Southie is named after the predominantly Irish-American Boston neighborhood, which is filled with old-school pubs and taverns that serve American classics and stalwart ales. In the same tradition, Southie Oakland captures the essence of the casual urban East Coast eatery with its well-executed sandwiches, salads, and chowders, along with locally sourced beers and wines on tap.
Since opening in 2010, Southie started as the casual annex of Wood Tavern, its wildly popular and refined sister restaurant. But word of Southie’s simple yet memorable offerings soon caught on throughout the East Bay — with accolades from SFGate, East Bay Express, Diablo Mag, and KQED Bites. And unlike sister restaurant Wood Tavern next door, no reservation is needed to indulge in their pulled pork sandwich with pickled jalapeños and lime aioli.
What’s great about Southie is that you can pop in any time throughout the day and know you will enjoy a perfectly executed meal, where the quality of each component speaks for itself, and be out on time for your next appointment.