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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%
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“brunch” (30 reviews)
“seafood” (69 reviews)
“clam chowder” (30 reviews)
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100 Seawall Dr, Berkeley, CA 94710-1611
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1 - 10 of 598 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the view, love the ambiance! Great food, great service! Love the bartenders. Jay and Alex are the best! They take care of us every time we come in. They even know us by name!

Thank JayDee921
Reviewed 1 week ago

Relatives were visiting from Arkansas for only 35 hours (plane land-to-plane takeoff) for a tour of our workplace (a large, very high-tech laboratory), but also wanted to "see San Francisco" and "go for a hike". That is a lot to pack into such a short...More

Thank tom p
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our evening at Skates. It was a Friday evening and while the restaurant was busy, we were not rushed. Food was good and the view of Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge was incredible.

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In common with other reviews, Skates on the Bay is all about the location. Good (if distant) views across the bay, assuming it’s not too foggy/misty, obviously best enjoyed by getting one of the tables that run along the windows; although none of the tables...More

Thank Sicarrie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a Sunday brunch at Skates for a wedding weekend. The brunch spread was delicious. Favorite items were the potatoes and French toast. They had mimosas and orange juice and coffee as well. The room has glass walls so you can enjoy the view...More

Thank hnshopper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant with its beautiful view of the bay and its casual, elegant ambiance. The service was efficient. Food was palatable with large portions. Not the best I've had by the way but was acceptable. Highly recommended from romantic dinners to friends and family...More

Thank GypsyQueen1923
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every once in awhile I come here for dinner with friends and family. It's still a great place to eat after all these years and enjoy the view of the bay and occasionally about ride with friends.

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Skates on The Bay has an ideal location to look out over the Bay to the San Francisco skyline. Go just before the sun sets so you can enjoy watching it drift behind the mountains on the other side of the Bay...beautiful. When you get...More

Thank Jan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Wife, Daughter and Myself went here after searching for someplace nice to go. The place was busy and loud. We could only get reservations for 8:30 which is late for us but that's ok. We only waited for our table for about 5 minutes....More

1  Thank MomDadplus2
Reviewed 14 September 2017

My wife and I met a dear friend for dinner while passing through the Bay Area. I picked Skates on the Bay at random based on some reviews and we were not disappointed. Michael was our waiter and he was a delight, incredibly enthusiastic, great...More

Thank pdkim69
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Questions & Answers
1 March 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
25 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.
2 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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
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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