Scott's Seafood - Oakland

4.4
2941 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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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
2 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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s
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our dinner at Scott's, as always great food and ambiance. Celebrated my friend's birthday, and they made it a memorable event.

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 35th wedding anniversary dinner. We were welcomed and congratulated on our special day. Awesome seating next to the window. Beautiful sunset. Great drinks. Great food. Special dessert , long stem fresh red rose and a framed snap shot of our lovely evening. You made it very special for us. See you again.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

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JS
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, view and food. The service is impeccable

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

We had a wonderful meal overlooking the water. It was very enjoyable.

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RH
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

For a relaxed good time with good food and good service go to Scott's in Oakland.

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DD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Sunday Brunch Buffet. Pricey but worth it. Wide selection of food including unlimited oysters, shrimp, salmon, prime rib, ham and much more. They also offer selections on the menu, but we couldn't turn down the buffet that was on display. Good and attentive staff!

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

Katherine was amazing she provided a great evening to celebrate my parents 40th Anniversary. My parents loved her personality and familiarity with our neighborhood as were neighbors. The food was delicious my best yet at Scott’s.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was very attentive and helpful! Food was good

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d
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I booked this on short notice and the restaurant had our table waiting, although there wasn't much of a rush of customers at that point.

Nice place and quick get away from downtown Oakland.

Food was tasty for a quick business lunch.

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SA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Beautiful view. Great presentation of the food. The meal itself was disappointing. Soup arrived lukewarm. Mash potatoes arrived lukewarm. Ahi was cold, I mean refrigerator chilled. It was not a Saturday night so this is no excuse.

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MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

Server was not very attentive. We asked if the appertizer & food comes with Salad and she said NO. But when the appetizer came it came with the Salad and so did the meal. Was a little disappointing.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Expensive, but worth it.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lifelong friends get together for brunch. Amazing spread, many seafood options as well as a tasty Bloody Mary bar !

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CP
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A terrific evening all around!
The fish entrees were excellent, and the server was knowledgeable and attentive.
An old school classic that did not disappoint.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for an early dinner with cousins. Beautiful view, our waitress Katherine was awesome!

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RR
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was outstanding except that the vegetables were very under done, nowhere near al dente but everything else was delicious.

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OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Scotts is “tired”. Needs a major makeover. Not the same as yesterday. Yes the view is nice.

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DL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time experiencing Sunday brunch and were definitely going to make this a monthly thing.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was really nice about it. The view was spectacular, food was excellent service from great, extremely nice atmosphere. If you’ve got the money to spend, then this is definitely a place you’d want to go to on that special occasion. I wouldn’t recommend going there just to spend that kind of money just for Breakfast or brunch. Other than that wonderful experience.

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CK
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This brunch surpasses most we have ever attended. The seafood itself pays for the brunch, let alone the tasty and bottomless sparkling wine. Not your typical buffet brunch, but way superlative!! And the live jazz group that starts at 10:30 am is always wonderful and soothing.

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

The food was bland and over priced...but the service and ambiance was ok.
My first time eating there! 😔

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RI
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We arrived early for our reservation, but were seated very quickly even though it was pretty busy. We all ordered cocktails which were delivered quite soon. Each of us ordered something different for dinner and we all liked what we had although there was nothing extraordinary about either the appetizers or the entrees. We brought our own bottle of wine. The service was fine and there was a person playing the piano which was very nice.

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

Scott's is my go to restaurant. I am always ensured to have delectable food,wonderful service and a satisfied feeling treated to a special occasion whether there is one or not.

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P
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Scott’s. I always have the Ahu tuna meal. The mashed potatoes are so creamy. The staff are wonderful. Barbara is the BEST!! I always bring my friends for special occasions. Today, I celebrated my girlfriend and my birthday.
Barbara made us fill special

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EG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good atmosphere, delicious food for a nice occasion

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SL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

The Valentine's menu choices were subpar and overpriced. Just about every menu item was served with mashed potatoes. I felt like my husband and I were on an assembly line to be seated served and out of the restaurant, so they could get money from the next couple. Not a good experience at Scott's.

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M
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was great night eating at this restaurant. The ambiance was good. The food was ok. Good customer service not great but good.

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