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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

#38 of 1,128 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 - 9:00 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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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Most recent review
Not so impressed

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
Tracy L
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Massachusetts, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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152 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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 via mobile

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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
6 reviews 6 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Quinn's is a local favorite, and it is certainly one of mine. Good food, good service, interesting history -- the building is an actual old lighthouse -- and great view on the water. Quinn's is out of the way, on the water on a cove marina but a ways down from Jack London Square and the tourist scene. They have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were staying in Livermore looking for a nice seafood place to take the kids and grandma for dinner. Out of several choices we decided on this place. We decided to have a late night dinner in the downstairs area. Our server Bill was amazing... Food came out quickly and was very good! Cocktails were perfect as well. View was... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great food, great service and good prices. We actually went there twice during our stay. I think travelers would like the atmosphere being right on the bay. Good time.

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Livermore, California
Senior Contributor
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
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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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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