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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Contemporary
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1951 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606-5212 (Livingston)
+1 510-536-2050
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Curitiba, Brazil
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place, restaurant on first floor and a bar on second floor, both with marina view. Great mussels and clam options, good food with honest price, and good service!

Thank Jorge H
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's an old lighthouse that's been moved to this spot, the spot is right on the water, in a hidden and not well known part of Oakland. We eat here several times a month and have never had a meal we didn't like. This is not your fancy place, down to earth place that serves really fresh seafood, no frills... More 

Thank Sharon L
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From a slightly more formal approach, the main dining room was great, good views, excellent wait staff and very good food. Another night we ate in the Pub upstairs and the food remained the same very good quality and service, spot on. The views here at sunset are excellent. The lighthouse reminds me of another time, and fun for food.... More 

Thank Ginnynj4133
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although a little out of the from the main Jack London area, this is a great place for a beer and peanuts (you can throw the shells on the floor) To great burgers and sandwiches to full meals like jumbalaya. Seating inside and outside, upstairs or down. Great food and atmosphere with good service and reasonable prices.

Thank Junious W
Oakland, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Peanuts on the floor, turkey burgers and french fries, ouside deck on the water, it won't win awards for fine cuisine but you will have a fun lunch and a beer in a casual atmosphere.

Thank KMM655
Prescott, Arizona
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the tuna melt, delicious, generous portion. Waiter was attentive and helpful. Price was accurate and expected, got a discount for staying in local hotel.

Thank Mt_Max
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is great and the building is really cool. Great for tourists. Service was exceptional. Even after they closed and we were still chatting away they told us to take our time and we never felt rushed. That said, the food was just average and I wouldn't go again. Very diverse menu.

Thank Melissa M
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Mostly seafood but a few vedge, meat, and gf options. Good beer list. Very nice staff. Overlooks marina with a lot of sailboats, including some really large ones. Between us, we had the white fish Santa Barbara and a chioppino. Both worth going back for again.

Thank Alan L
Oakland, California
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Good fish and chips and beers. Would go back. Nice service and easy parking across the street. Can sit outside near the water.

Thank ForeverWonderful
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I have to start this with a disclaimer: my opinion of Quinn's may be a bit tainted by nostalgia. I haven't been to Quinn's in eons, not since my college days where it was one of our "go-to" places for a nice dinner. It's still a beautiful place to go, it really took me back to sit by the windows... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1951 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606-5212
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-536-2050
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 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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