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Skates on The Bay

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100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611 (University Ave.)
+1 510-549-1900
11:00 - 23:30
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Sun 10:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 10:30 - 23:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had brunch in this restaurant on the bay. There were 7 in our party and we had a reservation for the first seating. We had to remind the waitress to bring several items we ordered or requested (such as water, hot water for tea, or hot sauce). One of our appetizers didn't arrive until after our main courses. The... More 

Thank Judy B
Berkeley, California
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85 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Location on the water overlooking the Bay, bridges and beyond....food mediocre...and very expensive.Waited for drinks in the Lounge forever (20 mins). Good drinks but after that wait, we were ready to die of dehydration. Appetizers of calamari and dragon roll were good but California Roll..not so good. Biggest disappointment was their special feature entree of Steelhead Fish DROWNING in a... More 

Thank 784michael
Parker, Colorado
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all I highly recommend you make a reservation for this wonderful place on the bay! If you don't you might wait for a while...either way, it's worth it. We were lucky enough to get a great window seat and it was magic from then on. Our waiter was Ray...ask for his section...he was fun, informative and on top... More 

Thank Tish S
Almassora, Spain
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was enjoying a coffee with my partner there only to watch the breathtaking views from this restaurant. It was amazing! We didn't try the menu but some people were having dinner and everything looked delicious. About the price, it was not too expensive if you have in mind the great views you can enjoy comparing to other restaurants in... More 

Thank SaraiCuesta
Makati, Rizal, Philippines
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really loved the structure, interior and ambiance of the restaurant. The view outside was spectacular especially when the sun set. We were very well accommodated by our waiter, he was really helpful and would check on us once in a while. Excellent service for such a busy restaurant. Food was delicious, the oysters were fresh. The steak was unfortunately... More 

Thank Patricia G
State College, Pennsylvania
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124 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there during a work day for an early lunch, so got a window seat. The view itself worth the visit. The food was simple, but nice and clean. A definitely worthy way for an easy gathering. Will try dinner next time.

1 Thank Chun L
Antioch, California
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to bring out of town guests. It is very impressive being on the Berkeley Marina. The surroundings is very nice with great views of the Bay! The restaurant has a wonderful bar for waiting (if you have no reservation), atmosphere, drinks and food. The place is very nice, clean, the staff is courteous, friendly and... More 

Thank LOVECali2013
Corsicana, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clam chowder & garlic bread is very good, the sea bass looks scary but tasted ok. The key lime pie is good.

Thank RunningBearTx
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for a friend's birthday. A good selection of fish, but the prime rib is always a favourite of mine when I visit Skates. A great view of the City across the Bay too.

Thank Mike S
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our waitress Taz was great. Food was OK. My croissant sandwich was the best of the four meals ordered, and it was good, tasty, filling. My husband's croque monsieur was small; he ended up finishing my bfast. A friend's duck and tortilla specialty didn't have any duck, just tortilla and sauce. The apologized and took $10 off her meal. Coffee... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?