Best Restaurants Around Oakland International Airport
If you're looking for a quick meal before a flight, or a small bite after a flight, you have lots of dining options for you around Oakland International airport, starting with those in the airport itself. And if you're stuck in a layover, you still have wonderful restaurant choices away from OAK itself. We have identified the best 10 restaurants for you below.
Our Top 10: Best Restaurant Recommendations Around OAK
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Airport Dr, Oakland CA 94621, USA
Fenton's Creamery takes our top spot for its location convenience (it's located at Gate 25 in Terminal 2) and its ice cream flavors. With a long history of service that's nearly a century old, the scoop shop at Oakland International Airport continues to be a major stop shop for anyone pre of post flight. Ask for Swedish milk, the chocolate flavor or one of its many newer flavors - you'll love them all.
1 Airport Dr, Oakland CA 94621, USA
Right at the airport, right before security at Terminal 1 is Heinold's First and Last Chance, one of the places with a history as long as the state itself. Just like it's initial offering back in the 1800s, Heinold's continues to quench thirsty and hungry travelers with strong drinks and tasty meals.
280 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland, CA 94621
HegenBurger is easily the most popular eatery outside of the airport, largely because of its menu (burgers are forever popular). You can catch breakfast and brunch here, but it's always open between 9 am and 7 pm on weekdays, and between 10 am and 5 pm on weekends.
77 Hegenberger Rd, Oakland 94621, USA
If you feel like a quick drink before or after your flight, or if you need to catch a game quickly, Diamond Sports Bar and Grill is a good place to get sorted. It's not directly at the airport so you'll factor in a few minutes for traveling to the airport, but otherwise Diamond serves good beers, has enough screens for all major games and a good crowd to boot.
8300 Oakport St., 94621, USA
This In N Out location is no different in service than any other; it offers the same fast food menu with the same level of efficiency as all the others. But it makes for a perfect destination if you need a quick pick-me-up before or after your flight, especially if you prefer takeaway. Find it on Oakport Street.
1 Airport Dr #8, Oakland CA 94621, USA
If you haven't had Mexican fast food lately, there is no better way to start than with Andale's made-to-order fresh food, served in those cute plates right at the airport. Andale's serves everything from margaritas to fast food to everyday American food as long as its on the menu. You'll find it in Terminal 2 outside Gate 28, which is convenient for both pre and post flight dining.
8350 Edes Ave, Oakland, California 94621, USA
Jolly Rogers Diner is like your everyday diner, except it has better-prepared options on its menu, wonderful ambience, great parking options and a good menu selection. You'll like that it's not very far from the airport, and not very far from downtown Oakland either. Check out its website first to check whether it's open and functional. Otherwise, drop by for a quick meal or drink preflight.
1 Airport Dr, Oakland CA 94621, USA
Gordon Biersch is another wonderful dining option around the airport, especially if you feel like a drink right before or after your flight. It's got every American beer you can think of, plus a series of fast food options, including fries. You'll love the authentic on-site brewery experience it distils with its microbrewery, and that's if its ambience doesn't draw you in first. Top marks for location convenience.
60 Monarch Bay, San Leandro, CA 94577, USA
Horatio's is easy to locate, as it's situated close to other restaurants in San Leandro, not too far from the airport or Oakland's downtown action. The menu is simple but good; former patrons rate their meal experience very highly. You'll need to check out their website to reserve a table. As a plus, it has parking space. If you're having trouble locating it manually, you can find it on Google Maps easily.
5 Monarch Bay Dr, San Leandro, CA 94577, USA
El Torito may not be extremely close to the airport, but it offers a wonderful alternative to anyone looking for Mexican cuisine in the San Leandro neighborhood of Oakland. El Torito's is also great for birthdays and small group hangouts. You can catch a meal there - breakfast is also available - between flights as long as you keep time. Otherwise, El Torito is perfect for both long term and short-term residents.