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Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
09:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
Athens, Texas, United States
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Needed some down time to view the scenery around Oceanside Ca. The marina was lovely, sail boats of all sizes. Sat outside on an elevated patio. We ordered some appetizers and drinks. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. A good place to decompress.

Thank Gary C
Carlsbad, CA
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358 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great views sitting almost on the water, inside at the great bar or outside patio. All of the staff are friendly and open to talking about anything you want either on the menu or not. I had the fresh Sole stuffed with bay shrimp and backfin crab meat. Wow, this has to be one of the best ever and i... More 

Thank John R
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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267 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

We had lunch at the Lighthouse Oyster Bar and Grill and it was a beautiful day so we sat on the patio which is outside. The view of the marina was awesome and the atmosphere is perfect for a nice lunch with some drinks. If you go on a day and the weather is a little breezy you may need... More 

Thank radman143
Oceanside, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We live in Oceanside and the Lighthouse is one place we go if we want good oysters, fresh fish and a lively atmosphere. The large deck overlooking the Oceanside Harbor is a treat: watch the boats come in and out, the variety of water sports, the birds, the sunset and order a fabulous meal. Our favorite appetizer is the ahi... More 

Thank joritten124
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We decided to try this place based on the good reviews. Last night we had dinner and the food was great, I had Lobster Tacos and my wife had Crab Cakes. Both "Excellent". The outside dinning area was the best for a nice evening meal. And if you have room for desert you have to try the "Bananas Foster" OUTSTANDING.... More 

Thank myvega
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 amazing. The San Felipe Blackened Fish Tacos had a great flavor and was one of... More 

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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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?