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Plank, Oakland

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3.8
  • This is the place your going to want to come back to. My first time I came here I was really wanting to go bowling ( even though I was going to get crushed) it was a really fun time and the food was g...  more »
  • To me this place is good all the time. I have been here a few times always for different occasions. A date night in jack London, you can go here to start OR finish the night. Weekend daytime for an af...  more »
  • Why did I not read the Yelp reviews first? The fish and chips: fish was lukewarm and the batter was mushy. French fries, despite me specifically requesting them extra crispy, or soft and greasy.  more »
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  • We decided to celebrate a birthday here. We all had so much fun. We started out with bowling since there was lanes avaliable. After we started bowling, they came and took our food and drink order. We played and snacked on some really good fried shrimp and fries, sliders and chicken wings. After that we moved in to the pool table upstairs. More food and drink as they kept our tab open. The group split up to play some basketball and air hockey in the arcade. You'll need to get a card and load it with money for all the arcade games. I suggest starting with at least $20 to get more game credits. I ended up leading $30, but several of us in the group was loading up to play games. We never made it to the outside activities. They have spaces for private parties which we'll need to consider next time. Our group of 12 had a great time n we ended up staying for almost 5 hrs.
  • You might like it, you might not. We stopped by for a beer and a bite, so opted not to brave the caverns inside and went for the beer garden instead- so this doesn't cover the interior of the joint. And, I suspect that if we'd gone there to go bowling, I'd have to adjust my review somewhat. The garden itself is rather nice. Row-style tables (just grab some available seats) which are exactly the sort of thing a beer garden should have, and plenty of overhead heaters to stave off the evening cold. Unfortunately, our server was completely overbooked. There should have been at least one more person for his section, from watching the guy run around like a madman trying to take care of everyone. Thankfully the folks next to us were jovial, as from what I gathered there had been several problems, including getting the wrong order- and to the server's credit, did everything he could to make things right. But, he saw us right away, and we didn't have to wait too long to get our drinks. I suspect we got lucky since we were on the fringe of the seating area, and the folks next to us needed a little more attention. Food-wise, She had the Barbacoa fries, and I opted for the cheese steak. The meat on the fries was pretty good, but the cheese steak was pretty...well, it shouldn't have been on the menu. In both cases, the fries were pretty generic food service fare, and not worth eating on their own. Decent beer selection tho.
  • I really want to like this place because it's close to home and it has a nice outdoor atmosphere (not to mention dog friendly). But the food is mediocre and usually the service is unbelievably slow. I can put up with average food because it's just nice to be outside. But every time I've been here I've literally had to flag someone down just to order a beer. I'm a reasonable guy so even if a waiter passed me by and said "someone will be right with you" or "I'll be right back to help you" I would be cool. But no, the people that work here will look at you dead in the eye and not care that you've been sitting there for 20 minutes thirsty AF. Honestly, I would come here a lot more to grab a brew if they had better service.
  • Good food. Nice play area inside. If you sit outside be prepared for an extra wait. Also be prepared for to feed all the pigeons that flock the tables.
  • Great place except the bar staff actually sucks. Like really bad. Prefer the same drink twice and they were completely different both times. Also the bartender didn't close me out for 10 min. I just sat there and asked again and again. Also the food looks pretty marginal.

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