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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Scott's Seafood - Oakland reviews from OpenTable diners
173 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (138)special occasion (105)romantic (66)good for groups (63)great for lunch (58)great for outdoor dining (50)great for brunch (50)fit for foodies (30)neighborhood gem (28)notable wine list (20)kid-friendly (19)hot spot (17)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (11)Show More
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I am a big fan of Scott's Seafood in Oakland, we have lunch there at least once a month. In July I celebrated my sons 21st birthday and the staff and service was excellent. I was extremely disappointed in our service when we celebrated my fiances birthday. It seems they may have been short staffed, we barely saw our waiter, which is not like Scott's they are usually very attentive. Unfortunately I felt the celebration was ruined for the night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Scott's Has Faltered
    sfrefugee
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Since it was swallowed by a chain Scott's is not as good any more. Same thing happened to Spenger's. The food has been dumbed down to mass acceptance levels. Portions have shrunk. It is just mediocre now. Service was terrific.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy 91st Birthday
    Barranca
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Special treatment of a special lady celebrating her 91st Birthday. Food was excellent, service was great and beautiful birthday treat at the end.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 6th anniversary. The staff brought me a rose with the travel water bottle. Also, they were so thoughtful to offer to take a picture which they printed and put in a card for us! They also brought sorbet within a dry ice container. It was very lovely-- all the extra touches.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • soso
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    True gumbo it is not, discription of ingredients is misleading. The portion was generous. My mother had the Blackened Ribeye and was very pleased.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1stTime
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Had this place recommended by a friend. Great atmosphere awesome music water view service was outstanding. Great place for my anniversary. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eclynne
    eclynne
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was a special occasion for us and we were not disappointed. Hassel free valet parking, the restaurant was elegant, the service excellent and the food was very good. We had 2 birthdays in our party of 4. Each birthday lady received a special dessert, a red rose and a picture of our group. A wonderful touch. We will return to Scotts for our next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner by the sailboats
    disappointed
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Nice dinner with a good table close to the water with sialboats going by... The food was quite good (oysters, crab...) and so was the ambiance at a moderate noise level allowing good conversations to take place. As usual Scott's is overpriced but the vibrant Jack London square scene makes it almost worth it and, for some reason, I keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Start at the bar for a happy hour priced cocktail! The bartender was very cordial and the chips are great. Dinner was great, the seared AHI Tuna was the best I have had in a long while! My friend loved the Cioppino. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Scott's in Jack London 2 thumbs up
    1BeautifulBlkHoneyB
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My party was greatly received and our dining experience at Scott's Seafood in Jack London Square wad outstanding. We were celebrating my daughter's Sweet 16th Birthday and the service as well as the food was superb. My daughter said that this was her best birthday ever! Thanks Scott's ♡
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy
    Elegantdiner
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I noticed very few older people and now I know why. Friday is a night for younger people, who enjoy loud music while they are dining. I dined in your restaurant with two friends on Friday evening. There was a table with four people wearing hats, turned backwards and wearing inappropriate clothes for dining in a restaurant. There was another table with a man wearing a hat, also. I'm in my 60's and the music was too loud so I could barely hear the voices of the people dining with me. I ordered broiled halibut without any seasoning and sauce on the side because I'm on a low salt diet. The fish was dry. I also ordered a bake potato, which was dry also.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ScooterVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Consistently good food, excellent view of the Oakland Estuary, and very good service. Our server Enrique made my son's 21st birthday a memorable occasion! Fish and shellfish is always fresh, chowder's tasty, and drinks are not watered down! Great place for dining in the Square.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Freedom
    Freedom
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I feel it's overpriced for the quantity and quality of the food. The food is presented beautifully, looks delicious but doesn't have much flavor. The Thousand Island Dressing was very good, but the salad was o.k. Our waiter was excellent, knew the menu, made recommendations and gave outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Food was delicious as usual,very attentive service,great views/location.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CoWorkers4
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    WONDERFUL! My friends and I had brunch at Scott's. The food was FANTASTIC! The service was great! We will be going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very expensive for what you get.
    Foodie2
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    No doubt, Scott's is very scenic. But the food is very expensive (no entree under $28) and very ordinary. Looks good on the menu but truly average. We have been here many times and it seems to be getting more average. HOWEVER!...it is very good for a small plate to share and perhaps an afternoon glass of wine so you can enjoy the view and not spend a fortune.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid fare in great location
    DinerJohn
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Scotts location is wonderful with outdoor seating on the estuary or indoor seating with great views. Also has a great bar area. The food is good, not particularly creative, but solid. It is quiet enough that you can go there for a business meeting and hear your companions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner
    cheeseytoyou
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a great time. We got together for a birthday dinner. The food was good, the service was excellent and of course we will be back !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautiful view and good food
    Ca1ifornia
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch here but wish there were more choices for non-buffet customers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    HappyLady80
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent staff and food. We will visit again. My first time going to Scott's. Enrique our server went above and beyond, time was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Always
    Reviewer
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Scott's has a long standing great reputation. And it keeps going.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    the food was fantastic, the atmosphere great,nice outside dining on the water, inside tables overlook the marina.only thing that stopped this from a 5 star rating was the service was a little slow,a great place for a romantic or business dinner
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    oaklander
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    very good food. live music, service great. portion a bit small
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great team dinner
    TechEaz
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Scott's Seafood was the perfect choice for a regional team dinner. The food and beverage selection met everyone's needs from the seafood wine critic to the tea drinking steak lover as well as the vegetarian in the group. The wait staff was attentive and the timing of the appetizers and meals was spot on. We were seated with a great view of the harbor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Airport stop
    Matineelover
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great place to take your hungry guests when they arrive at OAK. Fabulous view and beautiful food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    All the seafood was great! Irish coffee to die for!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thought4food
    Thought4food
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    We sat outside and enjoyed fish and salad in the lovely setting overlooking the Oakland harbor. Juan took great care of us and recommended a delicious dessert! My husband and I shared our dishes, as it is a bit pricey, but we had plenty to eat. Will return next visit to Oakland...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful service!
    Napagal
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We took my boyfriend's mother to dinner at Scott's for her birthday. I noted that it was a birthday dinner in my OpenTable reservation. I also mentioned it to the hostess who seated us. After dinner, our server and the hostess presented the birthday lady with dessert and a long stemmed rose! I was so touched and impressed, and mom was thrilled.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.