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Skates on the Bay

Skates on the Bay

Seafood Restaurant and American Restaurant$$$$
Berkeley Marina, Berkeley
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7.6/10
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  • Byron W.
    "Amazing view, nice interior, but food is a joke."(15 Tips)
    Shinal
    "Grab a cocktail and enjoy the views of the bay."(8 Tips)
    Kris V.
    "I loved the halibut cheeks off the specials menu."(2 Tips)
    Emily P.
    "Best Key Lime Pie!"(2 Tips)
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  • Willard Wheaton D.
    Willard Wheaton DavisAugust 13, 2012
    Their Halibut Fish & Chips is out of this world- so much flakier and tender than Cod- Try the Crab Cake on Succotash pesto-Sauce- Hmm and what a View! We always get their artichoke dip to begin.
  • Alex T.
    Alex TenetteSeptember 10, 2014
    Their sushi is fresh from the bay and surprising really good. Their pork chop is good as well. Nice spot to take on a date
  • Kris V.
    Kris Vera-PhillipsNovember 7, 2010
    I loved the halibut cheeks off the specials menu. Also enjoyed the buttery jalapeño cornbread and the truffle-infused mashed potatoes. Plus, check out the sweet painting of Cal's Play. Go Bears!
  • Meredith
    MeredithMay 21, 2015
    Kind of pricey, but great for special occasions. Definitely make a reservation, and definitely try the clam chowder and the prime rib.
  • Michelle G.
    Michelle GirasoleJanuary 30, 2011
    The ribs were fall off the bone good, but if you dont like spicy hot food, ask for another side -i loved the indian couscous, but Kris' mouth was burning. (Good excuse to get more of their focaccia!)
  • Byron W.
    Byron WilkesSeptember 24, 2012
    Amazing view, nice interior, but food is a joke. Oysters Rockefeller were overcooked, so the consistency was way off. Fish and chips review: chips = garlicky and great. Fish = 2 chewy & tiny filets.
  • Sophie S.
    Sophie ShafterMarch 28, 2011
    Been going here with my grandparents since I was a child. Make a reservation and request a window seat, the views are well worth it.
  • Libby L.
    Happy or "social hour" is a really good deal ($5 wine?? Whaaa) but wow that salted caramel martini for dessert was not.
  • Christina Michelle
    Christina MichelleMay 29, 2010
    Amazing food! Highly recommended! I've had the crab artichoke sandwich, pear walnut salad, pulled pork and fish and chips. All amazing! Great view and prices too!
  • Yulian K.
    Yulian KuncheffDecember 2, 2015
    Get the Artichoke Dip, you won't regret it. Also one of the best Cesaer salads ever.
  • Sailing Spoken Here
    Sailing Spoken HereDecember 6, 2010
    The views of hte bay and bridges from the restaurant bar are the perfect way to enjoy dinner and a Mount Gay Rum cocktail.
  • Aaron K.
    Aaron KorteJanuary 4, 2013
    In a word: wow! Great views, service and food. Had the flatiron. Incredible.
  • Steve B.
    Steve BSeptember 5, 2015
    Your vehicles are not safe here. If anything is visible your windows WILL be broken and you WILL lose your stuff.
  • Jan P.
    Jan PlassJune 5, 2011
    Attentive waiters, but mediocre food and lame drinks. The 25 for $25 wine special (bottle service only) saved the day, but it was the views of the city that made up for it all.
  • Ali T.
    Ali ThanawallaDecember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great view. Prefer brunch over lunch/dinner. Get the french toast.
  • James J.
    James JohnsonAugust 12, 2011
    Chef made every disk to excellence, even the ones we requested that weren't on the menu.
  • David S.
    David SangerSeptember 10, 2012
    Eat in the bar if you don't want to wait for a table.
  • Damien O.
    Damien OyobioDecember 18, 2011
    The bbq smoked prawns are the best i have ever tasted
  • Pati G.
    Pati GranadosJuly 7, 2013
    Great views. Food not excellent but I highly recommend it!
  • Jay A.
    Jay A.January 20, 2013
    Here's a good tip: DON'T EAT HERE! Unless of course you like cold tasteless food and rancid crab. However if those tickle your fancy by all means dine here and enjoy the ensuing food poisoning.
  • Alison S.
    Alison StriplingJuly 1, 2012
    Key Lime pie...ya gotta have it. Oh and the view is nice too. :)
  • Floss B.
    Floss BergJune 18, 2011
    Go for brunch and get the fried rice and grapefruit mimosa.
  • Gabriel G.
    Gabriel GuenetteJune 19, 2012
    awesome view of the city .. good place to take your parents when they visit
  • Elaine K.
    Elaine KeightleyAugust 13, 2011
    The bread pudding was very good but the mojitos are the real deal!
  • Rozelle C.
    Rozelle CharlesApril 25, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Crab cakes, seafood louie, and cream Brûlée
  • Shinal
    ShinalMarch 12, 2016
    Grab a cocktail and enjoy the views of the bay.
  • Vincent B.
    Vincent BaeyensNovember 20, 2014
    Nice view on the bay. Food acceptable, but do not expect more
  • Rigardt G.
    Rigardt GraaffMay 15, 2011
    Went there for coffee and cake. Delicious!
  • Ervin M.
    Ervin MahanFebruary 4, 2015
    Great food! Great service...
  • Milo R.
    Milo RicafrancaAugust 26, 2011
    If you get the prime rib make it medium.
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimJanuary 3, 2015
    The clam chowder is excellent here.
  • Charli E.
    Charli EsposoMay 17, 2010
    The food was awesome. Generous portion size. Great service. :)
  • Sarah M.
    Sarah McmillenNovember 26, 2010
    Ask for Yao the waiter he is awesome
  • Steve B.
    Steve BSeptember 5, 2015
    Bring your belongings with you. Two cars were broken into when I was there for dinner.
  • Holly J.
    Holly JohnsonFebruary 2, 2013
    Best happy hour in town.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HuynhJanuary 20, 2011
    Great view, but don't expect much from the food. They served my group cold soup.
  • J J.
    J JDecember 28, 2014
    Cocktails and seafood/fish!
  • Susan L.
    Susan LundquistMarch 25, 2013
    Brig a really warm coat for a walk out the pier.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EnslowDecember 14, 2015
    Scallops. Oysters.
  • Junia L.
    Junia LawApril 24, 2013
    The food is not as great after they changed the menu.
  • Hesha G.
    Hesha GambleFebruary 22, 2013
    The view is amazing!
  • Paul A.
    Paul ArkFebruary 13, 2011
    The food is superb as always, but the service is incredibly slow
  • Patricia R.
    Patricia RAugust 16, 2013
    Cranberry Mojito !
  • Basil S.
    Basil SiddiquiMarch 15, 2014
    great steak
  • Emily P.
    Emily ParkerJuly 3, 2011
    Best Key Lime Pie!
  • Jamie
    JamieMarch 8, 2010
    Checking out the menu. Good feedback from customers. Will visit tonight.
  • Leah L.
    Leah LambJanuary 17, 2010
    The bloody marys are to die for!
  • Angela K.
    Angela KamApril 24, 2013
    New management sucks, don't come here.
  • Nathaniel C.
    Nathaniel CarrollSeptember 19, 2010
    Horrible service. The only nice part was the venue
  • Constantine H.
    Constantine HallaxNovember 23, 2012
    Terrible service - so slow...
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