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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (62)
Scenic View (53)
Special Occasion (51)
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Good for Anniversaries (41)
Good for a Date (41)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Romantic (31)
Worth the Drive (24)
Great for Brunch (23)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Business Meals (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Live Music (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
People Watching (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Casual (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Authentic (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Cozy (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Fun (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Seasonal (9)
Healthy (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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

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·Dined 6 days ago

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
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront
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 (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
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 (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
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 (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
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 (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.

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·Dined on November 4, 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
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Everything was great! We went for lunch.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Our first visit was a great success. The food was fabulous and our waiter was perfect. It was a great introduction to Jack London Square. Thank You.

Tags: Waterfront, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Scott's is a great place to eat & the service is wonderful. It was a little expensive but the view/food/service is worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The food was delicious! Very classy ambiance, I loved our seating. The service was great however I don't believe my notes were read. My boyfriend never recieved a special dessert or acknowledgment of his birthday. I will still return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We tried the trio of appetizers. The crab cake and shrimp popcorns are quite good but the calamari was tough. We had the Clam Linguini as our entree. It has only about 6 clams. Kind of steep for $33. The taste was fine. Overall, the food was only adequate for the price.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love Scott's. It is in my top 3 restaurants in Oakland.

Tags: Healthy, Live Music, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Dinner was very good. I haven't been ro Scott's in a long time. Pleasantly surprised with the quality of the seafood, plate presentation and flavors. Their Sunday brunch menu looks amazing. Will be back to try it.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great date night! Server Katherine was awesome! Food was great as usual and window table at back of restaurant was beautiful

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Menu is very very pricey. Swordfish was $35, and a 16 oz. NY Steak was $47.
That's a bunch!
Service: took a long time, close to 1/2 an hour, for our appetizers to arrive, and then, about 5 minutes later, the main courses were brought. That's inexcusable.
Then, dessert took almost 1/2 and hour to arrive.
At one point, my dining companion had to ask for more water, since the busboy had been very inattentive.
I won't go back there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Appetizers came right up but wait time for dinner entree was too long. Very enjoyable evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fantastic service!! Attentive yet not intrusive.
Food was delicious !! And ambiance was beautiful!! I highly recommend this restaurant!!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Delicious and fresh food from my pear and walnut salad (yum) to my crab encrusted swordfish (yum) and the sourdough bread (yum). Nice waterfront views.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The Petrale sole I ordered was old or had been frozen and had an off flavor This is a local fish so it should have been fresh. The Atlantic salmon my friend had was good but very small piece. Vegetables are well prepared. We sat directly under the AC vent and it was FREEZING. Server turned it down for a while but then went back on. BE SURE YOU DON'T SIT UNDER THE AC. Lunch for two with no appetizer but one non alcoholic beverage each $86.00 plus tip.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Ambiance and flavor of the food is awesome! We had the trio appetizer (popcorn shrimp, crab cakes, calamari), filet mignon, crab legs, linguini & prawns. All the food was very flavorful. One hiccup was the filet mignon. We asked it to be prepared medium. We received it well done. We sent it back and receieved a new one but was prepared rare. Sent it back again and asked them to continue cooking the existing filet mignon instead of trying to cook a new one because we didn't want to wait again and have it be cooked the way we didn't ask. The third time we received it, it was cooked perfectly except for the parts that were overcooked because we asked them to recook the meat we returned.

We came here for dinner service and the ambience is romantic with soft lighting. Views of the marina and soft background music of a love pianist was a nice touch.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We are long time repeat customers at lunch, brunch and dinner. We are always happy with the food and service.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fun, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had our wedding reception at Scott's and have been back several times since then. It is really a lovely place to eat, but it has gotten ridiculously pricy for the quality in the past dozen years. I decided to splurge this time and get the king crab legs, and though the portion was generous, the crab legs were overcooked and briny. My wife got the halibut, which was also overcooked and dry. It's a good restaurant and kid-friendly (though not kid-friendly pricing), but it's a once-a-year place for us at most, and if it didn't have sentimental value, we might not go back. For those prices (with tax and tip and not having any alcohol, the bill for two adults/one child ran to $140), the food has to be top-quality. The ambiance was great, and it was a pleasant evening, but the food just didn't match it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Slow again to get drink orders with no one in place great food ambience

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The petrale sole was excellent and loved the shoestring fries. The salad was fresh and nice. Excellent wine and lovely porch seating on a warm Sunday afternoon. Brunch looked good too. Mom liked salmon and daughter liked hamburger. Desserts were outstanding!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on October 11, 2017

I have been visiting Scott's for years. The ambience, quality of the food, and level of service can't be beat. This visit was the first time I had their Boston clam chowder and it was the best I've had anywhere. I can't say enough about what a great restaurant Scott's is and would heartily recommend it!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We had great service from the hostess and wait staff. Food was very good as were the drinks. My wife dropped a hearing aid in our booth and did not notice this until we were leaving the parking lot. When she called, the hostess and a staffer found it in the booth still intact.

Service was off and on this evening perhaps because it got very busy right after we were seat and our area was full when we finished dinner. This place is worth revisiting as it is in a great location with a good view to the west. Parking is very easy right next door and you do get a partial parking validation here.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We met there for dinner with cousins who flew from a distance. It was very enjoyable and we had a great time. The view was beautiful and the waterfront is always great to see. Everyone enjoyed our two hour stay and the food was great for everyone. Thanks Scott's for always being consistently wonderful every time we eat there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Tapas, People Watching, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I was disappointed that although we made a reservation and request for a window we were treated as if we had walked in off the street. Why bother to make a reservation?

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We needed a quick meal and came in at 4:30, they obliged and made sure we didn't order a meal that would take too long to get out. The stuffed swordfish was fabulous!

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was not what I expected. Service was slow. Re-asks had to be made. Choices different from WC Scott's. Frankly, way overpriced and under delivered.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We ate out on the patio just before sunset. Very nice view at the harbor. Sailboats and the ferry coming and going. Wedding party getting ready for their special day. Very nice and entertaining waiter. Food was good. Enjoyed just kicking back before we took the ferry over to a SF Giants game. Great way to avoid the traffic.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My son's favorite restaurant when flying into Oakland

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Enjoyed a very good meal and great service with fabulous view of the bay.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Fabulous food and service is so friendly and accommodating. Lovely water view.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great place for everyday or special occasion. Good selection of traditional seafood dishes - always fresh. Service consistently excellent. Accommodate dietary requests.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The Price of the to park the car in the garage is $20 way over what it should be

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Everything was wonderful. However the hostess didn't seem to have received the info from the request box that I took the time to prepare. Simple things that would have made our experience perfect.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

Great service ! Loved our server and the hotess Barbara ! Nice spot by the window. Family enjoyed their meals and time.

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