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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (15)
Waterfront (14)
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Good for a Date (10)
Happy Hour (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Casual (7)
Cozy (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Business Meals (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Romantic (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Authentic (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

The service was friendly and efficient. Our server was very polite. We didn't have to wait long to be seated, for our food, or for the bill. The clam chowder was filling and yummy. I really like the garlic bread. The steak, asparagus, and french fries were good. They definitely go light on the salt and spices. It was nice to look out at the water while we dined. Very nice place for a Valentine's day dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food for good value; location on the estuary is pleasant.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I had high hopes for this restaurant, we waited 20 minutes before our server asked for our drinks, in that time he served a table that was next to us and they arrived after us and we had a reservation. Took another 15 minutes to receive our drink, then another 30 minutes for our meal.

I ordered the pasta with salmon with added prawns. I was told the prawns were $2 each extra because they were prawns when I received it the prawns where small shrimp and the salmon was salty and the pasta sauce watery. It was very disappointing. My friend did enjoy her cocktail

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We came on a beautiful day and enjoyed the view very much! Right on the marina with lots of boats.

The food was very good and the menu varied enough to suit almost any palate.

The service was outstanding and we may make this our regular place to go every Sunday - loved it - thank you so much!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Been going to Quinn's for many years. The quality of the food has gone down over the past couple of years. I believe their menu is too large to sustain and keep good ingredients in house. Most HAS to be frozen. They need to revamp and focus on the their best dishes that have the chance of keeping the freshest produce, seafood, and meats. The menu could be a third the size and still attract a wide variety of diners.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Friendly staff and delicious food. The Belgian-style mussels were amazing!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Great dining choice for all-day service if eating a late lunch or early dinner. We were on the way to the Warriors game and it was perfect. Easy to park. Good food. Good service. Nice ambiance. Not insanely crowded and noisy.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Charming find. Yummy food with lots of choices. Wonderful wait staff. Easy find and parking. Great views.

Tags: Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Two of my friends and I had dinner at Quinn's on a Thursday night. We were promptly seated, the service was very good, and the food was filling and tasty. This is one of the few restaurants on SF Bay that has a dock so boaters can boat to the restaurant; we took advantage of that and very much appreciate Quinn's for that reason. We ate in the downstairs restaurant, which has plenty of windows for a great view towards Alameda and Coast Guard Island. We did not get upstairs, where there is reputed to be a great pub with even better views. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this restaurant. I definitely plan to go back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

I love this spot, great food. Service could improve a little, ordered a drink and had to ask for it twice. Meal was complete by the time I received it and it was time for the after meal coffee.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great place to meet for a business lunch. Service is quick, food is excellent. Easy freeway access. Good views

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This is a fantastic place, the mussels are delicious as well as everything
We will come back again and again!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of the best things about Quinn's is the variety of its menu. It's a good place for a group. There is something on the menu for everyone. Just be sure to make reservations via Open Table!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Quinn's is a bit quirky, old-fashioned - but in a good way. Great spot to look out onto the water and enjoy an non-rushed, down-home meal! The service was attentive and knowledgeable.
Two of our party ordered seafood stew - they were both too hot to eat, they kept putting ice cubes from the water glasses into the stew so that they could eat it. If you order that, remember to tell them 'not too hot' (as in temperature - not spice).

Great spot to just chill and not be rushed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We arrived just before opening time and were taken care of immediately. The food (shrimp/prawn louie and Fish & Chips) and service were great. We sat overlooking the water/marina. Had a wonderful time.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

First time there. Great experience. Will be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

After making reservations at a nearby restaurant and being seated in the noisy bar instead of the dining room, we changed our plans. The waiter at Quinn's was gracious and accomodating and we loved the food!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I were out for dinner and we enjoyed the excellent service and we both enjoyed our dinner very much. It was great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went there on New Year’s Eve and it seemed like they were understaffed . The host was taking drinking and food orders. When the food came it was warm at best. Won’t be going there again for a while .

Tags: Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

They were amenable to us changing our reservation, even though it was a busy holiday seating. Salmon was delicious, as was clam chowder (best I've ever tasted). My husband was pleased with his prawns. All in all, a successful evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went on Christmas Eve. The food, service and view were all VERY good. We have always had nothing but good food and service there. Thank you Quinn’s for the start of a new tradition on Christmas Eve. We will see you soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food and service was amazing. That’s all I ever ask for.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Visited twice in a week for dinner before Warriors games--a good spot for that. Plenty of street parking, plus a lot across the street. Dockside location is very nice, inside is very comfortable. Large and varied menu, emphasis on seafood. Food and service was good, but not great. Good value. Kitchen seemed a bit slow. Decent wine list, reasonable corkage ($12). Will definitely make this a regular place to go before Warriors and A's games--5 minute drive to Coliseum/Arena.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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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 (San Francisco)·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 2, 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 1, 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 23, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 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 4, 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 3, 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 22, 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 18, 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 15, 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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 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 27, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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 (San Francisco)·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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