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About 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.

1951 Embarcadero East
Oakland, CA 94606
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Sun. to Thurs.11:30am - 9:00pm Fri. to Sat. 11:30am - 10:00pm Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm Our upper dinning room is always available for seating, if there is difficulty reserving table. OUR FULL MENU IS SERVED IN THE UPSTAIRS PUB ALL DAY EVERY DAY FROM 11:30 AM TO 9:00 PM

Cross Street:
Livingston

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 536-2050

Website:
http://www.quinnslighthouse.com/

Entertainment:
" P I R A T E S NI G H T" IN THE UPSTAIRS "PUB AT THE LIGHTHOUSE" EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT STARTING

Parking Details:
There is on street parking as well as a large private lot across the street at no charge.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.0

service

4.3

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4.2

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3.8

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88% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (9)
Special Occasion (8)
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Casual (7)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Authentic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Romantic (3)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I are big fans of Quinn's Lighthouse. It may have been around for many years, but it still surprises people with its beautiful location above a quiet marina down the Embarcadero several miles from downtown Oakland. I can recommend the mussels and clams, my friends enjoyed the jambalaya and cioppino. My wife loves the fish and chips, I go back and forth between the paella and the seafood linguini. The service is warm and friendly, the portions are enormous, and you can always count on a good meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I came on a Sunday morning. It wasn't too packed and our waiter gave us plenty of time to peruse the menu. He was very accommodating and told us the specials of the day without us having to ask. The sourdough french toast was tasty and very filling. I chose to have some bacon on the side. The side of fruit was actually fresh and had kiwi and mango which I have never seen but appreciate. My guests all had a good experience as well and enjoyed the fresh bread served at our table.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Quinn's has lost it's warmth and gone frozen - frozen shrimp, frozen fish, frozen fries etc etc.

After an absence of 15 years we returned to an old favorite, Quinn's Lighthouse to celebrate my brother-in-law's 75th birthday. I remembered it as a pretty good place, nothing really fancy, but the food was always consistently good and reasonably priced. What a difference a decade and a half makes.

The fish and chips were not even Cod or Halibut, but frozen "white fish" overcooked and greasy along with a batch of fries that tasted like they were fished out of the bottom of the fryer. The coleslaw was packaged and probably came with the sauce they poured on top. The saddest part was they charged $18 for this mess. The waiter was nice, but never once acknowledged my brother-in-laws birthday. Even the dessert was awful - an obvious frozen cheesecake served with Maraschino cherries from the bar on top. And that was $8!

I have heard from friends that they like it and maybe it was an off night. Even so, $18 for a frozen batch of fish and chips is a ridiculous price to pay even if they had properly prepared it

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

It was a nice evening, the service was great. But my steak did not come as I ordered it. If you're going to charge $35, cook it the way the customer requested it. The 3 others in our party enjoyed their food, but it was fine, nit fantastic. Expected better taste for the price.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Cozy, Disabled Access, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

First time dining at Quinn's - definitely will not be the last time! Spur of the moment decision to not cook a Thanksgiving meal and instead to go out. Found Quinn's and loved every moment! The ambiance was comfortable, food was so good and reasonably priced! Will definitely return!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I lunched there with my mom and my sister late on a weekday afternoon to miss any lunchtime rush, so it was quiet (no loud music) and relaxed. We started with the fried calamari appetizer: it was more than enough for the three of us. My main dish seafood stew was delicious and plentiful, and my mom and sister said the same about their entrees (basil pesto pasta and seafood ravioli). We all took home doggie bags and made two to three meals of our leftovers! The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. We will definitely return to Quinn's.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Quinn's Never Disappoints!

I hadn't eaten here for several weeks and it was good as always. The service was great as usual, even though there were several large parties to serve! The Cajun clams were well seasoned and delicious. The Pear and Gargonzola salad was fresh and crisp with ample cheese and nuts.
I would highly recommend this establishment. It isn't fancy but it's dependable!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

How can I say thank you. The service from start to finish was the best it ever was. Fast, friendly, professional and just right. The food and hordouves were delish. Our waiter was the best. His style was just right for the ocassion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended by our friends so it was on our list to try when our nephew was in town on business. We enjoyed a relaxing Tuesday evening with a great sunset view of the sailboat harbor. The clam chowder was yummy, followed by surf & turf (steak & shrimp), duda (rice, beans, veggies, shrimp), and seafood au gratan, leaving no room for dessert. We took what we couldn't finish home and ate it the next night for supper. Entrees are large enough to share if you have soup and/or appetizers beforehand. Prices are reasonable so we will return to try more entrees with family and friends. It is worth the drive from San Jose but allow extra time for commuter traffic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

As always, our waiter James provided my date and I with outstanding service and pleasant conversation

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The food was pretty mediocre for the price. The service was pretty bad. Once we got our food, we were never checked on again, despite having empty drinks. Was also never brought the water I requested, so went through the whole meal parched.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Staff is helpful and knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. Food was fresh and full of flavor. Great value and we'll visit again

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

A delightful time with 3 friends. Food was very good. Service was attentive, but not hovering. A fabulous evening at Quinns Lighthouse!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Love Quinn's ! I love this restaurant! I have been coming here for a while, always great service and food ! Never had a bad time , ever!

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Cozy, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I've been going to Quinn's for a couple of months now. This is the first time for Sunday brunch. In a word it was disappointing. I had the eggs Benedict but the eggs were overcooked and the ham slices were small. I love Quinn's for lunch and dinner, but would not recommend them for Sunday brunch.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The Salmon was great. The halibut a bit dry. Pasta special was pretty good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

1 thing. Missing peach cobbler Daily.Its why i went there

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2017

I usually don't write negative reviews but this visit to QUinn's for a BD celebration was the worst I can remember in many BD events there. The food (fish and chips, open faced salmon) was not good: dry and overcooked. The BD cake (although complimentary) did not have the special presentation that usually occurs. The worst part was being rushed. There were three of us. When only one was finished, the waiter took the plate for leftovers, reaching over one of the guests. Then when the next person was finished, the waiter again took the plate while the third person wasn't finished. It seems that with the new menu, the prices have gone up the but food and service has not. I won;t go there again because this was so disappointing, when in the past I could say, I have never been disappointed.Food and service has been reliable and great. I would guess that the ownership has changed.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Food was below average, soup served in piping hot Bowl that after two servings of ice, required a substitute food order! Crab cakes arrived smothered in oil resulting in intestinal distress.
We are old time Oakland residents would likely only return fir beer on tap and peanuts!
Wait staff was great and helpful.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Again Quinn's excels. My son and I had the lambs shanks in curry sauce. Superb. Moist and fork tender. My daughter in law had the Cioppino. She couldn't eat it all but took it home in a container. I had the apple pie al a mode. Wonderful. Rich flaky crust and sweet apple filling. The DIL had a multiple layered lemon cake that she raved over. Forgot what sonny had, but it was woofed away in seconds; so it must have been excellent. And as usual the view over the Oakland Estuary was entertaining with some local feeding the ducks that swam among the boats at pier.

One major detraction...flies. They were everywhere. I know Quinn's is aware of them as the maitre d' was swatting at them when we walked in. But they really have to do something better than what they've done thus far to get rid of the flies.

Highly recommended.

Tags: Waterfront, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We had a group lunch at Quinn's. Many of us had not been to Quinn's for many years so it was nice to come back. The service was excellent and the staff was helpful and professional. The food was mixed. Some was excellent, (the baby lobster pasta), and some was okay, (the coconut shrimp was the generic frozen fried shrimp). The smoked salmon salad was packaged salmon with canned peaches and canned pineapple which was not satisfactory priced at over $20. All in all we were surprised when the total for lunch came to over $40 each (incl tax and tip) when we had NO alcohol or dessert, only entrees, cups of chowder, and lemonade. It just didn't seem like good value for our dollars, but it is what it is.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Old school at its finest. Not the best value but the servings were not small and I got plenty of leftovers out of it. Picturesque on the water....

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We went here for an early birthday dinner before going to a concert at Oracle Arena. Unfortunately the food made me ill and we left the concert early.

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Fun location on th Embarcadero, and our waiter was great. The problem was that the food didn't match the high prices. The pear and gorgonzola salad was covered in candied pecan dust which made it too sweet. Worse, my friends steak was overcooked....twice. They comped her dinner, but still very disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Excellent as usual! My favorite table was waiting, which I appreciated.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Really a gem. Long menu of a variety of foods: meat, seafood, salads, etc. Big portions, two in my party took doggie bags. Super attentive service by someone who has been waiting on tables for a long time and knew just how to do it. Plenty of parking in a lot across the street, or on the street itself. Great ambiance both inside and out...it sits across the estuary from the Coast Guard Island. One member had a ham etc sandwich with pineapple. She claimed it was delicious, but had to eat it piecemeal as it was really big. Another had the crab cakes, three of them when the standard is two. Couldn't finish. I had the prawn and shrimp Louie; excellent, the seafood was fresh and tasty and the dressing was a bit spicy...yum. $40 per person with drinks from the bar. Highly recommended.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Very nice find on the way OCC for an event. Very convenient on off freeway.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Live Sports, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2017

We had one meal that inedible and the rest was only fair at best. The place is nicely located but that is it.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We live in San Francisco & were meeting a younger relative in Oakland. I'm not familiar with Oakland Restaurants so I went on Open Table for suggestions. This looked fun & funky with an extensive menu. It was wonderful. Other reviews mentioned James was a fabulous server. We had Jay (James was off) & Jay was fantastic. Very knowledgeable & most helpful. The food was great. Would definitely recommend this restaurant & plan to return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2017

We had a great meal and wonderful service. My friend had a burger and I had a shrimp louie.. Both were great. We will be back..

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Really enjoyed the food, the DooDaad was different and very good. The view overlooking the boat harbor is always fun. Service was good. Very relaxed.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Understaffed on Sunday Father's Day. Waiter nice, but definitely needed help. Slow kitchen and brunch , eggs Florentine and Benedict cooked hard. Our meals came out sporadically over a 15 minute period. Too bad, this was once a fun place. Food and service definitely disappointing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food and service were really good. They must do something about the flies however.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great location on the water in an historic building. Inside looks tired and the food tastes similiarly, tired. Service however was very good, responsive and friendly. That alone is not enough for us to return...the kitchen has to elevate its game.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Quinn's is my most favorite restaurant and I have lived in the area for over 75 years.
James is my favorite waiter

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Brought a friend visiting from out of the country. Wonderful view. Food was good, and generous proportion, but I think they brought me the wrong sandwich.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 26, 2017

This place is a staple and James the waiter is the gem that would make you return. I would love to go in and give it a face lift but I can dream. The food was not cheap and I must say not completely fabulous but the quirky little spot of history and the drinks make it worth the occasional trip. Would love to see more vegetarian options. Too expensive for regular dining but didn't try the outside (too cold) or the happy hour menu as we were too late.

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was abysmal. Understanding it was Mother's Day, the staff seemed completely unprepared. One of our meals arrived almost 20 minutes after the others, with no apology or offer to make good. And the food was awful. My salad came saturated with dressing, and there were cups of the other ingredients sitting on the plate. No special acknowledgement or celebration of Mother's Day, even though there were three of us in the party. In fact, the drink order of the oldest mom in our clan was completely forgotten until the staff received their third reminder, again without apology or made good.

We won't be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I love this place and I will be returning soon. The waiter was great and the setting was just right!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Casual, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Live Music, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Quick Bite, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Our group of 4 all enjoyed Sunday brunch. Service was very good, friendly server who gave us the interesting history of the old restaurant building. Very diverse menu is available. Prompt service. My wife and I plan on returning for brunch.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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