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Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto

1919 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1933
+1 510-845-7771
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible11%
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11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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1919 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1933
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife along with our son and his fiance' had the worse dinner possible at Spenger's in Berkeley. The food was not good, the service was worse. Under no circumstances would I return to this restaurant ever again. I remember going to this restaurant a...More

Thank Jeffrey E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone who goes to San Francisco a lot and likes seafood, ,has been to Spenger's. It's been there forever and even if you don't know it, you see it from I-80 and it's really convenient going into or out of SF. The décor is very...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parking directly across the street, walk in received a warm greeting, sat at booth. Great clam chowder, crème brulee, wine. Early enough to beat the crowd. nice service.

Thank Rosa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spenger's has an interesting history and been there a long time. It's a large space, with somewhat dated furnishings but comfortable. Service was good, as was food.

Thank 52phantom
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

My colleague and I wanted a comfortable place for lunch and a chat. Our booth was just right. Lunch menu offered many appealing options. We each got long time favorites: fish + chips on the one hand and chowder and salad on the other. Delicious...More

Thank SuzanneG123
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We had lunch here. The food was ok-just. The fish in the fish and chips was ok. French fries were lukewarm. Coleslaw was swimming in dressing. The restaurant was far from full but the service was painfully slow. Ask for more water and 10-15 minutes...More

Thank Leslie B
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We have eaten here before and have always enjoyed the great selection of fresh seafood. We went to the bar area for a drinks and appetizers before dinner and the service here was excellent. We sat here for an hour and enjoyed the music and...More

Thank DeWanz
Reviewed 29 January 2018

On our way back to the East Bay from SF, we stopped in Berkeley to get lunch at a fish place that Jennifer remembered from the past. The place was really cool inside, with a massive amount of nautical décor and old world charm. From...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 22 January 2018

My parents first took me here in the 70's. What was once a great place has descended to high priced mediocrity. I asked the waiter if the parmesan crusted sole was petrale or dover and he said "it's english sole" which he then compared to...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Spencer's has been around forever. When you walk in, it's as if you are stepping back in time, with the dark wood, booths and memorabilia. Our waitress was delightful and the food was good. We had the clam chowder which was chock full of clams...More

Thank legsbell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1919 4th St, Berkeley, CA 94710-1933
    (University Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: We are located a few blocks from many AC Transit Bus lines. The closest Bart stations is about 1 mile away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-845-7771
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