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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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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

84% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (9)
Cozy (8)
Casual (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Romantic (5)
Authentic (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Great food and service, nice ambience and view of estuary.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Fantastic as usual and decorated for the holidays! Bill did his typical superb job recommending gastronomic delights as well as serving us. We had a wonderful leisurely dinner with friends, the conversation was lively and animated, and the cocktails great. We have been to Quinn's Lighthouse for family occasions, business activities, luncheons, etc. and never been disappointed.

Tags: Waterfront, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Outstanding Value
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2016

When we walked in, the foyer smelled of urinal cake. When we left, a gentleman in the restroom was evacuating his stomach contents -- though from which end, we shall never know. All of this four-dimensional smell-o-vision without ever stepping foot in the restroom!

The views are gorgeous and the food is decent, but given the restaurant menu prices, I'm appalled that I've experienced better hygiene at dive bars.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2016

server catered only to his retired regulars. if you aren't on medicare yet do not come here, they will put you at a bad table, not bring you water or follow up to see if you need anything. it became kind of amusing how bad it was. made eye contact and he still walked by without a peep while we had empty glasses. crab cakes pretty good. most of the dishes i saw had a greasy spoon diner-esque feel which matched the dated decor and geriatric clientele well

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2016

our waiter and the service was excellent.
the seafood was terrible though as it was old. we had a party of ten and pretty much the seafood was very bad.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2016

We eat at Quinn's several times a year just as a good place to dine with a large menu (something for everyone) and good beers. This time it was Thanksgiving and they are always open on holidays with both a special and the regular menu. So we decided to try it. Food and service were great as always, but we all opted for seafood instead of turkey. Very reasonably priced all the time AND they didn't jack up the prices for Thanksgiving.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Waterfront, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2016

I always like going to Quinn's .... for 2 reasons:
1. The food is always well-prepared
2. The menu choices are varied
3. The serving staff is always pleasant (Our group of 8 had 'JAMES'...and he was his usual pleasant self)

Tags: Romantic, Quick Bite, Late-night Find, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Everything we ordered was delicious. Service was warm and friendly, great recommendations. The view was wonderful. We will definitely be back even though we live in Sonoma.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2016

Excellent variety of menu selections with a spicy twist now and then!
While the menu is fairly constant, the specials bring a different presentation and flair to old standards and offers something new and interesting to try.
Nice water views

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Service is great, food is eclectic and good. View is wonderful, too.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2016

Perfect for three of us for lunch. Service was friendly without being intrusive , food was plentiful and inexpensive. We'll be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Great service and views. The food and drinks were good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Excellent food, drinks and desserts. Wait staff is attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant!
The mainstay entrees are always fresh and well prepared! The specials are well thought out and add variety to a "Go to" restaurant!
If you like spicy food, try the Cajun clams and add a salad and beverage of your choice...."c'est magnifique"

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Quinn's is my #1 choice when I want seafood in the East Bay. Great menu, good prices, nice view over the estuary.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2016

Fantastic place with a beautiful view of the water. The food and prices were great and our waiter was awesome. Strongly recommend!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2016

cool old Restraunt, service was very good and friendly, food was traditional and hearty

good location on and off 880, pretty close to the coliseum.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2016

Love there fish and chip s
My husband loves the clams there

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2016

This is one of our favorite places along the estuary. The view is great, the decor is interesting, the food is good, and the service by James is excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Authentic, Casual, Disabled Access, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2016

A great place for area locals. Consistent menu with surprise specials from time to time. Interesting pairings such as the Cajun clams....Yum! The pear and Gorgonzola salad is the best and always fresh!
The mixed drinks are always made to order and the wine list, while not extensive is a fair representation of whites and reds.
This is a good "Go To" restaurant with EXCELLENT servers and prompt, well presented meals. It is never disappointing!

Tags: Spicy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2016

The quality of food was amazing! The service was 5 star! Quinn's is my new favorite restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2016

My wife and I stayed at a hotel from out of town for herbirthday, wanted a place with great reviews and close enough to walk for sight-seeing and dinner. This was quite the gem to find for a romantic night out!
Great, friendly, prompt service. Menu was great and plenty of variety for small place. We expected our bill to be much more than it was. Not over priced for our choices. The staff was wonderful! We weren't rushed and enough food left over. Looking around at other tables for different options, we noticed there were large portions everywhere! Definately worth the stop.
My wife and I plan to make this a routine stop in the future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Great Beer
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2016

The service was great, the food was excellent, and the scenery was beautiful. It was a marvelous dining experience.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 16, 2016

This is a favorite local hang out. The service is great and the food is too. The place seems to be packed all the time so reservations are a must. It seems also to be full of regulars which says a lot as well.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Terrible service and groups of 8 or more has an additional 18% gratuity that isn't optional and wasn't mentioned at all plus the menu it is stated on is written in extremely small print

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2016

The food was dreadful and not cheap!
We had never eaten there before and thought we would give it a try.
Bimbo white bread (or the equivalent).
A seafood "gratin" that was no where near being a "gratin".
Simply poor cooking!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2016

Really good seafood - I had the Seafood Newburg, plus half a bucket of the clams/mussels. Nicely done. Cool atmosphere right on a little marina out the window. Upstairs a very casual "peanut shell on the floor" kind of pub. Didn't have drinks there, but it was very friendly looking and comfortable.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2016

I felt like I was at a restaurant from the 70's...the food as well coordinated with the past.
The food was treated wth too much spice, and as a result it overwhelmed the taste of the actual food item...and lastly ...so overpriced. I think that the selling point for the restaurant is old establishment.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 27, 2016

This was maybe the third time our family has dined at Quinn's. We are all adults; some order cocktails, beer and wine and no complaints on that score. The food is always good; some dishes better than others but consistently good. My wife and I split a good tasting spinach salad and I had the Quinn's fish and chips, which was excellent. The other members of the party were all happy with their meals; my wife judged the sea bass as excellent, fresh swordfish with a sauce that did not add much, and a Korean sandwich with Swiss cheese that was judged tasty. Every time we have dined here the waiters have been friendly and efficient without being too familiar. The noise level was tolerable even with a raucous party at the next table over. We could converse and hear each other with no trouble.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Very pleasant, fun experience. Staff quite friendly, atmosphere wonderful. My wife's dish, pesto pasta, was tasty and abundant. I enjoyed my blackened catfish, but it was not quite as flavorful as I would have hoped.

Tags: Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2016

Excellent food and service with good drinks and a fair wine selection. Our waiter was excellent, checking for our needs and refilling water without being asked. Great place for well prepared, well presented meal options.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2016

Disconnect with meal order. Meal came late. Waiter claimed that we did not place a entre order. In over 50 years of eating out, this was the first time this has happened. Our waiter disappeared and a new one appeared to take and deliver the second order.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2016

Quinn's is on of our spots on our regular restaurant rotation. Not a foodie spot, but consistent good food. Wide variety of selections so good for groups. This time we were there on a Monday night and the place was empty. But on weekends reservations are the best way to be sure to get in.

Tags: Good for Groups, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2016

The best part about our girls' lunch was the service. Our server Raul was very sweet, accommodating, and courteous. He was the best part of our experience! I've dined here at the past, so I was excited to take my girlfriends here, but something has happened to the quality of their food. Most of us were very disappointed with our meals. The eggs Benedict came with unseasoned, under-cooked potatoes. the mussels and clams came with burnt bread and a watery, flavorless broth. The kids mac and cheese was bland and soggy too! I'm pretty disappointed, and considering how much the food costs, we have higher expectations.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2016

When we arrived the waiter greeted us and escorted us to our table. He was very friendly, courteous and attentive throughout the evening making sure that we had everything we needed. We ordered a paella dish and seafood pasta dish. The food was delicious. The restaurant is located on harbor, providing a nice scenic view.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2016

Very good seafood with a nice view. We were staying at the Homewood Suites down the street for Giants game and found this great spot for a late dinner! Service was terrific!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Portions were large. Ribeyes (31/ea.) were over cooked but still fairly tender. However, the steak itself was not very well seasoned. We picked this restaurant for its location. Although the food was okay, I would not return when there are so many other places to try in Oakland/San Fran.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2016

I visit this restaurant regularly because of the attentive staff, good drinks and great food! It doesn't hurt that it's on the water and has magnificent sunset views upstairs on the deck.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2016

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great Service. You really get your monies worth here. We ate in the dining area, but I understand that the bar upstairs with the peanuts is a lot of fun.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Quinn's is always reliable for good, simple food. We've never had a bad meal there and enjoy the view

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2016

The menu online and the menu in the restaurant did not always agree-missing a few important items once there. The hours-closes kind of early weekdays, supposed to be open til 10pm Sats. -but we were told they were closing at 9, and wanted to sit longer-we only arrived at 7.30 for a friends get together and 9 was too soon-and it WAS a Sat.

Tags: Scenic View
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