We wanted to create a place where diners can eat delicious comfort food made with locally farmed fresh ingredients and enjoy the beautiful California weather. So, we did, and we call it the Smoke Shack, located at plank in Jack London Square.

This BBQ shack is where food and fun join together to create an experience anyone can enjoy with their family and friends.

BBQ Shack Menu

We set out to create the best BBQ in Oakland, and nothing less would do. Our plates and handhelds come with classic sides, ensuring each one has something special to keep you coming back.
Try some of our more popular menu items:
  • Beef Ribs Plate with French fries and Apple Slaw
  • Half Chicken Plate with French fries and seasonal vegetables
  • Hickory Pork Sandwich with sweet potato fries
  • Jalapeño Cheddar Smoked Sausage with Campfire Beans and Apple Slaw

For those having trouble picking just one plate, try the sampler. You can pick three of our savory plate options from our pork spareribs, sliced brisket, pulled pork, jalapeño sausage, and smoked chicken. Choose any two side items listed above.

Make sure you try our craft jerky, with classic flavors like:

    • Lemon pepper
    • Teriyaki
    • Habanero
    • Chipotle root beer

Grab a drink in the Beer Garden, and be sure to ask about our rotating draft beer menu.

Outdoor Activities

BBQ in Oakland, CA would not be the same without outdoor fun.

Enjoy your food, drinks, and fun in our beautiful outdoor space. The modern Beer Garden offers draft beers with seasonal options in 16 or 22 ounces. Whether you prefer the bite of a hoppy IPA, the smooth taste of ale or amber brews, or the sweet treat of a cider, you’ll find something to slip on in the warm California sun.


There are happenings every day of the week at Plank:
  • Monday-Friday from 3-7 p.m. is happy hour where you get $3 off drinks and appetizers and half-off for bowling and the arcade.
  • 10% off military discount on food every day!
Military and service members get 10% off every day.

Make the Smoke Shake your place for lunch or dinner plans, and take advantage of our facilities for the ultimate sports-watching experience.