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.
A casual, nautical atmosphere. Good food in very generous portions. My martini was perfectly made to my specifications.
Great setting, excellent service, extensive menu. Food was so-so.
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.
Service was excellent. One of us order steak. Would not recommend the steak. Not cooked correctly and was full of gristle. Fish was good.
Great tasty good and amazing service! Will return and recommend!
Definitely recommend this place. I thought it was going to be loud and jam-packed with people, I guess 11:00am is considered too early for brunch - good! The ambience, service and excellent food made one father feel very special. Thank you
I found this place on Open Table and we went last night for Father’s Day. We got the best table overlooking the Embarcadero. The food was great and the service was better! Great experience!
Server was good, but food was okay and place was dirty! Even my husband who’s more relaxed about cleanliness thought it was in need of some upkeep.
Great for lunch
First time back to Quinn’s in a long time - a little worn and in need of updating, but still inviting. Fish and chips were above average, and the fish special (fresh cod sauté) was tasty. Easy parking, great view of the estuary. Our waitperson was attentive and personable. Would return if in the area.
Thought I would try this place out. There are many things on the menu I probably made the mistake of ordering the Jambalya. It tasted like they used Ragu spaghetti sauce and mixed it with hotdogs and unveined shrimp. Keep in mind this is only one item on the menu I’m sure there’s a lot of delicious food here I just chose the wrong one.
I made our rez's thru Open Table; I payed the bill by AMEX + tip; later that day I realized I should receive 100 points and called the cafe; very noisy but was informed that points were applied. Nowhere was I formally notified of this either on my receipt or by the waiter. May I suggest you implement a program o your billing to do so?
We had the best service.
The restaurant was nearly empty for dinner. We waited for a table for more than five minutes and no one attempted to seat my party and I. Despite having a notice posted at the entrance, '' please wait to be seated". When it appeared no one was available to seat us, we attempted to seat our selves, we were sardonically instructed to wait to be seated. The person who finally seated us, seemed anxious and was rather aggressive. Our waiter was noticeably uneasy when taking our orders as if he was in fear of his life. Fortunately, waiters don't carry weapons or it may have been or last supper.
Great food, very very good customer services I would go back when I visit Pakland
As always, great service and wonderful food! A favorite place for our family.
We love this place, we come here as much as possible ! Nice staff, very accommodating with changes...
We had a great time. The waiter was very courteous and the food was amazing. Great view!
Fish and chips was a joke. OLD cabbage shriveled up with dressing on it. I think the cooks/and owner should maybe take a basic cooking class. Nice place; unkempt but nice views, but would never order anything to eat there.
The food portions were generous. My pasta was good. I had asked for a special table as it was my boyfriend’s retirement dinner after 30 years in the coast guard. They gave us a great table. Everyone enjoyed their meal, particularly the crab cakes. Highly recommended.
Our waiter was outstanding. I only wish I remembered his name but he has been there a long time and his art is on display at the restaurant, including the faux aquarium and hanging mobile. He brought me a piece of delicious lemon cake for my birthday. Scrumptious!
I had the seafood Newburg which was delicious. My son enjoyed the salmon. The portions were big and the food was great. The service was prompt and cordial. I had not been to this restaurant in 30 years. We realized the last time we were there we took a photo of my son and his grandmother who died in 1996. We will definitely be bringing guests there from now on.
My wife and I had a fantastic time! Everything about this place was perfect, even the sunset over Mt. Tamalpais. Service was fast and friendly, ambiance was waterfront casual, the menu was extensive and not expensive, and the food was amazing. Locals love this place, and so did we.
I had made reservations 2 weeks prior for mothers day. They gave me a seat upstairs never being upstairs it was so dirty and loud nothing like sitting upstairs this ruined our mother's day
I love Quinn’s Lighthouse. The food is delicious and the service is superb,
I was very happy to take my mother to Quinn's Lighthouse for Mother's Day. The waiter was excellent. The food was great! The only issue I had was that an error on my order was made twice so I finally ate what they brought me. However they they compensated me with an extra drink and dessert. It was a wonderful experience, and I will definitely go back!
Quinn's never disappoints. We were there for Mother's Day, and our mothers felt appreciated by staff as well as those of us taking them out.
We were early and seated however, no one recognized us but the Mater De. Had to ask for water when other tables got water automatically. Not impressed with the service but, the food was very good and hot. Will return with hopefully better service.
I have been going to Quinn's once or twice a year for about two decades. I highly recommend it as a pub. I need to downgrade my opinion of it as a restaurant .
The ambiance is great and the staff is amazing. What seems to have gone downhill is anything we ordered that wasn't fried. The eggs benedict had a flavorless hollandaise sauce and the eggs arrived with a hard boiled center. The Mahi Mahi was overcooks and was sitting in an orange sauce that wasn't compelling. It is a pub but if you put something on the menu and charge $27 it should be good.
I've gone to Quinn's about 2-3 times a year for the last decade. I like the food and the service very much. For medical reasons, I asked to substitute the rice or potatoes or pasta with just plain vegetables and my request was obliged without any problem. The dry chardonnay was very good. Our waiter was very attentive, even though it was Saturday night and very crowded. I rarely go on a Saturday night, so this time we had a very noisy table two down from my friend and me, such that it was hard for us to hear each other. But this is not the fault of the restaurant, but a minority of its patrons. Too bad, but next time I will hit it on a week night. I wouldn't stop going to Quinn's for anything. I love the ambience (minus a noisy group of diners) and the view is superb, too.
My husband and I loved it!!!
We were there during Happy Hour so the beers were the big ones and eating peanuts and throwing the shells on the floor reminded us of a place we used to go when we were dating.
The appetizer and our dinners were fantastic!
I've already told many of our friends about this place and would love to organize a group trip to Quinn's.
Outstanding service and views! A varied menu that has something for all palettes - we love this casual place!
Excellent location along the waterfront. Excellent and friendly service. Great tasting food. I've been eating here off and on for many years and will continue to so. This place definitely is a Bay Area gem!
Hadn't been to Quinn's for a number of years as we moved out of the area. We met our family there to celebrate my husbands birthday and it was ideal. We will definitely make the drive again to eat here. Our family also enjoyed themselves very much. Our wait person was beyond excellent!
Great place, a family favorite for the service and ambiance. The food is fine but not amazing
Beautiful day for lunch on the deck overlooking the little harbor. Cobb salad was delish!
View and service were great. If you want a quiet place for lunch, this would be the place. I had mussels in white wine and garlic sauce. There was no flavor and I had to eat 2 baskets of bread to drown the sauce. However our waiter was very pleasant.
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
Great experience. Quinn’s continues to be a fav.
Very very very good service. Been going there along time and I'm never disappointed..