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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

#39 of 1,011 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
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American, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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1951 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, CA 94606 (Livingston)
510.536.2050
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: East Bay Restaurant Wins in 2006 "BEST WINE LISTS IN AMERICA" Competition...
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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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Food

The seafood was very good with decent portions. The service was great and staff were friendly. The ambiance was good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The seafood was very good with decent portions. The service was great and staff were friendly. The ambiance was good too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic view! Formal dining downstairs, casual dining upstairs. Some of the best fish and chips around. I enjoy trying something new every time we visit.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I recently went to Quinn's for a dinner with 7 others. The service was great, whenever you needed a beer, our waitress appeared and your order was brought to the table. When we ordered dinner, our server was very knowledgeable about the specials and everything else on the menu. The quality of the food, however, did not live up to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Old school seaside restaurant on Oakland's Brooklyn Estuary, a few blocks down the road from the Best Western Bayside and Executive Suites hotels. The menu is varied with shellfish (generous portions) and salads and a mix of New England and Italian prepared fish dinners. The fish choices are limited, but they are well prepared and tasty. The view of the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I look forward to visiting my Oakland client not only because they are such a great client, but because I get to visit Quinn's Lighthouse. Great food along with a fantastic selection of tap beer. The food can't be beat and it is a local spot not on most tourist's radar.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub was recommended by our hotel as a place within walking distance which also offered a 15% discount if you were a guest of the hotel. The building is quaint and is historic, having been built in 1890 and restored. Downstairs is The Yacht Club dining room. Upstairs is more casual and relaxed - so much... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We went for lunch when it first opened at 11am. I think you may need reservations but since it just opened for the day they gave us a table at the window. My mom had seafood stew, my brother had fish & vegetables and I had fish and chips. Our food was great. It's a nice out of the way... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the service is outstanding. Beautiful location. Food is simple (which is great for families) but tasty. I enjoy taking guest there for the view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great service and terrific ambiance. The food was just delicious and lots of beers on tap to choose from. The prices were great too!!! What a fun dining experience overlooking the bay and walking distance from our hotel!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I am not sure how we missed this place before. It's right on the water, in a quiet marina off of the freeway. Lots of free parking. It looks like it's going to just be a pub but they have a VERY extensive menu with something for everyone, at reasonable prices. We had fish and chips, a salad and crab... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1951 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, CA 94606
    (Livingston)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: 510.536.2050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Scenic view

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?