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Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

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262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
11:00 - 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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Carlsbad, CA
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411 reviews
311 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This restaurant built on the bay on the second story has unobstructed views of the bay and ocean wether you sit out side or inside.. We decided on the oyster bar inside and still were able to see the great sunset. I started with an oyster shooter. Spicy, frrsh horseradish, good vodka and excellent oyster. Then Lobster Bisque hot full... More 

Thank John R
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The staff is great friendly, owners are amazing.. I have been going here for years . The food is delicious they make a lot of different dishes. They also have great deserts. I have always sat at the bar inside I love to watch the different food they make. they also have outside deck that I have ate at once... More 

Thank melissa o
San Diego, California
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The restaurant has a beautiful location on the Oceanside Harbor, and the decor is very upscale. Surprisingly, the menu was very reasonably priced, and there is a nice kids menu! We went with a large group, but it would be a great spot for a romantic date!

Thank GlutenFreeInSanDiego
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988 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We ate here twice during our brief stay in the area. On the first day we stopped by for a drink and desert during the afternoon. I had beer; my wife had wine and we split a wonderful (delicious) banana Foster. Our second trip was for dinner. This time we both had the grilled scallops, after splitting a coconut shrimp... More 

Thank RandyRoss
Comox, Bc
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Very nice lunch.Really enjoyed the harbour views . Food was very nice & there was no rush to get us to leave .

Thank azuresky49
Oceanside, California, United States
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Our neighbor had told us how much she always enjoyed dining at the Lighthouse, so we finally visited with her. It is a climb up a flight of stairs to reach the restaurant, but well worth it. We had a lovely table on the patio, warm even at 6pm, with heat lamps all around. Helpful, polite waiters, and extensive menu... More 

Thank Sally B
Hudson Valley, NY
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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457 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
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 

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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
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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Oceanside, California
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?