Permanently Closed - Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland

4.2
2589 Reviews
$30 and under
Steak

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
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4.4
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Jeff
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

CLOSED. Yes. This place was close. Has been for awhile I guess. Thanks Open Table got accepting the reservation and confirming it the day before only to walk up to the door and see the sign closed forever! I will now call directly to the restaurant when making reservations. I was embarrassed and upset and how to scramble to get an alternative place to eat with friends from New York in town.

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vipBeautifulQueenBee
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food1service1ambience4

Kincaids closed. Sad to see.

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MichaelW
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great location in Oakland. Bar area actually nicer than the dining area in ways. Service was awesome in bar area

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kramerm007
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! The green curry scallops were to die for and we had a great view on the harbor. We’ll be back again when in Oakland.

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Kramerm007 thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! We are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Kincaid's Oakland! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

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WilliamG
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Kincaid's for our Anniversary. We made a reservation with this information included. We each had a cocktail ~ my wife loves Cosmopolitans ~ and ordered an exotic variation, which she really enjoyed. I had the best Old Fashioned I have ever had. Our dinners came in a timely manner and were exceptionally delicious. The one dry spot was the fingerling potatoes. These were undercooked and were not to be desired. There was no mention of our anniversary, until our server saw the card that I had given to my wife, "Celebrating something tonight?" We mentioned that it was our wedding anniversary, and they brought out a nice dessert at the end of dinner.

Overall, a very nice evening at Kincaid's.

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Responded on September 27, 2019

William G your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Kincaid's Oakland. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We look forward to your next visit! Take care! P.S Happy Anniversary - thank you for celebrating with us!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Prime rib dinner was just ok.

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 27, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review Kincaid's in Jack London Square. We regret your most recent visit with us was not up to the standards we strive for. We appreciate any opportunity to try to correct our problems and I will be providing your feedback to our chefs. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we can improve. We hope you will consider us again in the future. Take care.

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BobbeK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us friends went to Kincaid's for a special lunch. It was on a Monday, so the place was particularly quiet, which we really appreciated. I particularly appreciate that the floor of the dining area is carpeted to absorb noise. Very attentive service - they were there when we needed but otherwise left us alone to visit. Good selections on the menu, albeit a little pricey. Kincaid's is great for a special occasion or business lunch.

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Responded on September 27, 2019

Bobbe your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us. we are very happy we could provide you with a positive experience! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Kincaid's Oakland. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

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food4life
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding service from the hostess and Ely for Sunday brunch! Ely and the other servers were very attentive and knowledgeable.

Thank you also to the chefs and cooks for the delicious food! The calamari was perfectly breaded and fried. My cousin commented that it is one of the best fried calamari she has ever eaten. I enjoyed my delicious ribs, mac n cheese (with cornbread), and slaw. This dish is perfect in every way, and I want to return soon to get more!

We love going to Kincaid’s. It’s one of our favorite, classic restaurants in the East Bay.

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Responded on September 25, 2019

Thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team. We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us! We are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Kincaid's Oakland! We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, Kincaid's Oakland

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SophisticatedShorty
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The service and food was lackluster. Ive always had good experiences there. I was celebrating my birthday and it was my dates first time there Our food was not season well and the sort ribs were very dry. The waiter also kept bring things to the table that we didnt order

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 25, 2019

We regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us, but would appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. Our manager would really like to speak with you more regarding this matter. Please reach out to us at (510) 835-8600. We look forward to hearing from you.

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JenniferA
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

First time at Kincaid's and unfortunately also my last. I enjoy a good meal and am willing to pay for it on occasion. Here's why:

Bar Pros
custom drink request accepted and made wonderfully

Bar Cons
Drink service wasn't attended to until after I had sat and then made a restroom visit. I would have expected a great time of fewer than 5 minutes.

Dining Area Pros
Excellent View
Food was good (loved the Calamari appetizer!)

Dining Area Cons
Service sub par. Examples include, same custom drink order made in bar arrived incorrectly. Sent back and was delivered with another, still wrong, drink. Drinks and appetizers delivered before water service (first thing waiter promised). The waiter lost one person's salad order and initially blamed runner. Later took responsibility. Salads delivered but no pepper offered until twice requested. Appetizers came quickly but food took almost an unreasonable time after that. The waiter did not appear to have more than 3 tables yet was rarely in proximity. Had to request the check with main meal delivery and felt rushed eating as we had a show. I would normally think this was our fault for not scheduling enough time but our reservation was 2 hours before our show. It took us 1 3/4 hours for dinnter and that doesn't include the bar time so drinks weren't the reason.

I must admit that as prices go up, I expect service to move from good to great to impeccable. That didn't happen here.

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 25, 2019

We regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us. We will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again. Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we can improve. We hope you will consider us again in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Take care

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vipPatrick
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice spot on the water. Easy to get to. Great for groups or large parties

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viplintonj
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm saddened that the restaurant has gone out of business. It was easily one of my top 3 restaurants.. service, quality, and price were always reliably excellent.

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vipGaryM
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday evening, and out of standard faire, no oysters, calamari, etc, service great and the view was fantastic

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Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for the high star rating! I'm Sorry we sold out of the items you've listed but pleased to see that you still enjoyed your visit. We hope you have a great day!

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HeatherE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

We had terrible service. Not sure what happened but our table and a few others had a very bad waiter that unfortunately ruined our dining experience.

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Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi there, I would like to get some more details about your experience with us. Our General manager would really like to speak with you more regarding this matter. Please reach out to us at (510) 835-8600. thank you, we look forward to hearing from you.

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Mead
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our party of 5 was very happy with their various dishes. We love the view out onto the Oakland estuary, especially at dusk. The staff tried very hard to be attentive and friendly even though they were understaffed.

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Responded on September 25, 2019

Thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team. We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

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JaniceH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good. Excellent service. Very attentive -- continued to check on how we were doing and if we needed anything.

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Responded on September 25, 2019

Thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team and thank you for the high star rating! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

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GaryJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Spent a nice evening at Oakland Kinkades, Service was very good but I had the Meatloaf Welington, which had very little flavor. Two of our party had the Stealhead Trout which they enjoyed. The fourth person had the Salmon which was very good.

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Responded on September 13, 2019

We really appreciate your feedback. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipHughT
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sadly, Oakland increases costs, and minimum wages, helping cause this business into bankruptcy and is now closed

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Judy
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view. Good service. Everyone was pleased, if not raving about their food. Raves were heard for the blueberry muffin French toast. All in all an excellent place for Sunday brunch offering a variety for every taste. Would definitely return.

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for the high star rating! and thank you so much for your positive comments about Kincaid's Oakland! we hope to see you again soon!

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BethW
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent waterfront views and very good seafood. Service was just right--helpful and knowledgeable without too much hovering.

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Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for the high star rating! and thank you for the kind words! see you again soon!

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vipPhil
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for the high star rating! see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Nicole was amazing, dinner was amazing, drinks were amazing, everything.....AMAZING!!!

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Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for the high star rating! I will be sure to pass this along to Nicole! see you again soon!

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Alec
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not up to their regular exemplary service.

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Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for the high star rating! see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is GREAT! Service is Wonderful!

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for the high star rating and the kinds words! we hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love and will miss the crab dip!

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vipMyDuffy
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The dinner was for our anniversary but no one acknowledged it. Our food came out while we were eating our appetizers and felt rushed. The shell fish fettuccini was good but very rich.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We went for my birthday and I made the reservations weeks in advance. I had the special filet with the crab. The amount of crab would fill a tablespoon and the sides were cold. Not worth $42. My husband had the salmon and his sides were under cooked and cold. The total bill was over $100. Very disappointing.

Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland - Permanently Closed
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We are disappointed to hear that you are not satisfied with your visit. We would like to have a better understanding about your experience. Please reach out to the General Manager at (510) 835-8600 at your earliest convenience. Thanks again for taking the time to leave us this information about your recent visit. Take care!

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vipStanfordF
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall it was good. But expensive and not worth the $200 spent honestly. I expected more. The calamari was probably the worst part of the meal. It was chewy and it’s bad that Olive Garden’s is better. Our server seemed new and anxious. And the market vegetables weren’t great. But the steak was cooked and seasoned well, my short ribs were delicious despite the fact that 30% of it was just a piece of inedible fat. And my wife’s meatloaf was amazing. The view over the bay of docked boats was great. But the restaurant is dated and needs new carpeting at least. The floors are sticky. For the cost, this should be a more elegant experience.

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vipjbff
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Ambiance lower than expected as the place needs update. Worn carpets, furnishings etc

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you for your high star rating! We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us! We hope to see you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you for your high star rating and this wonderful review! We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us! Happy Birthday, We hope to see you soon!

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vipEdub
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Had a great birthday dinner with my wife, but timing with the dessert and coffee was off. Coffee came out first dessert came out 20 minutes later. I always feel coffee and dessert should come out simultaneously.

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you for your high star rating and this wonderful review! We appreciate your positive review about your recent experience with us! We hope to see you soon!

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viptrf333
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good for meeting friends !!

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Eric
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice touch for special occasion and spectacular view.

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vipLuluCooks
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lovely views, decent, service, mediocre food.

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vipHazelD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A few glitches rapidly made right by server Natalie and the outstanding manager. Fabulous customer service. We’ve been enjoying Kincaid’s since it began. Thank you! Many restaurants need to take a lesson for these two.

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Chartreaux
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Been a few years since I dined at Kincaid's (Oakland). Wow! What a letdown!

Made reservations ahead of time; walking up to the entrance area outside ... it was dead ...no one in sight. Approaching the entrance it was very noticeable how shabby the the area was .... outside walls were overly worn with bird dropping and remnants everywhere..not a pleasant sight to enter a restaurant.

Had me wondering: I wonder what the kitchen looks like ....

We were warmly greeted by the host and taken to the seating area ....the restaurant's large dining area felt ominous as there was only one other party seated ..........on a Friday @ Noon !

The service of the waiter was good as was his timeliness in ordering portions were adequate, but it was the quality that were the issues here.

My dining partner accidentally tipped over his water glass (about 1/3 full) after our meal was over; we soaked up as much as we could; summoned the waiter for assistance; he picked up the remaining dishes, made a feeble attempt to soak up water with a cloth napkin that didn't work (we tried also). He gave us our bill & then left us even though the entire table was now soaked !! He never came back!

We were left there with a table completely covered in water that had now been sloshed all around.

We couldn't even sign the billing receipts on the wet table ........

Been coming to Kincaid's over the decades ..........I guess there's always a last time.

The setting & view is the one very positive aspect .......fortunately, that does not change ........other aspects of Kincaid's has !!

As my companion said: "If Kincaid's doesn't care about maintaining the property, their meals & service, why should we?" Unfortunately, I must agree.

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Whitewave
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great (I’m so sorry I can’t remember the name of the waitress) and the food was excellent. All 3 meals were well cooked and the different flavors and textures made this a birthday to remember for our friend (including the complimentary crime brûlée served with a candle for dessert).

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vipTee86
Philadelphia
142 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Permanently ensconced in Jack London for many, many years this venerable Seafood and Steak restaurant offers up very good food, excellent service and an absolutely beautiful ambiance. Remember when you dine here to ask for seating overlooking the Bay where you can view the ships and boats passing by as you dine under the sunset. What a beautiful sight!

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ktangofood
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We got a waterfront table and the setting is perfect for a romantic evening!

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Permanently Closed - Kincaid's Bayhouse - Oakland is rated 4.2 stars by 2589 OpenTable diners.