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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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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“crab cakes” (10 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (9 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a special lunch with Andrew, Linda, Andrew’s parents, and Andrew and Linda’s young children Emma & Ryan. They used to be our neighbours in central London (about ten years ago) so there was a lot to talk about and catch up on. We...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We had a class reunion plated lunch for about 110 people here and it was most delightful and the staff was very accommodating. Food was very good as was the service. Private dining room held us all comfortably and the view was gorgeous for the...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 27 August 2018

There were seven of us; six adults and one 2 year old. We were seated right away at a very nice table near the window with a great view. The service was very good. The servers paid extra attention to my 2 year old granddaughter...More

Thank Twinoakmom
Reviewed 14 August 2018

I was torn between 3 and 4 stars for this place - I would probably say 3.5 but that is not an option so I rounded up. It is lovely sitting on the dock on nice days and getting a drink and an app. The...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Enjoyed an early dinner at Lake Chalet. It has an awesome view overlooking the water. We ate on the deck. They offer gondola rides, but we didn't have time to get one. The Shrimp and Crab Louie salad was awesome; as was the Rainbow trout...More

Thank Jan8127
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

The outside deck is wonderful for lunch or a late afternoon snack and drinks. The food is okay although the Shrimp Louie salad is quite good. The wait service is friendly and Helpful.

Thank 22Janjim20
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I've been here a few times and eaten dinner or lunch indoors at the restaurant. The food is average at best. So why do I give this restaurant a "very good" rating? The reason is that if you eat outside the ambience more than makes...More

Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 29 June 2018

Easy stop to have a quick bite or meal alone or with friends. Afternoon gets busy and staff attempts to accommodate. Popular location with a great view.

Thank Rosa B
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Our family gathering at this eatery on Lake Merritt was marred by the lack of service. We were a party of 12. We arrived at 8 p,m and waited and waited for a server. The establishment was not full or even moderately packed.. The menu...More

Thank pointbreakrider125
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Great location with beautiful view of Lake Merritt and Easy Bay Hills. Perfect for Sunday brunch on a Summer day.

Thank StephenSFBayArea
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Anne J
19 May 2016|
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Response from Susanne G | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, and there are even steamed options!!!
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, 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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