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Skates on the Bay

4827 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
Skates on the Bay is known for their fresh market ingredients, innovative menu, and spectacular views of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco.
This beautiful and historic waterfront gathering place for fresh seafood and unmatched views of the San Francisco Bay, recently completed (April, 2012) a major interior design renovation, including the addition of a new raw bar, glass-walled private dining room and innovative menus. Originally opened in 1983 in the Berkeley Marina, the reimagined Skates on the Bay is a stunning restaurant to enjoy cocktails at sunset, late night Happy Hour, weekday lunch, weekend lunch or brunch with the family or dinner with a date any time of year.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Steak, Sushi
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Hours of operation
NEW YEAR'S DAY BRUNCH 11am-2pm Jan 1, 2018
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:00am-3:00pm
Brunch: Sat -Sun: 10:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: Sun-Thur: 3:00pm-9:00pm, Fri & Sat 3:00pm-10:00pm
Bar: Sun-Thur 11:00am-10:00PM Fri & Sat 10:30am-11:00pm
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri 4-6pm
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Phone number
(510) 549-1900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Karsten
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Our Private Dining Room offers groups up to 74 the opportunity to enjoy their special event in a glass-walled private area, without compromising the breathtaking views that Skates on the Bay is known for.
please contact us for menus and availability.

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Cross street
University Ave.
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Parking details
Free public parking located across the street. We ask that you please do not leave anything visible inside your car.
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Public transit
The AC Transit, #9
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Special events & promotions
Throwback Thursday Menu available every Thursday thru Nov 17th
Featuring Old Favorites from the past
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our new Private Dining Room offers groups (60 seated and 80 standing) the opportunity to enjoy their special event in a glass-walled private area, without compromising the breathtaking views that Skates on the Bay is known for.

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What 4827 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 16 hours ago

Had a great meal. Celebrating my daughters birthday. Only one thing we regret. My mother, who loved her shrimp and crab fettuccine never saw her food again after asking for it to be boxed to go. No worries I'll just take her back the next time she has a craving.

arby (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

The setting is wonderful right on the bay, consistently competent food, friendly service.

5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great as usual, not the first time dine there and sure will not be last, been fan of skate on the bays for twenty years,

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great Valentine’s Day dinner!

Pato (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Well the restaurant is always great.
But the last two times my wife and
I have been there. The short ribs were
Really salty. This time my pork chop
Was very salty. We aren’t use to much
Salt. I hope they change the salt on
The food. Because we love coming there.
Steve and Brenda.

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

So lucky to have a view without trying! Absolutely loved the bloody mary oyster shooter!

3SlickChicks (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We meet up once a month at Skates and are never disappointed with the varied menu selections!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We were there for a joint birthday celebration. The crab & artichoke dip was so much better than I would have ever imagine...chunky and delicious and with copious amounts of their wonderful bread. We both had the scallops, which were extraordinary. I dare say the best I'd ever had. That night they were served with a spatzle, kale, and something else sauté...really delicious. Crème brulee for dessert was so creamy I never wanted it to end. We were both delighted with the whole meal. I want to go back this week!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Had a great table by the window and the food and drinks were excellent. However, our waiter was MIA. We told him in the beginning we weren’t ready to order yet but he sure did give us a lot of time to ourselves. This restaurant means a lot to me because I met my husband her 24 years ago.

MatthewY (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great place to go on a sunny day in the bay. Delicious food with great views and friendly staff.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

My wife’s 60th birthday. Staff and server were absolutely outstanding. Food was good. Table by the windows was great.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Overall not good, despite the great view. Several of us ordered the open face crab sandwich, which turned out to be just a crab melt - the menu description is very misleading. One of us suffered a stomach upset after eating such a very greasy "crab" sandwich. The clam chowder was tasteless, and to make matters worse I discovered after the leaving that I was charged $7 for added bacon, which was billed as included on the menu. Service was OK. Restaurant was over air-conditioned, so our party had to move to another part of the room. Vastly overpriced, so we made sure we ate as much as we could, despite the disagreeable food.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food and service!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Very amazing. I asked for a window table which is really hard to come by at 8:15 but they made t happen and dinner was absolutely amazing.

2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Overpriced and undercooked. Fish was not very flavorful. Cool view though.