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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

1951 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606-5212
+1 510-536-2050
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
“chowder” (8 reviews)
“cioppino” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1951 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606-5212
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quinn's Lighthouse has a really nice deck out back, from which you can enjoy a nice view of Coast Guard Island, Downtown Oakland, and so on. The food is OK, and the drinks are decent, but the help is really unpleasant and sometimes downright surly....More

Thank davidbV4412SK
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

After a long day at work wanted to relax. What better place than on the deck at Quinns. They have a diverse menu, seafood, steaks,burgers, salads, etc. Good bar and fresh peanuts. Shells all over the floor. Fun!

Thank June I
Reviewed 8 February 2018

Great food, amazing service and friendly staff. We had a quick bite and it was huge and wonderful....

Thank Donna1001
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit. Very cool vibe. Overlooks a marina. The downstairs is intimate and close to fancy and the upstairs is like a sports bar. Same menu on big floors, pick your floor to match your mood. First, I ordered a glass of wine...More

Thank WinoElkGrove_Ca
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

Cool place bar upstairs nicer restraunt downstairs. We had clams and mussels- really good. The beer taste in the anchor steam clams is pronounced but good. The New England style was delish. Lighter.

1  Thank brad370
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Great drinks, good food and always fun! Great bartender too. I love sitting outside and sometimes they have live music! We will be back!

Thank surfengirl
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We haven't lived in the Bay Area for decades. We needed dinner before our early morning flight to Maui. We decided to go to Quinn's Lighthouse, a restaurant neither of us had frequented in at least 20 years. it was nice to find it still...More

Thank margaretp783
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Quinn's not only has the look and feel of a New England local place, the food is just as good. Parking might be an issue, but worth the effort.

Thank ColonelLarrySanJose
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This lovely and charming restaurant is very near to a few motels in Oakland. The motels are close to the airport and therefore often chosen for their location. But there isn't much to see. Luckily, it just takes a little walk and you suddenly feel...More

Thank Marleen A
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

It was so good that after eating there alone Sunday afternoon I went back with my colleagues Monday night and ordered the exact same dish (BBQ Salmon with Crab meat and steamed vegetables). The portions were excellent and I left full and satisfied beyond expectations....More

1  Thank Edward H
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Street parking. Never had a problem parking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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.
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