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Walnut Creek Yacht Club

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1555 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4523 (Locust St)
Walnut Creek Bart
925-944-3474
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 123
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  • 62
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Can't beat their January lobster dinners!

Get the lobster, steamed, the best. Tasty garlic fries. They need to expand their wine list by the glass. Attentive staff. A little noisy if you were on a romantic date and tables are close together so not much privacy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NDDoodle
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San Ramon, California
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San Ramon, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Get the lobster, steamed, the best. Tasty garlic fries. They need to expand their wine list by the glass. Attentive staff. A little noisy if you were on a romantic date and tables are close together so not much privacy.

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Thank NDDoodle
Walnut Creek, California
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has the best seafood in town. Nice bar. During the month of Jan is lobster month. You get a whole fresh lobster, fries and coleslaw for a few cents over $20. Good service too.

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Thank Ken R
Concord, California
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Walnut Creek Yacht Club provides great food and great value. Contrary to some of the recent reviews, the service was excellent. Our server was attentive and there when we needed her and out of sight when we didn't. The lobster special was wonderful. Two of our party had boiled and two grilled, and all were great. We are indeed... More 

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Thank YayaShare
Walnut Creek, California, USA
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My second time in a week enjoying lobster for an outrageously inexpensive price. You have to be a dining member to get the special but it has continued to be present every January for several years. Their french fries are exceptional the two times we have been here.

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Thank June K
Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Yacht Club has it's annual Lobster festival every January, which is when it is at its absolute craziest. Good luck finding a table any time before February 1, which is still 3 weeks away. Beyond their lobster festival, they have a variety of fish year round from all over the world. I've even had genuine New England haddock there... More 

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Thank ratman823
Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten there several times in the last few years. Very good service but crowded at times so make a reservation in advance. Food is consistent good quality.

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Thank mdm94595
Walnut Creek, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The yacht club is known for its fish selection for the Walnut Creek area. There bartender has won awards, and if you like crab cakes it's the place to go downtown. Their creme brulee is light and I hear their Oyster bar is good.

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Thank zkotsos4
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

the food was yummy. the restaurant is laud and busy. your typical old-school sea food restaurant much like on Fisherman's Warf. I'd go there again but not my favorite in WC.

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Walnut Creek, California
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

WCYC has been in business for years and can be counted on for consistent fresh seafood and solid service. I have eat here probably every 3 months for the last 10 years and have never had a bad meal. Fair warning - make reservations and this is not an intimate dinner spot as it gets quite noisy when they are... More 

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Vacaville, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

In a town with lots of good options, this was a good choice. Staff, food, and beverage choices are all top notch. Lunch specials are well done. There is an atmosphere that feels good here. Give it a try.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1555 Bonanza St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4523
    (Locust St)
  • Public Transportation: Walnut Creek Bart
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: 925-944-3474

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?