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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)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
262 Harbor Dr S, Oceanside, CA 92054-1037
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fish places right on the harbor can be great or just another tourist trap. We were happy to find the former. Our waiter greeted us promptly and offered us options and advice about seating. He quickly responded with requested advice about the menu and his...More

Thank Frank C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped into the Lighthouse for lunch while touring the area and had a very nice meal with cold beer. Sat on the upper deck with a great view of the harbour and enjoyed the sunshine. The food was great and the service was great. Couldn't...More

Thank Roberto58BC
Reviewed 31 March 2018

If you like seafood especially fresh caught the day you eat it. --- This is the place for you. They make their garden fresh feggies on the grill which they serve plain or in tempura and deep fried. excellent. We had the coconut fried prawns...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

A little bit pricey for what we are used to but great food and happy hour from 3 to 6 and other specials from day to day make it more reasonable. Great atmosphere and view.

Thank lovetotrave02
Reviewed 22 March 2018

Beautiful view and wonderful staff! Food was okay (some great, some not so great). House wine was good! Coconut prawns, salad, and some of the tacos were good! The fish taco was disappointing (weird fishy taste) and so was the carnitas taco (bland). We were...More

Thank TECA64
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Oceanside Harbor is one of my favorite local walks and we recently dropped in for lunch with family after a 3-mile walk. Our table was outdoors with a perfect view of the harbor. Three of us ordered the halibut sandwich and a fourth tried a...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This place is MAGIC! Great food and super service. Upper level with an overview of the harbor. Outside seating with radiant heaters when chilly, inside otherwise. Inside is cafe tables & bar seating...Windows so still get some view although nothing is like sitting on the...More

Thank Wizzzzzard
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

On a nice warm day, sitting top side looking out over the harbor, sipping on your favorite drink and eating oysters on the half shell or the fish tacos- life doesn’t get much better! And if you save room for dessert, and I mean saved...More

Thank SuzMar75
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Loved this place! Sat upstairs on the patio overlooking the boat harbor until after the sun went down, then moved to a table inside when it got too cold to sit out. The oysters were fresh and very tasty as well as the calamari and...More

1  Thank akbuddie
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful meal. My husband said his prawns were the best he's ever had! My filet mignon was amazing too! Great place!

Thank Mary Jo S
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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.
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
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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