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Salt Creek Grille

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422 (Crown Valley Pkwy)
+1 949-661-7799
10:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Dana Point, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We go here at least twice a month and are always satisfied with the food and service. Coffee encrusted steak and Cubano sandwich are two of our favorite dishes. Very reliable go to spot.

Thank sukiewest
Boerne, Texas
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

What a great restaurant. Our daughter raved about it, so we went and we were very glad we did. Great service and great food. My wife had the pork chop which was huge and she loved it and I had the Stroganoff and it was very good. We will go back.

Thank Tac0kid
Kismet, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Wanted some basic good food. Burgers were great. Fries amazing as was the corn bread. The aucoustic guitar players were wonderful. To bad I won't be back..

Thank Kismetrud
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185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My wife and I went here for lunch. The service was excellent and the waitress was very attentive. They accommodated gluten-free needs, corrected a small error in the order immediately (had delivered only a part of a full short rib order). The short ribs were well-prepared and quite tasty.

Thank Spartan58
Irvine, California
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I don't think I have ever written about just one item on a restaurant's menu, but this time I must. I have enjoyed dinner at this restaurant, liked the atmosphere, felt the servers did a great job. All that is still true. However, Saturday while my daughter and I were running errands, we stopped in for some lunch. My Oh... More 

Thank JoaninFrance
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Love the atmosphere and the service is very good. We just wanted a quick bite to eat and loves it. We will be back.

Thank Bryce S
Ocean City, New Jersey
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

By far, the highlight of our trip from a food perspective. The atmosphere is wonderful, the food great and the service was exceptional. Wonderful fish but other choices also available. I would love to go back and sit outside for a drink by their fire table. Wonderful and relaxing. Nice wine selection.

Thank Shorelvr
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

My wife & I had taken our Nephew and our two great Nieces to Salt Creek Beach for the day. It's our favorite beach in Southern California. At around 5:30 pm we left and were deciding what and where to eat. My wife and I have frequented Salt Creek Grille about 5 times already this year, even though we live... More 

Thank HangingwithMrCooper
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We didn't have reservations for early evening and the restaurant wasn't busy. We ask if we could be seated outside and were told we could only sit in one area( not the area with tablecloths) yet there were few customers for a Saturday night. The outside area wasn't that well kept.We did eat outside, however, the service wasn't great. We... More 

Thank Ronda O
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant with wonderful local ownership. Wonderful place for wedding receptions and special events. Great outdoor area and fire pit. I like the Happy Hour. Right on PCH and crown Valley Parkway.

Thank robert j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
    (Crown Valley Pkwy)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-661-7799

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