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Yankee Pier Lafayette

2273 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
Yankee Pier, a bustling and vibrant seafood house, offers chef Michael Dunn's ocean-fresh seafood "fresh from coast to coast". Local seafood, sourced in accord with the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program, which promotes sustainable practices that are healthy for ocean wildlife and the environment, is presented with a nod toward New England. Live Maine lobsters, fresh-shucked oysters, an array of grilled fresh fish, and beer-battered full belly clams are some of the offerings, along with local produce, house-made desserts, a selection of all-American wines and a full bar.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Everyday 11:30am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(925) 283-4100
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mike Dunn
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Contact us for a clam bake or shore dinner event at your home or office.
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Cross street
Lafayette Circle
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Parking details
Street parking is available as well as our private lot.
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Public transit
Block and a half from the Lafayette BART station.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

You may elect to dine in our private dining room, The Wheel House, or outdoors on our Wisteria Patio; either seating area is perfectly suited for rehearsal dinners, birthday or anniversary celebrations, holiday get-togethers, business or corporate events.

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What 2273 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Clam chowder is always great lots of clams great bacon flavor hearty and rich. The scallops were perfection shrimp and chips always good. Don’t miss dessert the bread pudding melted in your mouth

spineguy (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

I was disappointed with their clam chowder soup.
I think I may be spoiled since we can get great clam chowder soup in SF. The sole and blackened cod was delicious. I also enjoyed their double IPA on tap!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed the Crab Louie’s!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

My friends and I always have a great evening at Yankee Pier. The thing I like most about it is the food is very good and they don't have servings meant for a lumberjack. Also, our server was very efficient and friendly. Good job!

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

We have been to Yankee Pier multiple times, and always enjoy it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We have been regulars at Yankee Pier over the years and keep coming back. Overall a very solid and enjoyable meal. We especially enjoy the service from the same staff over the years; too many restaurants have turn-over on staff; here you feel welcomed and "at home" by the familiar faces of Yankee Pier.

Peter (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to this restaurant to celebrate Valentines Day. The service was warm, personal, efficient, and non-intrusive. This is primarily a seafood restaurant. The seafood ceviche appetizer was perfectly spiced, refreshing and plentiful. The dunguness crab cake was mostly crab and served with a spicy remoulade sauce. The linguini with clam sauce was underspiced and could have used some more garlic, spices and seasonings. The Maine Lobster was wonderful and served with roasted potatoes and sauted spinach. The apple cobbler desert was great.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day lunch because we couldn’t get dinner reservations anywhere. It was fun and special anyway!

vipPunky (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Always consistent and the service is truly exceptional

vipDestinationFreshSeafood (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I am a regular at Yankee Pier and feel obligated to repay their excellent bar, food, and table service with a glowing review. They had six choices of EXCELLENT Pacific northwest oysters. Ours were so fresh the taste was authentic and clean. Of course, oysters vary with the season. The YP salad of lettuce, apple, pecan, roquefort is excellent, as is their Caesar. My friend raved about the clam chowder with bacon. I debauched myself with their fried shrimp. This is the only place I order fried shrimp anymore. They are fresh, succulent, sweet-tasting, not briney, large. OMG Good! I enjoyed another of their spicey margarhitas with jalapeno pepper slices that I then diced into other portions of my meal. We were not rush, had comfortable seating, and once again were totally taken care of by Jacob. Highly recommended for fresh seafood, grilled or fried.

eagereater (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We have enjoyed the Yankee Pier for some time now as they have excellent seafood and a friendly, attentive wait-staff to help us. We are always pleased after having eaten there and plan to return frequently. I am hoping that I have written a sufficient number of words for this review.

goodfoodseeker (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food. Our server Shaun was the fantastic. Have been to Yankee Pier many times. Great place for seafood.

DarleneB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Yankee Pier is a go to place. Service is amazing. Food is always fresh and so good. We all loved our food and will be back soon. Restaurant is always clean!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Fabulous experience, great fish, service was excellent, will definitely be back 😊

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Good lunch menu and an extensive wine list. I had fish tacos, which were cooked to perfection. My friend had the clam chowder and warm beet salad. Also really good. I want to try the beet salad on my next visit.