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About Walnut Creek Yacht Club
Walnut Creek Yacht Club is a restaurant and bar as well as a seafood market in Walnut Creek, California. The casual, nautical-inspired d�cor mimics the upscale luxury and comfort of a yacht. The menu at Walnut Creek Yacht Club features local seafood from the Bay Area only that has never been frozen.
Start your meal at Walnut Creek Yacht Club with a visit to the raw bar to sample six different types of oysters and clams. The lunch and dinner menu changes seasonally, but always includes beef, chicken and pork options if you aren�t in the mood for seafood. Kids can choose from the junior menu and the whole family will love the huge dessert menu that features pie, butter tars, sundaes and more.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: Lunch: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Dinner: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Closed Sunday
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Small private lot behind restaurant and two municipal lots one block from restaurant.
Walnut Creek Bart
Private Party Facilities:
Custom menus for any size party. We also have a private patio area, which is fully enclosed and heated in cooler weather. It's great for private events all year long. Please check out our Banquet Menus on our website www.wcyc.net.
Private Party Contact:
Manager David Keane: (925) 944-3474
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Walnut Creek Yacht Club Ratings and Reviews
The friendly hostess greeted us with a smile the minute we walked in. She immediately seated us and our wait person welcomed us and presented warm Acme levain bread and butter shortly thereafter. Ordering, as always, was a delicious dilemma given that we love just about everything on the WCY menu. We decided on the $20 pre fixe lunch. The fresh beet and arugula salad was delicious and peffectly dressed, and the fish and chips were perfect, lightly battered and not at all greasy. Service was unobtrusive but friendly and efficient throughout our lunch. We each had a glass of wine, and our tab was under $50. It was a great value for excellent food, wine and service!
This salad was wonderful (unless you don't like beets), the mussels done two ways were fabulous , and the fries scrumptious. Plus our server Jessica was great! We sat outside which lowered the noise level. It was a true bargain for $25 (you can even have seconds) and a fun experience.
I find the Yacht Club great for when I am in the mood for a good fish dinner. Oysters were quite good. Selection is very good and the service was also very good. I also appreciate bringing in wine (from a collection) which has been welcomed and accommodated at this location.
My only issue with this restaurant is that the tables (for 2) are a bit small and crowded together. Other than that, a very pleasant experience.
WC Yacht Club is a neighborhood gem. Food is always good. Noise level can be way too high, depending on whether one is seated in main dining room, or in the back dining area. We dined at the restaurant recently for a friend's birthday, and while the food was fine, the service was surprisingly poor. Our waiter was marginal at best and just did not provide the level of attentiveness and professionalism that one can enjoy at just about any other restaurant in Walnut Creek.
This was a great place for a Saturday lunch where we wanted a nicer than your average lunch. The food was great. Walk around and check out what's hanging on the walls, interesting. This is not a issue if you know this ahead of time but don't plan on this being a place to have a private conversation. The tables are close and you can hear all sorts of topics even when trying not to. But don't let that deter you, just know going in. I would definitely come back for the food quality and atomosphere.
Another visit to the Yacht Club = another great seafood meal. Had the king salmon (blackened), which was cooked perfectly. Other had fried prawns and also scallop[s. Also excellent. Don't miss the clam chowder! I've had a lot of clam chowder, and this is at the top. Say hi to Seth, Anthony or Carrie!!
I have eaten at this restaurant a number of times and on every one of those occasions I enjoyed the dining experience. I ordered the swordfish this time and I was quite disappointed by the taste of the fish. My guest enjoyed her meal as I enjoyed the rest of my meal namely the appetizer and dessert. I believe this to be a one off experience and I expect to return to the WCYC.
When we arrived on time, no hostess in the front and we waited for about 4 minutes and no one approached us, even though some waiters and busboys saw us standing in the front, I had to grabbed one waiter told them we have a reservation, the hostess finally came, and one ridiculous thing was she recommended to us to another location of the restaurant, and there was no air-conditioning and still at 90 degree at that time, we rejected to sit there and came back to the main-dining, first of all we thought our reservation was arranged outside, but there were still a plenty open tables in the main dining room.
The oysters, mussels, fish and clam chowder were so good, but the beef and the Spanish seafood stew with rice were terrible, my wife and friends asked for medium rare, but came out almost well done, sent it back and came again, improved but the beef was still too tough, too many tendons on it, and no one asked if it is OK or would like alternative for instead.
We came based on the views on yelp, but first time experience was so disappointed.
Dinner was fantastic. Everything was great. All the staff were outstanding. I had the Tuna Pasta special and it far exceeded my expectations. The special included and very nice salad, entree and dessert. My wife had shrimp cocktail and a wedge salad. We enjoyed our dinner.
The first time we dined here we thought it would be a little fancier, but upon our arrival determined that it is definitely more on the causal side. With the bar at the front of the restaurant, it was definitely a lively atmosphere.
They have a great selection of fresh fish which they claim is 48 hours or less from being caught. We've had good experiences dining here and will definitely come back when we are looking for a light (seafood) meal.
On busy nights they get pretty full so be sure to make reservations!
We've been trying to find a reliable fresh seafood restaurant in the Tri-Valley area for years that serves a wide array of seafood and preparation styles and was pointed here through online reviews. We were not disappointed!
The menu is varied - everything from a raw bar to deliciously prepared fresh fish. While somewhat pricey, this is by far the best seafood restaurant experience we've had in the Tri-Valley area in decades.
We celebrated our 45th anniversary at the WCYC. It also happened to be Mother's Day. We arrived early and were seated immediately. It wasn't long though until the restaurant was filled to overflowing. The servers took it in stride. and the service never faltered. Our waiter, Anthony , was knowledgeable about the menu and we settled on grilled halibut with a lemon butter sauce. It was delicious. My wife was happy with the noise level as it masked the fact that she was moaning over the fish. We shared an appetizer, Hawaiian ceviche which was excellent. It had a jalapeno kick but was mellowed out somewhat with coconut milk and pineapple. For dessert Anthony surprised us with a complimentary crème brulee.
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