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Lighthouse Oyster Bar & Grill

262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (40 reviews)
“stuffed sole” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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51 - 60 of 337 reviews

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...More

Thank StuartGustafson
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...More

Thank Farenzy
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
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...More

Thank 2judyp
Reviewed 29 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,...More

Thank Kristin J
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...More

Thank Sooz830
Reviewed 15 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...More

Reviewed 11 October 2016

Huge chocolate cold cake after long walk on the beach. What a great restaurant and view of the harbor and marina! Yes, we love the lighthouse beacon!

Thank SkydiveED
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Great view and dinner after sunset on the beach. The service was superb, the walk up the stairs easy for the view. There is an elevator. Huge chocolate dessert! Wonderful evening with the best food!

Thank BlueGoldTours
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We ate lunch here the first day of our trip to the area. It has a great view of the Oceanside Harbor. The food was more costly than we normally experience in the Midwest, but excellent. We chose the fish and chips ($17). The fish...More

Thank Mary Jo L
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Questions & Answers
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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