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Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto

1919 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1933
+1 510-845-7771
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible11%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1919 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1933
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hadn’t had sand dabs in many years and jumped at the chance to try them here where I hadn’t been for decades. They were excellent. For $17 I had two large sand dabs, Meyer lemon sauce, mashed potatoes and vegetables, and everything was tasty....More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been a fan of Spenger's happy hour for over 3 years now. The vibe in the bar was friendly, and there was a range of happy hour apps and beverages on the menu. Recently, there has been a change of bar-tending staff, and the...More

Thank kathyhK152FJ
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Great food in a great seafaring environment. I had the herb crusted dab and I haven't had dab since I was a child. Service was fine, but then was early.

Thank Jason m
Reviewed 15 April 2018

My wife along with our son and his fiance' had the worse dinner possible at Spenger's in Berkeley. The food was not good, the service was worse. Under no circumstances would I return to this restaurant ever again. I remember going to this restaurant a...More

Thank Jeffrey E
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Everyone who goes to San Francisco a lot and likes seafood, ,has been to Spenger's. It's been there forever and even if you don't know it, you see it from I-80 and it's really convenient going into or out of SF. The décor is very...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Parking directly across the street, walk in received a warm greeting, sat at booth. Great clam chowder, crème brulee, wine. Early enough to beat the crowd. nice service.

Thank Rosa B
Reviewed 28 March 2018

Spenger's has an interesting history and been there a long time. It's a large space, with somewhat dated furnishings but comfortable. Service was good, as was food.

Thank 52phantom
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My colleague and I wanted a comfortable place for lunch and a chat. Our booth was just right. Lunch menu offered many appealing options. We each got long time favorites: fish + chips on the one hand and chowder and salad on the other. Delicious...More

Thank SuzanneG123
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We had lunch here. The food was ok-just. The fish in the fish and chips was ok. French fries were lukewarm. Coleslaw was swimming in dressing. The restaurant was far from full but the service was painfully slow. Ask for more water and 10-15 minutes...More

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We have eaten here before and have always enjoyed the great selection of fresh seafood. We went to the bar area for a drinks and appetizers before dinner and the service here was excellent. We sat here for an hour and enjoyed the music and...More

Thank DeWanz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1919 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1933
    (University Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: We are located a few blocks from many AC Transit Bus lines. The closest Bart stations is about 1 mile away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-7771
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