Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.07mi
  3. Distance: 0.11mi
  4. Distance: 0.13mi
  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.07mi
  3. Distance: 0.11mi
  4. Distance: 0.13mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.07mi
  3. Distance: 0.11mi
  4. Distance: 0.13mi
  1. Distance: 0.06mi
  2. Distance: 0.07mi
  3. Distance: 0.11mi
  4. Distance: 0.13mi

About Scott's Seafood - Oakland

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!

2 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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

Cross Street:
Embarcadero

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 444-3456

Website:
http://www.scottsjls.com/

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"

Catering:
Complete off-site catering available.

Parking Details:
Validated valet or garage parking available.

Public Transit:
Bart located 10 blocks from restaurant (11th Street Bart).

Executive Chef:
Chef Perfecto Cahilig

Private Party Facilities:
Private rooms with views of San Francisco and the bay are available for parties 10 up to 400.

Private Party Contact:
Ramiro Carabez: (510) 444-5969

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Scott's Seafood - Oakland Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (65)
Special Occasion (61)
Scenic View (58)
See All
Good for a Date (55)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Good for Birthdays (49)
Romantic (44)
Business Meals (34)
Live Music (25)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Worth the Drive (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Great for Lunch (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Great for Brunch (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Cozy (17)
Authentic (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Casual (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Fun (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Seasonal (11)
Kid-friendly (8)
People Watching (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Healthy (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Hot Spot (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Spicy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sort by
S
2387 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

You get what you pay for and Scotts’s always delivers. The service is great, the food delicious and the drinks yummo!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Business Meals, Waterfront, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

So disappointing. We were hoping for a fun, festive night with family at a restaurant my husband and I remember fondly from holidays past. The restaurant was tired, the food was pricy and just okay. Most disappointing was the waitstaff who, although friendly and competent, did everything they could to jack up our bill. Recommending the most expensive wine, suggesting to most expensive appetizer, suggesting that salads and soups would not be enough for an entree (they were fine), and most annoying, refilling expensive kids drinks (Roy rogers and Shirley temples) three times without asking and then charging us for them! We had a huge bill, over caffeinated kids, and an unsatisfied pallet. We won't be going back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This was a great scene for a friendly Christmas gathering. Our service was quick and friendly despite the time of year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food, excellent views, service was ok, had to flag someone to fill ice teas.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Bday party

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Came here to try out the renowned Sunday Jazz Brunch. We loved how the restaurant was decked out in Christmas/Winter holiday decorations, and even all the servers were wearing Santa hats. The live jazz band really added liveliness and the holiday spirit in the restaurant. The buffet had a lot of options, and even featured items like King Crab Leg which was not on the menu! The cherry on top was the included Bloody Mary bar, and your server will even bring your table a platter of oysters from the kitchen to start with. Scott's Sunday Jazz brunch will definitely now be a part of our holiday tradition.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great meal and service. Would like to see a somewhat lower priced lunch menu. Waiter exchanged my too sweet glass of white wine with a dryer wine at no additional charge.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always a joy to eat here - excellent seafood and service!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Christmas lights and carolers set a festive environment

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We paid way too much money for underwhelming food and service. A HUGE disappointment!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service2
value1

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The brunch was very good, but definitely overpriced. Would reconsider returning only for special occasions.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great selection but food is not as good as I remember.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Sunday buffet has many options and nearly all of it is very good. Service is hit or miss. Views of the Oakland waterfront all around.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Dining at Scott’s for a friend’s birthday luncheon was absolutely lovely and relaxing. The food tasted fresh, light and delicious...rave reviews all around for both service and food.
Thank you Scott’s you did again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Business Meals, Waterfront, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Romantic, Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Had the seafood saute'. What there was was excellent but the serving portion was sparse. Two bites each of shrimp, scallops, and crab. Six bites at over $30 per plate. Hardly an ample meal. Waitress was marginal. Brought the wrong dressing and was slow at getting us the deserts. But the waterfront view was as usual...spectacular.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service3
value2

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always reliable; always excellent food and service. Fabulous seafood. Always delightful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Food was delicious but very pricey . I had a salad, hot tea and shared dessert. My sister had crab cakes, a cocktail, and coffee. For two of us including tip was $90. We went to Scott’s for a quick bite before going to the Warriors game.

Tags: Waterfront, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food would be acceptable except for how expensive it is. Location/view is of course wonderful. Had been there before with a large group and the food was better than tonight. Servers were attentive and helpful and 'birthday' treatment was tasteful.

Tags: Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service5
value2

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We have dined here for years -- but not in quite some time. The new menu items are very good (we had the bourbon glazed salmon and the salmon stuffed with crab). The staff is friendly and the atmosphere casual and relaxing. It's a great place to visit with old friends!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This is the second Thanksgiving that my family has spent at Scott's. We like the okd school festive atmosphere around the holidays.

The fish is fresh. This time I had the NY steak- which was excellent. The pumpkin pie was delish! We also tried the sole- which was fresh and perfectly cooked.

The wait staff is lovely,

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We decided not to cook for Thanksgiving and went here instead. I'm glad we did! The valet was convenient, the ambiance was quite nice, and the service was terrific. It was a bit of a madhouse given the holiday, but our servers were pleasant despite working their tails off.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Love celebrating Thanksgiving at Scotts!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The Thanksgiving meal was good, but not exceptional. The price was outrageous considering how little was spent on such simple and common ingredients. The service was quite good. The staff was friendly. The restaurant was cold and drafty - the ventilation needed to be turned down. The music, as usual, was inappropriate for the occasion and the diners. Silence would have been preferable.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3
value1

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service as always. Especially appreciate seeing Yulanda.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. Everything was delicious. Wish there was an another option besides mashed potatoes— maybe sweet potatoes😊. The service was awesome. Servers were walking around offering extra servings turkey and dressing for those who ordered the Thanksgiving entree.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very good service, food was very good, nice ambiance off the water. Pricey, so good for special occasions!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything was excellent. However, there could have been more cranberry sauce, and sweet potatoes (yams) were not served, which I would consider part of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

WE GO FOR THE ATMOSPHERE ON THE WATER, BUT OUR LATEST LUNCH WAS BETTER THAN USUAL FOR SCOTT'S....VERY NICE PORTION OF PERFECTLY EXECUTED AHI, AND A VERY NICE CHOPPINO...EXCEPTIONAL CHARM WITH WAITER SCUBA STEVE....NICE THANKSGIVING FOR A COUPLE WITH NO FAMILY...WISH THEY COULD HAVE DELAYED THE XMAS DECOR HOWEVER.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Scott's prepared a great traditional Thanksgiving dinner. It wasn't cheap, but was definitely worth every penny!

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The service was great. We came her for thanksgiving expecting a buffet, but wasn’t. Bummer. Anyway, the food was okay, oyster is not as fresh as I would’ve like, they had a turkey dinner but didn’t say all you can eat on the menu, as I saw the server walking around refilling other guests who have ordered the turkey meal.
The price is definitely not worth the food. 4 people for 500, would’ve chosen a nice steak house at Harris Resturant in the City for the same price.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

For years I've come to Scott's for special occasions. The food and ambience guarantee a wonderful experience with friends and family.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Fun, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

My friend wanted to leave bc we came for one thing the crab ravioli but they were serving brunch ! OMG! Just let me say we are both very glad we stayed! Everything was to die for from the succulent slices of prime rib to the desserts like creme brûlée , chocolate mousse top with fruit ! The only thing I didn’t care for was the crab which tasted like it had been boiled in plain salted water ( butter or obay ) otherwise can’t wait to return!

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great food. Great ambiance. Nice views. Good service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

THE SEAFOOD SALAD WAS GREAT AND THE MALE AND FEMALE WORKERS WHO SERVED US WERE GREAT. I USE THE RESTAURANT ALL OF THE TIME.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I try to eat here every time I make it to Oakland. It has never disappointed me.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I always enjoy dining at Scott's Seafood! I love their food and friendly service; and of course, their beautiful restaurant! It's consistently satisfying. Everyone I take there, walks away saying that they are going to bring a spouse and/or friends back to enjoy the restaurant. I don't live in the area, but when I visit, it is my go-to restaurant!

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Took a friend there for her birthday. The food was good & the service was outstanding. Not only did she get a complimentary dessert but a photography of the group & a long stem red rose! Now they know how to make a person feel special!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We have dined here often in the evening and for lunch. This was our first time for Sunday brunch. It was mediocre food at outrageous prices. While we recommend it for lunch and dinner avoid it for brunch? The Walnut Creek location is superior to Oakland if you have a choice?

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service3
value1

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We are regular customers and brought in a table of 8 out of town guests for a very special occasion. The food and music were great as always. We were recognized and welcomed back by several staff members. Our server however did not recognize us. She was largely absent and seemed put out when we asked for simple things. It was pretty embarrassing to have talked it up so much and have a lackluster experience.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service1
value2

 
 (Denver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We celebrated two birthdays and enjoyed everything. The halibut was excellent, and the white chocolate cheese cake divine. Our waitress was fun and attentive. We will come back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Business Meals, Waterfront
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.