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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
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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

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Scott's Seafood - Oakland Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (63)
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Good for Anniversaries (42)
Good for a Date (42)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Romantic (32)
Great for Brunch (24)
Worth the Drive (24)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Good for Groups (20)
Business Meals (20)
Live Music (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Great for Lunch (14)
Notable Wine List (14)
People Watching (14)
Casual (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Cozy (11)
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Comfort Food (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Healthy (8)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2013

I feel the restaurant was a little understaffed due to the holiday. Once we finally did get a server she was wonderful, and made our dinning experience very enjoyable. I would highly recommend Scotts Seafood.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 26, 2013

Scott's has an amazing Brunch. A must try!!!
And the service is Superb!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2013

I am a seafood lover but was disappointed in our entrees. My husband had Swordfish encrusted with crab and I had the Herb crusted Halibut. Both were very bland and mine was swimming in a bland sauce. The cup of Boston Clam Chowder was very good except for the sandy grit from the clams. The food did not meet our expectations at all.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 25, 2013

We will not return. Bland food. My wife and daughter would not eat their meals. One attraction we went for was bar music. But the piano player was on brake for most of our visit
I took my family next door to Kincaids and ordered more food there.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2013

Just celebrated my mom and husband's birthday dinner at Scotts. Everything exceeded our expectations! The food, the service and the view were all spectacular. To top it off the restaurant surprised us by taking $58 off our bill just because AND gave my mom a beautiful red rose, took our pictures and gave us copies and brought out a delicious sorbet ice cream on dry ice! The entire experience was 10 stars if thats possible. I highly recommend this restaurant for any and all occassions. If you've never been to their Sunday brunch that is a MUST as well!! They also have live jazz 7 days a week.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2013

I have been going to restaurant for a number of years and the best thing about is the people and the view.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 19, 2013

Ambience was great! I love it. Food could be better for the price.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2013

Eight of us enjoyed a 91st birthday luncheon celebration and had a great time. Our server made the occasion fun and special. The food was nicely presented and the ambiance was great. Oakland Scott's is a great destination restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2013

We were seated outside. Food, service, view all very good. Somewhat pricey but not outrageous.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

It was Mothers Day and they had a loud jazz band playing, so you couldn't carry on a conversation. We sat there for 15 minutes before a waitress asked if we've been helped. That told me that a waiter had not been assigned to our table. We had the steak and lobster, which for $50 was a ripoff. I asked for the steak to be medium well, it came out rare. And it had absolutely no flavor. Very unprofessional and not what I'd expect from Scott's. I'm sure the "Mothers Day" excuse will be used for the large crowd, but then schedule adequate staff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Went here for Mother's Day. The place was slammed, but the service was still pretty good. Food was good but not outstanding. Good location on a less busy night and you can't beat the view.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Great food. Waitress messed up order numerous times, though was genuinely apologetic and handled my unruly attitude well. Nice little soup and salad dinner before we called it quits.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Just Great - That's why I keep coming back......

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

We had a reservation for 6 PM but there were about 25 people ahead of us all with reservation waiting to be seated. We waited for about 20 minutes and decided to go to another restaurant. When we left the line had not moved. We will not be visiting Scott's again anytime soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

The food at Scotts is consistantly excellent. Mother's Day however it appears they over-reserved and under-staffed. The line to check in was out the door and the podium host was overwhelmed. We never saw our waiter - apparently he'd been tasked to build the outside pavillion for overflow. Our busboy actually showed the initiative to serve our drinks and take our order but was not trained in serving the food so our entrees came out with the salads. Management did take responsibilty and comp our evening though we would have preferred an enjoyable, stress-free Mother's Day dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Mother's Day 2013
Spend $250 in food and left thinking that I could have better food at Chinese town.
That's not a good feeling after dinner.
Food did not have taste and calamari has a lot oil on it.
Had brunch before at Scott's and it was great.

Miguel was very nice, good job Miguel! Usually I don't remember people's name.
And usually I don't complain about restaurant. This is my first time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

I dined with 5 other people for mothers day. All adults. The food was excellent, our server was great... but the food took F O R E V E R

I understand that it's Mother's day and you are busy, but this was a reservation only dinner, and we scheduled ours at 4:30 to avoid the evening rush. When you know exactly how many people you will be cooking for it should be easier to make the food come out on time. I will definitely try this place again, the food was amazing. Despite the 3+ hours it took us for our dinner (without dessert) I enjoyed Scott's Seafood and would recommend it to others.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

We had dinner on Mother's Day so the place was understandably busy. Even so, we were seated quickly after checking in. We were lucky to get a window table at the opposite end of the bar area so it was quiet enough for our party to chat at normal levels. The wait for our food was long enough that our waiter came to the table a few times to say our order was coming soon. The food was great once we got it though. Overall, it was a positive dining experience despite the holiday crowds.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Great Menu, Serivce , Ambience and Waterscape Views...Scotts has it all !!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

The food was delicious and came relatively quickly considering how full the restaurant was on Mother's Day. It is a very large restaurant with a relaxing view of the water. The service was excellent with the servers constantly refilling drinks without prompting. It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely come again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Went to Scott's in Oakland for a 1PM Mother's Day buffet brunch. The food met Scott's high standards. Since it was Mother's Day, they opened up 3 large rooms, each one with a 3-4 piece band. We had the middle room and our jazz band thought they were just having a jam party. The music was too loud; we were in a round table for 10 people, and we could not hear the people seated across the table from us. The only good point was when the band took their 30 minute break! There were bands in the other 2 rooms, but they did not play as loud as the one we were in.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

I brought my mother here for mothers day as she loves their crab salad. While they were more than accomodating in serving her the salad, I was very surprised that the buffet was $59.00. The selection was limited and far from others I have been to for the same price or less.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 12, 2013

Although the restaurant was very full, the buffet area was never too crowded and the kept the food replenished continuously. The waitstaff was very friendly - no attitude at all when we aske to move tables to get away from an annoying fan noise. The waiter continuously refilled our Mimosas and OJ. The food was good some things better than others, nothing stood out as fantastic - but it was a brunch buffet after all. It was a little on the expensive side but all in all a very nice experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2013

Service was great, but the food was bland. Overpriced. First and last time.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 8, 2013

Lunch at Scott's in Jack London is a nice pkace to have a liesurely lunch while looking out at the estuary. The food is good but not cheap. There are not many restaurants in the east bay special izing in fish. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 5, 2013

Had guests from out of town. Didn't realize the only option would be the brunch. I had been there before and remembered ordering off a menu as being an option. Although the brunch setup looked nice. I was not happy with the selections. We asked if we could order off a menu and were told we could not, although a bar menu was provided as an option. The selections on this menu were limited and not what we were looking for. I was disappointed with the service and the food. Won't be going back anytime soon.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2013

service person seemed distracted
seemed unfamiliar with menu items and unprepared to offer help with dinner selections

food was very good and the sea food fresh

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 1, 2013

I spend a lot of time at Scotts but they need to increase their portion size. Its very expensive for the portions. Cheesecake factory a national chain serves equally good food with larger portions. A place like Scotts should totally out pace a place like the Cheesecake factory.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 1, 2013

Very good. We were celebrating an occasion and totally unexpected they gave a rose out. Service was very good and the view was excellent.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2013

Bountiful buffet, lovely SF & O-Town views, friendly staff, plentiful champagne/mimosas.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2013

Great view, good food, and awesome happy hour prices. I love this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 27, 2013

Scott's is a reliable fine dining option. Perfect when you want some non-trendy good seafood, they always deliver. Professional wait staff, good wines, a nice place to celebrate or just grab a quick bite before a show. Can't beat the view.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2013

Very nice restaurant, food is ok

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2013

I celebrated my 45th birthday grate place luv having my picture tsken and the raise great touch

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2013

Our group had a great experience on my birthday; food was wonderful, service was great and view couldn't be beat!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 19, 2013

Delicious dinners for our party of four on a perfect Spring evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 19, 2013

We had a nice evening. The foold was reasonably good and priced. The service was really very nice.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2013

I had my retirement lunch at Scott's in San Jose in February, and received a Gift Certificate for Scott's restaurant from my boss as a gift. Nowhere did it indicate that it was only valid at the San Jose and Walnut Creek restaurants. After ordering a wonderful dinner, I was told that the Gift Certificate that I planned to use to pay for the dinner, was not valid at the Oakland location! This location is "family owned" and is not a member of the Scott's corporation.
Despite this little "surprise", I will still patronize Scott's restaurant and will recommend it if asked.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2013

Great food and service as always. We go to Scotts every couple of monthsfor their brunch. Food is always good and hot things are hot, cold things are cold.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 13, 2013

The perfect place to take your spouse to celebrate a Birthday or any special occasion. Seating with a view of the Bay. The perfect atmosphere and romantic ambiance to set the tone for the evening. The Dinner Menu was fit for a King with mouthwatering appetizers. The food was well prepared and well-seasoned. The Desert Menu was exquisite. While the professional pianist performed solo pieces to set the atmosphere. Scott's Seafood had a Moscato on its wine list to die for.

Tags: Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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