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“Great views, good food, a favorite!”

Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub
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Ranked #15 of 1,297 Restaurants in Oakland
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

I love this place. Varied menu, something for everyone. The place has a great laid back atmosphere and a huge selection of beer. Very relaxing and unpretentious spot on the water.

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Thank Kerry F
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The biggest plus for Quinn's is the balcony overlooking the estuary. It's a perfect environment for a casual brunch or lunch. The food isn't special, but it's never bad. The location is extraordinary.

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Thank ray94611
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great fresh seafood, lively atmosphere in the bar or a more subdued but still exciting atmosphere in the dining room. The staff is above par, and the food is consistently good. The wine list is decent, and the cocktail list is playful enough. Best of all, you can't beat the waterfront location, with plenty of parking available.

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Thank Mark G
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Reviewed January 30, 2014

We have been a few times and actually my husband used to work here when he was a teenager. He has fond memories of his experience.
I like the nautical atmosphere of Quinn's and the staff are eager to please. The peanuts in the shell available at the bar are fun as you are encouraged to throw the shells onto the floor, that harkens back to the 80's when that was the trend.
The food I have ordered at Quinn's though is uninspired, small portioned and salty. I vowed this after receiving a plate of nachos that looked and tasted like those you get from a concession at a hockey arena. I would classify the food here as mediocre bar food.
Sorry Quinn's no dining for me from now on but I would come back only for the bar and view.

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Thank LisaFryklund
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

This is a long-time favorite of mine, especially on a sunny afternoon. The best burgers, calamari and margaritas, with the friendliest wait staff, my favorites being Chewy and James. They spoil you with attentiveness and conversation should you choose. I almost go there alone because it's a safe and peaceful place to sit and read but also to take a group. I always sit on the deck overlooking the marina to get my sun on...perfect with a slight breeze on warmer days since there's much reflection from the water. We've even sat outside in cold months to see who can stay the longest as the sea breeze off the estuary can be quite crisp! Waiters call us crazy and just bring drinks more wuickly! It's a great family place and the free peanuts enhance the experience...just toss the shells on the floor! Quinn's hasn't been around for nearly 80 years for nothing...i love it and if you're in the SF Bay Area, make it a place to visit! We inn's

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Thank ilovenegril
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