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Yankee Pier

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3593 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-3803 (Lafayette Circle)
+1 925-283-4100
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Oakland, California
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yankee Pier Lafayette has had to survive the tribulations of turgid ownership, But it's on its way back, perhaps. The half price wine nights happen much more often than they used to. Since it has a well-stocked wine cellar, that can make an average meal into a pretty good one. The kitchen is just too uneven for a top rating.... More 

Thank C2000Consulting
Lafayette, California
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207 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Craved our usual lobster roll, but because of the rains, Yankee Pier was out of lobster! We enjoyed their delicious lobster bisque bowls and Salmon sandwiches instead. Great choice!!! Wonderful and hard-working wait staff served us well. Lovely Sunday luncheon!

Thank Travel-lady03
Lafayette, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a huge menu, but I've enjoyed everything I've gotten here. Some of the best fish and chips in the area and nice fresh fish offered daily.Salads are fine, not overly imaginative. The calamari appetizer is crispy and delicious. The portions are generous for the price. My two favourite desserts are the butterscotch pudding and lemon meringue pie, both are... More 

Thank Suzy O
Vienna Va
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

After suffering in a downtown SF hotel, we stayed with friends and took them here to say thanks. We all were very pleased. The group enjoyed salmon, sole, mussels, and cioppino. The beet salad and yankee salad both were good. Then a dessert of huckleberry crisp + ice cream was a great finish. They had a pretty good wine selection.... More 

Thank AndyZ18
Alamo, California
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We ordered a cup of chowder and two Chicken sandwiches. Good food about average for this area. Has handy parking in the back.

Thank Harris L
Oakland, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We went there for birthday celebrations for 2 family members. We all had something different and of course, we had to taste everyone's meal. Oysters were great. My husband had blackened rockfish. It has been a few months , so I can't remember everything, but I know everything was tasty. Go at the early hour (5 ish) and pig out.... More 

Thank danstripi
lafayette ca, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A favorite spot of my moms and me. Takes us back to our east coast route. Yummy seafood and chowder. Good desserts too!

Thank Todd S
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

this is our go to place for good seafood and oysters in Lamorinda. Chef Mike is awesome and there is a nice wine list and great selection of oysters

Thank Mark A
St. Helena, California
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74 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Another nice meal with family. The food is very good and during January, the wine list bottle purchases are half off during Monday thru Friday. Love the Beer Battered Shrimp. Service is good for kids and seniors. Have a kids menu and an Oyster Bar. Also a full bar and decent wine list. Located on the main drag in Lafayette.

Thank Leo A
Lafayette, California
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549 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I've been to the Yankee Pier several times over the years and keep hoping for an above average experience - but each time it disappoints. The food is decent but not memorable, the service adequate but not notable and ambiance is clean but not impressive. During our most recent stop, my wife and I each ordered the petrale sole -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 20
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3593 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549-3803
    (Lafayette Circle)
  • Public Transportation: Block and a half from the Lafayette BART station.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 925-283-4100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?