Scott's Seafood - Oakland

4.4
2968 reviews
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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!
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KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food! Will be coming back soon

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JH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and a friend from Seattle were celebrating their birthday. The staff and our waitress were wonderful. The gifts were lovely and truly appreciated. Thank you.

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f
San Francisco
167 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Scott's is relatively expensive, and hosts a lot of celebrations - so the atmosphere is more special occasion, and less good restaurant, than I prefer. Food is correct but unimaginative. Wine list is unremarkable. Several of our group ordered salads and entrees; some time later, we were informed that the entrees were ready, but salads weren't, so we got entrees before the salad. Odd. Overall, an unimpressive experience.

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KR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Had to wait 20 mins before they came to get drink orders, did not go around the table asking everyone, next same with starters, then waited another 15 mins before they started getting orders for appetizer, there was lapse of 20 mins between 1st person getting a drink and last person, service was very slow, decided to go somewhere else for main course

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BA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good dining experience. I would go again. I would recommend Scott’s to everyone.

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YY
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good place for a group . Service always top notch but food quality has really not been at par with other restaurants. I would given it 4 stars otherwise. The salmon was dry and seafood trio was just drenched in sauce. Even the chocolate velvet cake was dry. This used to be a favorite restaurant but for the price of a good meal, it needs improvement.

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OF
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is just a consistently good place to celebrate. The staff are uniformly professional and welcoming. The photo for the celebrant is special and the jaZ in the bar following dinner superb!

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TH
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Scott’s continues to stand the test of time. Never disappointed.

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g
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Our steaks were overcooked and one of them had a hair under it. When I told the server that I was disappointed in this ,especially since it was my boyfriend's birthday lunch, the server almost froze and said nothing. After a long wait for the check the server and another lady approached with a scoop of sorbet for his birthday and then they dropped the check. No apologies for the poor quality in food nor adjustments to the check.

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FE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Boston clam chowder, smooth and creamy. The wait staff was genuinely caring and attentive. The lychee martini was exceptional. Truly enjoyed the culinary experience.

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LV
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, Great bartender, always acknowledges me when I go in.

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MA
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was good host was nice everyone that came to the table were really nice.

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GW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was an overall great experience. You need to plan ahead with the expense. Dinner with appetizers and salad, with a single drink, can set you back close to $200. That's 2 people. The noise level was higher than expected for this type of dinner.

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P
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, everything was wonderful. I love to have dinner with my husband at Scott’s and I always bring my good friends here for a fantastic meal.
Scott’s has the best staff. Barbara , Sarah and Angela always treat me like I’m the most important guest. They are very knowledgeable about all the items on the menu.

The food has always been wonderful

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GB
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I always like going to Scott’s, the food and service was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The view and ambiance was great. The service was excellent. For the price the food was just ok. Unfortunately, Nothing blew our minds.

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SG
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was over cooked /not quality product. Server was terrible made so many mistakes and forgot so many things I thought I was being pranked. Would never ever ever return.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The menu is limited during Sunday brunch and the food mediocre. The expensive brunch looked great if you are willing to spend $69 per person.

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were surprised that only the buffet was offered on Sunday (no al a cart til 3). We weren't planning on spending $69.95 + 20% tip + tax for 7 of us. However, the food was excellent, the service even better (they treated our birthday girl royally) and the atmosphere was festive. With the music (which was also very good) and acoustics it is not good for conversations or even hearing our server.
On a bright sunny Sunday, it was perfect for our celebration but be prepared to spend some money.

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

Beautiful view. Excellent food, we were served my Julio who was fantastic. I don’t really drink which is the only reason the value is a not 5 stars. If you drink the bottomless mimosas and bloody Mary’s they serve it’s a great value.

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GA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Used to go here on dates all the time. Reservation was made in advance yet we were seated at a exceptionally small table. Wait staff was friendly and accommodating in moving us when a better table opened up. Food was decent, but over priced. May go back, may not.

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OT
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and view

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H
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So delicious! We will have to go again! Oysters Rockfeller is to die for! :)

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

We went for my birthday dinner, and since the moment we were sat down everyone was warm and friendly. They attended us very well with drinks and food, the food was delicious (we had a taste of each other plates since everything looked so good). At the end of the dinner I was surprised when they brought me a sherbet ice cream with a candle, they took a picture of us and they gave me a rose and the picture memoir very lovely surprise.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Staff were very attentive, they didn’t rush us . Our server gave great recommendations in food . The seafood ingredients in my Seafood Sautee were very generous. They made my bday celebration a memorable one

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Y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Our server was slow to come back and check on us. I had made reservations for lunch and even specified that it was my aunts 71st birthday. However when the server asked about dessert, my aunt said it’s her birthday. “Do I get a special dessert?” She replied yes, we’ll do something special. She brought out sorbet with a candle? I personally was very disappointed on her decision of dessert! Even my aunt made a comment to me regarding this. Plus I had to flag her down several times for whatever we needed. It was at least 20-30 minutes each time before I had to ask someone to please get our server. I even gave her a coupon for $15 off and she forgot to deduct this until I asked her again? Horrible service. Fish was over cooked.

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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch for birthday celebration and my 2 guests first time attending. Service, food and ambiance was excellent! Scott’s special touch including live jazz and a photo for memories made for a very special day.

Scott’s you are still at the top of my list.

Janice

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GP
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I live in Carmel Valley and my wife and I are spoiled and surrounded by amazing restaurants. I was in Oakland on business and had been salivating for the previous week over the Oysters Rockafella appetizer, only to find out Scotts Seafood had no oysters! I must admit I was extremely surprised and somewhat disappointed. It seemed like going to a steak house and they were out of steak!
My bill for two was over $220.00, including a $78 bottle of Chardonnay that I found myself having to pour it myself on three occasions. It was a very quiet night with just a handful of occupied tables, so I was again surprised by the lack of service.
Overall not what I expected.
p.s. It was a Monday night and rumors tell you not to go to a fish restaurant on a Monday. In this case, perhaps they are right?

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

It was ok but not great. And, when my husband forgot his hat, they claimed it was not there even though it was on a chair at our table, not in an open area.

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner! The waitress was attentive and pleasant. We always enjoy our going to Scotts it’s one of our favorite places.

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KJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and beautiful view of the Bay. This would be a nice restaurant for dates or family lunches or dinners. I loved my swordfish dish :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was also great!

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J
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Scott's has gotten to be quite expensive and the food's not that great. The view is lovely, and so if you want clam chowder and good bread, it's still a good place to go. I wanted a crab louis salad, which wasn't on the menu (!), and what I got wasn't that good and cost a lot of money. Two people for lunch, one with a salmon sandwich and iced tea, me with one class of wine and the crab louis, and the tab was close to $70. They had an expense account, so whatever. Still, I wouldn't recommend for a friend.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed this dining experience! It was my Sis bday dinner and they gave her a Beautiful Red Rose and dessert 4 free!
Food was delicious!!!!

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ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I used to loved this restaurant, but now the food quality is not there, service not good. I would not go back. Too bad because this is a nice restaurant and a beautiful view. We were looking forward for a nice relax and enjoy our brunch, but we disappointed :(

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

Actually the experience was rewarding. Our server was "off the chain" with her attentiveness, wit, and panache.

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FB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for their Sunday Brunch. The food, service and location are all excellent. It's not very often you see people who seem to be enjoying their job be it the servers, chefs and cooks. And they help each other, and smile - that was refreshing to observe.

Know that we'll be back to this Scott's Seafood at Oakland again and again.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Waiters were not attentive

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HH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Overall ambience good , touristy place. Boudin bread for sale at the entrance great view of the and estuary and City. The food however was greasy and dated. Service fell short.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special meal and celebration!

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