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Yankee Pier

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3593 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-3803 (Lafayette Circle)
+1 925-283-4100
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Piedmont, California
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yankee Pier is a nice looking restaurant, but I found the menu was a bit pricey for the quality of the food. But given the expensive location, I suspect they need to keep their prices high. I had fish tacos ($17), which were just OK. The two tacos were served with white "Cilantro" rice and black beans...and a radish. There... More 

Thank TakeMeAlong
Orinda, California
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263 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there for Happy Hour and ordered on and off of that menu. Great martin at a great price. Their Fish Tacos are very tasty. The Mussel & clams in a spicy sauce was fantastic. The wedge salad is always fresh & crisp. We always get great service at this restaurant. Best to make a reservation because it can... More 

Thank billanddoyle
Lafayette, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I call this our little downtown gem. I love fish and have never been disappointed in the way it is cooked or presented. Recommend reservations. The wait staff is always friendly and professional and always on top of things. They have a nice wine list and full bar. They have an outdoor eating area and inside they have a few... More 

Thank Novelle L
Pleasanton, California
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166 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We were there for a Monday lunch. The host seemed to notice my hearing devices and seated us in a quiet corner. We had no one nearby for nearly an hour. The menu is extensive. They have a separate oyster menu. I had a lunch special and chose a beet salad with goat cheese and watercress. Outstanding! My rock fish... More 

Thank Clint L
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

We love coming to the Yankee Pier. The selections are always fresh and we have enjoyed all of the items we have ordered. The lemonade is great - as are any of the blended lemonades. The steamed clams are wonderful - the broth well worth slurping with bread. The shrimp cobb salad is consistently excellent. Lots of fresh shrimp -... More 

Thank catgetsdown
Koloa, Hawaii
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

If you can't find a fish dish you like on this menu you are unusual to say the least. The servers are all very welcoming and friendly without hovering. Each fish or seafood is served several way. Easy to get too and the best at reasonable prices.

Thank nanA4174FQ
Walnut Creek, California
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I must admit that Yankee Pier is not an inexpensive restaurant but can also assure you that the value is there because the food is unsurpassed, the wait staff is very professional, the ambience is superb, and the overall experience is always enjoyable. It is, without a doubt, my favorite seafood restaurant in the San Francisco Bay Area and their... More 

Thank sanfrancal
Lafayette, California
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169 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Large menu with something for everyone. Full bar with good cocktails, large wine list and fun non-alcoholic drinks. Bread served with dinner. Nice casual dining room with plenty of outdoor seating. Good, crisp salads, lots of fish in different preparations. Fresh oysters - everything is really yummy - it's hard to choose. Sustainable seafood is responsible and great, but this... More 

Thank Cassietrip
St. Helena, California
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58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

A nice local place on the main street of Lafayette. Good value for families with kids. Outstanding staff, very friendly with he kids. Typical seafood restaurant with a wide variety of items on the menu. Good Wine List, had the Byron Pinot Noir at $43. About $13 at safeway. The wedge salad was excellent. Good bread as well.

Thank Leo A
Clayton, California
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576 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We came here on Mother's Day (yes, I made reservations a couple weeks ahead of time); it was a bit hectic for the staff but they served us well. Everything we had was very good; the clam chowder, the rock fish tacos, the salmon roll, and the special soup of the day. Of course, everything was fresh and tasty. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3593 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-3803
    (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

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