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Salt Creek Grille

32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Monarch Beach Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
+1 949-661-7799
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (33 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Monarch Beach Plaza, Dana Point, CA 92629-3422
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Reviewed August 15, 2016

My wife and I went here for the first time - figuring it a good place for an early Sunday dinner. The 2-piece band was just cranking up, making it hard to hear even at the other end of the bar. There also was a...More

1  Thank Steven D
Reviewed August 10, 2016

We went for a quick dinner before a sunset on a Wednesday evening around 5:30. We did not have reservations and were told it would be 45 minutes. We actually got sat in 15 minutes outside. It was perfect because we were able to take...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed August 9, 2016

My friends chose this restaurant. The food was just ok. Menu was basic. I had a chicken sandwich. It was dry. Drinks were overpriced. Plenty of better choices in Dana Point and Laguna Beach.

Thank diane q
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Good dinner. Have been to the same restaurant in El Segundo. Tried a light dinner of salad and flatbread that we shared. Very good wine selection. Lively Room. Recommend it if you're in the area.

Thank BG_STL
Reviewed July 30, 2016

Our food was outstanding! Our service was Outstanding! Our wait staff - specifically Tyler made our day! He was funny, polite, engaged, and seemed to enjoy his job. He played a practical joke on us thru the help of my stepson, who is also outstanding!...More

Thank berrykelli
Reviewed July 28, 2016

The Salt Creek Grill is a nice place to dine outside. Coming from a very hot climate to visit Dana Point is was refreshing to sit on a patio and have a cool breeze during the middle of summer. Food is great standard beef, chicken...More

Thank karenkF2225EQ
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 3:00 on a week night and we had to wait for them to open. We were informed that we could not order dinner because it was too early. We were told that we could sit in the bar to get something to...More

Thank Debby M
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Interesting combination of burgers, sandwiches, high end seafood dishes, steaks and ribs. We tried the perfect pork chops and a Caesar Salad with salmon. EVERYTHING was delicious and uniquely prepared. Naturally the chocolate soufflé topped off our meal divinely.

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice on our vacation trip from London. Amazing meals on both occasions. Worth noting that it is open later than many others in the area. Good menu, lovely food. Served well by Katelyn on our first visit. Recommended.

Thank Julian B
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Ample parking, patio seating, friendly staff, good selection. Make reservations on weekends and holidays, otherwise usually just a few minutes to be seated.

Thank StevefromVegas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32802 Pacific Coast Hwy, Monarch Beach Plaza, 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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Our culinary approach follows the time-honored tradition of grilling meats over hot, mesquite embers. With a dedication to sourcing responsibly, the food at Salt Creek Grille is crafted with the freshest meats, poultry, fish, and produce available. Enjoy our handcrafted menu items paired with unique wines from boutique vineyards and well-known cellars, catering to both the connoisseur and casual diner.
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