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Skates on The Bay

100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
+1 510-549-1900
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (64 reviews)
“clam chowder” (30 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
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Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Arriving for dinner at 6:30 was the perfect time. Sail boats and Sunset to watch with cocktails and appetizers was kind of perfect for us. We had the Calamari served with an Asian flair, yummy. Dinner was good, plank grilled salmon. Honestly the fish was...More

Thank JHM757
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I had never been to San Fransisco before, but planned a trip to Napa before summer was over! We wanted To go to Berkley to try out some tasting rooms and saw Skates right away! The views alone make this a must...More

1  Thank Samantha R
Reviewed August 12, 2016

The sunset views are prefect and the food is OK. For a special occasion this is your place; but a coupe of glasses of wine and dinner was over $250 for 3 people so not cheap. Reservations are a must and peak time is for...More

1  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Our group arrived and was seated at the window. We are all Bay Area Natives and were in awe of the view! Plus, I was captivated by the menu's Salmon description - pure poetry and seduction. Imagine a cloud light Bacon and Potato cake with...More

5  Thank Kerry D
Reviewed August 10, 2016

This restaurant is very well situated, with a view overlooking the Bay and bridges in the distance. The fare is regular American food and the staff very friendly and attentive.

Thank Ravids58
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We went there for a late lunch. The place is nice; you are literally over the water and they have floor to ceiling windows which allow for a great view. The service was OK too, and do was the food. Not bad, but nothing extraordinary...More

Thank guest8604
Reviewed August 7, 2016

This is a good restaurant to take your loved ones to eat. Skates on the Bay is comfortable and service is good.

1  Thank jorano2016
Reviewed August 6, 2016

We stopped in on our way from Oakland Airport to Napa because we wanted to eat on the water. Our food was amazing! There were 4 of us - one got the lobster bisque which was the best we have ever tasted. A couple of...More

Thank MoDoll
Reviewed August 5, 2016

Visited Skates on the Bay twice – for lunch and for dinner. Normally we would go to Spengers, but the view attracted us. The seafood was fresh, wonderful oysters, very good crab, excellent salmon but the cioppino was not up the the best I have...More

Thank Jannik J
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Table for two by the window overlooking the bay. Great atmosphere and food while watching the sun set! Staff are very friendly,returning to the table often to fill a glass, or ask if anything else is needed. Highly recommended!

1  Thank ralphbart
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February 28, 2017|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
We were there around 5ish on a Tuesday and it was happy hour whilst we were there.
Victoria G
December 24, 2016|
Response from cjlulu | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I am unable to answer your question. I recommend you try emailing your question to the restaurant, or if possible call them directly. Good day to you.
July 1, 2015|
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Response from Michaele2244 | Reviewed this property |
Skates does not have an outdoor eating area. It is built at the end of a point, with a magnificent view of San Francisco, as well as the Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate Bridge. I am certain there is no outside patio... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
    (University Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: The AC Transit, #9
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-549-1900
Skates on the Bay is known for their fresh market ingredients, innovative menu, and spectacular views of the bay, Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, and San Francisco. This beautiful and historic waterfront gathering place for fresh seafood and unmatched views of the San Francisco Bay, recently completed (April, 2012) a major interior design renovation, including the addition of a new raw bar, glass-walled private dining room and innovative menus. Originally opened in 1983 in the Berkeley Marina, the reimagined Skates on the Bay is a stunning restaurant to enjoy cocktails at sunset, late night Happy Hour, weekday lunch, weekend lunch or brunch with the family or dinner with a date any time of year.
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