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Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

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262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

For our last night in Oceanside, we thought we'd try one of the restaurants on the harbor. We were looking for a good clam chowder. Well this place did not disappoint. The only disappointment was because of our large group, total 7 adults and 2 kids, the indoor space was full. They sat us on the outside deck and set... More 

Thank LovestoVacayalways
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We went there last night for my birthday. We decided to go with several appetizers, to give them an overview experience. Started with the oyster shooters. They were great, very spicey! We also had crab cakes. Excellent. lots of crab, not a lot of filler. We then had the Ahi Tuna Tower. It was very good. We ended with Coconut... More 

Thank Dlmjr
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Sitting outside on the deck right next to the lighthouse was beautiful! It took awhile for the wait staff to greet us but after they did, the service was great. Fresh seafood isn't cheap but this place was charging about the same as other seafood restaurants but no one has this amazing view.

Thank Stacy T
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Yes that right the best view in town all year long I have see the view.for 53 years love it so like I say to all life to short so get up and get in the food is the best in town I go like one time a week lol I have to walk or run on the beach super... More 

Thank bradleyd986
Algonac, Michigan
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217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Went for a late dinner and decide to try the chowders and fish. The Manhattan chowder was watery, thin, salty, and lacked real flavor. The Bisque as descibed by my wife was dumpy, lumpy, and thick. The seafood salad with a balsamic dressing was tasty and the halibut sandwich was OK but didn't quite compare to the sandwiches in Alaska.... More 

Thank BigDMI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The Lighthouse Oyster Bar in Oceanside California was a pleasant find. It sits above a number of tourist restaurants that serve fish and chips on papwer plates. Lihthouse is on the seconf floor with a fish store on the first. This gives the diners a great view of the marina with all of the yachts and smaller boats coming and... More 

Thank KarlOPittsburgh
Encinitas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

New England clam chowder had good flavor but badly needed more clams; blackened fish tacos were fine and much better with hot sauce. So the meal was decent enough but it's the harbor front view that you'll remember and that will get you to return.

Thank Patty8888
los angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Pleasant outdoor patio seating, good food (we had the grilled scampi, fish tacos, halibut burgers and chicken pasta. The service was great, the food delicious, the view of the harbor very nice, and a great wine selection (their liquor is all rice based so you have to improvise your cocktail)

Thank Charis2009
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I particularly like the coconut shrimp and the swordfish. The atmosphere is terrific here. The restaurant is upstairs..but you can take the elevator, and has a great view of Oceanside Harbor. The little plate of toasted bread fingers they give you while your waiting for your food is a nice touch.

Thank JulianneBradford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The best oysters we ever had!!! Steamed combo was terrific as well. Unfortunately the halibut was grilled too long so very dry.

Thank Katelijne L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Seafood, Soups, American, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: 760-433-1900
This restaurant opened in July 2010.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?