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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

1951 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, CA 94606
510.536.2050
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Ranked #37 of 1,119 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Hours:
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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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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139 reviews 139 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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40 reviews 40 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
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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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Oakland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Cockroach came out of the breadbasket from which we had been eating at meal end. Showed it to busser--he was going to flick it back home inside the restaurant. . .showed it to waiter and we were told thank you. No sorry. . .no comps. . .nothing. AVOID this place.

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Oakland, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had family coming in for a quick overnight trip and this restaurant was conveniently located near their airport hotel. Long flight here, tired kids - all vanished as we were seated at a window overlooking the water. The food was fine - nothing to rave about - tasty and fresh with adequate portions - but the kicker was fantastic... More 

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Oakland, California
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141 reviews 141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I like to eat in the less formal upstairs. No reservations taken for upstairs but the baskets fo,peanuts are great, stepping on peanut shells as you watch boats go by on he Estaury is the ambiance. Menu has something for everyone. Food is well prepared and prices are reasonable.

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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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