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The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

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1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
+1 510-735-9047
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“ginger sorbet” (2 reviews)
“crab cakes” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family gathering at this eatery on Lake Merritt was marred by the lack of service. We were a party of 12. We arrived at 8 p,m and waited and waited for a server. The establishment was not full or even moderately packed.. The menu...More

Thank pointbreakrider125
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location with beautiful view of Lake Merritt and Easy Bay Hills. Perfect for Sunday brunch on a Summer day.

Thank StephenSFBayArea
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We set at the table for 35 minuts and the waitress never came to ask what we wanted to drink... after we asked another waitress to check if they could take our order she came and wrote down what we wanted but totally forgot about...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came with a couple of friends and my husband. It was too cold to eat outside but the lakeside view was ASTOUNDING. Be sure to ask for a window table! They were extremely flexible with our reservation which we changed three times... Do not leave...More

Thank Nzinga H
Reviewed May 18, 2018

We enjoyed Mother's Day brunch at the Lake Chalet. Our party enjoyed the waffles, crab cakes benedict, seafood Louie salad, steak & scrambled eggs, and other entrees, coffee, tea, orange juice and drinks. The food was good, but we enjoyed the family gathering in a...More

Thank C W
Reviewed May 1, 2018

The food is okay, but the views are what makes it indulging. My daughter had the lobster sausage which she loved. The look of it could have been more desireable, but she ate it all. My fish and chips, not so much. No seasoning and...More

Thank LRM321
Reviewed April 14, 2018

My wife and I have been to the Lake Chalet 15-20 times for lunch of the last few years. We keep returning because the restaurant has a beautiful location on the shore of the lake, an attractive facility and very good food. Only 2 small...More

Thank LightFighter
Reviewed April 3, 2018

The weather was gorgeous and decided to have a drink at the chalet. They have redone the location and you can have a peaceful drink at the end of the deck, great view. the bar inside has been redone and is excellent as well. Location...More

Thank Budapest4Lausanne
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Four of us had a variety of dishes (seafood, steaks, pasta, burgers, soups, hearty salads), drinks and dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious. The water view was stunning. Parking was easy. Prices were fair for a nice restaurant in the Bay Area. I liked that there...More

Thank Laura193
Reviewed December 16, 2017

The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill is a very large restaurant capable of handling large groups, so keep that in mind, especially during the Holiday Season when many groups are planning parties. It can get crowded and reservations may prove problematic. Fortunately the manager...More

Thank Glenn M
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Definitely, and there are even steamed options!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 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 - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
    (17th St.)
  • Public Transportation: The Lake Merritt Bart station is 6 blocks away. 14th St & Oak St - (0.17 miles) — AC Transit #13 Jackson St & 17th St - (0.21 miles) — AC Transit #59
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-735-9047
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