Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland

4.2
2468 reviews
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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall we had a lovely Easter Brunch at Kincaid's. We were seated right by the window so we could enjoy the view, and we both liked the Blueberry Muffin French Toast. Service could have been a little faster, but it was a busy holiday and we weren't rushed so it wasn't really a problem.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding birthday dinner with super friendly service and fantastic food.

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LS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service not good!
Waiteess was not attentive although the support staff was excellent. We had a party of 8 with gratuity incurred included so perhaps the waitress took advantage of that.

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Responded 5 hours ago

Hello LaShonn, I'm really sorry to hear that our service was not up to standard. please reach out to the GM at the restaurant at your earliest convenience so we can find out more details about your experience. thank you 510-835-8600

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JR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my 55th Birthday was so nice with my two besties. We had a good time despite a snafu with food items which was immediately corrected. Thanks Kincaid’s for making my Birthday so pleasant.

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Responded 5 days ago

Happy Birthday! and Thank you for Celebrating with us at Kincaid's! I'm glad we could be a part of your celebration, have a great birthday month! Thank you again for taking the time to review Kincaid's.

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SP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 4

The ambiance was very nice, restaurant was relatively quiet. The food service personnel were very attentive but we never felt rushed. The bartender service was also very good but understated, The as always was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Responded 5 days ago

Stan, Thank you for such kind words and the recommendation. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit with us at Kincaid's Oakland. We hope to see you again soon! Have a great weekend!

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food here is typically good. Very pricey however with some menu items.

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Responded 5 days ago

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review Kincaid's in Jack London Square. we are pleased that you enjoyed dining with us we hope to see you again soon! Have a great weekend!

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NA
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our waiter needs more customer service training. Should be polite he needs to interruptin a conversation like “excuse me”....Some knowledge of alcohol beverage so he/she can make suggestions especially if customer is not sure what to have.

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Nick, Thank you for taking the time to review Kincaid's in Oakland, I would like to know more about your experience so we can correct it. Please reach out to the General Manger at your earliest convenience. Thank you 510-835-8600

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DR
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Weekday business lunch. Water view. Quiet enough, private enough. Good menu choices. Very good service. Attentive, not intrusive.

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Responded 5 days ago

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. i will pass along the review! We hope you have a great day!

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KJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great view, beautiful ambiance and delicious food. Our waitress was kind but was a bit slow and forgot some of our requests. But overall wonderful experience!

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Responded 5 days ago

Karen, Thank you for taking the time to review Kincaid's we really appreciate the high star rating! I would like to know more about your dining experience. Please reach out the the General Manager at your earliest convenience. Thank you 510-835-8600

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday- loved the experience

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Responded 5 days ago

Happy Birthday!!!! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!

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RW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I ordered the breakfast, English Muffins, Bacon, Potatoes and Eggs. I told the waiter, eggs soft. When my dish came, the eggs were hard and look like they were old, So I reordered the eggs, still was not soft the way I like them, but better, the potatoes had good favor, but looked old and was given a very little amount. English Muffin and bacon was fine. I use to visit Kincaids back in the day for HR and it was good. Oh, The Calamari appetizer and the Lemon Drop was on hit.

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Rhonda, Thank you for taking the time to review Kincaid's. I'm sorry to hear that our food wasn't up to standard from your recent visit. We take pride in all that we do and it seems like we dropped the ball on your experience. I will be passing this review onto my Executive Chef to ensure that we are compliant with recipe adherence. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did, have a great weekend.

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic in every way! Ambiance, food, service, people, desserts. A great experience to be enjoyed with family and friends and significant others! A Five star plus rating!

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland
Responded 5 days ago

Len, Thank you for taking the time to review Kincaid's. I'm so excited to see you had a great dining experience with us. I will pass along this positive feedback to all the staff here! Thank you again and we hope to see you soon! Have a great weekend!

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S
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice...window view was pretty,food was good and our service was excellent...!

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LW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I hadn’t been to Kincaids in several years. So disappointed with our dinner. We had a reservation but certainly didn’t need one. There were 2 tables at 6. When we left at 7:30 there were 7 tables. It was sad but understandable. Our steaks lacked quality, vegetables were over cooked and mashed potatoes were lukewarm. I would rate the food a C- The high point was out server. She was friendly, responsive and attentive. But her friendliness couldn’t overcome the bad food. We will not be back. Sad to see a restaurant that used to thrive fall so far.

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RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great evening with family food was scrumptious and everyone was pleased with their meal...all different. Our waitress Christian (not sure of spelling) she was patient, helpful in sharing tips on the meals, personable and very accommodating. Thank you for our wonderful experience.

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S
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fabulous food. Beautiful view of sailboats and paddle boarders. Wonderful time celebrating birthdays.

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L
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I've walked past Kincaid's at least a dozen times and I'm so glad I finally popped in. Great view, friendly service (especially the delightful Swedish bartender named Pia), and terrific food. I'll definitely be back, with friends or a date.

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RP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Three out of four entrees were acceptable to good. My prime rib was sub-par -- the meat being very scrappy and cooked medium well instead of medium rare as ordered. My vegetables were also a strange mix with under-cooked onions and over-cooked (almost burnt) carrots and squash. Calamari appetizer was OK with good dipping sauces and garlic bread was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a really nice place to eat. Nice view and the employees were amazing. Definitely would go eat there again!

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d
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My experience was wonderful: great food, fantastic view and excellent service.

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j
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu selection was great...something for everyone! The food was delicious and the ambience was most pleasant as we gazed out at the water. I can’t say enough about our server as she was fantastic!

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HM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was hoping to enjoy an upscale dining experience ( Kincaid’s business casual dress code ) but it turned out to be an everyday low scale bar and grill.

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CA
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The wait was long, the food was cold and lacked seasoning. Waiters are nowhere to be found. I went for the first time to celebrate my bday and had a bad experience will not come back again.

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RI
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The restaurant floor was not clean. The service wasn't attentive considering it was not very crowded. The steak was not cooked the way it was ordered and had to be sent back. There were mistakes on our bill. It was not a pleasant experience, especially for the price.
The view was very nice and they did deduct a drink from our order for the inconvenience.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was awesome! Very nice & friendly waiter and the food was very good.

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DH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great setting on the water. Very good food at good prices. The staff creates an unusually comfortable atmosphere. We go there several times a year.

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kincaids will always be my favorite restaurant

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved our romantic dinner! Food was fresh and hot and suoer delicious.

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LL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have always enjoyed the Kincaid restaurants. This time, the espresso machine was not working so we couldn't get lattes, cappuchinos, etc for our lunch. The brewed coffee was only warm, very unsatisfactory. Food was very nice and it was a beautiful day to watch the freighters dock at the port.

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CA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was outstanding. Very attentive. Very pleasant. Thank you

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FR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I would definitely recommend Kincaid as a decent restaurant with adequate standards. The food was good and the wait staff were proper and excellent. The food itself was tasty and well prepared although the ambience was somewhat cafeteria like compared to four four and five star standards but did offer a minimally decent view. The person I was with took a sip of a drink and immediately returned as it was not to her expectations and was given a replacement. And although it does not often happen, I found it tasteless that the drink (in comparison to the limited experiences I’ve had with other restaurants, bars, and social venues in the last 30 years) was not removed from the bill; nevertheless, I gave a proper tip in respect to the staff. In my opinion , if you want to decent meal, go to Kincaids, but if you want to impress someone, go elsewhere.

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JO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just as good as 15 years ago. Consistent, beautiful, and friendly staff. A true gem on the water.

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LJ
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Bay Area venue. Love the food and appreciate the great service! Always a winning experience.

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Using open table is so easy. Requested corner window table and got it with only a few minutes delay for the request. Saturday night 8pm resv is great for beating the crowd. The tomahawk pork chop and my wife’s scallops were excellent. I’ve been here before but not for a few years. Highly recommended. Will return soon.

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E
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though our food was served late, the manager informed us of the slight glitch and was apologetic which made our evening that much better. Excellent customer service at best and would return and recommend to family, friends, and associates

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Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am never disappointed when I dine at Kincaids’s. The service, food and views are consistently outstanding. I have eaten at their restaurants in Redondo Beach, Oakland, Bloomington and St Paul, all great!

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LF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

We had to ask the waitress for more water and refills for our drinks. Also she forgot the lime but apologized. We also had to ask for bread. Otherwise, food was delicioud

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CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We had six for dinner and were well-served, and it was fast. Prices are extreme and we will be skipping it in the future for that reason. Also, several of us wanted an item and they said they ran out of it at 5 pm. We arrived for dinner at 5:30. And it was a Monday. Very very disappointing. The Oakland Estuary is a nice walk and sundowns are pretty, but we will not be back. Disappointing experience.

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DF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch for my husband’s birthday. Our waitress was spectacular! The views even better! Food was delicious and served quickly & hot. Enjoyed it very much!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

great food , and excellent service . actually the best service from any restaurant in recent memory. start to finish a very nice experience

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