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Yankee Pier - CLOSED

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


US$15 - US$20
American, Seafood
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Littleneck Raw Clams
Half dozen
Fried Full Belly Clams
Cocktail & tartar sauce
Chile-Lime Ceviche
Bell peppers,‏ pineapple, cilantro, avocado & lemon
Steamed Manila Clams
White wine, garlic & herbs
Jumbo shrimp $16.50
Bay shrimp $12.00
Chilled Shrimp Cocktail
P.E.I. Mussels
Curry cream sauce, chiffonade basil
Fried Monterey Bay Calamari
Cocktail & tartar sauce
Griddled Salmon Cake
Roasted corn‏ relish
Popcorn Shrimp
Cocktail & tartar sauce
Yankee Pier Raw Platter
3 oysters, 2 littleneck clams, 2 jumbo shrimp & chili-lime ceviche
Cup $6.75
Bowl $11.50
Classic New England Clam Chowder
Cup $6.75
Bowl $11.50
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Yankee Salad
Romaine, radicchio, fuji apple, sweet & spicy walnuts, shaft blue cheese
Caesar Salad
Parmesan, croutons
Mixed Greens
Lemon basil vinaigrette, ranch, blue cheese, louie dressing
Blackened Pacific Rockfish
Crispy fried polenta, English peas & carrots
Oven Roasted Alaskan Halibut
Yellow wax & romano beans, whipped potatoes, olive tapenade
Grilled King Salmon
Corn pudding, cherry tomato salsa
Grilled Local Petrale Sole
Roasted potatoes, sautéed spinach & lemon-caper sauce
1 1/2 lb Maine Lobster
Red potatoes & sautéed spinach
Beer Battered Fish & Chips
Two piece, fries, coleslaw & tartar sauce
Grilled King Salmon Nicoise Salad
Basil balsamic dressing, boiled potatoes, summer beans & cherry tomatoes
Fresh Tombo Tuna & Monterey Jack Melt
Hand-cut kettle chips
Blackened shrimp $16.00
Blackened rockfish $17.00
Chile-lime ceviche $17.00
Seafood Tacos
Cilantro-lime rice, black beans, tomatillo sauce, cumin sour cream
Grilled King Salmon Sandwich
Spicy remoulade, romaine, pickled onions
Oregon bay shrimp $16.00
Hand-picked dungeness crab $24.00
Fresh maine lobster $25.00
Seafood Rolls
Griddled brioche bun & kettle chips (served chilled or hot)
Fried Shrimp Po’Boy
Spicy remoulade,‏ kettle chips
Bay shrimp $19.00
Fresh-hand picked dungeness crab $24.00
Louie Salad
Butter lettuce, avocado & sieved egg
Manila Clams w/ Linguine
White wine, garlic, herbs
Grilled Chicken Breast
Fried polenta triangles, wild mushrooms & whole grain mustard butter
English Peas & Carrots
Yellow Wax & Romano Beans
Whipped Potatoes
Sautéed Mushrooms
Sautéed Spinach w/ Red Onions
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great place for fresh seafood which was excellently prepared. I have been going there for years. I am not certain why they have left.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 97EdwardD
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there several times and have never been disappointed. The seafood is always cooked to perfection and the restaurant staff are very friendly and accommodating.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Karen M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly the Yankee Pier in Lafayette has closed as of January 11, 2019. It will be missed. That does not leave Lafayette with a seafood restaurant any longer, although other restaurants usually have a seafood entree option.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank nuts4neil
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After 11 years, looks like the rent increases and other factors caught up with them. They served their last meal in Lafayette earlier this month. My rating is obviously skewed

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank K7456ACjohnc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What the hell is Moana thinking?? This place is packed every time we go there and is the only seafood venue in the East Bay Lamorinda area.

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Lacydog
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We like going to Yankee Pier for their seafood. The service is very good. In summer, the outdoor patio is a good place to seat with our little dog. Sometimes, inside can be crowded with families and not a nice atmosphere in my opinion. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NoraUrbo
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Great local place to get fresh seafood without the frills or fuss. Casual atmosphere, great customer service, and excellent fish and seafood. Ambiance is plain, but outside patio dining is cute. Corkage fee is only $15.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Unassuming-that is the best description. However, appearances belie the reality. This restaurant has top quality ingredients, properly and reasonably prepared, with outstanding service. The bread and in season heirloom tomatoes would be enough to satisfy the discriminating eater. Clams, salmon and crab cakes were enjoyed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Allen L
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Went with girlfriends following a busy day. We had a quiet corner table and were able to visit and have a conversation without straining to hear. They offer a nice variety of seafood dishes, although a bit pricy. Our dishes were perfectly prepared and very...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Diane C
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Yankee Pier has always been a great place to stop with friends for a quick lunch or dinner. This non-assuming restaurant is the middle of the quaint town of Lafayette, CA. If I had one wish, it would be for a better wine list. Otherwise,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank C6906SSlindav
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