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Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (42 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Dinner was good, fresh halibut overlooking the harbour. A bit cool, but they thoughtfully put the outdoor heaters on for us.

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

We came here at the recommendation of someone we met at another bar/restaurant. We sat outside on the patio under a heater since it was a bit chilly. Our service and our food was great and we really injoy to ourselves. We did find it...More

Thank DawnJones13
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We enjoyed outside eating. Observing the boats and people. The service and food was excellent. A nice place to enjoy a lunch.

Thank Colby R
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Great service and nice menu selection. We ate here twice during our stay in Oceanside. Good wine menu. My husband ordered the seafood salad the first night and lobster tacos he second. I had the lobster bisque and and a blackened chicken taco the first...More

Thank Jamie5000
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I called a college classmate who lives with his wife in Carlsbad and suggested that we meet for lunch. He recommended this place. I arrived about 15 minutes early and walked around the marina. I had the Local Halibut, my friend had the Club Sandwich,...More

Thank Jonpan2014
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This was a special occasion (Twin Birthdays) I had the Crab cakes which were some of the very best I have ever had! The view of the harbor is magnificent and the clouds cooperated from just cloudy to clear to clouds all during the lunch....More

Thank Wally Z
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We have been happily dining at this local establishment for years but will not return after our experience yesterday... The positive: Ambiance is still great Server was attentive and personable The negative: Menu has changed and definetly not for the better! Wine selection by the...More

1  Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Well the ambiance was a disguise for poor food quality. We should have left after the bread was delivered. Dry, tasteless garlic bread. The Lobster bisque one would expect would be quite tasty at a bayfront establishment. Instead someone who uses no salt or pepper...More

1  Thank dflan22
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Four of us dined at this harbor side restaurant to enjoy some local seafood, and we were not disappointed. We started off with oysters on the half shell which were very fresh and met our expectations. My wife had lobster bisque which she said was...More

Thank LBryan108
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We ate here for lunch appetizers and cold beverage. JR served us in a packed pation on sunny patio. I haed BLUE POINT oysters that were the best I ever ate! Shrimp and grilled fish tacos were good too! JR was great as our server,...More

Thank cowgirl509
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Sue B
25 February 2018|
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Response from dflan22 | Reviewed this property |
They do not serve breakfast.
25 April 2017|
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Response from 2judyp | Reviewed this property |
No. Very casual.
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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