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The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

££ - £££American, , Seafood
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
+1 510-735-9047
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“ginger sorbet” (2 reviews)
“crab cakes” (10 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us had a variety of dishes (seafood, steaks, pasta, burgers, soups, hearty salads), drinks and dessert. Everything was absolutely delicious. The water view was stunning. Parking was easy. Prices were fair for a nice restaurant in the Bay Area. I liked that there...More

Thank Laura193
Reviewed 16 December 2017

The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar and Grill is a very large restaurant capable of handling large groups, so keep that in mind, especially during the Holiday Season when many groups are planning parties. It can get crowded and reservations may prove problematic. Fortunately the manager...More

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Top of the game, friends and loved ones! Did Lake chalet today because a friend recommended this place, lol, nice ambiance and service but the food was served cold, wow, I should have had a salad! I order the sauté spinach, crab cakes, wings and...More

Thank Buttermansolo
Reviewed 6 December 2017

A lovely setting overlooking Lake Merritt, a somewhat average fare as far as food is concerned. The crab cakes could have had better spices in them and the fish tacos were OK. My friend told me the chowder was good.

Thank Gamine1949
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Upon several recommendations from fellow foodie Amtrak workers, I explored this storied restaurant on the lake. Arriving in time for the wanting happy hour menu, I ordered a beverage of choice (martini) at an equally choice price ($6). Nice! The array of oysters offered we're...More

Thank Lafemmegiselle
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I really love all the outdoor seating and that patrons can bring their dogs. Service and drinks were pretty good, food just ok. The crab cakes were good, but the food is mostly overpriced.

Thank WillowSands
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The view is lovely, the ambience was delightful. Food was very good. The first evening was outside on the dock. When the sunset and it got cool, our server appeared with light blankets for us so we could continue dining outside. Returned two nights later...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The location is wonderful on Lake Merritt. The menu reads well but suffers badly in execution - my linguini was mediocre, nobody’s dinner was that good. On the positive side the desserts were pretty good.

Thank abd1958
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located on Lake Merrit. A Gorgeous view of the Lake, gondolas, kayaks and the City. They have outdoor seating with a bar right on the deck and plenty of indoor seating. I even saw a room on the 2nd floor for a...More

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is usually a go to spot for me. Great ambience, views, cocktails, wine, service, and most of all food! Last night, not so much...while my trout was excellent, they served my dinner date chicken that was under cooked and virtually raw near the...More

Thank ToughcatCompany
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Definitely, and there are even steamed options!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
    (17th St.)
  • Public Transportation: The Lake Merritt Bart station is 6 blocks away. 14th St & Oak St - (0.17 miles) — AC Transit #13 Jackson St & 17th St - (0.21 miles) — AC Transit #59
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-735-9047
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