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The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

#26 of 1,051 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521 (17th St.)
+1 510-735-9047
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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San Diego, California
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117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after taking the kids to Fairyland. Parked right across the street for free, as opposed to the valet. Love the location right on the lake! The kids menu was very plentiful and very good, and our food was excellent (boneless ribs with polenta, butternut soup, and hamburger). Favorite drink by far was the fresh pomegranate lemonade-... More 

Thank yolofam4
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've heard they have great French toast but I was there for taco Tuesday. It was good but not great. The drinks were cool and our server Samuel was exceptional.

Thank fungShea
Level Contributor
46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Lake Chalet before for an office Christmas party and the location is stunning. Gondola rides are available, but it's been too cold each time I've visited, though I would definitely suggest doing that. So, this time I came on a Sunday evening, there were 5 of us, the restaurant was rather empty, we didn't have a reservation... More 

Thank RJ J
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

More than once perfunctory service, at table and at bar. Happy hour food really mediocre at best. Its like they don't have to try because of the beauty of the setting and the building itself. Drinks only is your best bet

1 Thank Josette K
Sacramento, California
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229 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

While on a walk around the downtown area we came across the Lake Chalet right at lunch time on a beautiful Saturday. While it was busy with three special events and the usual Saturday crowd, we were quickly seated on the outdoor deck right on the lake edge. The menu offered a good selection of brunch items as well as... More 

Thank chaslin19
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I really want to like this place. It looks great, the view is amazing, the drinks are good. I'm a local and live close by so I've been here several times at different times (brunch, late afternoon cocktails, dinner several times, etc). For drinks with a view you can't go wrong. The oysters are great as well. Don't waste your... More 

1 Thank Bob S
Evanston, IL
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153 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A great place for Sunday brunch with a full bar and an extensive menu. Of course outdoor dining is the best in good weather. Goof food and good and courteous service. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Farenzy
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The location is amazing. The selection of food, especially the seafood is wonderful. Friendly staff and great view of the lake underlined the whole picture. It was a pleasure to be there.

Thank edgar7619
Cancun, Mexico
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is in a lovely setting overlooking the lake. We came on one of those gorgeous perfect days. Really wanted to eat outside on their pier and made reservations asking for that. Unfortunately, they had a wedding outside and another reception going on, so we had to eat inside. Still lovely view but wish we had been informed beforehand.... More 

Thank Nancy C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We were able to get a table on the pier. Our waitress was very attentive, professional and fun. Food was good. And it's a great place to have lunch on a sunny fall afternoon!

Thank Ian D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
    (17th St.)
  • Public Transportation: The Lake Merritt Bart station is 6 blocks away. 14th St & Oak St - (0.17 miles) — AC Transit #13 Jackson St & 17th St - (0.21 miles) — AC Transit #59
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-735-9047

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