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Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

) #18 of 332 Restaurants in Oceanside €€ - €€€ American, , Seafood
262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (39 reviews)
“stuffed sole” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I ate at this restaurant last night with friends and my husband. Delicious shrimp cocktail, macadamia crusted halibut and all the trimmings. We come here every year when we visit Oceanside and will be back again next year! The view is perfect, as a bonus!

Thank MontegoSundance
Reviewed 19 August 2016

With a group, I went to The Lighthouse. The view was gorgeous, the food was amazing, but they didn't have enough heating outside. We ordered some coffee and hot cocoa as we watched the sunset. The view from our seat was gorgeous. The food was...More

Thank Kaylin O
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The food was good and the service was as well. Can't say the food was stunning but it certainly tasted good and it came out fast. I had the stuffed sole (with crab and lobster). The steamed asparagus and carrots were perhaps a wee but...More

Thank Shane H
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
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Questions & Answers
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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