Southern food for brunch or dinner is never the wrong move, unless you’re trying to do a lot of activity afterwards, in which case, maybe think again. This place on the border of the Mission and Bernal makes fantastic chicken and waffles and eggs benedict at brunch and fried chicken and ribs at dinner. If you’ve never had fried okra, now’s your chance.
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We appreciate the oven engineering at PizzaHacker, but the pizza they turn out is just solid.
El Rio in Bernal Heights is one of our old reliables - especially with it’s excellent outdoor space.
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Westwood is a Marina bar that turns into a party every weekend. Ride the mechanical bull at your own risk.
Lois The Pie Queen
Lois The Pie Queen is a North Oakland institution that serves chicken and waffles, biscuits, pancakes, and pies.
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Brenda’s French Soul Food
Brenda’s serves some solid breakfast and brunch food with a New Orleans twist, but it’s never quite as amazing as the menu promises.
This casual Bernal Heights restaurant has a huge patio that’s ideal for brunch or burgers with friends.
Bakesale Betty in Temescal makes the best fried chicken sandwich in Oakland, if not the world.
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