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34242 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2925
+1 949-489-4383
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Denny's is Denny's so you won't be surprised by the fare, but this one is special because of its 1950s retro design theme. Perfectly in tune with with its placement close to the Pacific Highway and endless surfing opportunities. It's fun just to be here.

Thank fleetfeetpete
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We usually love the chicken fried steak at Denny's. It seems as though this particular location is just not up to speed on their quality of food. Tried twice, not impressed.

Thank dibbs103
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

just what you expect from Denny's , and this restaurant is one of the nicer ones... nice breakfast , plenty of it, and fast pleasant service

Thank belfast_andrew
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Went there for lunch today and it has totally changed from a couple of weeks ago. The booth seats are now so close together that your feet are on top of the person's opposite you. Went to sit at a normal table, but there was lots of food debris on the floor and grease all over the chair. Walked out... More 

1 Thank David P
Groveland, Florida
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The service is outstanding. We went for breakfast and the food came out quickly and never had a empty coffee cup. Great place to go.

Thank Allen S
Media, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Close to Dana Point Marriott. Great value. Service was slower than average but very courteous. Parking OK.

Thank Frederick K
San Francisco, California
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Save your money. They have one parking lot. It's always packed. The diner is packed and is a weird shape. It's hot in there and old. It smells like hot sweaty stinky people. We could not even find the hostess stand and ended up walking in the kitchen. the wait was half hour. No thanks. I could not smell stinky... More 

1 Thank beachlover987654
Elon, North Carolina
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

The only thing preventing me from rating this restaurant as "poor" is the service. Even my kids complained about the food quality and they aren't picky when it comes to restaurants in this category. Most our food was at least partially burnt. We ended up sending to items back for being outright inedible. Our waitress was great but we will... More 

1 Thank J2JAX
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The worst Dennys I've ever visits. This place is located in a perfect tourist are but quality of food and service is really bad. Too bad some more investment on this bussiness and would it be great. I don't think the owner cares.

1 Thank Caren V
Moose Jaw, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Interesting design, made you feel like you were in a 1950's Denny's! The food was average Denny's food. The service left a little to be desired...don't eat here if you are in a hurry!

1 Thank dawsj

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Restaurant Details

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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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  • Address: 34242 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2925
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-489-4383

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?