America's Best Diners

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Hopscotch; Oakland, CA

Touches like the checkered flooring and swiveling, vinyl-topped counter stools give Hopscotch its homey diner bona fides, as do menu favorites like buttermilk fried chicken and the First Base burger (it's layered with griddled beef tongue). But thoughtful cocktails and chef Kyle Itani's grounding in Japanese cuisine—evident in his elegant, roe-topped Yonsei oyster—make this modern diner a foodie destination to boot.

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