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Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

) #18 of 331 Restaurants in Oceanside ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Bar, Seafood
262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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Reviews (326)
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We have made this a tradition for our anniversary each year we visit Oceanside. The atmosphere is relaxed and the food is great! Service is wonderful and the go out of their way to make sure you have what you need. Awesome lobster bisque!!

Thank Kristina K
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Terrific halibut sandwich. Will come back again. There would have been a five for food but atmosphere is on a porch over looking harbour. Go for food but do not expect expensive ambiance.

Thank marteerob
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Normally, I'd give this restaurant a 3 as the food was good (but not great) and slightly over-priced. The setting is nice up above the little harbor with sea lions and pelicans contracted to entertain. The best show, however, was our waitress, Linda, who was...More

Thank Poodeeseeg
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Great view of Oceanside harbor eating on the patio during a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Seafood dishes were the order of the day and very good. Service was consistent and very good. There are a lot of choices down at...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Casual and nice spot with beautiful views of ocean and harbor. Great fish tacos, chowder and oysters! Took the kids, their meals are huge, enough for sharing. Great little area to walk around and shop and dine.

Thank rokeedy
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We went to dinner at The Lighthouse a family of 4 - we have 2 girls 9 and 11 years old. We were very disappointed . Our waiter - Mark was - well less than helpful. We asked questions about the menu only to get...More

Thank vickiebell
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Went here in the evening to watch the sunset and have dinner with the family. Terrible service. Asked the server for utensils.... Nope. Husband had to get up and get it.. Asked for lemons. Nope. Same thing... Ranch? Same.. The bus boy was funny and...More

Thank Twixythrasher
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
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...More

Thank trydavis
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...More

Thank Karen H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a attire requirement or clothing standard
25 April 2017|
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Response from 2judyp | Reviewed this property |
No. Very casual.
Do they have a Happy Hour?
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
  • E-mail
This restaurant opened in July 2010.