Scott's Seafood - Oakland

4.3
2762 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Seafood
Located in the heart of Jack London Square, Scott's Seafood restaurant has been the standard for fresh seafood in the Bay Area since 1976. With an incredible view of San Francisco and the Oakland waterfront, Scott's has been named the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Oakland for a good reason. Scott's Famous Cioppino, Seafood Saute', Alaskan Halibut, New England Clam Bake Stew and our award winning Clam Chowder are some of the classic favorites. Piano bar every night with Maxine Glover playing Wednesday through Saturday. Also performing Sunday through Tuesday the incredible John Turk. The Sunday Jazz Brunch Buffet features "Just the Three of us" Jazz group each Sunday. Also, window and patio seating are on a first come first serve basis.
If you are in need of private dinning, please contact our catering services. Scott's offers private rooms for small intimate groups or larger groups up to 400 guests. We also do off-site catering. See you at Scott's!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Seafood, American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - close; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Champagne Brunch Buffet: Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(510) 444-3456
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Chef Alfredo Reyes
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Private rooms with views of San Francisco and the bay are available for parties 10 up to 400.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Manager: (510) 444-5969
icon/ic_cateringCreated with Sketch.
Catering
Complete off-site catering available.
Open Google Maps
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Embarcadero
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Validated valet or garage parking available.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Bart located 10 blocks from restaurant (11th Street Bart).
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Piano bar nightly featuring the great Maxine Glover Wed-Sat nights.
Live jazz during Sunday Brunch 10:30am-3:00pm featuring "Just the Three of US"
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2762 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
MC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott's at Jack London Square is a great place for lunch. Always excellent food, great service, and lovely views of the Bay.

Report
Helpful
BB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

All staff we encountered were professional, welcoming & friendly. Appears that Scott's was understaffed that evening. My food was luke warm and spinach undercooked, watery and tasteless. But, our waiters were diligent & provided good service. I applaud & appreciate the diversity reflected in your staffing. It is a true microcosm of the East Bay re: age, ethnicity, gender & LGBT. I would rate you as exceptional in this area. I live in Hayward and 90% of staffing in all facilities & venues reflects one ethnic group!

Report
Helpful
OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time at Scott’s Seafood, it was very nice. The Streak Calamari & Blackened Salmon were excellent. The overall setting of the restaurant was very outstanding. Will surly be visiting again for dinner.

Report
Helpful
T
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had to wait quite a while before our server came. However, once she knew we had to be done by a certain time, her service was excellent!

Report
Helpful
TF
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Absolutely loved it, it was for my wife 60th birthday and they did a great job surprising us with an awesome desert.

Report
Helpful
JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Fair experience. I expected a bit more of the good.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We all loved our cocktails and our meals. Loved the festive holiday decor!

Report
Helpful
RK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

All dinners were excellent except the Chicken ... there was only a small leg!

Report
Helpful
DS
Hawaii
15 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fantastic meal.

Report
Helpful
KV
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Only negative comment was the window tables were packed too tightly together. Hard to get in and chairs.

Report
Helpful
c
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Katherine our waiter was spot on. Good wait staff makes it feel like a real dining experience. She created this for a special birthday dinner. Thank you.

Report
Helpful
VP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dinner just as sun was setting...excellent service, wine selection and entrees were brilliant!

Report
Helpful
TB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott's is always a favorite place to celebrate a special occasion or perfect if we need to spend a nice afternoon or evening together!

Report
Helpful
JS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here many times and usually order appetizers, salad, entrée and dessert, but this time we only ordered entrees, because we stopped at another local restaurant for filling appetizers. My wife ordered the salmon club which was very good and I ordered the New York steak which was also very good and cooked as ordered. Service was excellent, as always, and we always ask for a window seat to look out at the Estuary. WE will definitely return again. The only downside, and it's not Scott's fault (necessarily), was the overindulgent Grandmother and Grandchild sitting next to us, playing a car racing game down the menu, saying LOUDLY together, once every ten seconds, "ONE, TWO, THREE, GO!" WHY does ANYONE think OTHER diners want to "enjoy" their children/grandchildren at a NICE restaurant (or any restaurant, for that matter)? SO RUDE! I gave the ambience 5 stars, based on past visits but unfortunately it didn't actually deserve it on this visit.

Report
Helpful
TS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the BEST experience at Scott’s for Thanksgiving dinner. The manager comped our pre-dinner cocktail because we were reseated prior to ordering... it was not a problem at all... we ended up in a window seat that was intimate and perfect for the two of us. Food was excellent and service was above and beyond! We love Scott’s for special occasions.

Report
Helpful
TT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott's was an excellent choice to celebrate Thanksgiving ! Although the restaurant was sold out our table was ready for us exactly when our reservation was at 6:00pm. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed the ambiance. The lighting was perfect and romantic actually. Our food (we both ordered the turkey special for $60 each) was outstanding and it included two slices of pumpkin pie. The turkey was great and the stuffing was outstanding ! I highly recommend Scott's for any occasion !

Report
Helpful
GG
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Slow service. My wife asked to hold the stuffing and only white meat, no problem I will take care of that for you. She got stuffing white meat and dark meat, hid the stuffing under the meat. Guess they thought she had no idea what she wanted.

When desert was going to be brought to the table, waited 15 min and finally flagged down the waiter and told him not to bother just bring the check. So he brought the desert and the check

They don't seem to be able to follow instructions

Report
Helpful
ST
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The appetizers came out the same time as the main course. The appetizers were barely warm and the main course cool. We had to ask for drink and bread refills. We also had to ask for dirty dishes to be removed. The meal for 6 people was over $400. I wouldn't dine again on a holiday.

Report
Helpful
A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving Day Lunch—Scott’s really came through!

Report
Helpful
CH
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed another wonderful Thanksgiving meal! The stuffing, with raisins, was out-of-this-world. Spicy Bloody Mary was a great compliment

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Not very good. Certainly has gone downhill over the years. I would not go back.

Report
Helpful
TT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food at a cozy table overlooking the boats! We had the Sunday night prime rib dinner special which actually outdid the same meal we had in London at Rules (except for the popovers — it’s an art). Our waitress was attentive and a sparkling conversationalist.

Report
Helpful
CA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came all the way from New Mexico to have brunch on Sunday. I used to live in Alameda and always wanted to go to Scott I finally got to go. Everything was yummy we started out at the bar it was so much fun and had a wonderful brunch.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Son’s birthday

Report
Helpful
d
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice restaurant for a small group, but too noisy for a business group of 7 that hoped to have a little work conversation over dinner. Food was good. Staff attentive, though it took a while for the food to arrive. The sourdough bread helped to stave off hunger.

Report
Helpful
MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We had dinner on a Wednesday night. The food was just average with high prices and service was extremely slow.

Report
Helpful
M
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Very Disappointing. This is supposed to be an upscale seafood restaurant, but they don't have premium bourbons (no Eagle Rare, Blanton's, Basil Hayden's, Angel Envy, Makers 46, etc.; nothing better than regular ordinary Maker's Mark), the bread was stale, and neither of us liked our entree. My andouille-crusted catfish was mushy and the andouille crust was so skimpy as to be worthless. Her calamari steak had some sort of weird broth flavoring that was pretty much inedible. This is a chain and I know that not all Scott's Seafood restaurants are this crummy. I think maybe the tourist-trap location might be responsible for them letting their vigilance slip. In any case, the next time I'm dining in Jack London Square it'll be at one of the other nearby places.

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

I normally love Scott's Seafood but after I got home last night I was soooooo sick. Up all night. Won't be back for awhile and certainly won't have the Seafood Saute.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Would not recommend. Not worth the money

Report
Helpful
RC
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Sunday Brunch great spread and good service. Pricey though. But one gets what one pays for. Paying for the elegance and ambiance.

Report
Helpful
TT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Honestly, for the $70.00 per person price, there are much better brunch buffets. The views are wonderful and the service was excellent. The food was, well, lackluster. Not an enormous buffet, but enough. The deserts were bleh. I suspect frozen and thawed for service. The smoked salmon didn’t taste smoked at all.

At some point the place became very “low rent” and the outfits reflected that. I mean, is it that hard to put on a collar for a meal, or are you so attached to your “Raiders” jersey that you can’t bear to part for the sake of others experience?

Glad we went, but will skip it next time.

Report
Helpful
t
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This restaurant is well run from the manager Barbara. The food is great the views are awesome. I highly recoomend for all occasions and before or after ALL sporting events and concerts in the area.

Report
Helpful
JZ
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal in Jack London Square. Would definitely go back. Thanks JZ

Report
Helpful
JW
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! We decided to come here for our 1 year wedding anniversary and didn't mention to them until our waiter asked us. When we asked for our check, she said she was going to bring us something for our anniversary. She brought us dessert, gave us a rose and also took a picture for us which they framed for us. It was unexpected! Loved the idea.

Food was delicious as well. Very flavorful.

Report
Helpful
t
Denver
40 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Had lunch at Scott's Seafood. Food was good but the prices for lunch were outrageous. Entrees ranging from $30+ to $60+. Really should have separate lunch menus with reasonable choices.

Report
Helpful
A
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

Report
Helpful
MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved our meal, it was great and we enjoyed the atmosphere it was perfect.
The waitress messed up on a couple of things but she fixed it quickly.

Loved it and will be back again!

Report
Helpful
f
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner-view was perfect and dinner was amazing! Service was top notch!

Report
Helpful
T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, we were treated like royalty! We had never been here before and went to celebrate my husbands birthday. Not only did they give him a complimentary birthday dessert, they also gave him a rose to give to me, gave us each a complimentary glass of champagne, gave him a rose to give to me and took our picture and gave us copies! We were blown away! But the food was amazing! The seafood was so fresh! I have never had halibut that good before! We will be back for sure!

Report
Helpful
KH
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful seafood in a casual setting with a view of the bay. Somewhat pricey.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
70

Tweets by Scott's Seafood - Oakland