¼ cracked dungeness crab, 4 oysters, 4 prawns, pink shrimp cocktail
Fish & Chips
full sail batter, coleslaw, tartar, fries
crab, shrimp, bacon, farm egg, buttermilk dressing
We sat outside due to COVID. We ordered drinks and appetizers which came reasonably on-time. Our dinner didn’t arrive for another hour plus. By that time my wife and I were too cold to eat much and had lost our appetite by the time the food arrived.
I understand that these are unusual and stressful times, which could have contributed to the long, long, service. There were 2 other tables, one with 4 and the other with 8 guests, and they had the same delay in service.
The table of 4 were given free drinks and appetizers, but we weren’t offered the same.
I feel we were not “taken care of” because there was only my wife and me, and we are not the complaining type.
Unfortunately, because of the lack of consideration on the staff’s part, we won’t be returning.
Nice restaurant with a view. We sat upstairs. The one negative was that the restaurant had an old smell to it and benches and decor looked worn. I guess it goes with the theme. Other than that the food was good.
Food order was wrong and had to be done over. Outdoor heaters were repaired right at our table, and a rat went running by our feet. Other than that it was fine.
We keep coming back to Sailor Jack’s because the food is outstanding and the view is beautiful. On some visits to the restaurant our daughters prefer to sit in the front as they enjoy the free dog parade. Our youngest daughter (5 y/o) calls herself a crispy calamari expert. Her favorite restaurants that serve her calamari include Sam’s Chowder House in HMB, Dead Fish and Sailor Jacks. On this occasion, she rated Sailor Jack’s the best. The calamari here is light and crispy and is best enjoyed with the aioli dipping sauce. We also love the crab melt and mussels appetizer.
Crab melt is VERY good and messy. Saved half to take home. 😋
Food was very good. Location was awesome. Service was a bit slow - we had to call and ask for water, plates etc.
Great outdoor table eating with our grandson. Quick delivery of food which ch is priceless with a little one. Food delicious.
Our server, Neal, was awesome and very professional! The food was great and the outdoor seating was just perfect. We sat outdoors and had a nice waterfront scenery. We did get a free dessert for my husband’s bday but it was not so good. But overall, it was good! We will come back again.
Service sketchy. Food barely adequate. Cost high.
The service was excellent. Our server was very attentive and brought everything in a timely manner. Went with a friend I had not seen for over five years and the server gave us ample time to catch up and talk. The food was tasty. My ahi tuna poke was one fo the best I have had, even the ones in Hawaii as was the clam chowder. Definitely will go back.
I had baked cod with mashed potato and broccolini. The white cream sauce has no flavor and no salt. Very bland. Service was very good and cold as usual was excellent.
It was very busy which is understandable. Just wish the server checked in more. We knew the food might take some time but the drinks took awhile too or we would’ve drank a little more. It was a nice place though and the food was very good.
Son treated me out yesterday for lunch. Service was very good and my server was friendly and pleasant. Food was delicious and noise level was low. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience.
Cold. Nice to have heat lamp. Food was great.
This is a great place to gather for lunch/dinner, food is very good, views are great.
I had ordered Fish & Chips and it was delicious and fresh. Would definitely recommend Sailor Jack's dining to everyone. Cheers!
Food is outstanding, especially the clam chowder.
The food was excellent (we had seafood: appetizers + grilled salmon & gumbo), good selection of cocktails & beer, great service. We had outside seating by the water and enjoyed the sunset. Pricey but ok considering the location and quality of food.
The deck was too windy so we asked for an inside table unfortunately server told us all tables were reserved. However, it didn’t look all reserved inside. Our server was a funny guy and pleasant to deal with.
This is one of my favorite places. I love the waterside dining and fortunately the food is also delicious. I had a fabulous drink. Mango martini. Server so nice. Lovely time.
This was my first time at Sailor Jack's. We had a reservation for outdoor seating, but got there a little late (~15 min) and lost the outdoor spot. But they were very nice to accommodate us inside next to big windows with water views. The appetizer (fried calamari) was delicious! I had the Seafood omelete it had a lot of bay shrimp and crab meat, very nice. But I didn't care for the eggs in the omelette. Strange, I know, just don't think eggs and seafood mesh well. The server was very nice and we tipped her well. I will go back and certainly recommend Sailor Jack's.
Had a long day working the Benicia Peddler’s Fair. First time dining here & heard good things about this establishment. Good service, fresh oysters, yummy food & on point cocktails. My long work day became a forgotten memory as I enjoyed my experience along with an awesome water view!
Lil expensive but everything is reacting to this inflation. Great meal service and food
My server Cole was very nice and friendly. He seems to really like his job. Got my lunch pretty quickly too.
Normally we have a great experience. Our server was delightful. Unfortunately the food was just okay on this trip.
I came to eat with friends 2 times already. Everything was great. On those 2 occasions, my friends and I seated outside in the tent…which is so incredibly excellent place to have dinner with friends because it’s by the water. Today, I decided to bring my family for lunch. As usual, food and service were great! BUT, the host is not friendly and looks like doesn’t want to come to work today. I reserved outside seat, she said “there is no open table in the tent so I am bringing you inside with the view.” I said, i saw that there were a lot of open tables in the tent. She said “those are for reserved”. I told her that I reserved outside seat. She said “she cannot do anything about it”. NOT a customer friendly attitude. I asked her to at least turn off the aircon that is blowing air on our table. She said “you can ask the server for that”. WOW!! And she was placed in the front to welcome customers. She should be placed at the back washing dishes or something. She does not have a welcoming attitude!!
It was the perfect location, perfect food perfect company
Go for the view. The food is ok at best. The sitting area outside had a fly infestation which was kind of gross. We moved inside. The Eggs Benedict was flavorless. The ham looked like packaged ham from the grocery store. Once again, go for the view.
It was ok
Service was slow
Fantastic as usual!
I had gotten my reservation time wrong and my party of 4 got there 1/2 hour too early but hostess was kind enough to still seat us.
We sat outside but our first table was like a wind tunnel due to it being so breezy yesterday but staff was again kind enough to seat us at a table more inside the cabana.
Food came out soon after we placed our order. I noticed the table next to us which was seated a few minutes after us also had there food arrive soon after they ordered as well. Things were very efficient yesterday!
Fish & Chips were so tasty! (we asked for no foil coverage this time so fish was not soggy but nice & crispy) Caesar salad was tasty as well as the Chicken Club. Fried polenta excellent per my daughter.
All in all it was a very nice meal as usual. (we’ve been to Sailor Jack’s at least 4 times in the past month & a half and it has NOT disappointed us in the least! 😊
Thank you we enjoyed our lunch.
Pace yourself. Resist the urge to inhale your food. Try the clam chowder. It is think and rich and you can fill up if you eat it all.
The fish and chips were good. Evey fry was crisp and there was no need for seasoning.
The fish itself was battered completely and had a slightly sweet taste.
And then finish with the homemade Tiramisu.
And then finally - remember to wear sweat pants.
Lovely outdoor seating with plenty of space between tables to maintain our comfort level.
Would be nice if our server lady would come back more often to ask if we needed anything instead of just one time. The food was delicious and my son enjoyed it as well.
We love to have oysters on the half wheel near the Benicia waterfront. Always a great selection served on a bed of crushed ice. There are 3 sauces to select for dipping. Our favorite place for oysters
I was disappointed that the Open Table menu was not up to date. The breakfast menu was very limited.
Sailor Jack restaurant did a very good job about social distance with seating arrangements for the guests.
We have eaten there many times before. It has always been good. Good good, great service.
We recommend it
Sailor Jack's is a wonderful restaurant with very reasonable prices. It is right on the water with amazing views and the food was delicious. I highly recommend it!!
Sailor Jack's is rated 4.4 stars by 459 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.