Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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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DJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. Our waiter was great. Not crowded , can’t wait to go again. My only suggestion is to have more help, our waiter was overworked when the dinner crowd arrived.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I made a reservation but didn’t need one the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We had a party of four, seated right away and had a fantastic view of the marina. Three out of four in our party opted for the clam chowder. Their clam chowder is awesome! Creamy, not flowery tasting, loaded with potatoes and of course clams, everyone enjoyed their clam chowder. I opted for the buffalo burger. I ordered it medium but it came out well done. It was dry, tasteless and not seasoned at all. I was not happy. I would order seafood dishes at this particular restaurant as they seem to specialize in seafood.

O
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great selection of dishes. All 4 members of our party enjoyed what they ordered. The portions were very generous and the service was very attentive. The only disappointment were the desserts. We ordered 2, but neither one was very good. I would definitely return.

GC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to have a nice meal for a reasonable price. The food is good and the service is excellent.

S
San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great seafood. Really attentive service from James, who quickly and non-judgementally corrected an over salted order. Nice view. Great place to stop for lunch or dinner when you have things to do near the Oakland airport or Colosseum

LW
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

This is a very casual dining experience. The building is old and run down. We went for dinner and got exactly what we expected. Food was good, not expensive and the environment was low key and casual. Our waiter was great. He was friendly, nice and went out of his way to make sure we happy and comfortable. This is the type of place you go when you want a table quickly and food that is reliable but not over the top.

We have been for lunch as well. Great to sit outside on a sunny day.

TS
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My dinner was tasty....but served cold. Our dessert (Chocolate Cake) was very dry.

AM
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You guys are always fantastic! It's my boyfriend and I's favorite spot, and every time we come we always have a great time. I wanted to treat him to a nice Veterans Day dinner, and the service was wonderful. Thank you and see you next time!

DS
Hawaii
30 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful view, really good service, large portions, rustic atmosphere

MW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a perfect escape. Sitting on the water feels like we are on vacation. Wonderful service so we can focus on each other and healthy perfect meal. Priced right too.

M
San Francisco
141 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the fried seafood appetizer platter. Great complimentary sour dough bread. Paella and fish & chips were delicious. The clam linguine should have been more favorable, needed more spices or salt.
Very attentive service and ambience of the marina.
Great ambience!

ET
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our experience was great! servers were very nice and attentive. the atmosphere/environment is very laidback.

RM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We stayed on Shaun's yacht just in front of the restaurant. The views were great, as were the staff. The food choices were excellent and the portions gigantic! They have good daily offers on beer and food too. Only annoying thing was that we went again the very next night and the place was closed.......for no obvious reason but would definitely recommend!

S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Everyone was very attentive and smiling and nice! The food was exquisite! Def recommend this restaurant. Will be returning!

p
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Ribeye cooked perfectly. Sauces for both entrees were delicious. Chocolate cake improved, although still a bit too dry.

SL
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Quinn's... downstairs Sunday brunch was VERY quiet at 11:00. Had great sitting in front of their beautiful windows downstairs. Food was quiet good, the omeletes yummy and the coconut crunchy shrimp were perfect!
Upstairs you have a more casual peanut shell on the floor kinda place, and adore their outdoor patio on the waters of the estuary. Great place to stop for a cocktail, sandwich, appetizer. So different sections of restaurant depending what you are in the mood for... nicer more elegant downstairs, casual bar type atmosphere upstairs, and then the outdoor patio with the water view. Prices are reasonable too.

LB
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great views, terrific ambiance, food prepared by a chef, not a quick cook, superb service. A little pricey but for the quality of the experience, OK.

SS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the most wonderful time with my girlfriend for our anniversary! The service was amazing, and we actually had the same waiter from our anniversary last year. I got the fish and chips and she got the prawns, both were spectacular (although the prawns could have been a bit more spicy) we both got knob creek and coke and they were really well made. All together the experience was amazing and we couldn't ask for more! They also sent us home with a free piece of cheesecake with was to die for. Thanks again and we look forward to coming back.

LC
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quinns is one of our favorite places! Ask for James...best waiter in the world! We highly recommend Quinns! AMAZING seafood and plenty of other choices.

SC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A character restaurant with a good choice of food on the menu. The service was quite good and the food was hot and edible. Not the best restaurant I've ever been to but looked the best for the area. The ducks hanging about under the windows for titbits was quite novel. The tables felt quite sticky and the chairs needed a good clean.

GE
New England
22 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a historic building and a fine dining destination. Rivals other seafood restaurants in then Oakland and San Francisco area, but with better value and no parking issues. The mussels, fish & chips and Monetary ling cod were wonderful. Great selection of draft beers. Our waiter, James, was outstanding. We are going back again tonight.

J
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the seafood and love the location and view. We have been coming to Quinns for over ten years.
We are from East Bay, in Contra Costa county

J
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and even better service. If you go here to eat ask for James, he's the best!

s
San Francisco
84 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service is always wonderful. Reg older gentleman is quite professional. Good is consistently tasty.

B
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Quinn's was a fun environment to walk into with a cute dining area and beautiful view of the Bay, but this is where the enjoyment ended. The food quality was some of the worst I've experienced. The food was stale, appeared old and reheated, and the quantity was abysmal. The fries were soggy and tasted like they were microwaved. The kids mac and cheese looked like it came from a box. The food was way overpriced. The cheapest menu item was an $18 burger and side salad, and the side salad was literally a balled up single piece of lettuce with a single grape tomato on top. I would NEVER go back to this place, especially for how overpriced it is.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On vacation in area. Happened upon this gem. Our waiter was phenomenal ! Wonderful seafood so fresh.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The seafood pasta was excellent. However my meal maui maui was dried out . The asparagus isn't in season and taste was not good. It was our 52 anniversary and notify them when we made reservation but nothing special was done to acknowledge it. The calamari was terrible. All batter dry little calamari. The service was excellent an we didn't want to complain because Dave was great.

N
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our Anniversary and our server James was excellent

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was slow. Food overrated

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to sit outside, overlooking the estuary, mimosa in hand. Peanut shells crunch underfoot all the way to your seat. (This is a very bad place for someone with peanut allergies.)

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

My very first time dining at Quinn's. I ate upstairs which may have been a mistake. It was Sunday brunch and I had a reservation for 11 am which is their opening time on Sunday. Upstairs the floors were already covered in peanut shells at opening time which means they were left from the day (s) before. That indicated to me that the restaurant hadn't been cleaned. Our server attempted to be attentive but his intentions weren't always achieved. I ordered a bloody Mary and eggs Benedict and both were sub mediocre. I've had much better at Dennys.

B
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, reasonable pricing, great location and excellent service always provided my James. Thank you James and Sun.
We highly recommend Quinn’s Lighthouse for great dining and excellent service by the staff. Bo

DL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter is always the same person. He is efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable
He will be missed

l
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quinn's is an awesome spot for great food and terrific views over the water. Our waiter James did a great job taking care of us. We will definitely be back!

SJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A casual, nautical atmosphere. Good food in very generous portions. My martini was perfectly made to my specifications.

K
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great setting, excellent service, extensive menu. Food was so-so.

s
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best kept secrets for true Oakland natives. It's got a great genuine old school vibe. This place has some of the best views of any restaurant the East Bay. Food is delicious with generous portions. Service is always friendly and on point. Bar upstairs is always fun and laid back.

CF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent. One of us order steak. Would not recommend the steak. Not cooked correctly and was full of gristle. Fish was good.

MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasty good and amazing service! Will return and recommend!