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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)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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1 - 10 of 320 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow! Watching the sunset from the outside deck is unbelievable! The food is also delicious and definitely worth the money!

Thank A B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quiet harbor view with light cool evening breeze is the best way to enjoy a good meal in Oceanside. A little pricey but you pay for the atmosphere, as well!

Thank Patb5565
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were referred here by a nice young woman from our hotel. She stated that it was her local favorite. While we may have been suspect initially, we went back 3 times! All or meals were good. Tough to taste any lobster in the lobster...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

Wanted to love it but my wife and our kid's food was way overcooked and chewy. They did well on the kids noodles and Alfredo and my sea bass but when half the food is bad the whole experience is. :(

Thank Christian Y
Reviewed 13 June 2017

My wife and I visited Oceanside in December and were instantly drawn to this restaurant. The fact that it inhabits an upper level added to the experience, providing a superior view of the nearby harbor while dining. The casual "bar" where patrons can sit side...More

Thank Joseph_Devereaux
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We have tried many places in the Oceanside area for fish and chips. We had never been to the Lighthouse oyster and bar. We will never go anywhere else for fish and chips while in the area! They have the best fish and chips! They...More

Thank Z2970AJtimothyc
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Nice seafood menu, including clam chowder, upstairs, with a view of the harbor. Enjoyable casual dining evening.

Thank ShelleyR63
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Beautiful spot to dine by the harbor. Sit on the outside deck on the second floor. Service is attentive. Food and drink good.

Thank ScarlettHippie
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Just celebrated my husband's 80th birthday here. Their cioppino is excellent! Unfortunately, we didn't save room for one of their yummy desserts. Plus the staff is very friendly and efficient.

Thank Karin C
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed wine, beer and really good clam chowder at Happy Hour prices while enjoying a beautiful harbor view. Friendly and knowledgable servers ( Thanks Mark!) and rest of menu looks lovely.

Thank 868marshab
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Questions & Answers
25 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
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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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