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The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

#24 of 1,060 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521 (17th St.)
+1 510-735-9047
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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san francisco, ca.
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice setting anytime, formally old yacht club..has transformed to a nice eatery. One a warm day..can hang for hours..great drinks and food..

Thank mariaaba
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176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat inside but it was lovely looking at the sunny lake. We shared the appetizers of salmon deviled eggs, crispy calamari and beignets. Then we had the salad with salmon, chicken tacos and crab benedict. Service was good.

Thank aloha2055
Redlands, Ca
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308 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The seafood platter was excellent, and for $44 the smaller size it had better be. The clam chowder was also very good. I was not impressed with the fish tacos, however, and the butternut squash soup was not quite as sweet as I like. I was also disappointed to find out that the restaurant's outside seating is closed during the... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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244 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

We stopped by this restaurant for a delightful early lunch with a scenic view of this lake. We enjoyed the calimarri starter and for the main course we had the fish tacos. We started with excellent bloody Marys. The service was also very good The restaurant was empty when we arrived but packed when we left. Obviously this is a... More 

Thank Stephen F
Lafayette, California
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523 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

I have been to the Lake Chalet dozens of times and have always had a nice experience. The facility is quite nice and the views of Lake Merit are unmatched. And yet, each time I come, I feel the restaurant is a 4 - very good but just slightly shy of the fine dining experience I always hope for. And... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Visiten with my wife just for quick bite. Lovely view, attentive personell. Enjoyed the sun shine on the sea veranda

Thank ngskjellen
Berkeley, California
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106 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

looking over lake merrit and seeing the lights was an added plus to a quiet dinner at lake chalet; there is indeed something for everyone on the varied menu. the portions are large but one can dine on the small side if choosing correctly. the seafood tacos were a hit as were the shrimp deviled eggs. service was a bit... More 

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San Diego, California
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141 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after taking the kids to Fairyland. Parked right across the street for free, as opposed to the valet. Love the location right on the lake! The kids menu was very plentiful and very good, and our food was excellent (boneless ribs with polenta, butternut soup, and hamburger). Favorite drink by far was the fresh pomegranate lemonade-... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016 via mobile

I've heard they have great French toast but I was there for taco Tuesday. It was good but not great. The drinks were cool and our server Samuel was exceptional.

1 Thank fungShea
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

I've been to Lake Chalet before for an office Christmas party and the location is stunning. Gondola rides are available, but it's been too cold each time I've visited, though I would definitely suggest doing that. So, this time I came on a Sunday evening, there were 5 of us, the restaurant was rather empty, we didn't have a reservation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?