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“People watching and mojitos!”
Review of Plank

Plank
Ranked #175 of 1,353 Restaurants in Oakland
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

While visiting Jack London Square, we decided on a whim to have some frosty beverages and snacks. Mid afternoon on a Sunday we were able to find a nice table outside under some trees near the bocce ball courts. Service was prompt and friendly. The Blackberry mojito was outstanding! Good selection of draft beers which were served very cold.
We weren't very hungry so we decided on some wings and were just a bit disappointed. The mango habanero was not spicy at all. Fortunately the wings were filling (good portion size) and tasty, just not zesty.
Great place to spend an afternoon and just chill (or get more active with the sports available for play).
Would definitely spend another lazy day out on the patio here enjoying the beverages.

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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Here for a business event so we had the back room rented. Good selection of appetizers, bowling of course, and they were running drinks as the bar was not open in the room. Service was great and also out back an open patio area for Bocce ball.

Thank Tom D
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

If you were visiting Oakland, this would be the worst possible place to spend your time. This place has been open for a few years and locals have hated it ever since. The service is rude, the food is terrible and overpriced, and the bowling is extremely overpriced. If I could give negative reviews, I would for Plank. There are so many other great ways to spend your time in Oakland, please do not waste a minute of your life at Plank.

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1  Thank KJG510
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

This place is at the corner of Embarcadero, a few blocks from the Oakland Jack London Amtrak train station. It is maybe 15 minutes' walk from downtown Oakland; there is also a free circle-route transit bus that stops nearby, that connects the Jack London Square area with downtown Oakland.

When I was there (Friday evening) it was noisy and festive but not too crowded. I had a beer and an appetizer - that was more than enough for one (generous portion sizes). The host and serving staff were friendly. There were several TVs showing sporting events.

While the immediate neighborhood was ok - mostly tourists and locals - there are streetside homeless camps a few blocks to the east.

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Thank palmercottage
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

I was staying at Marriott in downtown Oakland. This place is about a 15 minute walk. I was there mid-afternoon . Liked the vibe so much I returned the next day. I really enjoyed the vibe of this place. It probably helped that the weather was perfect. Sat outside both days and enjoyed trying some of the local beers on draft. They have a bunch ! People were inside bowling, people outside eating and lounging and others drinking beer while playing bocce !

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1  Thank BILLinDC2015
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