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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

51 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, CA 94606
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Ranked #25 of 1,047 restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Livingston
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108 reviews from our community

79% Recommend
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English first
Piedmont, California
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We are always looking for good seafood. Even though we live in the San Francisco Bay Area, well-prepared, reasonably priced menus can be hard to find. Quinn's has been around for quite awhile, but we just discovered it and we are really impressed. The place has an extensive menu and their prices won't break the bank. Unlike a lot of... More

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Oakland, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Quinn's isn't a gourmet restaurant but the food is good and reasonably priced. Try the Cobb salad or get a bucket of steamed mussels with garlic butter. Then go upstairs and wash it down with a beer, watch the sunset on the balcony overlooking the Oakland estuary, and eat peanuts (okay to through the shells all over the floor).

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love this place. Varied menu, something for everyone. The place has a great laid back atmosphere and a huge selection of beer. Very relaxing and unpretentious spot on the water.

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Oakland, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The biggest plus for Quinn's is the balcony overlooking the estuary. It's a perfect environment for a casual brunch or lunch. The food isn't special, but it's never bad. The location is extraordinary.

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Oakland, California, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great fresh seafood, lively atmosphere in the bar or a more subdued but still exciting atmosphere in the dining room. The staff is above par, and the food is consistently good. The wine list is decent, and the cocktail list is playful enough. Best of all, you can't beat the waterfront location, with plenty of parking available.

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Alameda, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We have been a few times and actually my husband used to work here when he was a teenager. He has fond memories of his experience. I like the nautical atmosphere of Quinn's and the staff are eager to please. The peanuts in the shell available at the bar are fun as you are encouraged to throw the shells onto... More

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San Francisco Bay Area
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a long-time favorite of mine, especially on a sunny afternoon. The best burgers, calamari and margaritas, with the friendliest wait staff, my favorites being Chewy and James. They spoil you with attentiveness and conversation should you choose. I almost go there alone because it's a safe and peaceful place to sit and read but also to take a... More

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Columbus, OH
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101 reviews 101 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014 via mobile

Was recommennded to this restaurant after checking in at a local hotel. we sat on lower level and near the windows for a great view. Ordered the nachos appetizer that I would recommend skipping. Processed cheese instead of real melted cheese, but decent amount of toppings otherwise. We were pretty hungry and ended up ordering burgers. My wife had the... More

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Oakland, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The food is solid, and not that expensive. The fried calamari comes in a big heap, and a great mix of legs and bodies, if you care (I'm a leg man). Beer selection is good, the wines by the bottle are a pretty good value ($25 -$30). If the weather is good, sitting outside looking at the marina and water... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Tucked into it's hidey hole on a back road, this place kinda looks blah. Once you enter the doors, completely different impression. The gentleman at the door was very informative. You can sit upstairs for a more casual, upbeat experience. Or dine downstairs where it's quiter, more personal and relaxed. Even at night the view of the water was relaxing.... More

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