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

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

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

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

Hyatt House Emeryville 5800 Shellmound St.,  Emeryville (510) 601-5880

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

Imperial Inn 490 West MacArthur Blvd (510) 653-4225

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

Moxy Oakland Downtown 2225 Telegraph Avenue  (510) 974-1112

Sonesta Emeryville 5555 Shellmound Street, Emeryville (510) 652-8777

The Kissel Hotel 2455 Broadway (510) 216-1500

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


The Den at the Fox Theater

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1807 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 302-2250

Enjoy food and drinks before every the show at The Den. The Den is a sophisticated bar located inside the venue and open to the public typically an hour prior to doors time. Our gourmet menu and specialty cocktails await!


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

362 17th St
(510) 502-7743

Aburaya is a punkrock influenced restaurant specializing in Japanese fried chicken and seasonal izakaya plates. Everything is freshly made in house, from marinades to sauces and seasonings. Produce is sourced fresh from local weekly farmers’ markets and organic and natural products are used as much as possible.


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2135 Franklin Street
(510) 288-3668

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.


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

100 Grand Ave, Suite 111
(510) 907-7555

Bravo TV’s Top Chef Nelson German (Season 18) represents his Dominican Republic lineage by offering an authentic regional food menu paying tribute to his roots. A NYC-style Dominican restaurant, alaMar Dominican Kitchen spotlights German’s upbringing in Washington Heights, Manhattan and the foods he ate with his family at home and the local street fare in the neighborhood. German brings a unique take to family recipes with his contemporary NYC twist on traditional dishes.

Bar Shiru

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1611 Telegraph Ave
(510) 920-0299

Bar Shiru is the Bay Area's first hi-fi vinyl listening bar. Inspired by the jazz kissa tradition in Japan, Bar Shiru plays mostly jazz, soul and international groove records in their entirety on a fully analog, audiophile sound system. Their menu features unique craft cocktails, a highly curated spirits list and a selection of local beer, wine and sake.


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1901 San Pablo Avenue
(510) 839-0000

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.

Cafe Van Kleef

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1621 Telegraph Ave
(510) 763-7711

A wonderful place to relax after a busy day; enjoy an elegantly strong drink flavored with fresh-squeezed fruit and the finest selection of top-shelf liquor to be found anywhere. Located in Oakland's lively Oaksterdam district, just around the corner from the City Hall. Cafe Van Kleef has become home to a very wide-ranging clientele of bohemians, artists, entrepreneurs, politicians & urban professionals of all ages. Cafe Van Kleef originated as an art gallery and and from there expanded into our coffee bar, and eventually into our full bar!


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2300 Valdez Street
(510) 588-6924

Calabash is a fruit; once dried and hollowed out, it stores food. But, it also serves other purposes; it is used as an inkpot, cosmetic container, and a market woman’s money box. Its multi-disciplinary properties are why Calabash was chosen as the restaurant's name. A place that embodies this concept with its restaurant, marketplace, and bar offering.


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2337 Broadway Street
(510) 338-3272

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.

Curry Up Now

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1745 San Pablo Ave
(510) 858-7475

Think tikka masala burritos, deconstructed samosas and sexy fries. Curry Up Now takes traditional Indian flavors and present them in a friendly, recognizable way. Their obsession is amazing tasting food, but we’re just as passionate about making sure our guests have an incredible experience the moment they walk through our doors or step in line at our food trucks.

Drake's Dealership

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2325 Broadway Auto Row
(510) 568 2739 x 40

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.


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

382 19th Street, Oakland

DREXL serves outstanding cocktails, carefully selected craft beers and their spirits list is deep and eclectic.


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

468 19th Street
(510) 893-0174

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.

Emporium Oakland

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1805 Telegraph Ave
(773) 697-7922

Emporium Oakland, sister-site of Emporium SF, is an arcade bar that boasts a huge collection of pinball games, arcade games, foosball, skeeball, and more! Emporium also features a variety of craft beer on tap, an innovative cocktail program, a full bar, live DJs and special events.

Farley's Coffee

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

33 Grand Ave
(510) 835-7898

Established in 1989, Farley's has been the hub of the community. They believe that coffee is best when shared with others and that coffeehouses hold an important place in a connected, healthy community. From magazines, to board games to cornhole in the street, Farley's is much more than just a place to grab your morning cup, it is a place to connect, be inspired and to touch into your community.

Friends and Family Bar

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

468 25th Street
(510) 225-0469

Friends and Family Bar is a woman and queer owned business. Each month they feature a special shot on our menu, with 100% of proceeds benefitting gender affirming surgery fundraising efforts.

Good Luck Gato

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1915 San Pablo Avenue
(510) 788-6217

Oakland's first and only izakaya cantina! Good Luck Gato is inspired by the lively drinking and eating cultures of Japanese izakaya restaurants and Mexican cantinas. Located around the corner from The Fox Theater, they serve fun drinks, tasty small plates, and good times.

As a cozy and casual neighborhood joint, you can stop by and they'll find you a table or a seat at the bar. They also take reservations for a portion of the dining room and heated patio - visit goodluckgato.com to grab a table!

Home of Chicken and Waffles

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

444 Embarcadero West
(510) 836-4446

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.

Ike's Sandwich

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2204 Broadway
(510) 338-6789

Ike’s Sandwich 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 Sandwich 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

Known as a place where all are welcome, this “izakaya for everyone” offers homemade gyoza, donburi rice bowls, cocktails, and plenty of ramen. The menu is inspired by Chef Kyle Itani's extensive travels and a brief residence in Japan. Itani Ramen is located directly across from the iconic Fox Theater on Telegraph Ave. Happy Hour is Tues. - Fri. 3-5:30pm and Sat.-Sun. 4-5:30pm!


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1951 Telegraph Ave
(510) 588-6924

Kinfolx is a modern-day public square. Kinfolx is a community that is centered on the fundamental value of our shared humanity. We hope to be a home away from home and a refuge for those from all backgrounds and a hub for diverse communities to connect and come together.

Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1520 Lakeside Drive
(510) 208.5253

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

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.

Left Bank

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

55 Webster
(510) 588-6924

Inspired by the birthplace of the original Parisian brasseries along the Left Bank of the Seine river in Paris, an area known for being a creative hub and haven to artists and Bohemians, Left Bank Brasserie is a group of authentic Parisian-style brasseries by Chef Roland Passot. The Brasseries pay homage to the joie de vivre that is synonymous with the Left Bank neighborhood in Paris. Guests are invited to step into French culture, in a vibrant, social atmosphere that captures all the charm of traditional brasseries and iconic alfresco dining of France. Inspired by the Parisian-style Bar Américain, an extensive cocktail menu features classics of a bygone era, along with a wide range of rotating taps, seasonal drafts and bottled beer, and an expertly-curated wine selection.

Make Westing

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1741 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 251-1400

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.


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2442a Webster Street
(510) 238-1100

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.

Noka Ramen and Bar

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

90 Frankin St.
(510) 588-6924

At NōKA Ramen, our mission is to introduce Bay Area with our “Hakata” Tonkotsu style — creamy and rich pork broth; pairing with HOMEMADE artisan noodles — smooth, firm and bouncy texture; using Japanese techniques to deliver our guests the golden experience.


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1900 Telegraph Ave.

Palmetto is a New American restaurant in downtown Oakland, right across the street from the Fox Theater. Chef Manual Bonilla describes the style of food as "New American made by a New American." As a first generation American, he weaves flavors from his heritage (mother from the Phillipines and father from El Salvador) into classical cooking techniques and familiar American dishes. The Cocktail Menu, curated by Bar Manager Jeanie Grant is influenced by classic cocktails, but introduces modern tropical flavors and unusual spirit pairings. Palmetto also offers a curated Wine and Beer list that focuses on small producers. Their sister bar The Kon-Tiki Room, serves exotic drinks, innumerable rums, and delectable bites in a tropical oasis. It is the perfect place for a night out in downtown Oakland.


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2295 Broadway
(510) 588-6924

Parche is a contemporary Colombian restaurant, that pays homage to the incredible biodiversity, native ingredients, and the cultural melting pot of the country.

We cannot wait to showcase everything from the Pacific to the Atlantic, from the depths of the Amazon, and the peaks of snow-capped mountains


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

357 19th Street
(510) 451-1357

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.

Pho 84

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

354 17th St
(510) 832-1338

Oakland’s oldest Vietnamese restaurant! Pho 84 serves traditional Vietnamese pho & other regional staples using the freshest high quality ingredients.

The Punchdown

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1737 Broadway

Stylish, upscale wine bar pairing natural & biodynamic blends with New American small plates.

Señor Sisig

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

330 17th Street
(855) 747-4455

In 2010, San Francisco’s street-food scene was taking baby steps, trying to walk the city’s complicated permit requirements. To make it, you needed passion and vision—exactly the two things that fueled the launch of Señor Sisig’s first food truck that year. Inspired by the success of Roy Choi’s Kogi Korean taco truck in Los Angeles, high school friends Evan Kidera, who has an MBA from San Francisco State, and Gil Payumo, an experienced chef, saw Filipino food as a Bay Area cultural force ready to break out.

Driven by word of mouth on social media and the popularity of San Francisco’s newly launched Off the Grid street-food events, Señor Sisig quickly became a local phenomenon. As San Francisco and the wider Bay Area have embraced street food as a beloved form of eating, and expression of grassroots culture and the entrepreneurial spirit, Señor Sisig has grown, too.


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

2123 Franklin St
(510) 397-9817

Chef Mohammad Abutaha moved from Amman to the Bay Area, where he couldn’t find the flavors from home, so he started a pop-up to satisfy his cravings and introduce Jordan-style street food to others. Shawarmaji’s menu is short and simple, which is best for the small operation.

The shawarma is made with chicken (Abutaha hopes to offer lamb soon, too), which is marinated in yogurt and flavored with a seven-spice blend. Abutaha toasts his spices, which adds a smoky, slightly bitter flavor to the sweet-leaning blend. for the wrap, he shaves the meat from the spit to order, adds homemade pickles and a generous slathering of potent toum, tightly rolls it up into a slender cylinder using a large flour tortilla – yes, a tortilla — and presses it on the flat top with a cast-iron press. Abutaha said in Jordan the wraps are often smaller, but there are places that serve the long version, “missile-style” like he does.


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1825-3 San Pablo Ave
(510) 271-1888

Yingji Huang became fascinated with Japan after traveling to Tokyo at age 15 for a summer vacation that turned into a three-year sushi chef apprenticeship. Eager to bring his newfound skill set to the States, Yingi moved to Los Angeles, where he owned Kippa in Beverly Hills and established Asia De Cuba Restaurant Group’s sushi program. A decade later, Yingji’s aspirations became a reality, as he partnered with friend and former colleague Andy Liu to open sushi bar Kakui in Oakland’s Montclair neighborhood. At his newest restaurant project, Shinmai, Yingi unites with Andy again to bring a lively izakaya experience to Uptown Oakland.

Sobre Mesa

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1618 Franklin Street
(510) 858-7544

Craft cocktails and tapas are the stars of the show at the Afro-Latin cocktail bar Sobre Mesa. Small-batch spirits are beautifully paired with high-quality ingredients culled from owner Nelson German’s family recipe books. Every cocktail celebrates cultures with deep-rooted histories from the African and Caribbean diasporas. Sobre Mesa transports visitors to an island getaway right from the comfort of their lavish seats in the heart of downtown Oakland. Lush textures with sexy ambiance set the tone for an unforgettably luxurious evening. Come sober, and leave sobre.


Fox Theater - Neighborhood

401 13th Street
(510) 285-6451

An American Brasserie from partners Omri Aflalo and Darrin Ballon, located in the iconic Tribune building, 401 13th & Franklin Streets. Ingredient driven brasserie favorites, exceptional service, and warm hospitality. Recently named “The Hottest New Restaurant in the East Bay” & “The Hottest New Cocktail Bar, in Oakland” from @eater_sf. The food and cocktails merge classic taste, with local style.

Xolo Taqueria

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1916 Telegraph Avenue
(510) 986-0151

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.

Yonsei Handrolls

Fox Theater - Neighborhood

1738 Telegraph Ave.
(510) 588-6924

Located across from the Fox and the newest hot spot in the neighborhood, Yonsei Handrolls serves open-faced Japanese sushi handrolls made with top-notch fish. Sip on sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails, set to a soundtrack of 90s hip hop, and get lit by a Tokyo-inspired neon sign that spells “Yonsei” in English and kanji characters — a nod to Chef Kyle Itani’s Japanese and American heritage.