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Skates on The Bay

100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
+1 510-549-1900
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“seafood” (70 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 2 days ago via mobile

You can’t beat the view! We are headed from the airport with empty stomachs to Napa and decided to take the Bay Bridge route. This will be our third trip to Wine Country and first trip through Berkeley. Skates is “over” the water with a...More

Thank tealaniz
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is over the water with great SF and Golden Gate Bridge views. My husband and I had a late lunch. We shared some chowder which was great. He had the Louie Salad which had thousand island dressing instead of Louie dressing -- just...More

Thank AZ_Margie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My Girlfriend and I went to celebrate her retirement! We got seated immediately and we had perfect table by the windows with a beautiful view of San Fransisco and the Golden Gate.The waiter was very charming and very informative about the entrees. Great Ambience!

Thank M2cute
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed going to Skates on the Bay several times over the years. Always have excellent service and the food is great. The restaurant isn't cheap and reservations are advisable. If you have a small group, it is great to get a table close...More

Thank Tom_Cheryl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the few places in the bay area featuring a lobster roll on the menu. We have it with a side salad not the chips. Last time we had it split and had the seafood salad split. 1/2 sandwich with fries and 1/2 salad,...More

Thank saranap2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the area, the food, the atmosphere, and all the people. The food was fantastic. All of the restaurant staff were incredibly friendly and helpful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What's not to like? This restaurant is actually a bit out into the Bay, with excellent views. The overall atmosphere is elegant, and the food was inventive and reasonably priced for the location. Tasty fish and seafood!

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit at least once if you are in Berkeley or planning a visit for business or personal reasons. This restaurant has great service and great food.

Thank dennissD8412HT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This review may have been influenced by the fact that we were given a window table with a fabulous view of the Bay, but we assure you that the food was fabulous also. The "On the Bay" part of the name is quite literally right;...More

Thank AnnArborMiBob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was fantastic , food sensational , view incredible, atmosphere wonderful . Would recommend reservation for a table by the window . Would definitely come back

Thank Leeann F
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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
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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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