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Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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Oceanside, CA
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

They have great blackened fish tacos and tasty white clam chowder. Their cheesecake is also some of the best I have ever had. Will be going back very soon.

Thank sharlyn2
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Hungry after a day at the beach, we went to the rooftop deck at the Lighthouse for Happy Hour. They had a large selection of discounted food and drink options, and the ambiance of overlooking the harbor can't be beat. Our server took a long time to wait on us, but when the manager noticed, she brought us a plate... More 

Thank trydavis
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Ever since my husband and I found Lighthouse we make a point of eating there every time we are in California. We've been there three times now and I have had something different every single time and it has always been delicious. Today we went in with a party of 11 on our drive back to Arizona after being on... More 

Thank Karen H
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135 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We ate at most of the restaurants in the Harbour and this was the best of the bunch. Excellent Lobster Bisque and Oysters to start, a great fish stew in a tomato sauce and nice cheesecake to finish. Highly recommended with nice views as well

Thank Milnthorp
Boise, ID
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Oysters flown in fresh. We had Blue Points...so creamy and good. However, do not order the peel and eat shrimp. Over cooked (rubbery) and all had a large sand vein that was very unappetizing. Nice selection of beer and wine. The waiter was attentive and pleasant. We had a very nice time.

Thank BoiseTrish
Montana, United States
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The kids were playing hard at the beach but had been being for clams. My husband ran up and got them to go.... The kids were not disappointed. The scallops were yummy. Fish and chips were mediocre.

Thank Amber406
San Antonio, Texas
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

we were tired on Texas time and arrived at 9:50, we had been turned down by Rockin Baja, they welcomed us and we had the whole top floor outside overlooking the harbor lights as we were treated like royalty. Great fish, oysters in half shell no feeling of being rushed. Reasonably priced. They own the fresh fish market downstairs which... More 

Thank Travelingflamingo55
Toronto, Canada
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Probably one of the best seafood places in the harbour IMO. Fresh tasting fish, good selection, our food was very tasty, great view, especially at sunset, and service was fantastic. Patio was perfect for friends getting re aquatinted, not to loud, space heaters in case it gets cool.

Thank RCrumb
Duren, Germany
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Yes, it is a bit more expensive in tourist areas. But waiters could be more friendly and it would be nice if not only kid-portions would be served

Thank Ralph M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant you can see the ocean and pier. The light house is above the pier so you can see people below you shopping. And you can enjoy the view of the pier. They have great food and good customer service and a open bar. Also great music. Don't wait go and see it you will love... 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, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
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?