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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub

4.4
807 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Lunch

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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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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
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Phone number
(510) 536-2050
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Livingston
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Parking details
There is on street parking as well as a large private lot across the street at no charge.
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Entertainment
" P I R A T E S NI G H T" IN THE UPSTAIRS "PUB AT THE LIGHTHOUSE" EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT STARTING
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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
What 807 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everything about our experience was outstanding. Raul was an informative and attentive host for our casual lunch. The time it took for our food preparation was appropriate and the presentation was above average. The selection of beers available on tap was outstanding. The view of the marina was absolutely wonderful as well as the property surrounding the establishment.

We will surely be going there again.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had gone to Quinn's to listen to the live music (sea shanties) that is performed on Thursday evenings. We hadn't appreciated that the restaurant was on one floor and the pub (where the band played) was above it - our fault for not asking. So we missed the beginning of the performance, but it was great fun when we actually joined the audience.

The food menu is the same in both parts, but the pub was crowded when we eventually arrived (although the restaurant was not). It's possible that many of the audience members in the pub are regulars, so you may need to get there early if you want a seat.

The food is quite good, although my wife's dinner (tacos) was not hot enough. This was resolved without fuss (and with an apology) when the server took it back to be reheated.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Our meal and service was great. Our waiter James was very nice and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to return

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Awesome place! Excellent view. Yummy food. Wonderful service! We love going there.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Every time we have been to Quinn’s it has been great! They have never disappointed us. Service is to your needs and friendly. Food is excellent. We would recommend it to anyone e who might enjoy an enjoyable dinner overlooking the harbor!!!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Everything about Quinn’s Lighthouse was exceptional !

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great atmosphere as usual. Easy place for meeting friends--quiet enough to hear other people, varied menu and not pushed out the door. This is the first time we had brunch at Quinns--bit of disappointment after asking for eggs in Eggs Benedict to be soft and runny to have hard boiled eggs. This is the first time we have been disappointed with the entree.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We were very well served and all dishes came together for all 7 in the party. Every order came as ordered sometimes hard to make happen but never seems to be a problem at Quinn's. Our server has been our server many times and always perfect timing .Thank you !

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had the dining room to ourselves and the most attentive waiter. Everyone had a great time.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent dinner menu as a well as lunch, great wine list, beer and dessert. Pricing are reasonable and the service and food quality and quantity is VERY GOOD AND DELICIOUS. WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND QUINN’s LIGHTHOUSE FOR GREAT LUNCH, DINNER AND FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE WITH A GREAT VIEW OF THE MARINA AND EVENING SUNSET.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We went there last Sunday night all ready for their fantastic lasagna complete dinner. Unfortunately it has been removed from the menu. I've been going there for years and 90% of the time I order the lasagna. Disappointing. The food we ended up ordering was very good, the service was great and we will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Fantastic bucket of mussels! Great fish n chips! Beef dip good but I have had better.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Our server, James was very attentive as usual. We’ve had dinner there several times during the year and James is always delightful.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Lovely place with Excellent food and service. Would definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great tasting and executed food. Nice setting on the water and great service. I had the seafood fetticine pasta special (extra good sauce...) and my wife a health poke / tuna salad - with mango's. Both dishes exceeded our expectations and we will return for more (wine choices were decent..).

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

I've gone to Quinn's Lighthouse several times over the past 50 years. The menu has a rather large selection most of which is seafood. This time I ordered their Cioppino. It was OK but not as good as I've had at other restaurants. I tasted a friend's clam chowder and that was very good. Service was outstanding. (We went at 6 PM on a weeknight and most of the tables were empty.)

I wouldn't drive a long distance to go to this restaurant but if you are in the Oakland/Alameda area and want good seafood, Quinn's Lighthouse should be on your short list of dinning options.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a wonderful time celebrating the 13th anniversary of our first date here! The Paella was delicious as was the Peach martinis. The service was very prompt and James took great care of us! Thanks again!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Excellent waiter, great food.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We like this restaurant a lot as it is close to Oracle Arena. It is in a quaint setting on the water with lots of street parking. The food is good, but not exciting! The menu has variety, but dishes Would benefit if updated or consistent in prep. Might be a situation of less on menu would be better!
Last time, club sandwich was the best, this time, drowning in mayo. Special salad good except dressing way too sweet. Omelets, eggs too think and then just stuffed with items. Last time pasta dishes had way too much sauce but the Flavors were good. ... fish and chips, great flavor, but a bit too greasy!
We will go back as we like the restaurant but we will try something different on the menu..... until we find their best dish!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Very friendly and knowledgeable waiter. The best pear/gorgonzola salad that i ever had...served cold and fresh. My wife loved the special cioppino and she is a seafood nut, and manages a fast food chain.

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

I was in town for two nights and love eating by the water. The view was great and my server was outstanding. I ordered the special sea bass and it was OK the accompanying sides were cold. I did not raise a concern although I m sure they would have fixed it. I would consider trying this place again if in the area because of the service

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

We really enjoyed our time at Quinn’s. Both food and service vice was great!

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Great food. My wife had the Cobb salad and it was the best she has ever had.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

We made reservations and got there before our reservations. They sat us quickly, next to the window. Great view. Great food. Great service. Will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Nice location, quiet Saturday night but the meal was great

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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2.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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