The Fourth of July is only a couple of days away, which means it's time to think about how you're going to celebrate. Specifically, where to find those classic foods that scream red, white and blue.
In the spirit of freedom, Hoodline crunched the numbers to find Oakland's top all-American dining destinations, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a curated list of options.
Sure, they’re not native to either the United States or the old British colonies, but few things seem more American than that summer staple, the hot dog. Oakland, we’ve got ideas on that.
1. Rosamunde Sausage Grill
Topping the list is Rosamunde Sausage Grill. Located at 911 Washington St., Swans Marketplace in Jack London Square, the restaurant and beer bar, which offers hot dogs, sausages and more, is the highest-rated hot dog spot in Oakland, boasting four stars out of 436 reviews on Yelp.
2. Kasper's Hot Dogs
Next up is the Dimond's Kasper's Hot Dogs, situated at 2551 MacArthur Blvd. between Laguna and Wilson avenues. With four stars out of 57 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score hot dogs and sandwiches has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Happy Dogs
Foothill Square's Happy Dogs, located at 10601 MacArthur Blvd. between Myers Street and 106th Avenue, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the traditional American spot, which offers hot dogs, breakfast items and more, four stars out of 40 reviews.
If you're craving classic American food like meatloaf, hamburgers or mac and cheese, consider a celebratory Fourth of July meal at one of Oakland's top traditional American restaurants.
Topping the list is Homeroom. Located at 400 40th St. between Webster Street and Shafter Avenue in Mosswood, the traditional American spot, which offers comfort food and more, is the most popular traditional American restaurant in Oakland, boasting four stars out of 5,355 reviews on Yelp.
2. Flora Restaurant & Bar
Next up is Flora Restaurant & Bar, situated at 1900 Telegraph Ave. between 19th Street. With four stars out of 1,308 reviews on Yelp, traditional American spot and cocktail bar has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Oakland Grill
Jack London Square's Oakland Grill, located at 301 Franklin St. between Third Street, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the traditional American breakfast and brunch spot four stars out of 1,038 reviews.
A solid option that conjures the feeling of the open road, one of these beloved Oakland diners can serve up grub that'll have you singing "God Bless America" in no time.
1. Sequoia Diner
Topping the list is Sequoia Diner. Located at 3719 MacArthur Blvd. between Loma Vista and Brown avenues in the Laurel, the diner and breakfast and brunch spot is the highest-rated diner in Oakland, boasting four stars out of 503 reviews on Yelp.
Next up is Piedmont Avenue's Lovely's, situated at 3758 Piedmont Ave., The Lodge between MacArthur Boulevard and Yosemite Avenue. With 4.5 stars out of 32 reviews on Yelp, the diner, which offers burgers and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Jolly Rogers Diner
Jolly Rogers Diner, located at 8350 Edes Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the traditional American diner and bar four stars out of 294 reviews.
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