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Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (42 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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81 - 90 of 347 reviews

Reviewed 13 August 2016

Nice place. Have been several times. Food very good. Outside seating. Service excellent. Happy hour lots of choices.

Thank kathy E
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

8-10-2016 Today is me and my husbands 42nd Anniversary. We went to the race track then decided to go to dinner at the Lighthouse. We've been here several times. The service is excellent, the drinks are excellent, the food is excellent, the atmosphere is beautiful...More

Thank Marsha L
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Terrific atmosphere overlooking Oceanside harbor. Fresh seafood specials -- our fish tacos and stuffed fillet of sole were very good. Food served a bit on the cold side, but tasty non-the-less. Checkout the Happy Hour specials (4-6 ) -- better value on draft beer/drinks and...More

Thank bill89134
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Do not come here, very disappointed in the food and the service. Waited at the door for 10 minutes before anyone said anything to me. I sat at the bar and i was waited on by a cook/chef.... He seemed as if he never waited...More

Thank Kayla P
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We have made this a tradition for our anniversary each year we visit Oceanside. The atmosphere is relaxed and the food is great! Service is wonderful and the go out of their way to make sure you have what you need. Awesome lobster bisque!!

Thank Kristina K
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Terrific halibut sandwich. Will come back again. There would have been a five for food but atmosphere is on a porch over looking harbour. Go for food but do not expect expensive ambiance.

Thank marteerob
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Normally, I'd give this restaurant a 3 as the food was good (but not great) and slightly over-priced. The setting is nice up above the little harbor with sea lions and pelicans contracted to entertain. The best show, however, was our waitress, Linda, who was...More

Thank Poodeeseeg
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Great view of Oceanside harbor eating on the patio during a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Seafood dishes were the order of the day and very good. Service was consistent and very good. There are a lot of choices down at...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Casual and nice spot with beautiful views of ocean and harbor. Great fish tacos, chowder and oysters! Took the kids, their meals are huge, enough for sharing. Great little area to walk around and shop and dine.

Thank rokeedy
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We went to dinner at The Lighthouse a family of 4 - we have 2 girls 9 and 11 years old. We were very disappointed . Our waiter - Mark was - well less than helpful. We asked questions about the menu only to get...More

Thank vickiebell
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Sue B
25 February 2018|
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Response from dflan22 | Reviewed this property |
They do not serve breakfast.
25 April 2017|
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Response from 2judyp | Reviewed this property |
No. Very casual.
18 September 2015|
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Response from Hoofmark | Reviewed this property |
I only eat lunch there. Traffic driving up from Carmel Valley is too great to mess with during the week. I don't know about a happy hr but I am sure a quick call will answer the question. Great place regardless.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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