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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“seafood” (67 reviews)
“clam chowder” (31 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed a good dinner in the party room. Staff was attentive and atmosphere was nice. Food was good but not great. The service was definitely the highlight.

Thank Katherine K
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at Skates many times over the years and have found the food and service to be very good (never great) and the views to be outstanding. On our most recent visit over the holiday period, the views were still excellent but everything...More

1  Thank LightFighter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the sunset view , kamara our waitress was pleasant . They took us without prior reservation and it was nice , definitely will be back

Thank shabanh_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can find a place to park. It's got a spectacular view of the Bay. The food's good, too. What else could you want?

Thank traveloften617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from dining at Skates for Christmas Eve dinner. We have dined here on various times, and three other Xmax eve nights, too, in years past. Our waitress, Antwanette, was fabulous, attentive, polite, and courteous. Our table was right in the corner with...More

Thank hutchss
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Tonight we walked from the Doubletree in Berkeley Marina to Skates for dinner. We didn’t have a reservation but were able to be seated in the bar area. As others have mentioned there isn’t a bad view anywhere in the restaurant. Our waiter was excellent....More

Thank Joy S
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Met three clients for dinner last night. Our servers were friendly but their style was more suited for a diner. The sushi and the raw bar were top-notch. The rest of the meal was uninspiring, kind of like cruise ship food. My colleague's short rib...More

1  Thank Jon E
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Excellent location on the bay in Berkeley Marina with an excellent bar and service to die for. The staff make you feel right at home and bring some of the tastiest drinks and food. fare on earth.

Thank REED583
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Food is OK, prices are high, but the view and the vibe are so worth it. Try going for afternoon cocktails.

Thank Berkeley_MS
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Skates is located in the marina in Berkeley. There are simply no better views of the Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. The food is adequate but the experience is better.

Thank Jonathan R
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Questions & Answers
28 February 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
24 December 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.
1 July 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
US$15 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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