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Skates on The Bay

100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
+1 510-549-1900
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“seafood” (59 reviews)
“clam chowder” (28 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The view at Skates receives five stars. On a clear day, you can see both San Francisco and Oakland, and sometimes you may even catch a boat coming in. Monday through Friday there is a happy hour with delicious appetizers like sushi and calamari. They...More

Thank Christie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Skates on the Bay is one of those magical spots. Superb food, attentive service, a swanky environment and a million dollar view. Yes, you better bring your wallet, but you will definitely remember your experience and your meal. From seafood to steaks to pasta to...More

Thank 415Mark650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i can't think of another restaurant that's as wondrous and wonderful as skates-on-the-bay. i went there for sunday brunch with two friends, who both had the lagunitas ipa fish and chips, which they both thought was wonderful, while i had the steak and eggs -...More

Thank In_Search_of_Roo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many years ago it was ok to good. Something changed? Tired similar base menu with some seasonal changes. Stomach can feel unwell after an hour if you aren't used to heavy greasy foods. We are used to quality organic cuisine that tastes great yet a...More

Thank Juliet K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the view can be very romantic, add the large wine selection and seafood menu this is a must stop for the foodie. I enjoyed the new England clam chowder with added crab. different than on the east coast but very enjoyable

Thank buyersrmi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was staying nearby for work and was glad to have such a nice place within walking distance. Short walk around the marina to get there and worth it. Tremendous view out onto the bay, very personable staff who had great recommendations. I ate there twice,...More

Thank LisaNYU
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was in town visiting my son and wanted to go somewhere nice for seafood. At first glance of the reviews I was hesitant but am so glad we decided to try it out! The views were spectacular and the food, just as incredible. Everything...More

Thank Goobbetts
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wrapped up the stratrgic meeting today with a good meal. I ordered the shrimp and grits which were pretty darn good. I wish I had ordered dessert as it looked amazing. The sunset view was stunning and I can't wait to come back with...More

Thank Berlinda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I made open table reservations for a belated Father's Day celebration and we were seated near the window! The view is gorgeous as it was almost sunset! We went all out since I bought gift cards at Costco ($200 worth for $79.99 x2 or $160)....More

Thank KWong55
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Enjoyed our meal, and the view. Thank you to the manager that moved us closer to window when she saw I was disappointed with where we were sat.

Thank maggie121333
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1 March 2017|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
We were there around 5ish on a Tuesday and it was happy hour whilst we were there.
Victoria G
25 December 2016|
Response from cjlulu | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I am unable to answer your question. I recommend you try emailing your question to the restaurant, or if possible call them directly. Good day to you.
2 July 2015|
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Response from Michaele2244 | Reviewed this property |
Skates does not have an outdoor eating area. It is built at the end of a point, with a magnificent view of San Francisco, as well as the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. I am certain there is no outside patio... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
    (University Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: The AC Transit, #9
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-549-1900
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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