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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

1951 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, CA 94606
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Ranked #35 of 1,121 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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.
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Livermore, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The 3 of us have been eating here for a few years now. We meet every 3 months from around the bay. It is easy access to get here and leaving to get back on the interstate for the 3 of us is a breeze with the onramp about 2 blocks from the restaurant and never any cars in front... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

So there are pros and cons... First the Cons: Place can look a little dirty both floors, upstairs is meant to be as peanut shells are all over the place (Bar like).. first floor just lots of wood which holds dirt over the years. Pros! Every meal has been great, and the service very good, and the bar drinks "killer... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala, Guatemala
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The crew was amazing, super friendly and attentive. I could say that it has been one of the best services I have had this year. Unfortunately the food was far from impressive. The veggies were soggy, the calamari steak had a sauce that was hard to define. The fries were actually the best part of the dish, very crisp. The... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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150 reviews 150 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I visit Oakland once or twice a year and no visit is complete without going to Quinn's. We always hit the upper deck pub where I can eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor. I don't know why, but that's deeply satisfying. The list of draft beers is impressive and the food is just good, basic American bar... More 

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Walnut Creek, Califonria
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

As everyone else comments on this is a long established local hangout with full bar - the only thing I find lacking is a decent wine list so bring your own. The upper deck pub is where we always eat (and drink at the bar), nothing fancy but good times, service, food & drinks and a nice view - what... More 

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Yreka, California, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Theres nothing like eating seafood on the bay.great place great drinks great people ,I will deff be back to eat at the quinns lighthouse

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Westlake Village, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

There are two dining rooms. The upstairs which I prefer is informal with bar seating was completely packed and unbelievably loud on a Thursday night. The downstairs which is more family oriented has good water views. Had the lobster lasagna which is good comfort food. Price and value are about average. Apparently this is a hang out for the local... More 

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Modesto, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have eatten here for years. The find dining area down stairs if very nice with great view of the water and the boats in the marina. If you want a more kickback atmosphere walk up stairs and drink and eat in the bar. The food is the same as downstars but the atmosphere is more upbeat. Where your seated, you... More 

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Mayville, Wisconsin
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146 reviews 146 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went here for lunch and had a fish sandwich. It was OK, but I'd go with something else the next time. My associate had a full blown meal (beef stroganoff) and said it was excellent. The place had a bit of a musty smell to it, but being next to the water probably was it. I wouldn't say it will... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Fun spot on the water where one can watch kayaks and sculls going past while having a burger and a beer....or a full-on meal at pretty good prices. Peanuts on the table make for good snacking and throwing the shells on the floor is even more fun. Downstairs is more sedate, quiet eating, upstairs is the more noisy bar and... More 

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Additional Information about Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

Address: 1951 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, CA 94606
Phone Number: 510.536.2050
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Contemporary

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