Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland

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2440 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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LL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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4
Los Angeles
12 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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KS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great. Always great. The chowder is the best as is the vm seafood Louie.

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n
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dinner .. great ambiance . I would recommend

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Very slow service. Prime Rib was tough, not tender.

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P
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

i would reccomend Kincaids and i would go back. they need a new carpet and more vegetable options but its very nice and comfortable and service was good

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RZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Fish & chips was over-battered & over fried & greasy! Grilled maple chicken salad, I had to ask for extra blue cheese & they added red bell peppers which was norvlited in the ingredients & did not go with the rest of the ingredients gredients. Prime rib sandwich the meat was full of grissle. Will not go back!

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Hostess! Very kind and welcoming!
Window view on sunset was amazing.

Soups were super!
Good wine list.

Service was great and on time! She was fast and paid good attention to us!

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DS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service with a beautiful view of the bay.

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GF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The view is wonderful and the atmosphere is nice for visitors from out of town, but the food is expensive and not very exciting or very different from anywhere else.

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

Reception at the front lobby was good. We made open table reservations but were late getting inside due to a crowded parking lot. Our reservation was still honored and we were seated less than 10 minutes upon arrival. Once seated our very capable waiter Brandon took great care of us. He was attentive as our appetizer Shrimp and Grits arrived lukewarm. He warmed it for us with no problem and our food came promptly. I had not been to Kincaids for 2 yrs or so. It was date night and we were pleased. Thank you for your attention.

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

Service was great and ambiance was lovely. We were able to get a great table and staff was attentive and friendly.

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FW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm, friendly greeting by Molly via phone re: my query of happy hour. A very happy hour indeed! Wonderful cocktail selections with hearty food pairings, exceptional service with smiles. Definitely a nice change of pace with water view. Would be great to have live music. I'll be back!

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time. The food was delicious, the decor was lovely, and our server, Laura, was the best server we’ve ever had! Bravisimo!

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DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good dining experience. We met some friends from out of town there for a nice relaxing dinner. The restaurant was closing early that night for some renovations but that didn't disrupt our meal in any way. Food quality and service was top notch. Gluten Free options were good for someone with a food allergy and the staff was knowledgeable and understanding.

Overall a very good experience.

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JT
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It's been a while since being at this Kindad's. Food was very nice as well as service. Prices were a little on the high side, and decor was a bit worn. Not what I had remembered before.

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JW
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for date night or sunday dinner. The food was great and the server was perfect

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Great location. Needs upgrade. The clam chowder tasted weird....not sure what spice ruined it.

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AM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Food and drinks are always good. Parking is easy too!

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I have been gone to Kincaid's in Oakland for the last 8 years to celebrate post-Valentine's with my children. Each year has been very special, which is why we have made it our tradition. Unfortunately we didn't feel it being the same case this year. Though it still turned out to be a good evening, there were a lot of misses. Our server didn't seem knowledgeable about the menu at all. I had 3 children with me who all ordered a kids meal. They were supposed to come with fruit and neither of them got any, with another who didn't get her side of veggies. When I asked the server about it he seemed confused. Finally the fruit came, but only for ONE of my kids. The side veggies also came, which looked like it was scooped off another person's plate and served to my child. There were spots of mashed potatoes on them. We hope to return to Kincaid's next year and hope to get the same kind of service we have been in the first 7 years.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service can't wait to go back one of the best meals at a restaurant that I've had in a long time

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JG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food not cooked at right temperature, got the wrong dish and service was poor and absent at times

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VR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect—the service— exceptional-Warm and attentive; our seating was perfect for conversation—We had a booth for five in the back of the restaurant and it was very quiet, The food was delicious and to top it off they gave us a free celebration dessert. We had a lovely unforgettable evening

My only recommendation, and this is important, to have better parking options. Both the garage and the valet parking we’re full

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although we were seated at a dirty table, the seater was quick to clean up for us. The server was very kind and friendly and the food was delicious! I wish they had a larger dessert selection though.

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Took my wife out.She asked that her New York steak be well done,it was rare.I asked that my 16 oz. Prime rib be medium well,it was well done and rough!I've found this place to be hit or miss with the meats.The manager asked if I wanted him to take the New York steak back,but i told him no because once i get my food i don't send it back.With the high cost you expect to of the line service and hit or miss doesn't get it!Not sure if I'll come back any time soon because you just don't know if you're going to get a prime rib or a baseball glove!

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G
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Scallops were good, short ribs were drier than the Sahara. Chef visibly licking fingers while preparing food (not a good look) drinks were tasty. The lavender martini (forgot the name) and the Supernova were tasty (according to my wife). Service was good.

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YG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Best Appetizer Sampler. Great menu options. We would definitely be coming back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were seated promptly. The food was delicious and fairly priced considering it was Valentine’s Day. The servers were attentive and helpful. Beautiful and clean restaurant with a phenomenal view of the bay and SF city skyline.

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LH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was excellent.
We would eat there again.

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KT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and friendly staff. The food was delicious!

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