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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

#40 of 1,132 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Scenic view

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Great venue

We ate there for lunch. I had the clam chowder which was cream and had lots of clams. My husband had fish and chips which were great. The marina was interesting and the view was wonderful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
CJJ135
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Lubbock, Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Scenic view
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Lubbock, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We ate there for lunch. I had the clam chowder which was cream and had lots of clams. My husband had fish and chips which were great. The marina was interesting and the view was wonderful.

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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is the place the locals go and even on a Wednesday night it was busy. Luckily, Tara was my waitperson and she helped me navigate the menu and I had a great meal to the point that I came back two more evenings. My only recommendation would be to stick with the fish, chicken, pasta's, pesto bread, garlic bread... More 

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Las Vegas NV
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were looking for someplace with character. Downstairs was full so we went upstairs. I'd recommend reservations to dine downstairs as it seemed nicer. Upstairs had peanuts to throw on the floor. Lots of beers to choose from. We had the sampler platter and lasagna and Raul's salad. I might have the salad again but that's about it. Friendly service... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Food was great for some what over priced even for the area. I expected that considering we were in the bay area. Still recomended.

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New York
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77 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were looking for a restaurant near our hotel on the Embarcadero, and came across Quinn's. It was definitely the right choice. Bill, our waiter, made our experience complete...he was awesome. And the food? Outstanding, from start to finish. It was the best meal of our two week vacation in California. Loved it.

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Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Was recommended by a friend while staying at a sweet hotel down the street. Looking to grab takeout, I was told to go upstairs and order it from the bartender. Who was VERY busy. Didn't understand why one of the staff downstairs couldn't have taken my order at the front desk. They weren't busy at all. Awkward. And then the... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Quinns has a nice view and an extensive menu. The beer menu is particularly good. The food was fine, not great, but good. The sauces were greasy and heavy - best to ask for them on the side. Our waiter was clearly annoyed at having to serve my elderly father (sorry he can't run to and from the table) and... More 

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Piedmont
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The basic restaurant with a great view of the estuary. Fun bar with peanut shells on the floor.great for families with children.

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Senior Reviewer
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant is very casual. It has nice and relaxing ambiance. The menu has something on it for everyone. Everyone loves the burgers,fish and chips. My favorite is the Green Salads. Nice and fresh. The drinks are very refreshing. It helps that if you are lucky to sit on the terrance and view the Bay Boat traffic. Kids would enjoy... More 

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Oakland, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We eat here a couple of times a year. It has good food and is very busy. The prices are reasonable. The bar is always busy. I prefer lunch there when its not quite so busy. The french onion soup and clam chowder are excellent. It specializes in fish. It has views of the yacht harbor with some craft coming... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, 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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