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Pier 29 Restaurant

1148 Ballena Blvd, Alameda, CA 94501-3604
+1 510-865-5088
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“prime rib” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1148 Ballena Blvd, Alameda, CA 94501-3604
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good food! Great venue for birthday celebrations or parties. The staff is professional and helpful. Good seating.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 46RKathy
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This is a great place to get a good old fashioned, well cooked meal. The place never seems to be crowded and there is ample parking out front. The menu is huge and the prices are reasonable. There are always a few interesting specials available...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stuart C
Reviewed November 4, 2018

After visiting the USS Hornet, one of the ship's volunteers recommended Pier 29, we enjoyed an early dinner which was wonderful! The decor was fun and our server more than helpful. Definitely happy to have had a chance to enjoy good food with a sweet...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Redknight6972
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

What more could you want than to sit on the terrace on a beautiful November morning, overlooking the marina and enjoying a good breakfast. Excellent service, good and plentiful coffee, a very yummy omelette; this Brit loves the place!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Darrellcocup
Reviewed October 30, 2018

I went on the 29th of October 2018 with a friend for lunch. I had the most terrible Calamari $11.95 ever. The came out to crisp,dark in color and overdone the calamari inside where tough. the waiter brought me another plaid......SAME DILEMMA. not enough, I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Christel E
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Wonderful food inside & on the deck surrounded by boats moored at the marina. Great bar... early bird special menu. parking lot with view of SF.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 943susanJ943
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Traveling back to Denver from Oakland airport we were looking for a decent lace to eat. Pier29 is on a yacht harbor in Alameda. It’s not fancy, but comfortable, got a nice cocktail, and has a great menu. It was relaxing, friendly service and a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 960karenm
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Food was just all right, Service was not very good. They need to get a better chief and have better bread and butter. Drinks from the bar were also not the greatest, but it is just an average place.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Builditdad
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We were pleased with both the service and the meal, especially the chowder and the oysters. The added benefit of one of the best views of the SF skiyline, is perfect in the afternoon or early pm

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mikek794
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We went here to celebrate several family birthdays, and were pleasantly surprised by the menu (and the drinks menu). I had a Reuben, which was the second-best I've ever had (the best was at a Marriott in Chicago, don't ask). Others had seafood which, they...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Sturgeonslawyer
Frederick C, Manager at Pier 29 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2018

Glad that you enjoyed it! Hope to have you back here for another Reuben real soon. -Derrick, General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $40
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1148 Ballena Blvd, Alameda, CA 94501-3604
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: +1 510-865-5088
Pier 29 is a full-service family friendly seafood and steak house. Located in gorgeous Alameda, our restaurant has majestic views of San Francisco and the Bellena Bay. Conveniently located with plenty of free parking, we are open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.The Pier 29 menu continues to offer a wide variety of selections featuring Angus prime rib, steaks, seafood, chicken, pasta, and much more. Dine early and enjoy the popular “Early bird” menu (offered 7 days a week) while watching the sun set. In addition there is a full service bar featuring all the latest cocktails, two large outdoor dining patios overlooking the water, and ample banquet facilities. There is a view of the water from every table!The Pier’s tradition for good food, friendly service, and comfortable atmosphere is continuing at beautiful Ballena Bay. We invite you to check out our extensive menus – there is something for everybody at the “Pier”!
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