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Harbor Grill Restaurant

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34499 Street Of The Golden Lantern, Dana Point, CA 92629 (Dana Point Harbor Drive)
+1 949-240-1416
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11:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Utah
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we lived in So Cal we loved to come here for fresh fish and the view of the Harbor. Great service, Great food and it was fun to walk around the harbor when we were done.

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Thank f4rags
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's noisy and the decor is uninspiring. But the food is good and plenty of it. Open 24/7. Very popular in the early morning hours. Juke box music from the 60's & 70's. Like an old fashioned East Coast Diner. I especially loved the blueberry hotcakes combo. This place is always busy.

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Thank van m
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the smoked halibut salad and it was delicious. Hubby had the dungenous crab cake and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Thank Sherry G
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint setting all lit up for the holidays. We had Swordfish Japanese Style and White Seabass Canton. It was some of the best prepared fish I've enjoyed!! Thursday is Oyster night with special pricing. Piano was a nice added touch.

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Thank Victoria W
New York City
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of four had a 6:00pm reservation on a saturday evening. The restaurant was very busy. Our reservation was honored within 10 minutes. The staff was very attentive and the waiter took our drink order immediately. We needed a little time to decide what we wanted since the menu is interesting include a nice selection of appetizers. I ordered... More 

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West Harrison, Indiana
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The staff is attentive and on the ball. Delicious gumbo. Awesome carrot cake. A little expensive for this level of dining but I am from the midwest and everything out here seems higher to me. My wife and I had a good dining experience here and we will probably return.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food was very good. The presentation was a little boring so I didn't give it a 5. Portions were good sized. We didn't have a reservation so we sat at the bar which was pleasant. Bartender was attentive and provided a nice dinner setting. Salmon was very fresh and they altered the preparation which I appreciated. Chowder was as... More 

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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111 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Tried a bowl of their Seafood Gumbo, followed by half serve of Crawfish Étouffée and split a serve of Charcoal Grilled Swordfish Kebab. Fantastic flavours, seriously good stuff. Piano player was a nice touch as was our wait staff. Clearly this is a much loved local restaurant and deservedly so. You must try this if in the area.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Another fine visit with wonderful views. The wait staff was 100% dead on as was the food quality,Had the swordfish special as well as a lobster roll both knocked it out of the park Get a window seat at sunset. Recommend!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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141 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We enjoyed an amazing Fresh Fish lunch. Everyone's meal was very tasty. I have enjoyed coming here for years and it never disappoints.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Cuisine
Cajun & Creole, Seafood, International, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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, Television, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 21:30
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
Description
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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