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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

1951 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, CA 94606
510.536.2050
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Ranked #34 of 1,064 restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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Napa, California, United States
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203 reviews 203 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have heard stories about Quinn's Lighthouse which has been around for a longtime and famous for peanuts on the floor. My friends had a great time throwing peanuts at each other. The calamari steak with the asparagus and rice was OK but not great. This fish and chips looked OK but I've seen better looking. If I ever went... More

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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

we arrived at Oakland BW hotel late evening and asked at reception for a place to eat something. They suggested the Quinn's Lighthouse. What a surprise! It's a very nice place, pretty environment, old navy style, great beers, good seafood, prepared and presented with care. Last but not least: great value for money. what else? go and taste it

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Wilmington, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This spot has a lot of character and overlooks a small marina. The nautical theme has a genuine feel and makes you feel right at home. I had lunch on the 2nd floor deck above the marina. The rueben, as one reviewer stated is not remarkable, and I would not recommend it. The sweet potato fries were cooked and seasoned... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We went to Quinn's based on the reviews of other Trippers... We always ask "What are you known for?", and the answer unequivocally was "Fish and Chips (and the burgers)". The breading was light, and fluffy. The fish was good. I had the "Chef's Special"... salmon, shrimp, scallops, asparagus, and some white fish. I have to say it was bland,... More

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Walnut Creek Ca
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been going there forever and it is always the same. Great burgers upstairs , nice view of the water and lots of interesting folks. I took my kids there when they were about 12. Every time I picked them up at Oakland Airport, it's Quinn's they want to stop at. They are 30 and 26 now. Great for an... More

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Aliso Viejo, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Nice little spot to watch the water go by and have a few beers. The food was just OK but the atmosphere and location was fun. Great view of the setting sun and city. Would go back again if nearby.

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usa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Delicious food and presentation was excellent. Love the house boat atmosphere. It is on a waterfront surrounded by sailboats.

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Bar upstairs is great. Free peanuts and throw them on the floor. Very good fish and chips. The view on the outside patio is great. Beer is overpriced. The Reuben was terrible, nearly all fat and the dressing was way to sweet. Overall, nice place to see the marina, but the food isn't great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Visited 2013 & 2014 may. Great service Ask for james &/or shannon. Vv prof servers. Triffik humour and customer satisfaction. Highly recommended. Thanx james.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Very nice restaurant with a large menu. Everything from steak and seafood to pasta and burgers. We ate upstairs which was more casual-throw your peanut shells on the floor. If you want more formal dining mske a reservation for downstairs.

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