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The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
+1 510-735-9047
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“ginger sorbet” (2 reviews)
“deviled eggs” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA 94612-4521
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 10 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
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The food here is always excellent and the ambience is top notch. You can eat inside or outside, inside with a reservation, outside on a first come basis. We were a party of 10 with small children and we ate inside. Plenty of room to...More

Thank Nonno2000
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Had a great pleasure of visiting the property on Labor Day for brunch. We did not have a reservation but they managed to find us a place out side after only 15 minutes, and it was fantastic from start to finish. We had great cocktails,...More

Thank BizBag
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My husband and I were looking for a close yet romantic getaway. Who would have thought it would be in Oakland! The food was delicious. I highly recommend the Fried Cauliflower as an appetizer.

Thank AnnetteSteele
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Nearby Attractions
Lake Merritt
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Anne J
19 May 2016|
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Response from Susanne G | Reviewed this property |
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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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