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“FRESH OYSTERS, GREAT FOOD, REASONABLE PRICES. HIDDEN GEM UNTIL TODAY'S REVIEW.”

Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill
Ranked #19 of 396 Restaurants in Oceanside
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: This restaurant opened in July 2010.
Reviewed May 30, 2012

If your looking for fresh oysters...look no further. The Lighthouse at the Oceanside Harbor has the best. The Oysters are farmed right next door in Carlsbad and are delivered fresh to the restaurant. No fishy, hold your noise, while you swallow type of oysters. For others in your party who are looking for other types of food...the Lighthouse has a great menu. The executive chef and owner has an extensive history at other restaurants, ie the BeachHouse. He has taken his experience and love for food to the next level. The Luis special is fabulous and the Ahi Stack...a real stack. Don't listen to me...go to the Lighthouse for your own experience.

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1  Thank noushie
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Reviewed May 29, 2012

I avoid chain restaurants whenever possible, so when one of the desk clerks at my hotel suggested this place as more of a locals spot, I had to try it. I was alone on a business trip, so I sat at the bar. I can't speak for service at the tables, but it was excellent at the bar! Chef Luis and his crew did a great job, and offered good advice on what to order. The food was so good, that I ended up going three nights in a row, in order to try more things. The wine list had a good variety of choices by the glass, as well as a couple half bottles and some full bottles. I also tried the house margarita and liked it. Some of my favorite food items were: ahi stack- layered raw tuna, crab meat, avocado, mango and seaweed salad- excellent and a good choice for a light meal, fish and shrimp tacos, coconut shrimp, fried calamari- very tender, and local halibut.

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1  Thank John R
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

We love the Lighthouse for Happy Hour or for dinner at sunset. Been there many times and the food is always great! Sit out on patio (they have heaters) and enjoy the views of our quaint small harbor. We love the grilled halibut! The clam chowder is great. If you just want a small meal, go during happy hour for tiny street tacos, or the steamed artichoke .. Going with a group? try the Chicken Nachos! Decent wine list. The service is not alway great, I find the staff is not very cheerful and friendly but I can ignore that with the beautiful view of the Harbor. There is inside seating .. Feels a little campy inside but the bar is not bad! Give it a try and sit outside!

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Thank Mskellyrose
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

Great food, view and service! Excellent choices on the happy hour menu.

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Thank mspurple55
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

If you want a great tasting cioppino, this is the place to get it! Succulent and tasty Mahi-Mahi with shell fish in a superb tomato based broth. Patio/Harbor view; great location.

Thank Perry_from_SoCal
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