium. In fact, they've taken to calling their style of cuisine "California Brasserie," which basically means that they've taken traditional French & Belgian brasserie dishes such as oysters, mussels, frites , sausages and cured meats, and put them together in a way that reflects the culinary sensibilities of the Bay Area.

Make Westing

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1741 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 251-1400
www.makewesting.com

Make Westing is located in the thriving Uptown district of Oakland. Wood, iron, and slate make up the décor that resonates with the industrial heritage of the city of Oakland. Make Westing is equipped with a full bar, a variety of gourmet bites, an outdoor patio, and two indoor bocce courts.

Mockingbird

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1745 San Pablo Avenue
(510) 290-0331
www.mockingbirdoakland.com

Mockingbird is helmed by William Johnson and Melissa Axelrod; the pair are veterans of the San Francisco restaurant scene, with Johnson bringing experience from stints at Zuni, Spruce, RN74 and Alembic, and Axelrod from Delfina, Fringale and Ottimista. Now, they've opened their own place, with a strong focus on locally-sourced, rustic food with modern cooking influences.

Mua

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2442a Webster Street
(510) 238-1100
www.muaoakland.com

The cozy bar opens to an airy two-story dining area full of eclectic art that can be transformed into a dance floor or performance space as needed. The upstairs is intimate and lounge-like. The menu focuses on international comfort food such as BBQ pork buns, butternut squash soup, lamb tagine with couscous, and fried chicken.

Parlour

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

357 19th Street
(510) 451-1357
www.parlouroakland.com

Parlour the latest labor of love from the partners behind the iconic Bar 355. Linda Bradford, Travis Dutton, and Patrick Lynch have been planning a restaurant since the beginning of their partnership, and had a vision of a seasonal, ingredient-driven menu that draws upon the bounty of top-quality local producers. Parlour’s Italian influenced, Bay Area cuisine showcases the beautiful wood-fired oven that is the centerpiece of the open kitchen, while the bar offers classic and modern cocktails with an assortment of carefully curated spirits, wines, and beer.

Picán

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2295 Broadway, at 23rd
(510) 834.1000
www.picanrestaurant.com

Tantalizing aromas, rich tastes, stimulating colors, layered textures, enveloping sounds. The tradition of the South. The sophistication of California cuisine. Vibrant cosmopolitan energy. Full-service bar and lounge with Southern Twists and classic standards, alongside the most comprehensive Bourbon selection in the Bay Area.

Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1806 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 251-9400
www.iamrudy.com

Rudy's second location is open on 18th and Telegraph next to the historic Fox Theater in the center of Oakland's Uptown district. Classic American diner fare prepared by with seasonally fresh, often locally sourced ingredients. This diner features 120 seats, full service bar, VIP catering, and food concessions. Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe has been open since 2002 and was born from a desire to create a restaurant where people of all walks of life can feel welcome and at home, eat honest, good, nutritional food at affordable prices in an atmosphere of fun and creativity. Rudy's has received many accolades and awards ranging from television to press to the hard core Rudy Fan's who proudly wear their Rudy's tattoos.

Shiba Ramen

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1438 Broadway
(510) 985-8309
www.shibaramen.com

Shiba Ramen believes in the Japanese ramen experience. They offer a streamlined, ramen-focused menu, complemented by a handful of tasty sides. Cold beer is on tap, as it should be. Shiba Ramen also features rotating draft Bay Area craft beers, and a curated collection of Japanese craft beer and sake.

Umami Burger

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2100 Franklin Street
(510) 899-8626
www.umami.com

Adam Fleischman developed a restaurant concept dedicated to the all-American classic, hamburgers. The ART of creating that perfect mouthful. It starts with the house-ground, hand-formed patty infused with the Umami Master Sauce. It builds with the carefully crafted combination of toppings resting on the lightly toasted and slightly sweet bun. Finally, it explodes with house-made sauces, paired with unique sides, accompaniments and the perfectly paired beverage.

Woods Beer

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1701 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 986-0151
www.woodsbeer.com

Woods Beer is a craft brewing company in San Francisco. They brew small batches of fresh, exciting, and experimental beers, often in collaboration with friends in the Bay Area’s vibrant food and drink world. Woods' inspiration comes from far and wide, but the beers are deeply rooted in the Bay Area. The approach is unconventional but the work is accessible and friendly: Adventurous brews for curious drinkers.

Xolo Taqueria

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1916 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 986-0151
www.xolotaqueria.com

Xolo Taqueria is Restaurante Dona Tomas' new "mission-style" taqueria located in downtown Oakland across the street from the historic Fox Theater. Xolo is a casual, cool and kitschy taqueria featuring a simple menu of unusual and delicious tacos and burritos plus a few other items like the "Danger Dog", a Mexican-style bacon wrapped hotdog, vegan pozole and hot bite-size churros. Beer and wine is served along with house made horchata and seasonal aguas frescas.