Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub

4.3
908 reviews
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Contemporary American

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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LD
San Francisco
71 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extremely homey and full of locals, with peanuts on the floor and state flags on the ceiling in the upper bar floor. A huge menu, and we liked everything we tried (burgers, coconut shrimp, salads, soups). We went late, when the more formal dining room was closed, but service was attentive and the same full menu was available. A great find!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here...found this place on Open Table....date night with some friends and looking for something close to Paramount Theater for the Keith Sweat, Ginuine, and Jon B show. Based on others review we made reservations...great choice!! We had the window seating with good ambiance.The staff were all pleasant and our waiter was knowledgable.The seafood was so good, definitely a return visit!!!

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EZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. Excellent food and service. We recently had lunch. Although the place was busy we were able to have a quiet conversation and delicious meal.

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TT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The restaurant serves reasonably priced and delicious food with big portions, each plate enough for two. The interior looks a bit outdated, but it's cozy in there.

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l
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been coming to Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant since the 70s. It's a fun place to dine outdoors and watch the sunset on the water. It's also a cozy location with good seafood selections. I would recommend this restaurant for parties and small group events. Many families come here to dine and celebrate special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I loved the food and the view. It is right on the water. I really enjoyed it there.

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TN
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Full dining room at 6:15 pm and glad we had a reservation. Very busy and a bit louder than previous visits, but simply a noisy party. Server did a great job managing tables. Have a sincere apology and bowl of chowder while we waited. It really wasn’t that long, but a great gesture.
Dinner was great and we saved room (only ate half my meal) for some delicious lemon cake. Great place and always a pleasure to return. Thank you

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JC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We, a party of four, ate a full three-course meal before going to see Elton John at Oracle Aerna. No rush, very professional and friendly service from James.

Interesting fried ravioli appetizer with a great marinara dipping sauce. Good shrimp with the Shrimp Cobb Salad. Excellent lamb shank, a lot lighter sauce, much preferable to how heavy it could have been. We shared a wonderful chocolate bread pudding.

Definitely returning.

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for the fist time last Friday for a before game (Warriors) dinner. It was great. Great service, food was delicious and cocktails were super! Nice cold perfect dirty martinii's !! Thanks for starting our evening with a great experience

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DD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Quinn's brightest feature is their people. I requested a table with a view and let them know I would be with my 90 year old dad who depends on a walker. They have a lift for the physically challenged. There is a bell to call for help and they came right away. They seated us at the window on the first floor. The service was great! The food was good... Clam chowder, salad and even at least one vegan option. It was a comfortable and tasty lunch! Thank you, Quinn's!

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OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good. Nice table

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K
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Good fish good variety great vibe. Quinn's is a bit funky but that adds to the charm.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. Can’t wait to go back

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate a midday meal here Christmas Day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. One member of our party needed to use the lift to access the restaurant which worked well. We were seated immediately in a good location. The view and ambience were great and the food outstanding. We were pleased to be able to order off the regular menu. The prices were reasonable for seafood and the nautical atmosphere added to our experience.

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MG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a long standing reservation, arrived 15 minutes early, when seated were told to hurry because the kitchen was closing in ten minutes. The food was mediocre and expensive. Take-home boxes were piled in the middle of our table while we were eating. We were never offered dessert.

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KS
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food with lots of choices. The service was excellent and the view was relaxing and romantic. I am not from the area; but I will definitely make it a pit stop if I come back to Oakland!

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RM
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice experience

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MJ
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our favorite view in Oakland! Good beers, good food. Baby lobster pasta was delish! Steak was good too. Alfredo pasta was a bit too saucy, but not bad. Definitely will be back!

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KO
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us came for Sunday brunch in the attractive downstairs area. Three of us had eaten there several years ago upstairs. Food was great and attractively presented. The manager was also our bartender and waiter. Very attentive and patient. We had a great time and will definitely not wait long to return. Highly recommended.

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BM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, and the service was very good. Since it was mid-day, they let us stay at the table without trying to get us out of there, so we had a chance to chat - some of us hadn't seen each other in months.

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J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here for years. One of our favorite places!! We brought our family members who had never been and they loved it too!! The food was good, the service was good and we were able to sit and visit.

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CW
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

An old stand by that never fails! Reliable food, varied menu, excellent service.

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EZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On the water. Excellent food with outstanding service.

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ZK
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of favorite local spots with a view of downtown Oakland, Coast Guard Island, and SF. Always great to sit outside on the deck on a beautiful day to get an organic dose of Vitamin D. Upstairs is more casual, downstairs is formal with white table linens. Parking is plentiful, be sure to see Ms. Liberty, floating flotilla of boats and a few felines about.

Luis, our waiter is always on top of our dining needs and always aim to please.

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l
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service. Very accommodating. An Oakland hidden gem!

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CS
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and really nice atmosphere. Food was tasty and generous. Enjoyed our visit

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DB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Food was mediocre but service was great.
They went out of their way to accommodate our mobility challenges
The drinks were great

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T
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Thank you, Grady, for giving us a bigger table. Our server, James, was fantastic!

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Understaffed and out of Thanksgiving turkey. Food very mediocre

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KS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal, food and staff were great. The ambiance was nice and my grandson enjoyed the animated fish tank and the “airplanes”.

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RW
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, romantic bay views. The upstairs pub area is great for a quick drink or lunch, they serve shell peanuts that you can toss the shells on the floor. Downstairs is cozy dinning, they can book pretty fast so i suggest making a reservation.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Unfortunately I will not be returning. I use to dine here before every Oracle event I attend. Service was bad from the door on up. Once we were seated in our corner we were totally ignored. I was totally disappointed, being I had never experienced that type of customer service at this restaurant before. No table bread, cold food, weak cocktails. Didn't feel like I was at the same restaurant.

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CM
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great views and excellent food and service, always a good time

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CC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for lunch and were pleased that they noticed immediately that we needed a bit of assistance with their handicap-accessible lift for entering the restaurant. The food was good, the staff very warm and welcoming. The menu featured items not always seen, such as chocolate creme brulee. The one suggestion would be that you should tell them if you wish your bread warmed.

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m
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This was a birthday celebration with my girls, then shopping adventure near by. Great choice

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DA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really enjoy this place every time i go there. its a great location, good food, waiters are amazing and so nice, and well its just a great overall package.

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BS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I particularly enjoy going for lunch or very very early dinner so I can sit out on the deck and enjoy the wonderful view of the boats and water and island.

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DH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner as always. Service was amazing (I believe our waiter was named James) was very nice and informative. The seafood ravioli was AMAZING!!!!

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SS
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Crap cakes were just ok. I had them here before and they were better previously.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We frequent Quinn's and always enjoy the food & service. This time though our service was a tad slow and the waitress got one of our orders wrong and seemed to he a bit forgetful.

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