It’s seafood with a waterfront view and a casual vibe.

A new restaurant called Seabreeze on the Dock has taken over the prime spot at Oakland’s Jack London Square formerly occupied by Il Pescatore, which closed in 2017 after a 37-year run.

Lobster rolls, seafood po boys, raw oysters, chowder and fried seafood baskets of catfish, calamari and smelt star on the menu that boasts a sustainability model. Seafood boil options include live ones available seasonally — Maine lobster, Dungeness crab, Manila clams and crawfish — along with shrimp, mussels and king crab legs.

Large menu boards clue in customers about the wild-caught vs. farmed options and their origin.

Prefer the turf to the surf? Burgers, chicken tenders and wings, garlic noodles and salads round out the offerings.

It’s an order-at-the-counter model, with waterfront-view tables situated both inside and outdoors.

For decades, Il Pescatore had offered Italian and seafood dishes in a white-tablecloth setting. According to the owners’ note on, the restaurant was founded by three partners of Tuscan origin in 1980.

Seabreeze is open daily, with service from noon to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon to 9:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Details: 31 Webster St., Oakland; 510-607-9140.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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