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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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“seafood” (67 reviews)
“clam chowder” (31 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in after the lunch hour for a drink and the restaurant was still fairly busy. We were seated net to a window with a water view, which was very nice. Good job on the Tanqueray Martini and the house Chardonnay was decent. Lovely...More

Thank kathy-mgt
Reviewed 3 days ago

In 1992 Marilyn and I flew to Cabo San Lucas to experience traveling together. On February 16th (two days after Valentine's) we were at DiGiorgio's drinking martinis and watching the sunset through Los Arcos when I proposed. The 16th of February 2018 is a 25th...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our table shared Kung Lao Calamari, the texture and taste made my mouth happy! However, the Open-Faced Crab sandwich deserved an ENCORE...no room in my tummy but I wish there was :-) The Romain Caesar was fresh and colorful. Finally, the ambience and customer service...More

Thank All0ttatravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed Skates on the Bay for lunch. My entree was their Coho Salmon with Beurre Blanc Sauce, fingerling potatoes and seasonal sautéed vegetables. The presentation was appetizing and the salmon was done to perfection. The fish was obviously fresh and the sauce complemented the...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Skates has become the go-to place for an annual cousin reunion. The location on the bay, the sounds of the waves as you walk over the bridge to the restaurant, the views, service, margaritas, and food are always excellent. On this visit, we split the...More

Thank StarLady99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a very enjoyable dinner at sunset. We had a table right at the window. I was able to watch the kayaks and ducks float on the water. I had never seen this view of a sunset with views of both the Bay Bridge...More

Thank Infodiva415
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Enjoyed a good dinner in the party room. Staff was attentive and atmosphere was nice. Food was good but not great. The service was definitely the highlight.

Thank Katherine K
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I have eaten at Skates many times over the years and have found the food and service to be very good (never great) and the views to be outstanding. On our most recent visit over the holiday period, the views were still excellent but everything...More

1  Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Loved the sunset view , kamara our waitress was pleasant . They took us without prior reservation and it was nice , definitely will be back

Thank shabanh_13
Reviewed 4 January 2018

You can find a place to park. It's got a spectacular view of the Bay. The food's good, too. What else could you want?

Thank traveloften617
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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
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.
1 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
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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