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Shakewell

4.6
4.6
1012 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Shakewell is a neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant. The menu is filled with our favorites from places like Spain, Turkey, and North Africa with our own special twists. The bar features cocktails created with ingredients made here and sourced from local purveyors, just like we do in the kitchen. We are proud to be a 2015 Michelin Guide recommended restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

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  • Order online

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 251-0329

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Holly Deck

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Cross street

    Mandana Blvd

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,012 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always get great food and service here and love the hometown feel.
  2. KJ

    KelleyJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    I would have rated this higher except for the fact that the manager came to our table and told us that we had been there for too long (we were there about 2 hours) and asked us if we were still waiting on food and if we weren't leaving yet if we could settle our check. Note we still had drinks and were waiting for our dessert, which had she asked the server she would have known. Also i would say that 30-40% of their tables were unoccupied at the time she requested we leave. Oh an we spent with tip about $100 per person. Service was great, food was good, however knowing that the Oakland food scene is a wealth of great food based on this interaction not sure I would go back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alway the best! Recently they added pozole to the menu! Don’t miss that! Great bar too! Pleasant inviting decor, friendly service , always delicious and innovative food…. We go every weekend!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The chicken and waffles were a disappointment, this use to be one of the entrees I enjoyed here, not certain if they changed chefs. Chicken tasted old/dry, was not as tender/crispy as in the past.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely all around. Cocktails were balanced and interesting. Halibut fish stew was delicious.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, perfect level of attention from the wait staff.
  7. NI

    NIKKID

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for my wife’s birthday. We ordered so much food and every single thing was delicious ! Top notch service as always. Paella, falafel , patatas bravas, flatbread, gigante beans and churros - I recommend it all ! Can’t wait to go back.
  8. DJ

    DouglasJ

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Good Food and service! Limited entree choices and way too loud.
  9. m

    michael

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    So great to be back at Shakewell. Food was delicious. Cocktails were tasty and inventive. Server had great attitude and accommodating. Our host Tim was friendly. Loved seeing all the smiles again.
  10. D

    Dudy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent foods and service. Looking forward to dining at Shakewell again.
  11. HB

    HannahB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite neighborhood spot in Oakland. The food is fantastic. The staff is amazing. Love the outdoor dining option as well. Highly recommend!
  12. LW

    LauraW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very limited dinner menu. The brunch menu is fantastic and I thought it would be equivalent but it wasn’t. Will definitely stick to brunch at Shakewell!
  13. SS

    SheilaS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good yummy food, good service. Everything was nice and the flavors were on point
  14. JV

    JamesVL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    The service was adequate but not attentive. We had to talk loud to hear each other over a fairly small table, and that was only made worse because everyone else in the restaurant had to do the same. But the food was excellent.
  15. H

    Hamil3000

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    My Husband and I dine at Shakewell almost every Sunday for brunch and service is generally exceptional. Unfortunately yesterday left a bitter taste in our mouth. The the server took forever to take our order then our food took almost 40 mins to come. Once it arrived it was overcooked. When we asked to bring us a new dish the new order took another 28 mins and it in fact was the wrong item. And on top of all of this when I ordered my second drink, it was the wrong cocktail. Needless to say I was disappointed and a little heartbroken because Shakewell is such a tradition for my husband and I.
  16. AN

    AntoniaN

    Kansas City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and good service.
  17. DT

    DavidT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner with a couple of friends. Try the Old Fashion!
  18. MD

    MariaD

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Staff very attentive but almost too much so... having difficulty continuing a train of thought in our conversation at times. But very great overall and totally enjoyed our meal/time.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service, very tasty food, nice place, and the churros are out of this world!
  20. TI

    TimI

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very personable staff. Decent atmosphere but fairly loud. The menu seemed like an odd combination of things. We were each about to find something interesting to try. We shared all of the dishes and two of the four were enjoyed by all of us. The wine provided in a wine glass seemed skimpy, especially for the price.
  21. SM

    SMVKN

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My paella was wonderful and a large portion. Enjoyed having some leftovers for following day:) We shared papas bra as, olives and flatbread which were delicious.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great vibe. The chicken and churros are A+
  23. AH

    AndyH

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    First of all our waiter was wonderful! We were checked in by other staff members as well which might’ve been a bit much. The food was good but not outstanding for the cost. The paella was very good with a lovely flavor and texture. We had a drink that was hot and not what anyone was expecting;it should have probably been exchanged by the bartender without any inquiry. The bill was very very high and even though the occasion was fine and our waiter was fantastic definitely was not worth the money. I would be inclined to stop in for a cocktail at the bar with may be an hors d’oeuvre but would not go again for dinner.
  24. OC

    OakCyn

    San Francisco

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had brunch -- nice parklet, good service, everything was delicious and they were accommodating with my husband's allergies.
  25. P

    Peaches

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly excellent in every way. Food is so unique and tasteful. Service is consistently beyond reproach. Great ambience. Highly recommend.
  26. P

    Peaches

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time on a Saturday night at Shakewell. The food was superb- we had the Gulf Prawn and Chicken, Paella, the excellent Fried Chicken and the Black Cod, delicious. Little Gem salad that was generous and flavorful, and Papas Bravas that were indulgent. We shared Churros and Caramel Flan for dessert and had leftovers to bring home. Our server was friendly and attentive. We have never had a misstep at Shakewell. Jen Biesty is the best!
  27. SR

    SamR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant with delicious food
  28. p

    pattip

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    We've been fans of Shakewell since they opened, but this was our first visit to dine indoors since the pandemic. We were celebrating a birthday. Overall, the food was great and the service was great, but we felt a little rushed---which was different than prior visits. We arrived at 7.05 and were in our car driving home by 8.00. I suppose they get 5 stars for efficiency, since the food and cocktails arrived almost immediately after we ordered and our plates were cleared the moment we finished. But we missed the old days when the host would shmooze with us at the table and we dined more leisurely. We will be back, as there's alot to like here, but miss the more relaxed days when they were the new kids on the block.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a great dinner here tonight outside on the patio. They have heat lamps to help with the cold weather and our server was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. We ordered a salad, the falafel bites, and one of their paellas and everything was absolutely delicious. Good cocktails and dessert too!! A must visit if you are in the area or live in the neighborhood.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Amazing food! And amazing customer service.
  31. G

    Gastrogirl

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The best brunch and cocktails await at Shakewell. Amazing staff make you feel right at home. Dog-friendly. Neighborhood gem.
  32. CW

    ChristyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every single thing we ate or drank at Shakewell was outstanding. ALL of the staff were friendly, attentive, smart and appeared to be very happy to be there. The ambiance was energetic yet the conversation between my dinner companion and I was easy and there was no struggle to hear. The inside is visually lively yet I felt comfortable, like at home there. And the value - off the charts. I had the duck leg for $28 and the portion was huge and ridiculously delicious. I really cannot say enough about this place. Tim, the owner, stopped by to make sure we were doing well and I saw him move about the restaurant taking to patrons. If I lived on that side of the bay I would eat here a few times a week. So good and such a wonderful experience.
  33. EG

    EGSchill

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood restaurant with its own sense of style. Family friendly, but perfect for a small group of adults. Small plate options with Paella as the main event for our outing. Nice cocktails from a beautiful bar. Good service from a variety of friendly waiters, servers, and maitre d's. Enjoy a nice evening out at your neighborhood Spanish themed restaurant.
  34. LR

    LoRo

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service. I recommended the chicken and churros for brunch!
  35. SS

    SusanneS

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food is so good, it makes up for the crowded and noisy ambience. The paella is out of this world!!! Drink menu is fun and innovative, service is great. But - tables are WAAAAAY too close together. I could barely hear my friend sitting across from me due to proximity of couples on either side.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff are always so nice and the food is delicious! I love bringing out of town guests - and they always rave about the food & ambiance.
  37. c

    cturtle

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a birthday dinner, so chose a place I already like. Shakewell did not disappoint! Loved the cardamon cheesecake. : )
  38. CK

    CKMarin

    San Francisco

    165 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    165 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun birthday dinner at Shakewell! Every dish was delicious - we’ll be back after the Stay-at-home order is lifted.
  39. LS

    LaurenSKing

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve always enjoyed Shakewell. When got have a reservation, the seating process is quick and seamless. The food and drinks are great. The servers understand the menu and can help you make great choices if you aren’t sure. I love this place!
  40. s

    sara

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent takeout!

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You can order delivery directly from Shakewell using the Order Online button. Shakewell also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 251-0329.

Shakewell is rated 4.6 stars by 1012 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Shakewell

3407 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mandana Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Oakland

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Women

  • Executive chef

    Holly Deck

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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