photo credit: Deanna Sandoval
Fort Oak is where to go for expertly charred seafood dishes cooked over a Santa Maria-style wood-fired grill. The space used to be a Ford dealership, but now there’s a horseshoe-shaped bar and a chef’s table inside instead of a bunch of American-made vehicles. All of those details really make the place work for almost anything, from a solo round of cocktails (including low-abv options) and $1 oysters at Happy Hour, or a date night in the indoor-outdoor dining room, to ordering a giant seafood tower with a group. Stay for desserts like the panna cotta with pistachio ice cream, and consider checking out the cash-only dive and karaoke bar The Lamplighter that’s just a five-minute walk away.