Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub

4.2
969 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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SJ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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K
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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s
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CF
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RP
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MH
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

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.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for lunch

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RN
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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O
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

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.

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MC
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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?

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K
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the best service.

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RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

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SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very very good customer services I would go back when I visit Pakland

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DH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, great service and wonderful food! A favorite place for our family.

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d
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place, we come here as much as possible ! Nice staff, very accommodating with changes...

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BP
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The waiter was very courteous and the food was amazing. Great view!

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DF
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

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.

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BD
Sydney / NSW
31 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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CE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

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HG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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KR
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

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

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D
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Quinn’s Lighthouse. The food is delicious and the service is superb,

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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!

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R
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

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.

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DM
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

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.

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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ND
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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KG
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service and views! A varied menu that has something for all palettes - we love this casual place!

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AD
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great place, a family favorite for the service and ambiance. The food is fine but not amazing

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L
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful day for lunch on the deck overlooking the little harbor. Cobb salad was delish!

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D
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

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.

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A
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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 on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MP
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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