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Yankee Pier

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3593 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549 (Lafayette Circle)
Block and a half from the Lafayette BART station.
+1 925-283-4100
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Lunch!

We have come to this restaurant several times over the past few years and it has always been a pleasure. We ordered a little differently this time for lunch in order to have a bit more variety in our meal. First up were the oysters; we chose to have two different varieties and they were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Dale W
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Clayton, California
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  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The staff was incredible with getting everything done timely and they all were working hard. Best seafood place with not outrageous prices. Atmosphere amazing and strongly recommend this restaurant if looking for a seafood meal. There is also private parking around lunch which is very rare in the area.

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Great bartender - he starts making our martinis the moment he sees us coming in the door. Good free parking in the lot behind the restaurant. Also a lot of meter street parking in front. We had a new server that we have never seen before. We were there before 5pm and got in on the Happy Hour. They have... More 

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Clayton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have come to this restaurant several times over the past few years and it has always been a pleasure. We ordered a little differently this time for lunch in order to have a bit more variety in our meal. First up were the oysters; we chose to have two different varieties and they were distinctive flavors, which was a... More 

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If you get a think layer of ice crystals floating on your martini - - that is a great martini maker who know how to 'shake-it' !! Good food - and good service. We are regulars and have had very few problems. Their fried Full-belly-clams are great and so are their Fish Tacos.

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Alamo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is my favorite go-to place in Lafayette for brunch, lunch or dinner. Love the fresh seafood, great sourdough bread, some interesting non-alcoholic beverages (plus iced tea) and they have an early bird special for the frugal minded. Desserts are very good, down home sweetness.

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Surprise, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a friend of my wife's sister. We were expecting a nice meal with a bit of exceptional cooking. We were disappointed. The food was very average (some things a bit above others a bit below). For example, in one dish we ordered the clams had been over cooked to the point that they were very... More 

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East Bay, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I recognize that other people like Yankee Pier, so I didn't give it one star. However, my experiences there haven't been very good. -- service was efficient but not that friendly -- bloody mary was overly flavored with horse radish (obviously IMO) -- and, what ticked me off the most: they wouldn't do a half-crab half-shrimp Louie salad. WHAT??? That's,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

I was not impressed. The food tasted processed and bland. Everything tasted the same. The atmosphere is stuffy and corporate.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had a good time walking around Lafayette reservoir and after short drive had a nice dinner in this restaurant. Service was prompt, menu is good with a lot of fresh fish choices added daily. Good place to go again.

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We are never disappointed in our food and service at the Yankee Pier. Their fish is fresh and perfectly cooked. Their French fries are 'not' soggy or limp. Their salads are always great. We really like their fish tacos with black beans on the side. Their raw oysters at 'Happy Hour' are great and at a good price.

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Additional Information about Yankee Pier

Address: 3593 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone Number: +1 925-283-4100
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3593 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
    (Lafayette Circle)
  • Public Transportation: Block and a half from the Lafayette BART station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 925-283-4100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?