Scott's Seafood - Oakland

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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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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Quite often in the Bay Area you pay way over the odds for food and service that's just not good enough. This was downright embarrassing. $25 for a prawn salad with... 3 prawns... and not much more of anything else? It came on an appetiser sized plate. It was a cold day in January and we just wanted something hot... but not a fancy and overly-rich $40 entree.
They didn't seem to know or care much about my companion's celiac condition; initially they indicated they had GF bread, then it turned out they didn't, but they didn't have the courtesy to come explain and apologise; we had to ask where the promised bread was.
They managed something almost no other place ever has, which was to make me want to leave even before we'd ordered. And had it not been for my companion's wishes not to cause a fuss, I would have done. You can do better anywhere - including at home.

BJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for a birthday and feel pampered while you eat great sea food!

D
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the Sunday jazz brunch. Food was excellent and the view of the marina very nice. Bottomless mimosa too.

DS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a group for the Jazz Brunch on Sunday. The food and service were exceptional. The music was good and the venue is amazing. It is a little pricey but there is ample food, the mimosas are endless and everything was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was amazing except the waitress put the raspberry sauce on our chocolate cake which ruined it. I’m not sure why she didn’t put it in a small covered container. So we had two desserts ruined. I wasn’t happy about wasting my money!!!

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

They bought me a birthday dish of ice cream but it wasn’t my birthday

SW
Savannah
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

No special occasion. We just like going there. It was noisier then usual. We are looking forward to our next time.

MA
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The food was way overpriced and not very good. My salad was drenched in dressing which made it wilted.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I went to Scott’s Seafood for the Oakland Restaurant Week, we were extremely happy to have been served so well in a charming environment.

MD
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service was a little slow, but it was a Saturday night in prime time.
The wine list is limited but they have some good choices. I would suggest they add some 'mid-priced' options.
We both had seafood and it was excellent... the vegetables also we top grade.
The view day or evening is very nice.

w
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Ahi tuna had a bad smell, fish and chips burnt to a crisp..uneatable, seafood pasta fair. Server was great. Started coming here decades ago...lovely setting is very pretty but food
is a huge disappointment... to boot with high prices!

JC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food,service,and atmosphere. I will be back!

WS
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Delicious. I enjoyed Calamari steak with the Manhattan Clam Chowder starter. My dining companion had a delicious crab salad. It was plated so beautiful. They validated parking and gave two $15 credit certificates for next time. I will definitely be returning.

PG
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Calamari was greasy with a squishy outer perhaps undercooked batter or coating of some type. Beautiful spot great waiter and rest of dinner were great but I got sick a few hours later.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrate new job. Enjoyable and did not feel rushed. Nice music from piano playing in the background was soothing and lend itself to the ambiance.

MS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the Sunday brunch!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible brunch layout. Lots of great food choices and attentive service.

T
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I am a regular. I go back because I REALLY like Scott's. I have eaten at this Scott's (Jack London Square, Oakland) maybe 5 times in the past year and I have never been disappointed with the food. This time I had to call back the waiter to take our orders or I would have graded service at 5. (I used to be a very good bus boy, so I pay attention still...).

L
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for 2...we both thought the night was magical!!! It started with great, service, people, and food!! Scotts rocked!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Piano was way too loud. Made table conversation difficult.

KA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food and service were good. I was disappointed however to learn that this particular Scott’s does not accept gift cards from the RUI family of restaurants. Skates is about the only one left in the Bay Area that accepts the cards.

TB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott's is our go to place to enjoy quality fine seafood with great service, ambiance and view. I highly recommend trying it out, if you haven't already. Don't be surprised if it becomes one of your favorite restaurants as it's become ours over the last couple of years.

A
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott’s is a lovely waterfront restaurant with delicious food and outstanding service. I take a friend there every year for her birthday celebration, and she is given a lovely red rose by Scott’s.

AL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best New Years Eve dinner. Atmosphere fantastic. Enjoyed our night there. Will be back.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve dinner. Food was okay. Could use some more flavor. The view is beautiful tho and the

KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Everyone in our party was disappointed due to the fact our food was really cold. We told our waiter that we were going to a 10:00 show and we wanted to have our food within an hour we did they it and when we did it was super cold like it was just sitting! Really upset cause I’ve never experienced this from Scott’s.

J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great prime rib special with dessert. Appetizer came after meal so we didn’t want it but they comped it. They do not have sangria on menu but they made me one and it was delicious. Got a great window table immediately. Love the calamari appetizer.

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The best petrale in the Bay Area and the service, location and ambiance are great.

NT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful brunch. You all do an amazing job!

BO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I chose Scott’s for a post-Christmas get-together with the family. Everyone just loved it! We were tucked into an alcove, which was perfect for our small group — we could converse and hear each other well. We went for the full-on Sunday brunch, which did not disappoint. It was great to have us all there and then have everyone do their thing and get their own food.

The buffet was very diverse — everyone found something to enjoy. The staff was seamless in making sure food was abundant, so I thought that really helped create a convivial atmosphere. Nothing worse than being around hungry bipeds angling to get something in short supply. There were a lot of other patrons, but there wasn’t that kind of tension you can often get at buffets where people are afraid of missing out.

We also enjoyed the jazz ensemble, too. Very classy! It felt like Christmas all over again.

Definitely would return!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was busy and service slower than normal. Also, louder than normal. It was my birthday and didn’t receive the complimentary dessert.

GE
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Gilbert, was outstanding. Seafood was all excellent.

JD
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at a window table and the view was beautiful. The food and service was excellent.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12-24-19 Celebrated the memory of my Dad’s birthday. Had reservations at 5:30 through open table, was seated promptly. Started with a glass of champagne and a glass of wine. Ian S. was our server. He was very attentive and checked back often to make sure we were happy and took excellent care of us. Shared a salad and I enjoyed the 2 lb lobster. My date had the lobster Thermidor. The food, presentation and service was great. Finished up with the sorbet and a cup of coffee. Although it was a busy night, we both felt as though we were the only ones in the restaurant. This place never disappoints, always a special place to come. Thank you Scott’s, and Staff!

JA
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful view, great atmosphere, good customer service.
Food was yummy and plentiful.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The spot is awesome!!! Food delicious and service amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday and she was made to feel incredibly special.

LY
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Nice brunch menu and the ambience was lovely . Staff seemed over busy so had to keep getting their attention for things.

OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I was not disappointed once again to satisfy my seafood fix especially for the crab 🦀 this glorious holiday season in which I also celebrate my birthday.
Scott’s did not fall short of my expectations with the over abundance of well prepared food from the breakfast Benedict’s ,
Meats, salads, fruit and cheese trays, to the desserts and bottomless mimosas!
Oysters on the half shell was brought out on demand, shrimp and mussels were delectable as was the Dungeness Crab (my Fave)
meaty and sweet as well as the salmon! Oh boy I cannot wait to return- hopefully by New Year’s!!

Best Brunch hands down!

Thank you🙏🏼

RM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is great!!! They celebrated our anniversary with us, took our picture and placed it on a Scott’s card. The best part is the rose that they have my wife.... great experience!!!

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