Yankee Pier Lafayette
Yankee Pier Lafayette

Yankee Pier Lafayette

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.yankeepier-lafayette.com/
  • Phone: 9252834100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Mike Dunn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact us for a clam bake or shore dinner event at your home or office.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lafayette Circle
  • Public Transit: Block and a half from the Lafayette BART station.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available as well as our private lot.
A word from Yankee Pier Lafayette
Yankee Pier, a bustling and vibrant seafood house, offers chef Michael Dunn's ocean-fresh seafood "fresh from coast to coast". Local seafood, sourced in accord with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, which promotes sustainable practices that are healthy for ocean wildlife and the environment, is presented with a nod toward New England. Live Maine lobsters, fresh-shucked oysters, an array of grilled fresh fish, and beer-battered full belly clams are some of the offerings, along with local produce, house-made desserts, a selection of all-American wines and a full bar.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Yankee Pier Lafayette reviews from OpenTable diners
197 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (109)great for outdoor dining (90)great for lunch (75)special occasion (56)fit for foodies (54)kid-friendly (38)good for groups (34)great for brunch (33)notable wine list (24)romantic (11)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Was looking for great food that wasn't too loud - We had a wonderful evening - Food was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AbbyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I love the shrimp tacos at Yankee Pier and all the fish I eat there. Simply delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kernmdVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    not good no sense of caring. staff training not much.wish there another seafood place nearby.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is our go-to place
    sandy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Reliably ready for us to drop in or meet friends for a snack or full dinner! Best seafood in the county!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    MsTice4713
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had an out of town guest. We always rave about the food and she agreed 100%. Great wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Seafood!
    MickyandMelanie
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and it could not have been a more perfect evening! From the outstanding clam chowder, to the wild salmon and huge lobster..to the frozen soufflé for dessert... The buttery TestaRosa Chardonnay was not too shabby either! Our server Peggy and the manager were very attentive but not over bearing...all in all I can't wait to return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Lunch Spot
    MEdiningVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Enjoyable luncheon dining with excellent service. Prompt, friendly and efficient, yet no rush if you wish to linger. Excellent coho salmon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our go to place in Lafayette
    dnimura
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is our go to place in Lafayette. Always fresh seafood, perfectly prepared with great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nov2013
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have been to Yankee Pier several times and enjoyed the choices, preparation, and staff each time. This time we took guests from out of the state. We sat outside for the first time. The setting was excellent as the sun [early evening] was blocked by the adjacent buildings, and light breeze made the setting delightful. Our wait staff was congenial and attentive, but not overly-so. The selected menu choices were each prepared so that each was memorable....excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very pleasant atmosphere. Attentive service. Good mix of patrons. Food was well prepared and nicely presented.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome soft shell crab!
    luvfish
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went last week and got a last minute reservation for 2. We got there early, were sat right away, and enjoyed exceptional service and outstanding cuisine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bithday Disappointment
    Locals
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We were seated in the outdoor patio....at a great table. We were welcomed in a friendly manner. We were a party of 5 celebrating a birthday. Service was relaxed. However, the food was marginal. The fish/chips were just okay, french fries were cold, cole slaw was soggy. The blackened fish was like shoe leather....obviously overcooked. Rockfish sandwiches were good and guests were happy with their choices. We had brought cupcakes to celebrate and were told that there was a $15.00 "cake charge". Stunned, we did not make a fuss. (Lark Creek Inn was very gracious when we had cupcakes several months ago.....same parent company, inconsistant policies). This type of extra charge is unreasonable and excessive. I will not be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always reliable
    farmgirl
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had the salmon sandwich with a glass of rose from the special salmon and rose menu. Both were excellent and so good together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Seafood
    EBFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This restaurant has wonderfully prepared seafood. There is a huge variety of seafood and non-seafood items, all prepared very well; excellent place to go with children. Really good selection of side dishes to select from. The service is excellent and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We were so satisfied that we will go back next week.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not to be forgotten!
    rluv4foodVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    this restaurant never fails us. we were particularly looking to see if soft shell crab was in; I just needed to call and they said "it was" : one of our favorites. a great place any day or night!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attractive seafood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The mussels in a tasty broth were very good. The ceviche was good as were the fish tacos. The butterscotch pudding was the best we've ever had. The oudoor dining area was attractive an pleasant. Our waitress was very attentive and personal. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BondVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I always come out feeling that it costs too much for what you get.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I think of Yankee Pier for Seafood
    luvflavor2
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I think of Yankee Pier when I think of seafood and am always delighted with the choices available. The choices are authentic, yet current in flavor. Thank you! for your attention to detail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for four.
    Diner
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great fish, service, and half price vine but high back ground noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You will love this place.
    HorsePower
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    If there were more stars to give Yankee Pier, I'd do it. This is a perfect restaurant. Everyone who works there treats you like friends and family. Service is impeccable. The food is superb. The drinks are creative and delicious. The nautical-theme decor (including charts on the table tops) is fun and entertaining. My friend and I had dinner there a couple of nights ago; we go there whenever she's in town, usually two-three times a year. Our server was Sean, and he was exceptional: seamlessly friendly, efficient, and helpful. The fish & chips is one of their signature dishes, and it's the best you'll ever taste. I had the bay scallops this time, and they were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Great Choice
    TravelgurudanvilleVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    With so many options, it's always a hard choice as to where to catch up with a friend over lunch. Yankee Pier always meets my requirements. Great seafood choices, notice level conducive to having a conversation without straining to hear, great service, fair pricing, and no rushing us to leave after we finish. A winner every time!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucation - lunch vacation
    My2cents
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The service was fantastic with good recommendations when requested. I was greeted by a friendly host who seated me quickly. Lunch felt like a little vacation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Good choices on menu--variety of choice, not just seafood
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    When the weather is nice - outdoor dining is great! And half off wine in July is a treat!
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  • Unfriendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We have dined here on a number of occasions and have concluded the hostess caters to certain patrons. Each visit, when there have been many seating options, the hostess has tried to seat us adjacent to the service areas or with the "lively" young family. We aren't sure of her reasoning, but due to the lack of a pleasant hello and consideration for everyone's dining experience, we'll be looking for a new seafood option.
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  • Excellent!
    Bonbon
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Yankee Pier was outstanding! I'm disappointed with Open Table because I made a 1,000 points reservation and was awarded 100. I would like a refund of points.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bostongal
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We have eaten at YP many times and have never been disappointed. The food and service are always excellent. As a New Englander, we love the lobster rolls and clams.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot!
    PaddyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We've eaten at Yankee Pier several times and it seems to get better every time. Great food and excellent service in a casual but elegant setting.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • KandK
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Though we were running late due to traffic accident causing backup that day, hostess was very welcoming and accommodating. Server likewise was friendly and made our meal enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating
    Clarkie
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We love coming to the Yankee Pier because their seafood is ALWAYS fresh and well prepared. Their raw bar is fantastic...we loved their Kumamoto And Fanny Bay oysters. My sole was fresh, tasty and simply prepared with a great sauce on the side...our friends had the fish Tacos and ate every bite.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    YellowroseVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Not much that was outstanding and expensive for what you get.
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  • Looking for great food
    TessaV5662
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We dinned here for our 29th, reception, service and food was all great.If you are loojing for delicious seea food this is the right place. Thank you alk for making our day special!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a winner
    catgetsdown
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We love going to Yankee Pier - it is a local's favorite. The food is always good, seems lively and vibrant, service is friendly and unassuming. Love the non-alcoholic drinks - very creative - but they also have a great beer and wine list. Oysters are outstanding! While we are cautious about where we have raw oysters, Yankee Pier's oysters are fresh and have incredible flavor.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diana
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was very good but somewhat noisy. Hard to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Average is about as good as this place gets. Food was either satisfactory or less. I have had lunch there and it was ok but not dinner and not on a holiday.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fresh seafood
    CASomm
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We always enjoy Yakee Pier as the seafood is always so fresh & well prepared. There is a nice main cours selection but not so much so it takes forever to choose. The sides are varied and delicious. The wine list is lovely, varied and balanced. Our server Sean was excellent & so attentive but not annoyingly so. Go!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Our waiter was John and he was terrific. Funny, personable and timely.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    Vics
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great fish, French fries and love the sautéed spinach!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • splendid family dinner celebration
    4thefoodiegirl
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We have made Yankee Pier an annual birthday destination for several of our family members. Always great oysters, seafood, service and dinner options. We always experience a memorable occasion and can't wait for more. Ingredients are fresh, preparation is outstanding, and service is always top notch. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.