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Yankee Pier

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3593 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-3803 (Lafayette Circle)
+1 925-283-4100
11:30 - 21:00
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lafayette ca, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A favorite spot of my moms and me. Takes us back to our east coast route. Yummy seafood and chowder. Good desserts too!

Thank Todd S
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

this is our go to place for good seafood and oysters in Lamorinda. Chef Mike is awesome and there is a nice wine list and great selection of oysters

Thank Mark A
St. Helena, California
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68 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another nice meal with family. The food is very good and during January, the wine list bottle purchases are half off during Monday thru Friday. Love the Beer Battered Shrimp. Service is good for kids and seniors. Have a kids menu and an Oyster Bar. Also a full bar and decent wine list. Located on the main drag in Lafayette.

Thank Leo A
Lafayette, California
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523 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I've been to the Yankee Pier several times over the years and keep hoping for an above average experience - but each time it disappoints. The food is decent but not memorable, the service adequate but not notable and ambiance is clean but not impressive. During our most recent stop, my wife and I each ordered the petrale sole -... More 

Thank LightFighter
Lafayette, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Two couples out for dinner: oysters and martinis were great. The entrées on the other hand were mediocre. The linguini with clams was bland. The lobster roll was extra chewy and served with potato chips and coleslaw. For $27.00, one would expect more. The Petrale Sole and the butterscotch desert were also good, coffee so-so. The service was excellent, but... More 

Thank Richard A
Danville, California
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Ate lunch here recently with friends during the Lafayette Arts Festival. I will give them the benefit of doubt because it was a busy weekend but the drinks and food were unoriginal and overpriced. I had a salad with shrimp which consisted of just that, lettuce and baby shrimp. The other menu selections for our group which ranged from a... More 

Thank SportsMom_11
Lafayette, California
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife and I were celebrating our 36th anniversary so we decided to treat ourselves with a lobster dinner at Yankee Pier. We knew it was going to be a bit pricey, but we had heard good things about it so decided to give it a try. We ate dinner around 5:30, which happens to be in their happy hour,... More 

Thank plochez
Benicia, California
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345 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

My husband and I stopped by for a quick dinner after returning from travel. It was Saturday and relatively early for dinner - about 5:30. We were immediately seated when we entered, and we selected outdoor seating which was very pleasant on the fall afternoon. Our server, Peggy, was so efficient and pleasant - she did a fabulous job! We... More 

Thank hutchss
Lafayette, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

When Yankee Pier opened a few years ago, I was excited to have a new seafood place in Lafayette. However, I was disappointed with the quality of the food. Fish was ordered prepared in a few styles (baked, grilled or blackened) with a choice of sides. After having a few lackluster meals, we stopped going there. About two years ago,... More 

Thank Da1bug
Piedmont, California
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Yankee Pier is a nice looking restaurant, but I found the menu was a bit pricey for the quality of the food. But given the expensive location, I suspect they need to keep their prices high. I had fish tacos ($17), which were just OK. The two tacos were served with white "Cilantro" rice and black beans...and a radish. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3593 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-3803
    (Lafayette Circle)
  • Public Transportation: Block and a half from the Lafayette BART station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 925-283-4100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?