Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub
Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub

Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.quinnslighthouse.com/
  • Phone: 5105362050
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner: Sun. to Thurs.11:30am - 9:00pm Fri. to Sat. 11:30am - 10:00pm Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm Our upper dinning room is always available for seating, if there is difficulty reserving table. OUR FULL MENU IS SERVED IN THE UPSTAIRS PUB ALL DAY EVERY DAY FROM 11:30 AM TO 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: " P I R A T E S NI G H T" IN THE UPSTAIRS "PUB AT THE LIGHTHOUSE" EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT STARTING

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Livingston
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is on street parking as well as a large private lot across the street at no charge.
A word from Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub

East Bay Restaurant Wins in 2006 "BEST WINE LISTS IN AMERICA" Competition.
Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant was awarded the Grand Prize in the Short List Category by Restaurant Hospitality Magazine. The Judges found Quinn's List "SHORT and SWEET” with well chosen, food friendly selections. The list distinguished it self though "DEAD ON" informative Wine descriptions and an innovative Specialty Feature of Rose Wines from around the World.
Quinn's Lighthouse is the Landmark Center Piece of the Oakland Waterfront Historic Embarcadero Cove Marina.

Quinn's Lighthouse was awarded "BEST CASUAL DINING FAMILY RESTAURANT OF THE EAST BAY" BY THE OAKLAND TRIBUNE.

Quinn's serves an eclectic mix of traditional American cuisine, ethnic specialties and seafood specialties from both coasts.

The Yacht Club Dining Room, located on the main floor, offers a quiet and relaxing dining atmosphere overlooking the Embarcadero Cove Marina.
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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (34)neighborhood gem (22)special occasion (16)great for outdoor dining (13)great for lunch (13)romantic (12)kid-friendly (12)good for groups (11)great for brunch (9)fit for foodies (5)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (2)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Fearful...
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If I detail all the wonderful things about Quinn's, I fear I'll never get a seat there again! We are weekly regulars and are greeted by name with a welcoming smile every time by Sung...then James rushes over to hug us! We've been working our way through the menu and have yet to be disappointed. Every dish is beautifully presented and with substantial portions...not to mention creative, tasty combinations of freshly prepared seafood. We enjoy the rustic, marine setting and decor too. We are always served in a timely way but are never rushed. We are made to feel special but we notice every customer is treated like an old friend. In summary, WE LOVE QUINN'S!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous Find
    PersnicketyPetMom13
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I found this little gem on a list of Bay Area best Coastal Restaurants. I've lived in the bay area my whole life and never knew about this place. The food was delicious and the portions were very generous! I am so glad I chose this place to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service was great! The staff is very attentive, my water glass was never empty and we were constantly being checked on by our server(s), we seemed to have a couple. We had a table near the window with a view of the Marina, it was very beautiful. It's such a charming little place, a great little place to celebrate a special occasion. The prices were moderate for what your getting, I always expect seafood to be a little bit pricey, but you get what you pay for here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need a chef
    Soccergrama
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This resturant is charming but needs a serious cleaning and a chef. The food is bland, overcooked, and not appealing. I would not recommend this resturant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a great experience
    Angelica
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    In the area and was looking for a new spot for dinner, made reservations at Quinn's to find out how horrible it was. The online pics and food menu looked quite appetizing. First, we were served water and waited 45 mins for bread and butter? Our order was taken, I ordered the Blackened Prawn a $21.99 dish and it was horrible. The prawn came burnt not blackened and was chewy like it was baked in a microwave, nothing savory about this dish. My wife ordered the Pork Chop dinner special and basically received a baked piece of ham, was awful, no flavoring. Thanks but no thanks! (The server was nice and filled my iced tea that's about it. I had a better experience at Denny's)
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good: Quinn's Lighthouse
    ecovegetarian
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have patronized QL many times over ten years, and it has never failed to provide delicious food in abundant quantity at a moderate price, with efficient and pleasant service. My out-of-town guests loved it too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Child's Birthday
    BBangus
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We wanted something memorable for the grandchild. She was quite distracted and interested in the boats and all of the activities outdoors. The food was excellent and the service could not have been more attentive. Parking was a breeze!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Reasonably-priced and really good food. Great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Reservation didn't show up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Unfortunately when I arrived in the restaurant they didn't have my reservation. Luckily they have table available.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I picked Quinn's Lighthouse in Oakland as the place to celebrate my mother-in-laws and sister-in-laws birthdays as neither of them wnated to shoulder the responsibility. I live in Ventura in Southern California and they both live in Oakland. First off, Open Table is my go to when making reservations. The app has never let me down and I use it all the time. Quinn's was perfect for the shared event. A great selection of entree's, everyone in the group of twelve found something they liked and no two ordered the same. The food tasted great, the prices were reasonable and the veiw of the marina at sunset was worthwhile.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!!
    UncleFuzzy
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Wonderful experience, great food, an all around great birthday dinner for my wife AND our almost 8 y/o nephew! Shannon you were the bomb!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Funky favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Love Quinn's. Good food. Usually try to eat on bar deck, but it can be cold to there. Great views. Service spotty, but not awful. Love the Eureka salad and pastas.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a relief
    HappyVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    to know there's a charming restaurant nearby with a welcoming staff (especially Sung and James!) and always, always a variety of fresh seafood prepared tastefully and presented beautifully! We know we will be satisfied every time! We've considered visiting other seafood restaurants but then decide "why bother?"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quinn's for lunch
    Pelicangirl
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Can't beat the view. Nice and quiet weekday lunch. Great beer list, not so great wine by the glass list. Everyone enjoyed their lunches. I have some considerations. I asked about the Altlantic Salmon, was told it was wild caught in the Pacific. This is not true. All Atlantic salmon is farm raised and we avoid that. Because I didn't want controversy in our lunch, I ordered it anyway, but checked later. Would have preferred a different fish, wild caught, preferably with hook and line in the Pacific, but no go. Wine list was limited for glasses, not cheap and the wine choices weren't very good. Our out of town visitors loved the food, beer and view. 2nd time here with them.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We went to Quinn's for Father's Day and had a wonderful experience. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. The ambiance was nice and there was a beautiful view of the Bay. We will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday afternoon bust
    Mrwagner94553
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Been looking forward to eating here for years. 6:30 pm on a Saturday we sat upstairs on patio. Found servers overworked and could not get to us often. 2 guys were running around like crazy trying to keep up. Fish and chips were oiled and only warm by the time they got to us after 20 minutes and colder after tarter sauce arrived. The Seafood Newburg, $23, was an expensive pile of overlooked mush with overcooked, flavorless, seafood. Never going back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, fun times.
    mlpqlm
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Had reservations downstairs, but chose to sit in the upstairs open seating, outside because inside was full, to enjoy the Thursday night pirate band. They had no problems squeezing us back in downstairs a half-hour later when we realized it was getting quite cold outside. As always, excellent service and food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service always great..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We went to celebrate a birthday and we had great time and service as always above and beyond is why we keep returning..food prepared so all dishes were great..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Getaway Dinner
    CPSO
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Whenever I considering leaving my hometown with its own fine set of "foodies" for somewhere else, I always consider Quinn's. Just a nice, quiet easy location and offers up either casual or semi-formal dining. The food is always very good and at a modest price. I had one of the DooDa Plates this time and just loved it. The added bonus this time was the outstanding service. James was absolutely outstanding and he made the evening extra special for me and my date.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quinns
    Fiorillos
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great buckets of shellfish! Nice view over the water and nice for a quiet evening. Great menu with something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 478 reviews are from the Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub reviews archive.
  • Great service OK food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Food was quite bland. Server was awesome and the location and room are great. Food needs a major modernization. Clientele appeared older and the menu seems to have come from the 1950s. The bar is cool and the people are great.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not That Great
    chefpmo
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my Mom here for Mother's Day brunch. The food was just alright; Mom seemed to enjoy her prawn dinner, but I had fried calamari and it had no seasoning and wasn't that hot when it arrived at our table. Our server was polite, but once the food was served, never asked if we were ok or needed anything else. As a matter of fact, he never returned until he delivered the check. We were seated next to a window, but the flies almost ran us away. I will not be going there again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat Here
    eatemupVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    It is tucked away in a corner of the earth that makes it as hidden as it is known. It is the perfect spot for a getaway without getting away and enjoying a view. I recommend a window seat. You will love it. Once you get settled in, get ready to eat. The food is outstanding. It makes for an all around perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointing
    bj916
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Had lunch, chowder, a cup & a bowl. Glass of wine and bread $27.00. Went back for dinner. Lobster lasagna was good. Dont order surf and turf unless you like a dinky overpriced steak. Service is fair. Its close to where we were staying. Not much else near there to eat. The chowders were good. My daughter had a pasta dish for dinner it was good.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Santa Barbara Whitefish
    Islander
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The Santa Barbara Whitefish is delicious, as is most all of their menu. The clams are one of my favourites. Portions are large so make sure you go hungry. The bar upstairs is quaint and the view is not bad from the deck. I have been going to Quinn's Lighthouse since I was in my late teens and it is still a great place to go. The lunch time service can improve, but i guess it does depend on who is waiting on the tables.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Sunday
    Maria
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    First time here our waitress was great! We chose to sit outside on the deck overlooking the water great view perfect weather on Easter Sunday. We started with drinks these were great a nice size margarita the kind you would make yourself at home ( great value) we had the crab cakes 2 large with small salad, 1/2 bucket clams and mussels great tasting broth soft and crunchy on the outside bread served with our cup of clam chowder. Dinner choice was the jambalaya we really enjoyed it we split the plate it was a generous portion with garlic bread. We really enjoyed this spot.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I felt the restaurant was a nice place with a good view. The food was good. The service was good the waiter kept up with every thing which was nice.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly
    LandDVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Waitress was friendly and accommodating. We had 3 generations and everyone was happy and enjoyed the meal and the company. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enormous selection of draft beers!
    foxyfleur
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This is a solid brunch or lunch spot if you want to enjoy the view of the marina. The food was good but not exceptional. It was very quiet when my party lunched there over the weekend. Looks like a great spot for drinks and happy hour gatherings.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining on the water
    OutdoordinerVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    This was my first time at this restaurant. My lunch was delicious, and our waiter was fantastic. It was so nice looking out at the boats on the water, and the four of us could actually carry on a conversation without yelling. I would definitely go back there.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not As Good As the Previous Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Had a late-ish mid-week dinner here 2 months ago & was impressed by food quality (all 3 courses were very satisfying), portion size, and service. Returned for a Monday night dinner recently & was disappointed by smaller portions & less well-prepared food (comparing apples to apples, as I'm comparing the same menu items as in the previous dining experience). Also, the wine list of wines by the glass appears to have been down-graded. Perhaps these are needed cost-cutting measures; I'm just saying, this patron and her dining companions noticed.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is a small but warm and
    MagicMan
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    It is a small but warm and inviting restaurant with a historic location. Extensive menu,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it. Not only the
    Zpoet
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We loved it. Not only the wonderful atmosphere but the food was out of this world. We have already told all of our friends it's a must see! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner.
    lada
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Service was fantastic. Very large menu with plenty of choices. It was a birthday party and the cake was to die for.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chicken Alfredo
    yrrej
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    The Chicken Alfredo ($18.00) was not near worth the price. It didn't have a much of a taste at all. Looking back I would have chosen the ($13.00) Pasta Alfredo in a hearbeat. The dining experience was overall okay.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time
    Veronica
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I have been coming to Quinns for a long time and have generally received good service and good food. This time was different. After waiting for10 minutes for someone to pay attention to us, we finally hailed someone who happened to be the guy who brought bread around. He seemed confused who to call and finally a waiter came to acknowledge us and get our drink orders. The bread guy then came around to drop off bread - now why didn't he do this in one of the 3 times he passed by our table? Somehow the food this time is not how I remembered it, the jambalaya had too much tomato sauce and the fish in the cioppino was overcooked.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waterfron dining
    Ronda
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Been coming for a number of years. Invariably the food has been excellent with an adequately mixed menu plus some quirky dishes( doohdah). Service is excellent and the beer list includes black porter beer. Not pushy to order nor to leave!. Only drawback is an occasional party which increases the noise level- but this has been only once for us over many visits. nice for 2-6 persons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True Gem in Alameda!!!
    steaklover
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Food and Service delicious. Our Waiter was very knowledgeable. Reasonable prices and great ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like Quinn's for lots of reasons:
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Like Quinn's for lots of reasons: location; burger; clams. I took a chance & went with the mahi- mahi special. Big mistake. It was smothered in this sauce that pretended to be bernaise. Why is it necessary to cover up a great fish with some goupy offering that overwhelms the senses? With fish I think less is more: tread lightly & stay out of the way. I'll go back, but will stick with the fish & chips
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • generally excellent food
    brunchVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    we've come here ten times in the last few years. Always excellent food and service. But today the things we ordered were just okay. The caeser salad with salmon came with the romaine leaves not separated at all. Turned out to be very dry and very awkward to eat with the salmon balanced precariously over the uncut romaine. would not order this ever again. And my spouse had the roast beef Panini. Not so great. again, all the other food we've ordered has been wonderful - the Doo Dah dishes are excellent and the mussels. Also, the menu's just were reprinted and there seems to be a smaller selection of items. Hopefully that is all that has changed with this great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Retirement lunch
    Sharon
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I reserved our table for 12:30 but we ran late. The host was very understanding and since the lunch crowd was thinning, he seated us at a lovely table by the window. Two of us ordered soup, lobster and crab chowder which was excelent. Plenty of seaford pieces. The guest of honor ordered a salad that was extra large. I ordered the fish and chips-the fish was fresh (2 pieces) and the slaw was good and crisp. The other dining guest ordered the lasagna and she was happy with the choice. We also ordered desert, I ordered the cherry topped cheesecake which was very good and my two dining companions enjoyed a warm piece of bread pudding. All and all we enjoyed both the food and scenic view!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate