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Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

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)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Off season on a weekday night it was quiet and pleasant. We ordered the crab bisque which was lukewarm and had to be reheated and was very salty. Also so spicy that you could not taste the crab. Calamari were fine, but in addition to...More

Thank OESforme
Reviewed 1 May 2017

During our week in Oceanside, we spent two evenings here for dinner and conversation. One of our favorites was the Cajun Del Mar Seafood Salad - great taste with just a bit of a bite! Of course, that was preceded by the Coconut shrimp, which...More

Thank Jim R
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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?
18 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, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
This restaurant opened in July 2010.
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