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Skates on the Bay

4.2
4774 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront (125)
  • Scenic View (120)
  • Special Occasion (89)
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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Cuisines
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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Catering
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.

Email events@skatesonthebay.com for details.
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Neighborhood
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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
Additional
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 4774 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.0
food
4.2
service
4.5
ambience
3.8
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KittyMom (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Hadn’t been to Skates for a few years. The seafood items were great, exceeded expectations. Our server was very attentive and friendly.

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DEBRAB (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Can't lose with this place. The view never stops being spectacular, the servers are wonderful, the seating is spacious and it is quiet enough to actually have a real conversation! Great food, too :)

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great place...our server was excellent. He really stayed on top of everything. And the food was very good. Wish there was less overcast so we could see more of the view but it was fun none the less.

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HanSolo78 (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

Very pleasant evening with friends

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ElDell 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

My overall experience was excellent. the food once the order was made came in good time and was hot and fresh. The menu is somewhat limited but the food is tasty enough with what they offer. Would recommend brunch, lunch and early dinner if planning on enjoying the ocean view. Darkness does nothing for it.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

We were going to see Shen Yeun at UC Berkeley.

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rhino (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Always a great venue for good food. Great service and excellent drinks!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Open Table was great at finding us a table! The restaurant was recommended by a friend, so my expectations were up. At first our server was quite attentive with recommendations and offerings. We ordered a bottle of wine and their fabulous focaccia bread to start. The wine came, the bread never did...we had to wave her down to get attention. Someone else brought our dinner and my steak and praws (which I splurged on because it was my husband's birthday) were cold and over-cooked. I didn't say anything because I didn't want to spoil the birthday by complaining...but since our server forgot about us, I never really got the chance to anyway. My husband got the salmon (his favorite) and it too was over-cooked. All in all, we made the best of it and enjoyed the rest of the evening. Upon arriving at the restaurant, we saw a sign saying don't leave valuables in your car. I thought nothing of it really until we left (I never do that anyway). As we were walking to our car, we saw several parking spots with broken glass in them. Our car was fine, but now I more fully understand the sign! I will not go back to this restaurant even though the view is great.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

We had a lovely experience celebrating a friends birthday. Our server Amber was excellent and most attentive. She was also most charming.

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feedme412 (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 9, 2018

Skates is great for the view but the food is uninspired. It’s a shame.

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