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Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (40 reviews)
“stuffed sole” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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1 - 10 of 333 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

I called a college classmate who lives with his wife in Carlsbad and suggested that we meet for lunch. He recommended this place. I arrived about 15 minutes early and walked around the marina. I had the Local Halibut, my friend had the Club Sandwich,...More

Thank Jonpan2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a special occasion (Twin Birthdays) I had the Crab cakes which were some of the very best I have ever had! The view of the harbor is magnificent and the clouds cooperated from just cloudy to clear to clouds all during the lunch....More

Thank Wally Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been happily dining at this local establishment for years but will not return after our experience yesterday... The positive: Ambiance is still great Server was attentive and personable The negative: Menu has changed and definetly not for the better! Wine selection by the...More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well the ambiance was a disguise for poor food quality. We should have left after the bread was delivered. Dry, tasteless garlic bread. The Lobster bisque one would expect would be quite tasty at a bayfront establishment. Instead someone who uses no salt or pepper...More

1  Thank dflan22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us dined at this harbor side restaurant to enjoy some local seafood, and we were not disappointed. We started off with oysters on the half shell which were very fresh and met our expectations. My wife had lobster bisque which she said was...More

Thank LBryan108
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We ate here for lunch appetizers and cold beverage. JR served us in a packed pation on sunny patio. I haed BLUE POINT oysters that were the best I ever ate! Shrimp and grilled fish tacos were good too! JR was great as our server,...More

Thank cowgirl509
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Super yummo food and drinks - beautiful views - friendly staff - clean, including the bathroom. The seafood was really fresh and tasty. I had the caprese salad - super fresh! And poke tacos - a great taste in every bite.

Thank Jenn B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

promised a year ago not to return. Should have kept my promise Reviews are very subjective: who are you there with, mood, even weather. One thing is not. Poor management/ownership This is a touristy place, charges like it and has to thank the wondrous view...More

Thank eroth40
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The sign fooled us into trying this restaurant. There is no great happy hour deal, they don't even have a full bar. The taco were good, but someone should explain to them that you shouldn't put a kids plate in a 500 degree oven and...More

Thank Nikkisreview
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We went during happy hour and had a fabulous meal! Fish tacos, oyster shooters and oysters in the half shell for starters. Mixed seafood fettuccine Alfredo, Fisherman's Fry platter (Oysters, Clams, Shrimp, Fish of the day & Calamari), blackened halibut and New York strip steak....More

Thank Phyllis B
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Questions & Answers
26 April 2017|
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Response from 2judyp | Reviewed this property |
No. Very casual.
19 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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