Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub

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932 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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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed in the filet of salmon. One of the other guests said that the chicken in the salad was dry. The server was very pleasant and accommodating and efficient but the food was disappointing. Same reaction from a colleague at work. Sorry to see this as I have gone there for many years and have pretty much had a great experience

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RM
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Quinn’s continues to be a fav.

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MP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very very good service. Been going there along time and I'm never disappointed..

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and waiter was outstanding! We also appreciate the marina setting and views

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CV
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and absolutely great service

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AF
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

If we could comment negatively on anything it would be the tuna melt. Our birthday lunch was very very nice and our server was excellent.

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k
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

had lunch with a long lost cousin at my favorite restaurant. she LOVED it

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MJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The bucket of clams were great, lots of clams and a mild light garlic base, the best app. is the calamari, very crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, not rubbery at all, the seafood newburg is to die for, lots of fresh fish, scallops, prawns, crab, muscles with a lobster bisque sauce on a bed of rice. I'd recommend Quinn's to anyone who like a small mellow restaurant with a great view of the boats in the harbor.
Mark & Martha

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DS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We chose Quinn’s Lighthouse because we were going to a concert at Oracle Arena. We hadn’t been there in years. Although the decor is dated who cares when the food and service are great. Our server was waiting on every table yet we were well attended to.

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L
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived at 6 before a concert at Oracle.
Our table was ready and even though our waiter was hustling to take care of a room filled with other concert goers, he made us feel welcome and never forgot to check back every time he walked by.
Calamari appetizer was perfectly cooked, salad large enough to share, half of the chicken Tuscany and teriyaki salmon had to travel home for another meal.
Definitely will return.

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JH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The food was not that great and the place was virtually empty. However, the service was top notch. Unfortunately even the service would not make me come back.

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JJ
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

This place is a great spot for drinks on a sunny day. The view is great. The food is a bit pricey for the value and what you get. Didn't realize it was almost $20 for a shrimp cocktail appetizer. Also, when I ordered the special fish of the day for almost $30 I had no idea it would come out covered in batter and fried. Additionally, on a busy Sunday, there was only one server/host/everything - she rocked it and handled it all but it was a long wait for everything. I had higher expectations for this place.

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TB
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. It is our go to spot prior to concerts and games in Oakland.

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CW
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always reliable meals. The Cajun clams are a favorite and never disappoint! Add the Pear & Gorgonzola salad and a great meal results!!

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NH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have going to Quinn's for a long time. Love the staff and the food!

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OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice fish restaurant

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OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Very few diners for a Saturday afternoon so we had great service. Had checked out the menu on OpenTable's rstaurant description so quite surprised at the much higher prices on actual menu. However, food and drinks were good and generous portions.

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MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family recently visited Quinn's Lighthouse and had a great experience. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. David was our server and he made recommendations based on what each of us were in the mood for. The food was delicious; the prime rib french dip and New England clams and mussels were my family's favorite but each of us were very satisfied with our meals. We highly recommend visiting Quinn's and we will be back soon.

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M
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service we have had in awhile. I would go there again.

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Salmon dishes were cooked perfectly! The sides were only warm but fresh servings were nice and hot. Chicken piccata was just good not spectacular. Our server, David, was great !

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Place was great . Parking sucks. Have to park on the rode. Had our window smashed and grabbed.

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GB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First went to Quinn’s 40 years ago. While we don’t go frequently we still come back, with our family and friends. Good menu, beer and wine selections. Never have been disappointed. We’ll be back

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LD
San Francisco
76 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
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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s
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

My first time here but I wanted to come here on my real birthday and celebrate! I actually made the open table reservations. This place had been here for eons but the service is friendly and courteous. We sat in the dining room at a window table and it was warm and pleasant. Bill our server, has been working here for 12 years and was very gracious in taking pictures for us during dinner and at dessert.

We ordered the White Fish Santa Barbara and Seafood Pasta with marinara sauce and a side of vegetables. Bill also surprised me with a lemon sheet cake and candle and it made my birthday very special. I enjoyed my birthday meal and spouse enjoyed my seafood pasta. Upstairs is the pub and a more casual setting. It has a great view and would be fun to sit outside when the weather warms up.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 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 2, 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
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 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 25, 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
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 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 18, 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 11, 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
28 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was good. Nice table

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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience! Our waiter was excellent and very kind to us. Would definitely come back!

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K
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 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 24, 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 24, 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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