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Waterman's Harbor Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Oysters on the 1/2 Shell
Ask Your Server For Today's Selection!
Coconut Shrimp
Jalapeño Pesto, Passion Fruit Butter
Classic Shrimp Cocktail
Four Poached Shrimp, Cocktail Sauce, Lemon
Ahi Poke Wraps
Crispy Taco Style, Butter Lettuce, Sesame, Scallions, Soy Chili Sauce
Guests at Waterman’s Harbor will not only be impressed with the amazing views of Dana Point Harbor, but with the award-winning seafood dishes made with fish so fresh, it goes from ocean-to-plate within hours of being caught. Recently named the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Orange County, Waterman’s Harbor offers a delectable menu featuring locally-sourced meats, produce and fish including Tuna, Uni and a state-of-the art raw bar. A true "Dock-to-Dish" restaurant, our seafood is delivered to our docks by local fisherman daily! To enhance the menu selections, we offer an extensive wine list and mixologists have created hand-crafted cocktails to tantalize the most discerning of palates. Located in the heart of Dana Point Harbor, Waterman’s Harbor is designed to take advantage of its seaside location, allowing guests to enjoy sunset views - or simply watch the boats go by - from anywhere in the restaurant, outdoor deck or patio.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
American, Bar, Seafood
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

Service was ok. An incorrect order quickly corrected. Salads were clean, fresh and large. Chowder was below average especially for a seafood restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank EBLHE
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Where can you go with 4 friends, have several drinks a couple of excellent bar snacks all for $60 with a great view; it’s called Waterman’s. Worth stopping by.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank abV2237DY
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

We go here for lunch about every two weeks. It’s right in Dana Point harbor. They have an upstairs bar with an outdoor patio overlooking the people enjoying the water. Drinks are about $10. They serve the BEST cheeseburgers in the area. They have a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank diane q
Reviewed September 6, 2018

I love this place! Everything from seafood to steak. If you like oysters, you are really going to like the place. I have eaten here many times and you know what I like best about it? The owners are community oriented. I have seen them...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank adoc4u
Reviewed August 26, 2018

After A Day Of Whale Watching With My Mom Sister & Her Boyfriend, We Decided To Stop In For Lunch. Great Food I Had The Seabass They Have 3 Different Ways How They Prepare The Fish, Three Choices To Choose From, I Chose Macadamia Crusted...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Ruby C
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This review is only for the Sunday Brunch Buffet. Made reservations for 10:00am a few days in advance. Arrived on time and was seated promptly in the covered patio downstairs the buffet is set up. There is also seating upstairs, but you would need to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank likesc0mf0rt
Reviewed August 9, 2018

However, am bummed they changed the calamari dish, used to be so amazing.. The drinks are great, the food pretty sweet. No complaints, not out of this world anymore, as the calamari dish used to be. But still good because the place sits on the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank bruz1111
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Out with friends the same Sunday evening that the other review reported such a negative experience . We were a table away from them and as they mentioned our table had turned twice prior to them being served. Really? Did they have to go out...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Jhwytreehuggers
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Was in town for a family celebration and hotel concierge recommended this restaurant. Restaurant is in a nice location with views of boats coming in and going out of the harbor. Unfortunately, that was the one positive from our dinner. We arrived at the restaurant...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Cajun_traveler405
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We picked this restaurant because it had a second-floor outdoor deck... and so glad we did. The views of the marina and out into the ocean were spectacular. The food matched the atmosphere. The Lobster Mac & Cheese was the best I've ever had --...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Karen C
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