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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)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sussex Inlet, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed the meal and the outlook over the water was great. Did not like the peanut shells all over the floor . It made the restaurant look dirty and untidy. I also had my elderly Mother with me and I was concerned she might have slipped on them.

Thank traceycroker
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We where looking for a seafood restaurant that wasnt to far from hotel and not super expensive.This is the spot for great food ,nice surroundings right on the bay.From inside Quinns you can see the whole bay and even jack londons square.If guests in your party are not seafood lovers they have a wide selection of other food on their... More 

Thank ldsportsmom2
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

The food was overpriced & bland. My drink had a fruit fly in it, but was replaced. Mediocre service, at best. Cute restaurant, lovely view (if they let you sit outside). Overall, I would not return, except for a drink when the outside is open.

Thank Jennifer C
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great restaurant, great food. Love dropping peanut shells on the floor! Great view, great place to socialize.

Thank Kathaleen L
Kountze, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Great sunset and peaceful. Restaurant is quaint. Nice little hidden gem. Safe area, had to park across the street.

Thank GougerS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Quinn's was very quiet and quaint. I ordered a chicken dish as I am allergic to seafood. The dish had a Mexican flare: Spanish rice, black beans, salsa, and a very tender boneless, skinless chicken breast. I recommend a visit and will definitely go again.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Quinn's has a great location along the Embarcadero and a nice nautically themed restaurant. Unfortunately, the food is average and the service far from stellar. I can't recommend with so many other options in the Bay Area to choose from.

Thank Jimmy D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

My family and I ate dinner at Quinn's while staying at the Best Western Plus Bayside. Our sole objective was to find something within walking distance so we would not be forced to hop on yet another California freeway. As we were watching the sunset over the adjacent marina, sipping our huge cocktails and eating our meals, we felt fortunate.... More 

Thank dctraveller w
Newark, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We love coming here for lunch. We always sit outside with our basket of peanuts. I still feel weird just dropping the shells! Our favorite is there French Dip with the required Bloody Mary!! We love the little birds and ducks who watch you eat and are hopeful you are messy. Find this hideaway. It will become your favorite as... More 

Thank sstadle
San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Perhaps it's about generations: My father loved Quinn's, and I like going there as a result. But I cannot say I enjoy the food there with as much gusto as he did. He was a man of the people, and Quinn's serves food of the people. By and large, it is a good value. And the setting is comfortable. Unfortunately,... More 

Thank Randall B

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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, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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: 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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