We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

302 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 290: English reviews
Hudson Valley, NY
Level Contributor
80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had high hopes for this restaurant since it's located right on the harbor and is connected to a fish market downstairs. We ate outside so we could enjoy the view, beautiful despite the chilly weather. The food, however, was only OK. The lobster bisque was so salty that we had to send it back; the fish tacos and crab/shrimp... More 

Thank willowsong
Perris, California
Level Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We have not been here for awhile and assumed we would get a tasty meal like the times before. However we were so disappointed!! The chicken marsala lacked taste or marsala wine that it is famous for. The calamari was undercooked and had no taste but the sauce was good so that part was good. Our server was great and... More 

Thank Jackie S
Tullahoma, Tennessee
Level Contributor
79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The fish & chips was really good and fresh, but the Crème Brulee stole the show for me!! I've eaten Crème Brulee several different places/cities, however, this was definitely the BEST!!!

Thank Wendy H
Boise, Idaho
Level Contributor
348 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The "Oyster Bar" sign drew us upstairs at the LIghthouse for lunch. The selection of raw oysters is thin (do you want one or do you want six?), but our waiter Ryan was very polite and accommodating. He brought us a plate of 3 small (Blue Point) and 3 large (Kumai) oysters along with the usual fixings. They were good.... More 

Thank StuartGustafson
Evanston, IL
Level Contributor
157 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

A good spot to have lunch, dinner or just a drink. On a nice day outside seating is a must. The drinks are touristy and the food is not super but the service is pleasant and the view of the boats and marina complete the experience.

Thank Farenzy
Level Contributor
147 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Restaurant is upstairs and has a lot of outdoor seating in which to enjoy the view of the harbor - food is delicious and the service is always great - definitely on our list of places to return to again and again.

Thank TripGal63
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Stumbled upon a number of restaurants after a walk on the beach. We settled on Lighthouse with upstairs, outdoor seating overlooking the marina. The setting sun was a nice touch and the New England Clam Chowder in a sourdough bowl was excellent. Great service. Great casual atmosphere.

Thank 2judyp
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Coming from the desert of Arizona, I wanted seafood when in California. A suggestion from a local sent us here and we were not disappointed. Fresh local seabass with 5 options for preparation and 5 sides. Other meals were tasty including chicken Alfredo, crab cakes, and halibut. Happy hour specials nightly. Great place!

Thank Kristin J
Massachusetts, USA
Level Contributor
57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a nice relaxed lunch on their outdoor patio overlooking the harbor. So pretty! I really enjoyed the cod stuffed with crab and shrimp. It was exceptionally flavorful, and a very generous serving. I find many places skimp on the "stuffing" or have it mostly made of breadcrumbs, but this was truly filled with crab meat and shrimp. It... More 

Thank Sooz830
Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
311 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

It's a bit tight in the terrace and things are a bit sticky...the place is focusing on turnover for sure, it's a central spot. The food is unexpectedly very good. We had oysters and lobster tacos at a very reasonable price. Good to go, give it a try!


Travellers who viewed Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill also viewed


Been to Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Oceanside, California
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?