Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://kincaids.com/page/home
  • Phone: 5108358600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Weekend Brunch: Sat & Sun 10:30am-2pm
    Try our Bloody Mary Bar & Champagne Specials!
    Lunch: Daily 11am-3pm
    Dinner: Mon-Thurs 3pm-9:30pm, Fri & Sat 3pm-10pm, Sun 3pm-9pm
    Lounge: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
    Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Raul Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: The restaurant can accommodate parties of 100 people or more. Please call a manager for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Sean Palmer 5108358600x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Embacadero West
  • Public Transit: Bus #58, 59, 72, 73
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet available
A word from Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Located on the waterfront in historic Jack London Square, lies Kincaid's Bayhouse. Truly, today's interpretation of a traditional Fish, Chop and Steakhouse. One will find the food and beverage to be the finest available and where possible, prepared and served in the tradition of an old-time Fish and Steakhouse. Fresh fish flown in daily, prime select cuts of beef, along with signature dessert items are just a few reasons that set Kincaid's apart from other restaurants.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (90)special occasion (64)romantic (41)good for groups (33)fit for foodies (30)great for lunch (22)great for brunch (21)kid-friendly (13)neighborhood gem (12)great for outdoor dining (9)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (8)hot spot (7)notable wine list (7)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Nice welcome, good service, pleasant view, perfectly cooked salmon, very nice!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It remind me of a restaurant@a mall
    Badfood
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    To get to your seat you had to walk thou kitchen, while cooking going on. Even when the recp. Saw me blowing and whipping my nose. 1st sign of what to expect. Cold food. Having to ask over and over for water,napkins,soup spoons, not teaspoons, ordered lobster-ask for butter-not. Drinks sweating on glasses, from sitting@ bar to long and then asking again, where are the drinks, silverware....I had appetizers, went to use bathroom, came back, everything was gone. Waiter/wAiteress was fast removing plate with food, but slow on bringing it to the table. Pry of 10, half received hot food, 1/2 got lukewarm.....VERY BAD Experiance for 500.00 dollars
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  • view not enough
    serve2allVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Lovely bay views but a cocktail took 30 mins to get at the bar (only one bartender working the whole place) and my martini drink glass was half full. The total horror was the Kincaid Cut 1lb prime rib...it was NOT TENDER!!!And they charged $40 for that. Expensive meal with poor bar service and not very PRIME rib. The prime rib at Townhouse, Emeryville, is better and less expensive.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • back after a while
    EATS4BB3VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Had two steak dishes GRILLED SMOKED SIRLOIN & CHAR-GRILLED FILET both were tasty, tender and cooked as ordered. My dining companion felt the CHOWDER had too much going on, but the GRILLED JUMBO TIGER PRAWNS made up for that. MAYTAG BLUE CHEESE SALAD is still great as is the OVEN ROASTED CRAB AND ARTICHOKE DIP. Made for another good meal the next day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good experience
    eatoutVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We arrived to celebrate an adult's birthday, a party of 8 with 3 children, 1 a busy 17 month old. Our waiter--Carlos--was exceptional--attentive and patient! He made changes to the menu offerings when we asked for both adults and kids, arrived quickly with food for the kids so they didn't have to wait, brought a delicious free dessert to the birthday girl, checked on us frequently, and put up with the children coming and going to and from the table frequently. Our dinners were good--not outstanding, but enjoyable. Children's dinners were reasonable, tasty, and ample. And of course, the view is outstanding. A great place for a family celebration. We lingered quite a while after dinner and never felt pressured to free the table.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful service!
    Dining4Fun03VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We came here for lunch and made a reservation. We came a bit early and were directed to the bar. It took a while to get seated despite many empty tables and our reservation. When we were finally seated no server came by. We had to ask a busboy to see if he could track down someone to help us. At this point we had already been at the restaurant for at least an hour! After finally taking our order we again had to wait and again had to ask for somone to check on it.No one asked us if we wanted water and again we had to track down our server(who we found chatting in the service station) to pay our check. Awful experience. Do not come here over your lunch break unless you have 2.5 hours and don't mind having to ask for everything. What a shame.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mom' Bday
    JuliaChildFan
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Celebrated my mother's 65th birthday here. Kincaid's is a beautiful restaurant by the water with an A+ view. Our waiter, Jacob was charming, helpful and relaxed. He could have used a little more urgency. The appetizers and bread are very good: oysters, calamari and lobster bisque. The majority of the party ordered the scallops, which were excellent. The side of kale, however was not very good. It was a bit under. The birthday girl had the halibut but the corn succotash was OK. Overall, the seafood was delicous but the sides were underwhelming.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    DinerVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Nice restaurant. Menu is a little limited but the food was good. Would recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan/plant based options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Limited to salads minus cheese and dressing. Minimimum effort by restaurant staff to accommodate.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with a friend
    ReneeSVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our visit did not get off to a great start this time. Due to miscommunication, we were left without a server until we brought it to the restaurant's attention. They did then correct the error and our server took over. I have been here many times, but his time was not outstanding. The food was okay, but not exceptional, and the service was also not exceptional. The view of the water is good, and the ambience of the overall setting is good. If I am in the area, I would return, but this was not their best offering.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We have been to Kincaid many times and in general it was good. We feel that both the service and quality of food is degrading, The main course was delivered late. More concerning is the Halibut was very dry and somewhat cold.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AUD1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very enjoyable evening"" Food was Great as ALWAYS'' Waiter was very courteous and efficient . Will definitely return real soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    Paulablu
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Arrived 30 minutes early for my husbands 65th birthday. Was seated right away. I requested a window table with a great view in my reservations which was honored even though we were early. Totally great experience from the time we arrived to the time we left
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Unfortunately, this was a "Birthday" dinner for a very good, close, co-worker of mine. When the dinner was delivered it was not piping HOT, in fact it was "luke" warm.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent dining experience
    Pablo
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I was graciously welcomed by attentive staff, then ushered to a table with spectacular waterfront views, with nearby sailboats and gulls adding to the restaurant's already elegant ambiance, including its light, rhythmic music in the background. Wait staff Todd and manager Tim were super cordial, providing upbeat, efficient, and caring service throughout my more-than-pleasant stay. After a healthy serving of the Organic Mixed Greens (with just the right amount of fennel), the main course of Rock Bass with rice kept me increasingly intrigued as I savored every taste. Green beans al dente complemented the undeniably satisfying dinner. Definitely returning with friends, and I'll be sure to treat them and myself to dessert.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • menu
    Southerne36
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The menu had some great choices; however, I think T - bone steaks should be added to the menu. Southerners love T bones and this would have made the experience more enjoyable. The kitchens fan system was quite dirty as well. You may want to have it cleaned. Other than this, it was a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marta
    Marta
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Best ever Lavender Cosmo! Excellent food and very good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just okay...
    JenniQuinn
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I indicated we were celebrating a family reunion and wanted something with a view. Our reservation was at 5:15 and definitely a time with direct sun exposure, so we were hoping the restaurant would have had the forethought to put us somewhere we could enjoy the view without drawing the shades. They sat us on the side where the sun sets and "unfortunately" had to draw the shades to get out of the blinding sunlight and heat... they would not accommodate to move a party of 9, so we got no view to speak of. 1/2 the table had their backs to the view anyways. During seating, 2 of us did not get menus and I had to get my own. Twice we had to get up to get server's help and 30 minutes to place an initial order...Food was good but overpriced.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pass- go somewhere else!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Had the parmesan crusted chicken breast- not cooked on one side- sent it back- came out again- the same thing. Ruined our lunch. The waitress was snotty and talked too fast- short, curt, we will NOT go back. Go to Horatios, or Scotts. For sure.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 67 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1282 reviews are from the Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland reviews archive.
  • Unfortunate this time
    gbenz40
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have had three good experiences at Kincaids, however this time the service was terrible.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food poor service
    alec
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    service left a lot to be desired, the bus boy seemed competent but the waitress was dissorganised and the hostess must have been new and inexperienced, but the food was very good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food/Very Slow Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I always enjoy Kincaid's food...keeps me coming back. But, almost every time I have come, the service has been slow. This last time was the ultimate in slow service. There were not many people, yet the service was super slow. Hard to understand. I may have been able to understand if the restaurant was packed. This is an area that really needs to be worked on. If it weren't that the food is so good, I would not return. Time of day I and the other three in my party were there was approximately 1:30 p.m. this time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's not what it used to be
    fluffydog
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Kincaids has lost something. I'm not sure what but it just feels tired. A few months ago The staff was terrible. However, at my most recent date there the staff was much better. The steaks are still good but the menu needs some updating. It's still good but not great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a beautiful view
    brunchVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    mashed potatoes with the pork chops and short rib were a little tired looking. Short rib needed seasoning. Prime Rib was good, but no nice crust as advertised.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HowieVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food was excellent. I had the twice cooked chicken which was delicious. The clam chowder was prepared at the table. Our server Jacob took great care of us and we will insist on being at his station when we return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OUTSTANDING AS ALWAYS
    ArtOVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Everything about my dinner at Kincaid's was terrific! Our server, Carlos, was a delight! He was polite, engaging, funny and very helpful. He knew the menu very well and guided us through difficult choices among the many tempting items. He was attentive without hovering and always approached us with a smile and an eagerness to help. I have the impression that this man really enjoys his job at Kincaid's and his positive attitude is contagious. The food was great! I had the Teriyaki Glazed Salmon, while my date had the ribeye steak. Both dishes were prepared exactly as we had requested, medium rare steak and medium well salmon. The atmosphere and ambiance were terrific, as was the beautiful view. Kincaid's never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Warm Welcome at Kincaids
    ReneeSVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We have made it an annual tradition to have lunch at Kincaids over the summer. We are retired teachers and we worked together over the past sevral years. Kincaids has been great at assigning us a good table with a view. The reservation process was easy and efficient. We were seated when about half of us were there, the waitress was patient with our ordering and good about getting our attention to place the order. The food came out quickly and was well prepared. It was a great get together for us, and a good job on the part of Kincaid's to make us feel comfortable and welcome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kincaid's is a Winner!
    Divadebbie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I've dined at this restaurant many times and it's always a pleasure. The bar scene is enchanting, you can catch the plays of the day on the TV monitors and the appetizers, salads & entrees are worth the wait. My favorite libation is the "Lavender Martini"!!! You can't go wrong at Kincaids!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely place
    Puffydust
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Brunch was really fantastic! Our server was awesome and very attentive, particularly in refilling our coffee (without us having to ask). We were impressed with the garlic bread and blueberry muffins which came out to start, especially when our server brought them before we'd decided what to order. Really enjoyed the pear bread pudding French toast and my bite of hubby's Breakfast Wellington. We sat by the window and our friends' toddler quite enjoyed the view of the boats passing by. I think/hope this will be nice place to which we can return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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  • Poor experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We did not have a good experience at Kincaids. Service was very poor waiter was overwhelmed serving to many tables. The food was the worst of the entire experience clam chowder for everyone at table of 8 was cold crab cakes were dry and salad served with crab cakes was wilted and without any dressing . Sliders had very little meat on them. Cod fillets was not nut encrusted and they were over cooked Waiter tried his best but was unable to provide good service. We will definitely not be returning
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This restaurant used to have great food and service. It has gone way downhill in the past year.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a dissappointment
    Derby
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We live in So. Cal and whenever we are in Northern Califorinia we try to make sure to eat one meal at Kincaids. Regina was our server and she was great. We had brunch for the first time. I will say it was not as good as the dinners we have had but still worthy of a try.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting
    Unacceptable
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We did not enjoy Kincaid's: .. . What is with patrons wearing hoodies and baseball caps, rolling joints at the table and behaving like a bunch or adolescents? No lie, the next table over from us had a couple seated for dinner. She was dressed nicely, he wore a hoodie with the hood up and a baseball cap on top of the hood. When she got up to leave, he started rolling joints at the table. No Staff member came over and suggested he do that outside. Their behavior on top of the other thuggish looking patrons spoiled what should have been an enjoyable dinning experience. Baseball caps, hoodies, doo rag bandanas. The dinning experience was really tarnished and we won't be going back to Kincaid's again because of it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunset
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Great meal but all the people on one side of our table were blinded when the sun was setting. Don't go at night until after dark.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but a little loud
    Arm1123
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Our waitress was very nice and the food we ordered was good, but the restaurant was a little loud so it made the ocean views less peaceful. Still good though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family
    JimL
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We have a yearly family meal (7 people) at Kincaid's and as usual a good time was had by all at our table overlooking the marina. Our server was great until one meal mysteriously disappeared. She apologized and offered a free wine and desert and we think the problem of the missing food was probably caused by the kitchen. The last plate finally arrived, after others were finished with their meal. The food was very good although the Copper River Salmon special was slightly overdone and dry
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LaideeJ
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I brought my visiting from out-of-town daughter here as I knew there was a beautiful view. We actually saw a sea lion playing in the water. Very cool! The crab sandwich was delicious as usual and their bleu cheese salad is the best!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SoSweets1
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    great service, great food, great prices, friendly staff
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    KandT
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Seated promptly at a window seat. Everything we ordered was delicious. I had lobster bisque followed by the seafood salad. The salmon in the salad was possibly the best salmon I've tasted. My teens had the Copper River salmon which was also outstanding. My only complaint was that the 2 prawns in my seafood salad had no flavor. Hubby had the lobster tail. They allowed me to special order for my daughter off the children's menu. You can't go wrong with the desserts. We have high expectations for dessert. The chocolate decadence cake, pear bread pudding and mousse were all excellent. The mousse was arguably the best I have had. Our server was Cleaver. His service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love salmon but no more sliders.!
    Doll
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I ordered salmon sliders just to try something different and because I love salmon.. Don't think I'll order salmon sliders again.. I'm not a slider type anyway but others may like it..!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.