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Quinn's Lighthouse Restaurant and Pub

#10 of 1,060 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Contemporary
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1951 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, CA 94606 (Livingston)
+1 510-536-2050
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Oakland, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Used to row on a rowing team, and we'd always end up at Quinn's! Good pub food, good turkey burger and fries, drink beer and eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor. Outdoor tables on the water in summer, you know the joint. We've all been there. It wouldn't be as good without the waterfront...

Thank KMM655
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the best meal try the salmon special! It's great! The waitress was great and wings are the right spice!

Thank Xavier d
Rancho Mirage, California
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170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I reserved based on reviews in TripAdvisor. When we arrived we were met by a man who seemed to be in a bad mood. We had a reservation and arrived early. We were taken to a table in the back of the restaurant. I ordered one of the evenings specials, swordfish. The original waiter was pleasant and nice but the... More 

Thank CaliforniaDreaming07
Chicago, IL, USA
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here before a warriors game and enjoyed the cool vibe of the place in the upstairs pub. The service was friendly and quick and the menu was vast. Everything we ordered was great and the portions were huge -- too big actually! Would go again!

Thank chgotrvlr71
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy this place. Arrived an hour before our reservation and sat in the bar area for drinks and football playoffs. It's fun to throw peanut shells on the floor. Went to the dining room where the service and food were excellent.

Thank johnKCalifornia
Columbia, MO
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Went to the location at the recommendation of our hotel. The service was really excellent and the food was delicious. Nice view of Oakland harbor. Would definitely recommend.

Thank sctrojanmo
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Arrived for a late lunch. Not too busy at the time. Waiter was a little slow getting our drink orders. When we received our lunch after some time conversing, a friend's meal was properly cooked and another found broken shells in her lunch plate. Food is normally very tasty and service quick so maybe just short staffed. Would return and... More 

Thank Luclu23
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Love this place. Right on the marina, fantastic atmosphere,great food and drinks. Casual, fun, easygoing, comfortable place.

Thank Charlie G
Curitiba, Brazil
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Nice place, restaurant on first floor and a bar on second floor, both with marina view. Great mussels and clam options, good food with honest price, and good service!

Thank Jorge H
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

It's an old lighthouse that's been moved to this spot, the spot is right on the water, in a hidden and not well known part of Oakland. We eat here several times a month and have never had a meal we didn't like. This is not your fancy place, down to earth place that serves really fresh seafood, no frills... More 

Thank Sharon L

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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
US$10 - US$20
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1951 Embarcadero Cove, Oakland, CA 94606
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-536-2050
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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