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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub, Oakland, CA
Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub, Oakland, CA
Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub, Oakland, CA
Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub, Oakland, CA
Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub, Oakland, CA

Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub

4.0
4
928 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (510) 536-2050
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate parties from 10 to 75 in our Dining Room Sunday through Wednesday. Special pre-selection menus are available.
  • Private party contact
    Ken Frates: (510) 536-2050
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • Cross street
    Livingston
  • Parking details
    There is on street parking as well as a large private lot across the street at no charge.
  • Entertainment
    " P I R A T E S NI G H T" IN THE UPSTAIRS "PUB AT THE LIGHTHOUSE" EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT STARTING
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 928 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 1.8Value

NoiseModerate

928 Reviews
  1. redgardencat

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had our last restaurant meal at Quinn's, just before the Shelter-in-Place order took effect. I had always wanted to go there because it looked like a fun place. It was. The food was pretty good - not gourmet, but good, and the Owner or Manager was delightful. Service was good and there were plenty of menu options. The restaurant overlooks the Alameda estuary, so that made the atmosphere even nicer. We enjoyed our meal very much and will be going back when the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening.

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  3. Sausules

    San Francisco

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, as usual. We like to stop here for lunch before an afternoon flight out of OAK. Our fish and chips were crispy and tasty. They recognized my wife's allergy and accommodated us in the closed downstairs dining area, because the upstairs pub area had complimentary peanuts and there were peanut shells on the floors. Our servers were kind and provided excellent service.

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  4. JamesS

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view of The Estuary, fantastic food and drinks and the service is impeccable. David is a gem!

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  5. DHHayward

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food that pleased everyone at the table. Great service. Will definitely be back.

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  6. GregB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had read some bad reviews and were unsure what to expect. It turned out to be better than we thought. My seafood newburg dish was very good. The service was good and had a good view of the Alameda bay. I would go back.

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  7. Kalena

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I made reservations for our son and husband's birthdays and noted it on the reservation request and James our server, remembered them with birthday cake slices, one chocolate and one lemon, no charge and even sang Happy Birthday with a candle on it. Fried calamari was light and crispy not greasy! The entrees were good: crab stuffed salmon, royal cod, paella and steamed mussel and clams. The dressing for the side salad was vinaigrette but it was too sour.

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  8. Islander

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to Quinn’s since I was 19 years old and now I am 63. It is one of those places that just calls to you and when you go, it feels so very comfortable. The food is great and one of my favorites is the bucket of clams and mussels. Cocktails could use a little lift, but the beers are great. The staff has changed over the years but all new incoming staff are just as friendly. Our waiter who’s name I cannot recall, was the best I have seen anywhere. He as attentive, knowledgeable, personable, and his demeanor was just wonderful. I will be going to Quinn’s for long as it is there, or for long as I am around... :-)

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The good was excellent and the service was amazing,

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  10. Meech

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Nice view and location. A lot of parking in street

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  11. dbp2908

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and Raul was attentive when needed. Food was great and the choices were excellent too..

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  12. Mencken

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Mom and pop restaurant full at 6 empty by 730, noisy with the guffaws of plus sized family members; good food, drinks and service

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    No acknowledgement of birthday. Waiter forgot drink orders and forgot side dish with a meal. Other waiter did not provide a member of our table with water upon request nor did our glasses or bread baskets remain adequately refreshed. Food in of itself was quite good and the host of the restaurant ensured that a table was promptly available for our party of five adults and three children upon our arrival.

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  14. RBotile

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The crab.cake has too much bread crumbs. The chowder was not even hot nor warm. The clam n mussels are okay.. but the paella is the worst.

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  15. DocRB

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    mediocre food. Good service. Not enought toilets, only 2 for the whole place.

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  16. JayB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fantastic time! If I could give 8 starts for service, I would. We were extraordinarily well taken care of. The food was terrific, and the atmosphere was lovely.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff has to be some of the best I have been around. So friendly and accommodating.

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  18. Headduck

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food was good. The service was slow and we had three different waiters so it felt like no one owned the service at our table. They comped our desert and apologized for the slow service. Great location! We love dining by the water.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Car window was smashed in across the street from Quinn’s while I was dining. Staff acknowledged it is a problem. Probably will not be going back...especially in the evening. Food was ok. Service was fast. This just ruined the evening.

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  20. OleE

    Los Angeles

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot to have a Jambalaya and a glass of cab on your way to the airport

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  21. MARIAV

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The only food about this restaurant is the water view. The food was awful. We ordered the Caesar salad, steak and seafood stew. Steak was dry and covered w too much sauce. The stew was horrible, too salty and no flavor

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  22. MikeF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant and pub serving excellent food. The service could not be faulted and our waiter could not do enough for us.

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  23. Mencken

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks service and (nautical) atmosphere are good; food is mediocre

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  24. RSan

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  25. GeorgeE

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  26. GeorgeE

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  27. DawnK

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Christmas dinner. Thank you!

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  29. Thuy

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  30. DannyJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  32. Oleanna

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area. Great food, great service and excellent views!

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  34. GabiC

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great place to have a nice meal for a reasonable price. The food is good and the service is excellent.

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  35. Sausules

    San Francisco

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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

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  36. LydiaW

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  37. TSilva

    San Francisco

    93 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My dinner was tasty....but served cold. Our dessert (Chocolate Cake) was very dry.

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  38. AntoinetteM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  39. DavidS

    Hawaii

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wonderful view, really good service, large portions, rustic atmosphere

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  40. MarshaW

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 536-2050.

Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub is rated 4 stars by 928 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant & Pub

1951 Embarcadero East, Oakland, CA 94606

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Livingston
  • Neighborhood
    Oakland
  • 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There is on street parking as well as a large private lot across the street at no charge.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    " P I R A T E S NI G H T" IN THE UPSTAIRS "PUB AT THE LIGHTHOUSE" EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT STARTING
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 536-2050
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate parties from 10 to 75 in our Dining Room Sunday through Wednesday. Special pre-selection menus are available.
  • Private party contact
    Ken Frates: (510) 536-2050
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