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The Shwack Beach Grill

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24502 Del Prado, 92629, Dana Point, CA 92629-2899
+1 949-218-2731
08:00 - 21:00
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Houston, Texas
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121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ordered the tacos, I had chicken and my husband had fish. We also had an order of queso and chips. Everything was so fresh and delicious. The food was not heavy or greasy, and it really hit the spot!

Thank Mandi C
Dana Point, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

They are famous for their burgers, spuds and Shwack sauce but it's their fish tacos I come for every week. Do not miss this tasty, locals-choice joint.

Thank angihansen
Las Vegas, Nevada
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248 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick counter service, prices reasonable and lots of locals. Inside and outdoor seating. Gets crowded but things move fast. Great fun!

Thank LVRoadWarrior
Sandy, Utah
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this little place. The workers are always super nice and friendly, the food is good, we love the ribs, cheeseburger, salads are great also. They also do online or call in for take out which is a great option.

Thank GER4511
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner on a Sunday night and was pretty disappointed in our meal. Everyone I was with did not like their burgers and said they were super average. However, I had the buffalo chicken appetizers and nachos, both of which were decent, not amazing. Only great thing I had here was a craft beer.

Thank haleybr7
Mantorville, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I stopped here for dinner while on a work trip. It was fantastic. The burgers are awesome. Fries are great. The Bloody Mary is nice and spicy. All for a very reasonable price. This is absolutely a place people need to try.

1 Thank Meg L
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a delicious lunch at this order-up-front spot, although we had trouble finding it. We drove past it twice, so look carefully for a corner porch (tan building) as your GPS tells you you're there. You order up front, they bring you the food. I had very tasty steak tacos, my husband had a good burger and we shared fabulous... More 

Thank deborahdorm
Cape May, New Jersey
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I came in after surfing and it was great! I got the fish tacos and the potato wedges. He got a bbq chicken sandwich (we both agreed mine was better) and the beer was good. It was also cheap. We will be back!!

Thank Kristen46341
Carlsbad, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat! We have been here 4 times and will continue to come more often. Food is great and atmosphere is as well. A must see restaurant.

Thank junglelif
saskatchewan, canada
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow!! How does this little place turn out such great food?? In just a limited amount of space and in full view of customers, the cooks at this place work hard to keep their customers happy. Day or night, this place is always rockin'. Luckily, there is seating outside as well as in, and everyone seems to find a place.... More 

Thank crvisitor41

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Bar, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24502 Del Prado, 92629, Dana Point, CA 92629-2899
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-218-2731
The Shwack Beach Grill is a fast-casual American Restaurant featuring a unique menu of fresh California-inspired food at an affordable price, served quickly for both dine in and take out. Our core menu focuses on burgers, chicken sands, tacos, salads and spuds. We serve breakfast daily from 8am-11am and dinner specials from 4pm-close. We feature 12 Craft Beers on Draft and 7 hand selected wines. The Shwack is the perfect spot to grab some grub after a Surf-sesh or for a Fun dinner with the Fam! We love locals and tourists alike and hope to remind all of our guests that Life is Good...Shwack it!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?