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Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto
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Ranked #173 of 762 Restaurants in Berkeley
Price range: US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: University Ave.
Transit: We are located a few blocks from many AC Transit Bus lines. The closest Bart stations is about 1 mile away.
Reviewed 3 April 2018

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.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

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.

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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 and served with a smile.

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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 later maybe you got it. There is lots of staff running around but the simplest requests take forever. We will not return because there are many better choices.

Thank Leslie B
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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 the libations. We then went into the restaurant for our dinner. As usual the food was excellent but ther service was lacking. Waiter was scarcely around except to bring items we had ordered. Nobody checked on us. We had to flag people down for water, drink refills, even seafood forks for the crablegs we ordered (they should have been brought with the meal). I would rate this Excellent except for the relatively poor service in the dining room.

Thank DeWanz
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