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“Great Atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub
1951 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, CA 94606
510.536.2050
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Ranked #34 of 1,065 restaurants in Oakland
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.
Hayward, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Fun place to go. Upstairs is the bar with bowls of peanuts on every table. Drop the shells on the floor. Entertainment on some evenings. Do not order the spaghetti. Ugh!! but every thing else is delicious. We go often especially when we pick someone up from the airport in the evening. Nice place to start their vacation visit and good place to wait out the evening traffic.

Visited December 2012
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Clovis, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Sooooo good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Just had dinner there. Excellent fried chicken! The service was excellent and they have peanuts!!!! Of course you have to go upstairs for the pub. I'm just saying

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glendale, California
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Hmmm ok I guess”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

Pretty standard fare, you know exactly what you are getting. Absolutely nothing special taste wise, very generic, predictable. I suppose its comfort food, but its nothing special. It's a great looking restaurant from the outside and this is the best part. Inside the decor is old fashioned and probably hasn't been updated in years. It's not cheap and frankly is not worth it.

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los angeles
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I've been to Quinn's Lighthouse many, many times. In fact each time I visit the Bay Area I make sure to have a dinner there. The atmosphere is very pleasant and warm. It is a bit hidden but gets quite crowded nevertheless. It has two floors- the lower dinning area is more formal and perfect for a family or dinner date while the upstairs room is more low-key and quite suitable for a nice lunch experience. I highly recommend their appetizer salads. They are fresh, well composed and delicious. The main courses are many to choose from to please any palate. The staff is always friendly and very responsive. This last time, our waiter truly impressed me as he recommended a less pricey item on the menu over the more expensive one when I asked for recommendation as I was debating between the two choices. His honesty just added to the overall contentment I felt all through my long dinner. Next time I am in the Bay Area I surely will make my way back to Quinn's Lighthouse.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gig Harbor, Washington
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very good food; better than expected”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Travelling on business. Drove by this place and decided to take a chance. The menu and specials were better than I and my friend expected. I will be back.

Visited January 2013
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