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Harbor Grill Restaurant

34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
+1 949-240-1416
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (60 reviews)
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Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We love this family owned restaurant which is located at the Dana Point Harbor. You are always greeted with a big smile, while listening to the pianist playing familiar music. The quality of the food is always fresh. The food is cooked on hot coals...More

Thank jewel52
Reviewed 1 week ago

To start off the waitress and entire staff were friendly and prompt. The bread was amazing. The fresh fish and side dishes perfectly prepared and seasoned. This was a coastal treat to be sure. I would go here again and again when in Dana Point.

Thank soarinval12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really wonderful meal here and would definitely come again. There were 7 people and we all had great meals. My personal meal was one of the house specials- tempura shrimp- recommended by the waitress. I added a salad that was very good...More

Thank kblackman623
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called to make sure they had a table, and 10 minutes later we had an excellent table for two. Reserve in advance. It was Friday night, and they had a piano player - nice vibe. We shared the Mahi-Mahi with garlic mashed potatoes, and...More

Thank 8Peter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here with family from out of state. The food, as usual, was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The service is wonderful as well. This is my favorite restaurant in the harbor!

Thank sweetpeas8
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We sat outside and had a wonderful waitress. She offered to turn on the heat for us. The food was very good overall. The favorite here was the Southwestern Chilean sea bass, which was perfectly cooked. It is a great location for a walk at...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We chose the Harbor Grill because of it's high TripAdvisor rating. It is close to the harbor ships with plenty of parking and and opportunities for pleasant strolls along the harbor. We liked the unassuming decor, quiet and cozy on a Monday evening. Service was...More

Thank bruceds101
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We changed tables, due to the fact the patio chairs were quite uncomfortable. The waitress was so gracious and our new waitress was wonderful. This restaurant had excellent clam chowder, not the best but excellent, we had the seafood cobb salad it was very nice....More

Reviewed 3 January 2018

Enjoyed a good seafood dinner on a busy night when the Xmas lights sparkled. Even if the setting was touristy, the evening was great fun.Despite large crowds you could talk to friends and service was attentive.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

This is a location only Restaraunt with average food at best (crabmeat cocktail was not good). Inside had drab dated decor, dirty silverware with a staff that was giving a lackluster effort - pass on this place.

Thank Bill H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629
    (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-240-1416
You'll always enjoy the finest in seafood dining at the Harbor Grill Restaurant. We specialize in fresh, regional seafood cuisine, fine steaks and fresh oysters. To help ensure the mood is set just right, this is your opportunity to relax in the warm comfort of attentive service with your choice of eclectic wines and refreshing cocktails. For more than 33 years, John, Wanda and Keegan Hicks have been committed to providing the best, high quality seafood and steaks in Dana Point. You can watch our Chef prepare your favorite dish over our mesquite wood grill. Our innovative and unique menu allows you to enhance your meal with our selection of vibrant salsas, chutneys or spice rubs. Escape from the ordinary and feast upon our Pacific, New England and Cajun renditions of your favorite seafood and enjoy your choice of our rich sauces and flavorful broths which reflect the finest influences of Latin American, Asian and Indian cuisine. And remember, every Thursday is our special Oyster Day! Once you've enjoyed a great meal, get ready for dessert. Our Harbor Grill carrot cake is a legendary favorite with locals and guests. Equally tantalizing is our delicious, made fresh daily, Chocolate Blackout Cake, Mocha Mud Pie and the unforgettable Key Lime Pie. The Harbor Gill was an Open Table Diners Choice Winner for 2016 and is the only seafood restaurant in Dana Point that has been selected 5 consecutive times as the Best Overall Restaurant. Come, join us! Call and make your reservation today! Whether you choose the cozy dining room with live piano music in the evening, or the colorful garden patio with a view of the harbor - You'll discover we're both a favorite for the locals and a popular destination for visitors from all over the world who want to feel like members of the family on their first visit.
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