Scott's Seafood - Oakland
Scott's Seafood - Oakland

Scott's Seafood - Oakland

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.scottsjls.com/
  • Phone: 5104443456
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - close; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Champagne Brunch Buffet: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Perfecto Cahilig
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Complete off-site catering available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private rooms with views of San Francisco and the bay are available for parties 10 up to 400.
  • Private Party Contact: Ramiro Carabez 5104445969
  • Entertainment: Piano bar nightly featuring the great Maxine Glover Wed-Sat nights.
    Live jazz during Sunday Brunch 10:30am-3:00pm featuring "Just the Three of US"

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Embarcadero
  • Public Transit: Bart located 10 blocks from restaurant (11th Street Bart).
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Validated valet or garage parking available.
A word from Scott's Seafood - Oakland
Located in the heart of Jack London Square, Scott's Seafood restaurant has been the standard for fresh seafood in the Bay Area since 1976. With an incredible view of San Francisco and the Oakland waterfront, Scott's has been named the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Oakland for a good reason. Scott's Famous Cioppino, Seafood Saute', Alaskan Halibut, New England Clam Bake Stew and our award winning Clam Chowder are some of the classic favorites. Piano bar every night with Maxine Glover playing Wednesday through Saturday. Also performing Sunday through Tuesday the incredible John Turk. The Sunday Jazz Brunch Buffet features "Just the Three of us" Jazz group each Sunday. Also, window and patio seating are on a first come first serve basis.
If you are in need of private dinning, please contact our catering services. Scott's offers private rooms for small intimate groups or larger groups up to 400 guests. We also do off-site catering. See you at Scott's!
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Scott's Seafood - Oakland reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (131)special occasion (103)romantic (62)good for groups (61)great for lunch (54)great for brunch (50)great for outdoor dining (50)fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (27)notable wine list (23)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (17)kid-friendly (15)late-night find (12)Show More
  • Very Friendly Staff
    MRRSG
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We made a somewhat last minute reservation, actually about 6 hours ahead of time, for a party of 20, and Scott's staff was wonderful in taking care of us. We were celebrating a special occasion and they even surprised everyone when they brought a special desert for the young lady who's special event we were celebrating. Everyone really enjoyed the food, for most it was their first time at the restaurant, and we will definitely be back at Scott's the next time we are in Oakland.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ReliableFood,GreatStaff,LovelyViews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Once again, Scott's met our expectations for a family night-out. in this case, it was for our 94 year-old auntie visiting from Southern California. Our usual requirements for such events is always good food, doting service and a sunset. We got all three plus some of the loveliest jazz piano anywhere in an Oakland restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stevie
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I asked for and was given an outside table in the perfect spot. The weather was supreme and the food superb. I ordered the Captain's Platter, which is not on the menu but if you ask they will prepare it for you--fried scallops, shrimp, fish, julienne fries and green beans. It was delicious and very fulfilling meal. As others said the food is on the expensive side but worth it as this is not your everyday kind of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrimp Salad
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The bacon on the bacon-wrapped shrimp was almost uncooked. Otherwise, the food was excellent. Hugh & Virginia Stapleton-Smith, frequent visitors with V's 93 year old father.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch
    GreenGirl
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Personally for the price it’s just not worth it. The only thing going is that they are probably the only place left that gives you unlimited Champagne or mimosas. Sad to say will not go again. Just really too expensive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5-Star Perfection
    Critique
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    It's very rare for me to recommend a restaurant so highly, but this one checked all the boxes with high marks. I was critical in every way, but the service, food, environment and cleanliness surpassed my expectations. Great job Scotts!! We will certainly come again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scott's in Jack London Square
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Excellent sea food! Sit by a window and watch the world go by in ships! Soft piano music lends to the ambiance. Very good service.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Priceeeee
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I felt the prices are to high for for what you get. For three of us, it was over $150.00 without drinks. I don't like fish that much to return anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for brunch
    ray420
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I like Scott's for brunch. The food is always good and the is service is excellent. We like to order off of the brunch menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday Jazz Seafood Brunch
    CharlesHVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Had a fantastic time at the Sunday brunch -- tons of and a variety of foods. Had a jazz band with a singer -- a drummer by the name of Smiley did an improv number with his drumsticks, walking around the room pounding on things (really cool). Seemed there was a table in the bar area where people gathered to take turns singing in a jazz karaoke at the mic -- all quite talented! Highly recommend dropping in to relax and fill your belly! As usual, the team at Scott's always make us feel appreciated and at home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    It's gorgeous sitting outside and watching the boats. I splurged and had the lobster. It was sweet and perfectly cooked. My husband had the seafood salad which enjoyed, and my son had the shrimp pasta which he liked. It's lovely having a place like this on the East Bay.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    Onceinawhile
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our family dinner at Scott's. Lovely staff & location. We'll be back again someday.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • they do it right!
    Angelique
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I love petrale sole dore, but so many restaurants serve something that's greasy and tasteless that I'm always cautious about ordering it. Gave it a try at Scott's and it was fabulous!!! Light, tasty, and plenty of fish. Came with garlic mashed potatoes and a big serving of perfectly cooked spinach, and extra sauce.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was fair to poor. Both the swordfish and prawns were over cooked. The flavors were uneventful, presentations uncreative. The place is tired. We will not return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time here for Brunch
    Scotts
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Wanted to find a nice Sunday brunch in the East Bay. Saw some reviews and was very happy we booked our Sunday brunch at Scott's in Jack London Square. The selections were top notch and if you enjoy seafood this is a perfect spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Date Night
    Wifey
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I always enjoy Scott's. During June they are having a special menu, but we wanted something from the regular menu and they were able to accomdate 1 of our 2 request so that was nice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The best part of the evening was the service. When we arrived, they took an extra couple of minutes to get us a window table. They were very attentive at making sure we had everything we needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just okay food and service
    Hieronymus49
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    They've got a funny system for parcelling out waitpersons to tables in this restaurant; instead of putting a server in charge of a block of contiguous tables it looks like each table gets a different server. The downside of that arrangement is that there's much less chance that you can get the attention of your server if he/she is serving all over the restaurant instead of in the "neighborhood." The food was just okay...but the coffee was great! I wish it were the other way around.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT FOOD GREAT PLACE
    00Jonestein
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Enjoyed a one year anniversary dinner with my queen here. Great place will definitely go back again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We had one seafood dish and one meat dish. The seafood was good. The meat dish was awful. It was tough and dry. The wait staff rather ignored us when a party of 6 or 7 came in and sat near us. We waited for about 10 minutes to get the desert menu and another 15 for the desert.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lousy Service/No Restrooms
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Hard to believe that a place charging very healthy prices would tell you that 'our restroom is out....you'll have to go across the street to the garage bathroom if you need one'.......and even more surprisingly to say so without a hint of an apology for this disservice. To top it all off, it's been a LONG time since we've had such poor service. Attitude of servers was they were doing us a favor. Food was pretty good, but we'll never go back. Such a shame for a lovely locationed restaurant!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food and wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went to Scott's for Fathers Day our party did not all arrive at the same time. They do not seat you unless your entire party is there, which I understand. Once we were seated the service was impeccable. They have the best sourdough bread, Boudins. All the food that was served was served at the perfect temperature and with lotsof flavor. No complaintsat all about out evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    tama2palagi
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my husband and his boys here for Father's Day and everyone enjoyed! They loved the food, the atmosphere and location. It was his boys first time and they totally loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JWC
    luvseafood
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The macadamia nut crusted fish had very little crust and no flavor. Two pepple in our party of six said the same thing about the fish. The waitress was terrible. They were'nt that busy but we waited about 20 minutes to get service and anothet 15 to get drinks. She just was not very attentive at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A terrific dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My family and I spend Mother's Day, Father's Day and some Birthdays at Scotts in Oakland. The prices are a little high, but we don't mind spending money if the food is spectacular, the service is excellent and we get enough to eat. Scotts is well worth it. Their Filet Mignon is juicy and tender. The Macadamia Encrusted Halibut is to die for. And their salads are always fresh, delicious and the portion is worth the price. Along with the ambiance and the boats going in and out of the Marina, it was a memorable Father's Day. Our favorite place to dine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOUD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Like the location, the food was ok, the ability to see the waterfront & the boats was cool. But the place was LOUD. Had trouble hearing others at our table. The service was fairly slow & had visits from a few big horse flies to our table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Thai seafood curry
    foodlove
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My Thai seafood curry had too much coconut milk and was overly sweet, and the mussels were very small. But the scallops were tender and lovely. Making the sauce a little less sweet and rich (use low fat coconut milk) would allow a little more of the curry flavor to dominate. The ingredients are so flavorful by themselves that they don't require additional fat to add richness. Everything we were served was fresh and good quality. I'd give the curry a B+.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birtdhay celebration
    Shard52
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Used Open Table to book a "window" table at Scott's for a birthday celebration and it worked!! Food was very good as always. Service attentive, but did not feel hurried. Used a coupon, and had wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CPAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Scotts when it was a singular location in SF was fabulous. The location in Jack London is getting a little tired. Also the quality of food is catering to a very different palate
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  • Highly recommended
    KincaidsVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I hadn't been to Scott's in over 7 years because of various reasons. I had a friend relocating to DC and she wanted to go there, so reluctantly I went. I was very surprised and refreshed from the time I entered until the time I left. The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was excellent. I don't think any of us left anything on our plates. The only exception was the service, it was rather slow and not attentive for this particular location. Our server was very nice, but a bit slow. I wasn't aware that Scott's was part of the Eat, Drink and Earn Rewards program since I haven't dined there so I missed an opportunity for 165 points (disappointing). I've already recommended Scott's to a few friends and plan to return in the near future myself
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    lovefood
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food was great and the service was very good. Took a little long to pick up the bill and settle, but overall very good. The halibut cheeks were fantastic, the halibut with the mango chutney needed a little more chutney. Desserts were also great, bread pudding, crème brulee, chocolate cake, black and tan sundae, and apple crisp. Everything was great as was the view.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Relaxing Brunch with a view
    ModishDinersVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Very nice setting at a table along the windows. The service is very attentive without hovering or making you feel rushed. We lingered and enjoyed Sunday brunch with bottomless Mimosas - your glass was kept full.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy
    Scenicfood
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    the staff was friendly. they insisted on a taking a picture of the party which they used for a card from the restaurant that they gave to me. the food was great. i will definitely come back here again. great view of the marina
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Favorite
    BillnStef
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Can always depend on Scott's...one of our favorites for anytime and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scott's at Jack London Is Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I have dined at Scott's Seafood in Jack London Square many times over the years... everything from wedding anniversaries to serious business meetings and it is always excellent- the food, the ambiance, the view. This is my absolute favorite restaurant in the East Bay.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive but excellent
    elizcaVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    The prices have gone way up here and I was a bit stunned by that. I used to be a regular at the restaurants. The food was still really good and the bread MAKES the meal. $25 for a salad, even one with a little seafood on it, still makes it less likely to be a place I would go very often. Service and ambience was terrific.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovely brunch
    exquisit
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    I chose Scott's because I wanted my dining companions to have a wonderful brunch experience. They had not dined at Scott's before and found the experience wonderful. They traveled from eastern areas of the bay area, there they traveled some distance. The varieties of salmon were a hit. This is continious good service and food. I will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh seafood and great service.
    UCity63
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We always have great service when dining at Scott's and especially enjoy the views of the estuary at sunset. A good selection of wine and beer can be had,as long as you know about them yourself. Service is friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Always love the seafood cioppino, and the prawn cocktail is much better than many.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood
    gonzo
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food is outstanding if you like fish. Only one chicken, pork and beef dish on the menu. Deserts are excellent. Had a coupon for a free bottle of wine with two entrees that the server forgot to take off the bill so she gave us another free bottle when the mistake was pointed out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Auntie1
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We are here for a family wedding...went to Scott's one night for lovely intimate dinner with my husband. The food was excellent, service was attentive and caring, the If you was great and we could actually hear each other easily. We went back the next night with the whole family and the waitstaff was absolutely spectacular. Scott's is fantastic at helping your family honor a very special occasion. Flower for the bride, special dessert for the couple and they took pictures that arrived in a Momento card for the couple before we left. And all this was courtesy of the restaurant!! Totally impressive and made for a memorable evening for our whole family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.