Food & Drink in Merritt

Sandwiches, Ethiopian Food, and Coffee at Cafe Lakeview (Up to 52% Off). Three Options Available.

Cafe Lakeview

Cleveland Heights

Smoothies, quick bites such as salads and sandwiches, and a few Ethiopian specialties at a cafe with a view of Lake Merritt

$22 $11

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Bay Area Dinner Show Magic and Variety Performance for One or Two (Up to 47% Off)

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

$100 $55

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Lunch Combo for Two or Catering for 20 at Bissap Baobab (Up to 46% Off)

Bissap Baobab Oakland

Oakland

Oakland outpost of the popular San Francisco restaurant serves Senegalese cuisine such as wraps, curry, and crepes

$26 $14

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Up to 50% Off Ethiopian Cuisine — Sheba Dining; Valid Friday, Saturday 5:30 PM - 10 PM

Sheba Dining

Downtown

A world-wise chef with a seasoned palate prepares meat and vegan dishes and often substitutes herb-infused olive oil for butter

$40 $20

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One-, Three-, or Five-Day Juice Cleanse from Uptown Juice Company (Up to 16% Off)

Uptown Juice Company

Downtown

Each cleanse includes six 16-ounce bottles of juice per day, plus a phone consultation with a holistic nutritionist

$89 $75

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Two 10- or 20-Wing Combos With Dips, Seasoned Fries, Veggie Sticks, and Sodas at Blend Wings (Up to 47% Off)

Blend Wings

Oakland

Wings come in 13 different sauces, from mild garlic parmesan to mouth-numbing super hot habanero

$18.72 $10

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$17 for $30 Worth of Peruvian Cuisine at La Furia Chalaca

La Furia Chalaca

Produce and Waterfront

Chef Maria Fiestas crafts Peruvian dishes such as ceviche and empanadas procured from classic family recipes.

$30 $17

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Bar Plates and Drinks for Two or Four at Galeto Brazilian Grill (44% Off)

Galeto Brazilian Grill

Old City

Sip on beer, wine, or a mixed drink while snacking on small plates such as ceviche or Portuguese sausage with roasted pork tenderloin

$51.90 $29

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Zagat-Rated Seafood at Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House (Up to 43% Off). Three Options Available.

Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House

Oakland

A dream team of chefs construct delicate sustainable-seafood dishes at this luxe eatery with waterfront views

$120 $69

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$47 for a Mexican Meal with Drinks for Two at El Gusano Restaurante Taqueria & Cantina (Up to $61 Value)

El Gusano Restaurante Taqueria & Cantina

Old City

House speciality guacamole, with lime juice, cilantro, and jalapeños, complements classic Mexican dishes and frosty cocktails

$61 $47

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Steak and Seafood Dinner at Kincaid's (Up to 40% Off)

Kincaid's

Waterfront

Restaurant serves up classic American dishes such as slow-roasted prime rib, seafood etouffee, and rigatoni bolognese

$50 $30

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Upscale Cuisine for Dinner at 3000 Broadway (30% Off). Two Options Available.

3000 Broadway

Oakland Ave - Harrison St

Sports bar creates upscale cuisine such as baked mussels, garlic prawns pasta, honey barbecue baby back ribs, and whole crab

$30 $21

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers, Entrees, Wine, and Dessert at Pasta Pelican (Up to 51% Off)

Pasta Pelican

Alameda

Fettuccine alfredo, pan-seared chicken, and pepperoni pizza served in a waterfront restaurant with views of the Oakland–Alameda Estuary

$70 $35

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Dinner and Wine for Two or Four at Dragon Rouge, with Fundraiser for Alameda Fire Victims (Up to 41% Off)

Dragon Rouge

Alameda

Contemporary and traditional Vietnamese cuisines such as spring rolls and family specialties cooked in clay pots; local Alameda winery wines

$100 $59

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Three or Five Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Ice Cream and Desserts at Cookiebar Creamery (Up to 50% Off)

Cookiebar Creamery

Alameda

Sweets shop crafts custom ice-cream sandwiches with fresh cookies and scoops in flavors such as vanilla, cookies ‘n’ cream, and green tea

$10 $5

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Peruvian Cuisine for Two or Four at Chicha Bistro (50% Off)

Chicha Bistro

Alameda

Pan-seared fish with aji Amarillo sauce, steak strips with fries, and pork spare ribs marinated in aji panko, honey, and beer

$30 $15

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Southern Food for Two at Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar (30% Off)

Nellie's Soulfood Restaurant & Bar

Oakland

Chefs prepare Southern-style dishes such as deep-fried or grilled oysters, fried chicken, and barbecue baby back ribs

$40 $28

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Rated Best Thai Restaurant by the East Bay Express in 2011, Chai Thai Noodle earns its title with a vast menu of authentically prepared dishes imbued with vibrant flavors and spices. Chai Thai Noodle's masterful and lively preparations have earned the chefs enthusiastic accolades and multiple high-fives from local press; their pork leg stew in particular inspired across-the board ardor. The San Francisco Chronicle's Carol Ness credited owners and chefs Sangchai Vatanachai and Amnouy Manyvong for making "'pork leg stew' three of the most exciting words in the language of Thai food." John Birdsall of the East Bay Express mentioned that it had to rate "among the most satisfying meat dishes in all of East Oakland," and SF Weekly’s Meredith Brody cited the stewed leg, accompanied by pickled vegetables and mustard greens, as her primary motive for dining at Chai Thai Noodle.

545 International Blvd
Oakland,
CA
US

BERLYN’S (BGE) is an eating establishment focusing on bring healthy, nutritious, and fast food to Oakland ,CA. BGE is an upscale delicatessen specializing in a combination hot & cold sandwiches, Burgers, salads, plus specific recipes focusing on the Bay Area soul food cuisine.

132 International Boulevard
Oakland,
CA
US

California is too vast and diverse a state to capture through just one medium. That's why Oakland Museum of California combines art, history, and natural science collections—more than 1.8 million objects total—to tell the state’s story.

Organized around themes of land, people, and creativity, the art gallery showcases more than 70,000 works from the 19th century through present day, ranging from paintings and sculptures to new media. Encompassing more than 100,000 artifacts, including several thousand bird eggs, the natural sciences gallery spotlights seven particular landscapes, including Yosemite and Mount Shasta. The history gallery includes more than 2,200 objects that trace major periods in the state's history, tying together the lives of the indigenous people, incursions by Spanish settlers, and the giggling mad dash of the gold rush. In a nod to the history of Tinsel town, the interactive Creative Hollywood station lets visitors create an animation, add sound effects to movies, and forget a personal assistant’s birthday.

Forming the roof of each level, verdant gardens separate the galleries, while more greenery and sculptures beautify the museum's outdoor roof gardens and courtyards. The museum uses more outdoor space to hosts its Friday Nights @ OMCA, a family-friendly market full of live music, dance lessons, and local cuisine. Local and seasonal ingredients, meanwhile, flavor the dishes available in the museum's Blue Oak café. The café doubles as a residency for jazz bassist Ron Crotty, a founder of The Dave Brubeck Quartet, who grooves his way through jazz standards every Friday.

1000 Oak St
Oakland,
CA
US

The waters of San Leandro Bay serve as picturesque surroundings for the Devour Food & Beer Fest, which celebrates the region's eclectic culinary scene and the talent behind its gastronomic creations. Attendees have the opportunity to chat with more than 100 visiting chefs, restaurateurs, food artisans, winemakers, and brewers while indulging in samples. In between sips of wine and craft beer, guests can visit more than 30 food booths and enjoy tastes of everything from smoky barbecue and gourmet pickles to seafood and artisan pizza. The festival also includes live cooking demonstrations throughout the afternoon, teaching audiences how to cook restaurant-worthy cuisine or tell the difference between soup and dessert sporks.

Bellevue Avenue 568
Oakland,
CA
US

The menu at Champa Garden presents an assortment of cuisines, including Laotian, Vietnamese, Thai, and other nationalities of scrumptious Asian descent. The veggie clay pot combines two cooking methods with pan-fried silver noodles mixed with vegetables and ginger, then baked in a clay pot ($6.95)—a cooking apparatus more appropriate than the muffin tins used in back alley eateries. Lao’s noodle soup, kaow paik, is a homemade noodle soup served in chicken broth that warms the insides of any ingestor and can be augmented with chicken or seafood ($5.45 medium, add $1.50 for seafood) for a more protein-packed slurp. With all the beers at Champa Garden under $3, including Heineken ($3), Singha ($2.75), and Beer Lao ($2.75), no diner can blame the pad kea moa ($5.95)—drunken noodles—for their fragrant and boisterous company of basil, bamboo, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, chili peppers, and choice of meat.

2102 8th Ave
Oakland,
CA
US

The Terrace Room’s art-deco furnishings, elaborate ironwork, and white-draped tables evoke an elegant supper-club vibe that complements the restaurant’s classy confines in the Lake Merritt Hotel, built in 1927. The eatery’s upscale American dishes borrow influences of Cajun, French, and Italian cuisines, which chefs skillfully weave together and artfully plate to cultivate a sophisticated and luxurious dining experience. Amid picturesque murals and panoramic views of Lake Merritt, dishes parade out of the kitchen bearing local and seasonal ingredients, as well as organic touches, such at the Bison chocolate stout that flavors battered fish 'n' chips. Chicken and dumplings sate stomachs with tender meat from Petaluma free-range chickens—a tasty and humane alternative to chicken cooped up in a cubicle all day—and the menu brims with sustainable seafood, platefuls of pasta, and flavorful cuts of beef. Servers splash wine into glasses, or bring up bottles of requested vinos for those hoping to discover the flavorful bounty or Cracker Jack prize inside.

1800 Madison St
Oakland,
CA
US

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