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SPENGER'S FRESH FISH GROTTO

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Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto prints its menu daily, featuring over thirty selections of seafood, fresh fish, shellfish and more from the Bay Area, Pacific Ocean and other regions around the globe. The classic, traditional presentation of the menu items, combined with professional, knowledgeable service and the unique, eclectic atmosphere make for a truly memorable dining experience.

Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto opened in 1890 and the name Spenger's has become synonymous with wholesome fresh fish to dock workers, fisherman, Cal Berkeley students on a budget, politicians, socialites and movie stars. Over a century of ship's wheels, anchors, rigging and paintings are mounted on Spenger's collection of more than 500 antique and modern guns and the Diamond Bar's Star of Denmark, a 34-carat diamond ring given to Hawaii's Queen Kapiolani.

The Spenger family has been supplying fresh fish to the Bay Area for four generations. The original founder was John (Johan) Spenger, who came to Oakland from Germany in 1865 and worked as a fisherman when Oakland's Lake Merritt, the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean teemed with fish, shrimp, oysters, mussels, clams and crabs. He sold to markets around the Bay, eventually building up a small fishing fleet, which fed the ever-increasing population.

Visitors and regular patrons are not surprised to find themselves dining elbow to elbow with such local luminary fish lovers as Robin Williams, Huey Lewis or Joan Baez. Tom Hanks ate at Spenger's when he was a bellhop at a nearby hotel. Old timers still tell tales of great nights spent eating and drinking at Spenger's with Clark Gable and Carole Lombard, Harry James and Betty Grable, Charles Laughton, Errol Flynn, Spencer Tracy and Ernest Hemingway.


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Spenger's Fresh Fish Grotto
1919 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
510-845-7771

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Website

http://spengers.com

Cross Street

University
4th Street
Shopping District

Cuisine

Seafood

Serving

Dinner
Lunch

Take Out

Yes

Catering

Yes

Online Ordering

No

Ambience

Casual Elegant

Dress

Smart Casual

Reservations

Yes

Parking

Validated Parking
90 Minutes Lunch
3 hrs for Dinner

Payment Methods

Discover
Mastercard
Travelers Checks
Visa

Features

Banquet / Private Rooms
Bar Dining
Full Bar
Happy Hour
Non-Smoking
Take Out
Wheel Chair Access

Hours


Monday - Thursday
11am - 10pm

Friday - Saturday
11am - 11pm

Sunday 10am - 10pm

Happy Hour
Monday - Friday
4pm - 6pm
9:30pm - 11pm

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