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Yankee Pier

3593 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 283-4100
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Ranked #14 of 62 restaurants in Lafayette
Price range: $15 - $20
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lafayette Circle
Transit: Block and a half from the Lafayette BART station.
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73% Recommend
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English first
Woodbridge, California
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Second visit; first time for lunch - what a treat! Choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Good, friendly service and a terrific lobster roll with coleslaw and chips plus fresh grilled swordfish with two sides (several choices). We drive over an hour to enjoy this place. Not much street parking, but a lot in the rear. Reservations on OpenTable…much easier... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This restaurant seems to be one of the few places in the area for fish, so decided to try it on a recent trip to the area. My partner and I both had the fish and chips, that we both enjoyed, but sadly the meal came before the drinks, the restaurant itself was too cold, it was noisy and not... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is such a reliably good place for dinner or lunch! My husband and I go fairly often and have found it to be reasonably priced and wonderfully consistent. The hubs loves their fried clams, because they serve the whole clam, not just strips, which are usually made from the more chewy parts of the clam, like the neck. He's... More

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Orinda, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We go there quite often and the food and service is always very good. Great bartender who makes great drinks !!! Easy to make reservations on Open Table. Public parking lot in the rear of the restaurant. Costco sells gift cards for this restaurant at a great savings. They have a 'Happy-Hour' during the week.

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Walnut Creek, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I go to Yankee Pier at least once a month. She typically has a hot lobster sandwich which is always excellent. I typically have scallops which are good in any of their preparations. This most recent trip we had a well-prepared fish and chips. The portions are filling and the quality of all the sides - including... More

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Lafayette, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I really enjoy my dinner the food was amazing great and the sevice they were so friendly , helpful . I will go back to eat again .

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Cameron, Montana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Great lunch. Excellent menu that made it hard to make a choice. Seafood is very fresh. Wonderful frozen Arnold Palmer! Can't wait to go back and try something different.

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Lafayette, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Not sure why it was Just Okay...the Mahi Mahi was fine, the brussel sprouts were good, friends seemed to like the crab, the clam chowder was good, nice Caesar salad. The restaurant was full, we had excellent service, but still just okay. No white table cloths. Note: They do offer to waive corkage on one bottle if you purchase one... More

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Yankee Pier in Lafayette just doesn't deliver, the service is slow, and the food is only Okay. Went there on a weekend night, sat at the Bar to eat as the wait was too long for a table. Ordered some wine, the chef's platter appetizer, salads, and then grilled fish. Unfortunately the seafood just wasn't fresh, shell fragments in the... More

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New York, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My family and I have eaten at this restaurant on several occasions and the first thing is the service is awful. We did not get waited on for 30 minutes after being seated. My daughter ordered the Manila Clams Linguini and stated that the broth taste like "bad dishwater" with no flavor and was terribly disappointed. I ordered the Ipswich... More

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