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Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

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262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Restaurant is upstairs and has a lot of outdoor seating in which to enjoy the view of the harbor - food is delicious and the service is always great - definitely on our list of places to return to again and again.

Thank TripGal63
Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon a number of restaurants after a walk on the beach. We settled on Lighthouse with upstairs, outdoor seating overlooking the marina. The setting sun was a nice touch and the New England Clam Chowder in a sourdough bowl was excellent. Great service. Great casual atmosphere.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Coming from the desert of Arizona, I wanted seafood when in California. A suggestion from a local sent us here and we were not disappointed. Fresh local seabass with 5 options for preparation and 5 sides. Other meals were tasty including chicken Alfredo, crab cakes, and halibut. Happy hour specials nightly. Great place!

Thank Kristin J
Massachusetts, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice relaxed lunch on their outdoor patio overlooking the harbor. So pretty! I really enjoyed the cod stuffed with crab and shrimp. It was exceptionally flavorful, and a very generous serving. I find many places skimp on the "stuffing" or have it mostly made of breadcrumbs, but this was truly filled with crab meat and shrimp. It... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It's a bit tight in the terrace and things are a bit sticky...the place is focusing on turnover for sure, it's a central spot. The food is unexpectedly very good. We had oysters and lobster tacos at a very reasonable price. Good to go, give it a try!

Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Huge chocolate cold cake after long walk on the beach. What a great restaurant and view of the harbor and marina! Yes, we love the lighthouse beacon!

Thank SkydiveED
Wichita, Kansas
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great view and dinner after sunset on the beach. The service was superb, the walk up the stairs easy for the view. There is an elevator. Huge chocolate dessert! Wonderful evening with the best food!

Thank BlueGoldTours
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We ate lunch here the first day of our trip to the area. It has a great view of the Oceanside Harbor. The food was more costly than we normally experience in the Midwest, but excellent. We chose the fish and chips ($17). The fish was chunks of halibut, flaky and delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and pleasant. We... More 

Thank Mary Jo L
Indio, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Spent a family birthday weekend in Oceanside. Decided to stop at the Lighthouse Oyster bar for lunch. Waited almost 40 minutes. Saw couples come and go before we got our f I don't! And it was the worst food we have had in a long time. Two of us had the chicken, avocado and bacon sandwich; one had the cheeseburger;... More 

Thank janbaker021575
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We spent a day sailing and so wanted to stop in the harbor to have dinner. The captain on our sailboat recommended Lighthouse and we were not disappointed. Great food, and a really nice staff. It was my husbands birthday and the whole restaurant wished him happy birthday which brought him so much joy. Great place!

Thank Julia B

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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
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?