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The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
+1 510-735-9047
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (13 reviews)
“ginger sorbet” (2 reviews)
“crab cakes” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed Mother's Day brunch at the Lake Chalet. Our party enjoyed the waffles, crab cakes benedict, seafood Louie salad, steak & scrambled eggs, and other entrees, coffee, tea, orange juice and drinks. The food was good, but we enjoyed the family gathering in a...More

Thank C W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is okay, but the views are what makes it indulging. My daughter had the lobster sausage which she loved. The look of it could have been more desireable, but she ate it all. My fish and chips, not so much. No seasoning and...More

Thank LRM321
Reviewed 14 April 2018

My wife and I have been to the Lake Chalet 15-20 times for lunch of the last few years. We keep returning because the restaurant has a beautiful location on the shore of the lake, an attractive facility and very good food. Only 2 small...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The weather was gorgeous and decided to have a drink at the chalet. They have redone the location and you can have a peaceful drink at the end of the deck, great view. the bar inside has been redone and is excellent as well. Location...More

Thank Budapest4Lausanne
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Four of us had a variety of dishes (seafood, steaks, pasta, burgers, soups, hearty salads), drinks and dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious. The water view was stunning. Parking was easy. Prices were fair for a nice restaurant in the Bay Area. I liked that there...More

Thank Laura193
Reviewed 16 December 2017

The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill is a very large restaurant capable of handling large groups, so keep that in mind, especially during the Holiday Season when many groups are planning parties. It can get crowded and reservations may prove problematic. Fortunately the manager...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Top of the game, friends and loved ones! Did Lake chalet today because a friend recommended this place, lol, nice ambiance and service but the food was served cold, wow, I should have had a salad! I order the sauté spinach, crab cakes, wings and...More

Thank Buttermansolo
Reviewed 6 December 2017

A lovely setting overlooking Lake Merritt, a somewhat average fare as far as food is concerned. The crab cakes could have had better spices in them and the fish tacos were OK. My friend told me the chowder was good.

Thank Gamine1949
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Upon several recommendations from fellow foodie Amtrak workers, I explored this storied restaurant on the lake. Arriving in time for the wanting happy hour menu, I ordered a beverage of choice (martini) at an equally choice price ($6). Nice! The array of oysters offered we're...More

Thank Lafemmegiselle
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I really love all the outdoor seating and that patrons can bring their dogs. Service and drinks were pretty good, food just ok. The crab cakes were good, but the food is mostly overpriced.

Thank WillowSands
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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