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Harbor Reef Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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Catalina Isthmus, Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-4215
15:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 19:00
Fri 15:00 - 20:00
Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This place would not have to work hard, since it is the only game in town, but they really have wonderful food and drinks. I now regret not trying a Buffalo Milk. Next time. Their house wine is one of the best options around. In the winter, sit in the bar with the locals!

Thank Route 66 Kicks
Los Angeles, California
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176 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This place never changes which is a darned good thing! The food is top notch and the service is first rate. This is where the cocktail "Buffalo Milk" was created- I must have (and no- it's not made of buffalo milk!).

Thank OneOrchidLover
Huntington Beach, California
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Ate here for dinner twice. Both times the service was very good. Nice, friendly servers. Had the Ahi Poke to start, the halibut (was a special), and the chocolate chip cookie for dessert. The soy sauce in the Ahi Poke was a little too strong for me. Halibut was good and if you like Pizookies from BJ's then you will... More 

Thank trojankelly
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a very laid back place with decent food. I wouldn't call it gourmet, but the drinks are cold and there is a pretty large menu to choose from. I would stay away from the squid steak. It was greasy and not very tasty. The burger, however, was very good. All in all, fun place in a great location.

Thank Flanders A
Two Harbors, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

menu selection was pretty good, prices were about average for the area. we were in early afternoon so there was no wait.

Thank davidbhawk
Big Bear City, California
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing food, service, and ambiance. The margaritas were perfect, and the fresh fish (John Dory) was absolutely mouth watering. The chowder and chili was very good, and service was outstanding. Super happy with dinner both nights we were there. One night we sat in the bar and ate and Mike the bartender was very attentive and courteous. Sam was our... More 

Thank hodieduran
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Honestly my favorite waitress I would give her 6 stars if we could. Fresh swordfish is amazing. Steaks too. Clam chowder is awesome.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We had the best dinner here. Samantha was our waitress and she was amazing! We are definitely coming back again! Thanks Harbor Reef! Thanks Samantha!

Thank Kmandavia
Arroyo Grande, California
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Something about eating out when you are served by super awesome people make you enjoy it all the more. Friendly folks greet you with your yummy food and make your experience so much better!

Thank SeaweedSara
Delafield, Wisconsin
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97 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I'm going to let you in on a little secret in case you're expecting Two Harbors to be like, a town or something. It's not. It's for people who want to disconnect for a while and enjoy simplicity. You're on island time. So for all of you complaining about how slow service is, relax. If you can't relax, you're in... More 

Thank seaLoves

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
15:00 - 19:00
15:00 - 19:00
15:00 - 19:00
15:00 - 19:00
15:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Catalina Isthmus, Two Harbors, Catalina Island, CA 90704
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Two Harbors
  • Phone Number: +1 310-510-4215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?