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Skates on The Bay

100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
+1 510-549-1900
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“seafood” (58 reviews)
“clam chowder” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I was in town visiting my son and wanted to go somewhere nice for seafood. At first glance of the reviews I was hesitant but am so glad we decided to try it out! The views were spectacular and the food, just as incredible. Everything...More

Thank Goobbetts
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We wrapped up the stratrgic meeting today with a good meal. I ordered the shrimp and grits which were pretty darn good. I wish I had ordered dessert as it looked amazing. The sunset view was stunning and I can't wait to come back with...More

Thank Berlinda B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I made open table reservations for a belated Father's Day celebration and we were seated near the window! The view is gorgeous as it was almost sunset! We went all out since I bought gift cards at Costco ($200 worth for $79.99 x2 or $160)....More

Thank KWong55
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our meal, and the view. Thank you to the manager that moved us closer to window when she saw I was disappointed with where we were sat.

Thank maggie121333
Reviewed 1 week ago

My first visist, I waxed poetic about the way the menu was written, the creative and impressvie entrees. The next visit - so exicted to be back - not impressed. The location is so spectacular- out of towners are impressed - so we returned a...More

Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a group of 9 people to Skates. It was my first time there. We shared an appetizer of calamari that was good, done with sort of a sweet Thai chili sauce. The appetizer was good. The rest of the food wasn't. No...More

Thank rhctraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful service, food and view in that order but keep in mind the view was excellent. Head here for a very worthy dinner, lunch or buffet

Thank Jeff P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our wedding anniversary and I requested a window table when reserving the date. We had a lovely table by the window and the view was amazing. No fog!! The artichoke and crab dip is a must have. We both ordered off the daily...More

Thank 440rosemarym
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by friends, what a great place. Fantastic setting on the water with views over yo SF, a great place to enjoy the sunset with good food and service. Not the cheapest, but then not every restaurant has the view! We would return!

Thank John M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is overpriced for quality...very basic salads Decor has not been updated in many years Short walk from Doubletree at Berkeley Marina

Thank NatureEnthusiast7
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What time is happy hour?
1 March 2017|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
We were there around 5ish on a Tuesday and it was happy hour whilst we were there.
Victoria G
Who owns the restaurant
25 December 2016|
Response from cjlulu | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I am unable to answer your question. I recommend you try emailing your question to the restaurant, or if possible call them directly. Good day to you.
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio? And is there an outdoor patio?
2 July 2015|
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Response from Michaele2244 | Reviewed this property |
Skates does not have an outdoor eating area. It is built at the end of a point, with a magnificent view of San Francisco, as well as the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. I am certain there is no outside patio... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
    (University Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: The AC Transit, #9
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-549-1900
  • E-mail
Skates on the Bay is known for their fresh market ingredients, innovative menu, and spectacular views of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco. This beautiful and historic waterfront gathering place for fresh seafood and unmatched views of the San Francisco Bay, recently completed (April, 2012) a major interior design renovation, including the addition of a new raw bar, glass-walled private dining room and innovative menus. Originally opened in 1983 in the Berkeley Marina, the reimagined Skates on the Bay is a stunning restaurant to enjoy cocktails at sunset, late night Happy Hour, weekday lunch, weekend lunch or brunch with the family or dinner with a date any time of year.
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