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.
Great spot to have a Jambalaya and a glass of cab on your way to the airport
Great restaurant and pub serving excellent food. The service could not be faulted and our waiter could not do enough for us.
Drinks service and (nautical) atmosphere are good; food is mediocre
Quinn's has a split personality. The upstairs is a rockin pub with peanuts on the tables where you dispose of the shells on the floor. It has screens around the room showing the sport of the evening. It has a great view of Oakland's Inner Harbor and a great sunset. It's only 8 minutes from Jack London Square.
Downstairs is dining with soft lights, soft music and great service. The menu is a variety of food from sandwiches and burgers to elegant entrees. I had the Chicken Marsala which had a wonderful flavor and an abundance of mushrooms smothering juicy, tasty chicken breasts. Garlic mashed potatoes and vegetables finish off the dish.
We had reservations but went arrived early and so we could go up to the pub for a cocktail, take in the unique atmosphere of the pub and watch the sun go down. It was fun. People that sat near us were friendly and offered a bit of conversation about the football game that was on at the time. They serve food upstairs as well as downstairs.
We then went downstairs to have an upscale meal on our way to a night out at the theater.
We'll go again.
We have been to Quinns several times in the last few months and every occasion was a pleasure. Servers Dave and James are outstanding and totally entertaining. The muscles in any preparation are well worth the visit and the fish and chips were excellent. We will definitely Return to this restaurant many times in the future. The building is historic and a total delight and the marina is always interesting.
Loved our server, David. Chowder and mussels were very good. Fish and chips and Halibut entrees were very nicely done. The building and interior decorations were festive and interesting (it was holiday time. Highly recommend.
My son ordered the NY strip steak and was very disappointed. The rest of us ordered burgers and pasta which were good. Our server David was very kind and attentive.
Amazing Christmas dinner. Thank you!
Thank you, Grady for always giving me the requested table. You're an absolute doll!
James has been with the restaurant over 17 years and his excellent service shows it.
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.
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.
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.
Always a great place to have a nice meal for a reasonable price. The food is good and the service is excellent.
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
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.
My dinner was tasty....but served cold. Our dessert (Chocolate Cake) was very dry.
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!
Great food, wonderful view, really good service, large portions, rustic atmosphere
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.
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.
our experience was great! servers were very nice and attentive. the atmosphere/environment is very laidback.
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!
Great service! Everyone was very attentive and smiling and nice! The food was exquisite! Def recommend this restaurant. Will be returning!
Ribeye cooked perfectly. Sauces for both entrees were delicious. Chocolate cake improved, although still a bit too dry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Excellent food and even better service. If you go here to eat ask for James, he's the best!
The service is always wonderful. Reg older gentleman is quite professional. Good is consistently tasty.
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.
On vacation in area. Happened upon this gem. Our waiter was phenomenal ! Wonderful seafood so fresh.
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.
We were celebrating our Anniversary and our server James was excellent
Service was slow. Food overrated
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.)